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The Latest: Authorities to file charges in cruise ship death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Latest on the death of a woman from a domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship (all times local): 7 p.m.
Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.
New York eyes textalyzer to bust drivers using cellphones

New York eyes textalyzer to bust drivers using cellphones

ALBANY, N.Y. — Police in New York state may soon have a high-tech way of catching texting drivers: a device known as a textalyzer that allows an officer to quickly check if a cellphone has been in use before a crash. Democratic Gov.

Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive charged in union official payoff

DETROIT — A former Fiat Chrysler executive was charged Wednesday with looting a training centre for blue-collar workers by giving $1.2 million through a variety of ways to a UAW leader, his wife and other senior union officials.

Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history.
AP Exclusive: Boy Scouts chief expected a fiery Trump speech

AP Exclusive: Boy Scouts chief expected a fiery Trump speech

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America anticipated President Donald Trump would spark controversy with a politically tinged speech at its national jamboree in West Virginia but felt obliged to invite him out of respect for his office, its leader said W

Suncor posts higher net earnings despite oilsands production shortfall

CALGARY — Suncor (TSX:SU) is reporting higher net earnings in the second quarter despite lower than expected oilsands production due to maintenance down time at its northern Alberta projects.
At hacker summit, a new focus on preventing brazen attacks

At hacker summit, a new focus on preventing brazen attacks

LAS VEGAS — Against a backdrop of cyberattacks that amount to full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos brought a sobering message to the hackers and security experts assembled at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.

West Fraser Timber Co. to buy U.S. lumber business for US$430 million

VANCOUVER — Canadian forestry company West Fraser Timber Co. says it has agreed to buy a U.S. lumber business for about US$430 million. B.C.
Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon

DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of Iowa businessmen filed a lawsuit Wednesday against United Airlines over the death of Simon, a giant rabbit whose lifeless body was discovered in a kennel after a flight from London to Chicago.