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Defense attacks prosecution case in bank execs fraud trial

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:19pm

Defense attorneys are continuing to hammer away at prosecutors' claims in the federal fraud and conspiracy trial of four former Wilmington Trust Corporation executives.

Trump says Mnuchin will travel to China amid trade dispute

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:19pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will soon travel to China for talks as the two global economic powers deal with trade tensions.

Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:14pm

Medicare will require hospitals to post their standard prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients, officials said Tuesday.

Environmentalists dump on proposal for weaker coal ash rules

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:00pm

Dozens of environmentalists and others are speaking out against a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency that would roll back regulations governing the disposal of ash generated by coal-burning power plants.

Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:58pm

Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators.

House Democrats talk to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:54pm

House Democrats, frustrated by what they see as GOP inaction and with an eye on midterm elections, on Tuesday held the first of what they hope to be several interviews with witnesses who have not been interrogated in the Republican-led Russia investigations.

White House condemns violence, repression in Nicaragua

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:47pm

The White House says the United States "condemns the violence and repression propagated by the Government of Nicaragua."

Lawyers wrap up case blaming pork giant for ghastly smells

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:28pm

Industrial-scale hog producers knew for decades that noxious smells from open-air sewage pits tormented neighbors but didn't change their livestock-raising methods to keep production costs low, the lawyer for farm neighbors told jurors in a federal lawsuit Tuesday.

MPAA head says theaters will survive rise of streaming sites

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:24pm

Two film industry leaders told theater owners Tuesday that are optimistic about the movie and theatrical exhibition business despite concerns about declining attendance and competition from streaming services.

Senate leaders hope to end take-it-or-leave-it budget votes

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:16pm

The Senate's Republican and Democratic leaders can't agree on much, but both say they want to dedicate weeks to passing legislation to fund the government next year — and avoid the annual take-it-or-leave-it vote on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill.

The Latest: Greitens lawyer: Investigator "corroded" cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:15pm

The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Ex-Yahoo paying $35M to settle SEC charges over 2014 hack

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:59pm

The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history.

Senate confirms new director of National Security Agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:55pm

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command.

Shire, Whirlpool rise while Caterpillar, 3M slide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:50pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

The Latest: Officials: Arizona voting going fairly smoothly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:48pm

The Latest on Tuesday's special election for an Arizona congressional seat (all times local):

Man shackled for days in prisoner transport van files suit

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:30pm

Edward Kovari's 18-day ordeal began Sept. 12, 2016, when some guys in a van showed up to take him from a jail in Virginia to Texas, where he was wanted on charges that he had stolen a car.

Sell-off in industrial, tech stocks sends Dow down 400

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:24pm

After a strong start, U.S. stocks abruptly sold off Tuesday after machinery maker Caterpillar said it doesn't expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 619 points as investors feared that rising oil prices and other costs will slow down growth in company profits.

Burger King grows; Tim Hortons to get makeover

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:17pm

A new burger and a spicy chicken sandwich sold well at Burger King, helping boost profits for its owner Restaurants Brands. But the company's other chain, Tim Hortons, didn't do as well, and Restaurant Brands plans to remodel those stores to try to get more people to come in to buy its coffee and doughnuts.

Markets Right Now: Big tech, industrials lead stocks lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:09pm

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