• China down again, other Asian stocks mostly up after US data

    Updated: 7 min ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China's stock market extended its loss for a second day while other Asian stocks were mostly up Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.2 percent to 3,662.56...

  • Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path. The...

  • Judge leaves Katy Perry's bid to buy convent in limbo

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry's dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer. The convent, which Perry has wanted to buy to be her personal residence for several years, is in the middle of a legal fight between a group of elderly nuns and...

  • Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PALO ALTO, California (AP) — Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download. That's a far cry from the company's goal of getting Windows 10 onto a billion devices within...

  • Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year — at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for...

  • Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco. The suit says those inflated prices...

  • Hollywood's Relativity files for bankruptcy with $681M owing

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. The filing will allow the studio led by chairman and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh to continue to operate...

  • Allegiant executives were flying plane that ran low on fuel

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Two executives with pilot licenses were flying the Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a closed airport because it nearly ran out of fuel. Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Thursday that management pilots routinely operate flights to maintain their pilot...

  • Jury awards $47.8 million in NYC crane collapse civil case

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jury on Thursday awarded $47.8 million to the families of two men killed in 2008 when a construction crane collapsed. The jury ordered James Lomma, the owner of the crane, and his companies to pay $32 million to the family of Ramadan Kurtaj and $15.8...

  • Colorado Springs' Seven Falls reopening in August after two-year closure

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Seven Falls, a series of scenic waterfalls in South Cheyenne Canyon in southwest Colorado Springs, will reopen Aug. 13 after closing two years ago because of extensive damage caused by heavy rains, Broadmoor hotel officials said Thursday. The Broadmoor Seven Falls, as the longtime...

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