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  • The Latest: Protesters want Texas attorney general to resign

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Protesters who gathered near the Dallas-area jail where Attorney General…

  • Proposal: Families of Newtown victims would split $1.5M

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of more than a dozen victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of lawsuits against the estate of the gunman’s mother. The…

  • House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world…

  • UK state to start selling shares in nationalized bank RBS

    LONDON (AP) — The British government said Monday it will start selling its majority stake in taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland — the first step in recovering money from the country’s costliest-ever bank rescue. The…

  • US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

    DETROIT (AP) — American drivers want to get noticed again. SUVs and luxury vehicles are selling fast, defying recession-era predictions that Americans would downsize and stop flaunting their wealth. Luxury sales were up 10 percent…

  • Kraft recalls cheese slices for choking risk

    The Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese products because some of the packaging film may stick to the slices and pose a choking hazard. The company said Monday…

  • Family of woman sent home during heart attack gets $275,000

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio woman who died after being sent home from a hospital while having a heart attack have reached a $275,000 settlement with the facility. Ohio State University Wexner…

  • Texas’ attorney general charged with securities fraud

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turned himself in Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didn’t disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private…

  • Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, injuries reported

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city fell onto a row of buildings Monday, flattening apartments and small shops. Local media reported up to…

  • US stocks edge lower as energy sector slumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday, led by a slumping energy sector as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods dropped…

  • Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s top companies lost billions in market value in a matter of minutes on Monday, when the stock exchange plunged upon reopening after a five-week closure and investors worried over a…

  • Alpha Natural files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country’s biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric…

  • Archer Daniels Midland completes sale of chocolate business

    NEW YORK (AP) — Archer Daniels Midland says it sold its chocolate business to agribusiness conglomerate Cargill for $440 million. The companies announced the sale in September. Privately-held Cargill said the deal would strengthen and…

  • Former trader given 14 years prison for market manipulation

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge sentenced a former Citibank and UBS trader to 14 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of masterminding the manipulation of a key interest rate, the…

  • Get Started: Employee or freelancer? Govt issues opinion

    EMPLOYEE OR FREELANCER? It may become harder for businesses to classify workers as freelancers rather than employees following a Labor Department opinion issued last month. The opinion written by David Weil, administrator of the department’s…