• Regulators propose $183M settlement with student loan firm

    Updated: 14 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have proposed a $183.3 million settlement with a student loan company that authorities allege engaged in predatory lending practices. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit and settlement against Aequitas Capital Management, a...

  • 'Maniacal' focus on China puts Trump aide out of mainstream

    Updated: 17 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Steve Bannon isn't alone in pondering America's possibly generation-defining question about China's emerging superpower status — but his call for an "economic war" puts him far outside the mainstream. In an interview reflecting on some of his...

  • Nevada judge clears way for expanded marijuana distribution

    Updated: 52 min ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational pot sales began last month. Carson City District Judge James Russell lifted an...

  • Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D-printed satellite

    Updated: 52 min ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking cosmonauts set free the world's first satellite made almost entirely with a 3-D printer on Thursday. In total, Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy ended up releasing five nanosatellites by hand. One by one, the tiny craft — no more...

  • Under fire _ from GOP _ Trump digs in on Confederate icons

    Updated: 57 min ago

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump on Thursday burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest...

  • FAA changes San Francisco landing rules after close call

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Federal officials have issued new rules for nighttime landings and control-tower staffing at San Francisco International Airport after an Air Canada jet nearly struck planes on the ground last month. The new procedures will apply when a runway parallel to a plane's designated runway...

  • The Latest: At least 1 Wisconsin Democrat backs Foxconn

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Wisconsin state Assembly debate of the $3 billion Foxconn bill (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group is poised to pass the Wisconsin Assembly on a bipartisan vote....

  • Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend. Cook made the commitment late Wednesday in an...

  • What major tech companies are doing on hate groups

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist groups and individuals in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia. Civil rights advocates welcomed the moves, but say more needs to...

  • FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed. The agency approved Pfizer Inc.'s Besponsa for patients with a type of advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia....

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