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Wells Fargo 2Q results beat Street estimates

Jul. 16, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wells Fargo reported better-than-expected earnings despite lower interest income in the second quarter, a potential concern for investors with a Fed interest rate cut likely on the horizon. Shares in the consumer banking giant slid in midday trading. Wells Fargo & Co., still under...

Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York

Jul. 16, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted...

Facebook executive defends currency plan to senators

Jul. 16, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network giant's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users' data. "We know we need to take the time to...

No injuries when trash drum at SC nuclear plant catches fire

Jul. 16, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a small fire inside a drum of waste at a South Carolina factory that makes nuclear fuel was put out without any injuries or danger to the public. A report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said workers at the Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel plant near Columbia...

The Latest: Senators grill Facebook on Libra and trust

Jul. 16, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Senators are grilling Facebook on its plans to launch a new digital currency when it's still battling problems with privacy and other issues. Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally says she doesn't...

Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

Jul. 16, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. The rallies, dubbed Day of Protests, were spearheaded by the...

Lawmakers push for federal aid to wild blueberry industry

Jul. 16, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Congressional delegation is getting involved in a push to extend federal aid to members of the state's wild blueberry industry. Wild blueberries are an important crop in Maine, but the industry has struggled with low prices in recent years. Maine's delegation says the U.S....

Indianapolis suburb adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban

Jul. 16, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis suburb is adding electronic cigarettes to the city's ban on smoking in most public places. The Carmel City Council voted unanimously in favor of the proposal Monday night. The city ordinance first adopted in 2005 will continue to exempt three bars which currently allow...

Appeals court: NYC can ban ads in Uber and Lyft cars

Jul. 16, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York says the city can ban advertisements in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned a lower court decision last year that concluded the city could not justify its regulations. The appeals...

Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

Jul. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico...