• Business

    Gwynn's death helped change MLB culture on smokeless tobacco

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Tony Gwynn's death from oral cancer was a turning point in baseball's culture that long tolerated smokeless tobacco.Baseball's new labor contract, agreed to last week, bans chew among players with no current major league...

    By Ronald Blum, AP Baseball Writer|

  • Entertainment

    In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's acquires forensic lab

    NEW YORK (AP) In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake.Sotheby's said that Orion Analytical,...

    By Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press|

  • Business

    No experience needed: Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

    NEW YORK (AP) Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies...

    By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Power line to link Canada, New England gets key US permit

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A power line planned to run under Lake Champlain and link suppliers in Canada with consumers in southern New England has won a key federal permit, clearing its last big regulatory hurdle.Transmission Developers Inc....

    By Dave Gram, Associated Press|

  • Business

    The Latest: Tribal leader: Pipeline opponents should go home

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) The Latest on the protest against the construction of the final section of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. (all times local):1 p.m.Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault says it's time for Dakota...


  • Business

    Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied?

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The Army's refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but several other options already have been considered and rejected...

    By Josh Funk, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a priority when he takes office next month, but a spokesman for Trump isn't offering many clues about how...

    By James Macpherson, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when he takes office next month, while opponents who have protested the project for...

    By James Macpherson And Blake Nicholson, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Prosecutor's office paid bitcoin ransom in cyberattack

    PITTSBURGH (AP) A state prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania was among hundreds of thousands of victims of a now-shuttered international cybercrime operation, paying nearly $1,400 in a bitcoin ransom to free up its infected computer network,...

    By Joe Mandak, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Worker pleads guilty to snooping on emails for stock deals

    SEATTLE (AP) A former information technology worker at Expedia Inc. pleaded guilty Monday to securities fraud after authorities said he used his access to the computers of top executives to rummage through their email, then made lucrative,...

    By Gene Johnson, Associated Press|

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