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  • The Latest: Family of slain Colorado mom, kids thanks police

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The family of a pregnant Colorado woman who was killed along with her two young daughters is thanking police for finding their bodies. In a brief statement Monday, Shanann Watts’ father, Frank […]
  • Box office Top 20: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ gets even richer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Propelled by an extra strong Sunday, the opening weekend grosses for “Crazy Rich Asians” were even higher than expected. The Warner Bros. romantic comedy earned $26.5 million in its first weekend in theaters, and $35.3 million since it hit theaters Wednesday. Second place went to Warner Bros.’ shark thriller “The Meg,” […]
  • Experts say Tesla board may have too many ties to CEO Musk

    For years, Tesla’s board remained almost invisible, staying behind the curtain as superstar Chairman and CEO Elon Musk guided the electric car maker to huge stock price increases. Now, given Musk’s recent questionable behavior, experts say it’s time for the board to step onstage and take action on the company’s leadership. The list of Musk’s […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ US firms to Trump: Don’t raise tariffs on more Chinese goods WASHINGTON (AP) — Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee. Those and hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing tariffs on nearly […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Monday

    U.S. stocks closed broadly higher Monday as retailers and other consumer-focused companies posted solid gains. Industrial stocks also rose, led by airlines. Energy companies rose along with the price of U.S. crude oil. Technology stocks lagged the market. On Monday: The S&P 500 index rose 6.92 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,857.05. The Dow Jones […]
  • FBI: Chinese man kidnapped after business meeting in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI is looking for three suspects who kidnapped a Chinese man after a business meeting in the Los Angeles area last month, but authorities haven’t heard from the kidnappers since they demanded a $2 million ransom and the man remains missing, investigators said Monday. Ruochen “Tony” Liao, 28, was abducted […]
  • Maine’s governor calls lawmaker ‘the most repugnant human’

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage called a fellow Republican “the most repugnant human being” on Monday and stormed away from lawmakers who are investigating whether his administration retaliated against mill owners at odds with the governor on softwood lumber tariffs. A report by the Office of Program Evaluation & Government Accountability released Monday […]
  • AbbVie donates $100M to Ronald McDonald House Charities

    CHICAGO (AP) — Drugmaker AbbVie is donating $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which help provide housing to pediatric patients and their families throughout the U.S. The donation announced Monday is the single largest ever gift to Chicago-based charity network. The money will be used to build housing in at least 26 states and […]
  • Washington to kill members of wolf pack to protect cattle

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday. Members of the Togo pack have preyed on cattle three times in the past 30 days, […]
  • Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. A plan to be announced in coming days would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide […]