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  • Subway sandwich artists set world record in Las Vegas

    Updated: 48 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Subway's "sandwich artists" cranked out a record number of their lunchmeat masterpieces in Las Vegas on Saturday. Franchisees and employees from around the world set a Guinness World Record for the "most people making sandwiches simultaneously" when 1,481 people built subs at...

  • Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday. Kent Schaffer, a Houston...

  • Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism'

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is challenging a group of roughly 450 like-minded conservative political donors to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism" - policies that in many cases help their businesses. Along with his brother David, Koch has long pressed...

  • Company, FAA working on Gulfstream IV jet fail-safe problem

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even if they are...

  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is...

  • Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. A contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers represented by two unions expires at the end of Saturday. Last week,...

  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich says family worth between $9M and $22M

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of more than a dozen Republicans seeking the party's presidential nomination, reports that he and his family are worth between $9 million and $22 million. A personal financial disclosure report filed Friday offered the first detailed account of...

  • Golden eagle dies 3 months after being released into wild

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — A young golden eagle rescued by firefighters and released from a wildlife hospital three months ago has died after being struck by a wind turbine, officials said. Two power workers found the 12-pound female raptor near a wind turbine at Altamont Pass in Livermore and...

  • Welch, Luján propose nationwide energy standards

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two members of Congress — Vermont's Peter Welch and New Mexico's Ray Luján are proposing nationwide energy standards — one for renewable energy and another for energy efficiency. They've filed legislation to require electric utilities, by 2030, to obtain at least 30...

  • Government investigating Harman car radios after Fiat recall

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Harman car radios following a recent recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability. Hackers got into a Jeep Cherokee SUV through an electronic opening in the...

  • How will Nevada handle Obama's historic anti-pollution push?

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Obama administration is embarking on an unprecedented push to limit the amount of carbon pollution from the nation's power plants, and Nevada expects to find out this week how much it needs to reduce emissions. While some Republican governors have vowed not to...

  • Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard. The recall covers certain Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2014 model years, mainly in the U.S. and Canada. Last week, more than 843,000 Dodge Ram pickup...

  • Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light. Bush, a leading Republican contender, knows the company well....

  • Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress. A handful of key Democrats stepped forward to support the accord within hours of Obama's personal lobbying at the...

  • Protesters inhale laughing gas outside UK Parliament

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Dozens of giggling demonstrators have inhaled laughing gas outside Britain's Parliament to protest government plans to ban it and other "legal highs." The Conservative government has announced a crackdown on psychoactive substances, drafting a bill to outlaw the sale for...

  • More legal moves ahead in New Jersey's settlement with Exxon

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For a decade, New Jersey and Exxon Mobil Corp. were adversaries in a lawsuit the state filed seeking to make the oil giant pay for environmental damage it did at two sites where it operated refineries. But on Thursday, the state government and the company were working...

  • Luxury Home Auctions Glance

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Sales of luxury homes through auctions have steadily climbed since the economy started recovering, giving sellers an option outside of the traditional list-and-wait method. A few things to know about selling or buying a luxury home via auction: THE PROCESS: Setting up an auction for a luxury...

  • Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    EDWARDS, Colo. (AP) — Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize. The Webers tried the traditional list-and-wait method of selling the 35-acre Elk Ridge Ranch but...

  • Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A summer full of heavy rainfall is expected to lead to big corn and soybean crop losses for farmers in several Midwestern states. Illinois and Indiana both set new June rainfall records, and Missouri, Ohio, Michigan and Kansas were also affected by downpours that began in...

  • AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices down sharply

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.48, down 6 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were...

  • Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. A contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers represented by two unions expires at the end of Saturday. Last week...

  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is...

  • A look at Hillary Clinton's 2007-2014 federal tax returns

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Federal income tax returns from 2007 through 2014 for Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, show a surge in earnings in recent years and provide new details on aspects of their business dealings. ___ THE TOP LINE The Clintons earned $139.1 million over the...

  • Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the Democratic presidential candidate. Within a three-hour period...

  • Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday. Froman, reading from a statement on behalf of all of the...



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