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  • Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

    DALLAS (AP) — Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers. Vice president of marketing Kenneth Knotts says some test takers experienced slowness or difficulty Tuesday in returning their answers to company servers, though he...

  • Obama prods Congress to fix corporate loopholes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama is prodding Congress to close corporate tax loopholes and take other action before going on summer break this week instead of trying to sue him. House Republicans are poised to vote to authorize a lawsuit against the president for overstepping his constitutional authority. The White House is...

  • Senate tires of patching highway programs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has delivered an unexpectedly strong vote in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs. The 79 to 18 vote Tuesday may be a sign that Congress has reached the limit of its patience with short-term fixes. The bill provides $8.1...

  • PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury charged Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday with lying to federal investigators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010. The U.S. attorney in San Francisco announced the obstruction of justice charge and 27...

  • Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

    NEW YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter. Twitter also grew its user base more than expected, alleviating concerns, at least for now, that it doesn't...

  • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics. The subpoenas were issued to five writers — three reporters for the online...

  • Pacific Gas & Electric charged with obstruction in connection with fatal San Bruno explosion

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric charged with obstruction in connection with fatal San Bruno explosion.

  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. The House could accept the Senate's changes or reject them and...

  • Argentina talks go long as debt deadline looms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina's finance secretary and economy minister met with a court-appointed mediator as the South American nation worked into the night Tuesday to prevent its second default in 13 years. Minister Axel Kicillof arrived Tuesday evening at the Manhattan offices of a mediator appointed to try to strike a deal by midnight...

  • Colorado servicemembers part of $92 million court payout

    Colorado is among 13 states that have settled an investigation into improper lending expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for more than 17,800 U.S. military personnel. According to a statement released by the Colorado State Attorney General's office, 740 military members in Colorado will benefit from the decision. "The company...

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