• Christie backs proposed stricter abortion regulations

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing federal legislation that would ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. The potential presidential candidate endorsed the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" in a statement to the anti-abortion group Susan...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ___ Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds...

  • Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday. Former U.S. Secret Service...

  • Bookkeeper, armored driver accused of stealing brothel money

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A brothel employee and an armored vehicle driver from Las Vegas face felony theft charges following their arrests in a months-long investigation of cash disappearing from a Nevada brothel, a sheriff said Monday. Bookkeeper Shiva Zamiri, 42, and Loomis Fargo & Co....

  • Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge peppered lawyers with questions Monday about a Pennsylvania law designed to protect crime victims that is being challenged on free speech grounds, including by a convicted cop-killer. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner said at the end of a...

  • UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Pharmacy benefits managers, or PBMs, help negotiate the prices that customers pay...

  • US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months. Consumer spending edged up a tiny 0.1 percent following declines of 0.2...

  • Paterno estate's contract breach lawsuit tossed again

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can't sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, a Pennsylvania judge on Monday ruled for a second time. Judge John...

  • US university, foundation invested in frozen Chinese stocks

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan, defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. and a foundation helping Appalachian children all own stakes in an overseas investment fund backing two major Chinese companies, which recently froze their stocks and missed financial reporting...

  • Volvo Cars plans to open its first US plant

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Volvo Cars is planning to build its first-ever U.S. assembly plant as part of a push to increase sales here. The $500 million plant will be Volvo's first car plant in North America. The Swedish automaker says it has a short list of possible locations but didn't reveal...

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