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  • CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell the...

  • Cause of fire at Williston company unknown

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze. The fire, which started around midnight Monday and continued to burn late Tuesday afternoon, grew...

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don't necessarily mean another trip to the...

  • Government drafting birth control accommodation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs. The government has been searching for solutions since the...

  • Tucson streetcars to start running Friday

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new streetcar system will start running Friday in Tucson in a major milestone for the nearly $200 million public transportation project. Construction began in 2012 on the nearly 4-mile Sun Link streetcar line — an 18-stop route that connects the University of Arizona...

  • Maui seeks new home for DMV, tax offices

    KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Maui County officials say they are looking for a new home for its motor vehicle division and some of its tax offices because the new owners of the Maui Mall want to rent space to commercial enterprises instead. County officials and members of the public visited two...

  • Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street

    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units — Nokia phones and Bing search — would become profitable in 2016. The...

  • Lowe's plans 1,000-worker Indianapolis call center

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Home-improvement retailer Lowe's decided to put a new call center with hundreds of jobs in Indianapolis in part because of the helpfulness it found among Indiana workers, an executive said Tuesday. The North Carolina-based retailer announced it would spend $20.5 million to...

  • Ann Arbor restaurateur honored by White House

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The White House has honored an Ann Arbor businessman with a Champions of Change award. Paul Saginaw is among those who were recognized at a ceremony on Tuesday in the nation's capital. He's the co-founder of the Zingerman's community of businesses. During a visit to...

  • Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

    ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it...

  • Judge eyes whether port records should be released

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday he would weigh whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must release environmental review documents involving a proposed coal port criticized by environmentalists. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak said in Portland that he must decide whether...

  • Pebble wants notice of future EPA action

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The group behind the proposed Pebble Mine wants notification of any further action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would affect the project. The request is part of a lawsuit by the Pebble Limited Partnership and Alaska Peninsula Corp. The lawsuit...

  • Gulf oil spill: Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction. Federal prosecutors allege...

  • Ackman goes after Herbalife's nutrition clubs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Bill Ackman once again denounced weight loss and nutritional supplements company Herbalife as a pyramid scheme, but Wall Street shrugged off his criticism and sent the company's stock soaring 25 percent Tuesday. In a three-hour presentation in New York,...

  • Undercover probe finds health law failings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say they used fake identities to get taxpayer-financed health insurance under President Barack Obama's law. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says its undercover investigators were able to get subsidized health care in 11 out of 18...



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