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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):

Environmentalists dump on proposal for weaker coal ash rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:12pm

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.

Lawsuit seeks details of school's ties with Koch Foundation

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:02pm

A judge is weighing whether to force a Virginia university's philanthropic arm to disclose details of its relationship with the conservative Koch Foundation.

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):

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

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:39pm

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.

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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The Latest: Ex-Yahoo settles SEC charges over 2014 hack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:05pm

The Latest on the settlement between the company formerly known as Yahoo and government regulators over a huge 2014 data breach (all times local):

First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:03pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to slow kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease.

Nielsen data shows binging for Netflix's 'Lost in Space'

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:00pm

An estimated 6.3 million people saw the premiere of Netflix's "Lost in Space" within the first three days that the streaming service made it available this month, a promising start that would make it one of the outlet's more popular series after the phenomenon of "Stranger Things."

Drought, wildfires force ranchers to scramble for feed

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:58pm

Ongoing drought and wildfires have cattle ranchers in at least five Southwestern U.S. states scrambling for hay or pastureland, while others are selling off some of their herds.

Trump says Mnuchin will travel to China amid trade dispute

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:58pm

President Donald Trump says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) will soon travel to China for talks as the two global economic powers deal with trade tensions.

Nielsen's top programs for April 16-22

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:44pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 16-22. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.