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  • Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

    BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey’s central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5 percent to 2,771.81 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.9 percent to 27,686.99. Tokyo’s Nikkei […]
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks continued to fall as Turkey’s central bank was unable to stop another plunge in the nation’s currency. Banks and energy companies fell the most on Wall Street Monday. JPMorgan Chase gave up 1.6 percent and Exxon Mobil fell […]
  • Arizona representatives co-sponsor valley fever research bill

    Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation from both parties are backing a bill aimed at improving research into the debilitating disease known as valley fever.
  • Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 years

    FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky doctor convicted of illegally prescribing opioids to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Saturday that 69-year-old Roy D. Reynolds also was ordered last week to pay $25,000 in fines. U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman says […]
  • White House called toxins contamination ‘PR nightmare’

    HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, thinking about the water his family unknowingly drank for years […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s economic fiction: ‘record’ GDP, jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don’t exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment. He cites the highest-ever gross domestic product for the U.S. that’s not there and predicts a spectacular 5 percent annual growth rate in […]
  • Founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain dies at age 89

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — William A. “Bill” Galt, the founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain who was considered a health food pioneer, has died. He was 89. Galt died Aug. 2 in Reno, Nevada, from complications after repeated surgeries to repair a broken left hip and pelvis suffered in a fall, according to family […]
  • Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 million into a November initiative it’s spearheading to let cities and counties regulate rental fees […]
  • 1 of 3 women charged in woman’s hot-van death gets probation

    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — One of three women charged in the July 2017 hot-van death of a resident at a Southeast Texas center for people with developmental disabilities has been sentenced to probation. The Brenham Banner-Press reports that Charlotte Washington was sentenced Thursday after her July 12 guilty plea to injury of a disabled person […]
  • Lawsuit: Deputy used stun gun on non-verbal autistic boy

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy on school duty shocked a non-verbal, autistic 10th-grader with a stun gun, then left him lying in his own urine until an emergency crew arrived 13 minutes later. The boy has been afraid even to let his family go out of a […]