Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

Western Wildfires

A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2018. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. On this date: In 1782,...


The Latest: Mexico ambassador calls Trump policy 'inhumane'


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Several Latin American countries are strongly criticizing the U.S. policy of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. Mexico, Venezuela, Chile,...


Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border, says 'zero-tolerance'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border, says ‘zero-tolerance’ prosecution policy will continue.


Over 100 arrested in another large-scale immigration raid

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 workers were arrested Tuesday at an Ohio meatpacking plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large-scale raid within the state in the past two weeks. The investigation focused on whether the company knowingly hired people...

National Business

The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

Battle For Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is offering more than $71 billion for Fox’s entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast’s nearly $66 billion offer . The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They...


Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft, leaks to media

Tesla-Hacker Lawsuit

DETROIT (AP) — A former employee hacked into computers at Tesla’s Nevada battery factory, stole confidential information and combined it with falsehoods in leaks to the media, the electric car maker alleged in a federal lawsuit. The suit was filed Wednesday, three days after CEO Elon Musk warned...


Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Instagram TV

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they’re looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram’s video time limit...


Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. The Trump administration has turned to a little-used weapon in...


Central bank chiefs of 4 major nations raise trade concerns

Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the central banks of four major economies expressed alarm Wednesday that multiple trade conflicts are threatening to slow global growth. The officials said at a conference in Portugal that the escalating trade fights involving the United States, China and Europe...


US stocks rise as trade fears ebb and tech companies lead

Financial Markets Wall Street-3

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Wednesday, led by technology and media companies, as global markets let go of some of their fears about the growing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Still, investors are favoring the companies they think are less vulnerable to tariffs. Twenty-First...

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