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    California pollution permits sell at highest price ever

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California raised more than $640 million this month auctioning off permits for businesses to emit greenhouse gases as part of a program aimed at fighting climate change, according to state data released Tuesday. Last week’s auction was the state’s first since lawmakers voted to extend California’s cap and trade program through […]
  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, then Treasury Secretary-designate Stephen Mnuchin and his then-fiancee, Louise Linton, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Linton responded to a social media critic on Aug. 21, 2017, telling the mother of three that that she was “adorably out of touch.” Mnuchin and Linton were married in June. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File) AP

    The Latest: Treasury Secretary’s wife apologizes for posting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (all times EDT): 5 p.m. Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, is apologizing for posting on Instagram about a designer-label outfit and then blasting a critic. In a statement issued Tuesday, Linton says her post and response […]
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    It goes to 11: Florida lab sets new magnet strength record

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Engineers at a lab in Florida have been working quietly for the last two and a half years on building the most powerful magnet in the world. And on Monday, they succeeded. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory — whose main location is housed at Florida State University — met its […]
  • This Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo shows a Verizon wireless sign in Miami. Verizon is raising the price on its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version of it as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) AP

    Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data. Verizon, like its rivals, will start charging […]
  • Lifestyle

    APNewsBreak: Utah to obey order for DEA drug database search

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will obey a court order to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a prescription-drug database without a warrant, despite a state law designed to protect patient privacy. The state disagrees with the ruling that found people can’t expect privacy in the highly regulated prescription-drug industry, but state attorneys […]
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks about the Foxconn deal on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Chippewa Valley Technical College Energy Education Center in Eau Claire, Wis. (Marisa Wojcik/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP) National News

    Walker aides assure legislators Foxconn will change economy

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s top aides offered legislators another round of assurances Tuesday that a Foxconn Technology Group plant in southeastern Wisconsin would transform the state’s economy but promised the company would lose out on state incentives if it doesn’t deliver. Foxconn has proposed building a $10 billion facility to produce liquid-crystal […]
  • Money

    Markets Right Now: Tech, banks lead US stock indexes higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks bounced higher on Wall Street, led by gains in big tech companies, health care and banks. Google parent Alphabet jumped 2 percent, Vertex Pharmaceuticals rose 4.3 percent and Bank of America rose 1.9 percent. Macy’s rose 4.6 percent […]
  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, then Treasury Secretary-designate Stephen Mnuchin and his then-fiancee, Louise Linton, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Linton responded to a social media critic on Aug. 21, 2017, telling the mother of three that that she was “adorably out of touch.” Mnuchin and Linton were married in June. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File) AP

    Glam shot gets ugly: Mnuchin wife touts style, slams critic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a glam shot that got ugly. The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dove headlong into a social media skirmish this week, blasting a critic of her Instagram post highlighting her high fashion choices. Calling the commenter “adorably out of touch,” Louise Linton suggested she and Mnuchin contributed more to […]
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    Report: Iran says Twitter ready to talk on unblocking site

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s new telecommunications minister says Twitter is ready to talk about unblocking access to the microblogging site. The state-owned IRAN newspaper quoted Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi on Tuesday as saying Twitter has “officially announced readiness to talk with Iran for resolving the problems.” San Francisco-based Twitter declined to comment. Iran blocked […]
  • FILE - In this July 25, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan says the nation’s leaders “have an obligation” to steer the country past “the passions of the moment.” His remarks come after President Donald Trump drew bipartisan criticism for saying “both sides” were responsible for this month’s deadly clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) National News

    House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t support censure of Trump

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following a white supremacist rally in Virginia, but said Trump “messed up” by saying “both sides” were to blame for violence and that there were “very fine people” among those marching […]
  • In this June 15, 2017, photo, research graduate student Brandon O'Brien examines a red scrub-like seaweed sample at a laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine. Kelp forests are critical to the fishing industry but are disappearing around the world. The Gulf of Maine is the latest global hotspot to lose kelp. Scientists say the likely culprits are climate change and invasive species. In Maine, the invaders are other seaweeds. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) AP

    Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

    APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) — When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marine biologist, saw only a patchy seafloor […]
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    Judge: Michigan lawmakers must turn over records to Tesla

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled two Michigan lawmakers must surrender to Tesla Motors Inc. records of their communications with lobbyists over a law barring the electric car maker from selling directly to customers. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ellen Carmody denied efforts by Republican Sen. Joe Hune of Gregory and Republican Rep. […]
  • Lee Cooper, from England, wears his protective glasses to watch the beginning of the solar eclipse from Salem, Ore., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) AP

    Eclipse watchers: ‘Really, really, really awesome’

    Reaction to the total solar eclipse in the U.S.: “The show has just begun, people! What a gorgeous day! Isn’t this great, people?” — Jim Todd, a director at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Salem, Oregon. “It made me all teary-eyed. It was just so momentous. Just really cool — and very […]
  • Money

    Business Highlights

    ___ China’s Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unit BEIJING (AP) — Spokespeople for Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors say it is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep unit, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for China’s fast-growing auto brands. Great Wall has yet to […]
  • FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, file photo, then-General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt speaks at the annual IHS CERAWeek global energy conference in Houston. Former GE CEO Immelt is among the finalists being considered to run ride-hailing company Uber, but there's no clear consensus among its board about a front-runner, two people briefed on the search said Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) AP

    AP Sources: GE’s Immelt among finalists in Uber CEO search

    DETROIT (AP) — Former General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt is among the finalists being considered to run ride-hailing company Uber, but there’s no clear consensus among its board about a front-runner, two people briefed on the search said Monday. The people, who asked not to be identified because the search is confidential, said some board […]