Ken Ritter, Associated Press | PostedJul 8th - 5:49pm
Reno-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. received the go-ahead Wednesday from Nevada casino regulators to buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a $17.3 billion deal creating a gambling giant owning or operating 55 properties in 16 U.S. states and several other countries.
Downtown businesses in Portland, Oregon, have sustained about $23 million in damages and lost customers because of violent nightly protests that have brought the city to its knees, authorities said Wednesday.
The parents of a California man who died while being detained on suspicion of trespassing at Sacramento's basketball arena has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging a security guard kept his knee on the man's neck for more than four minutes and police officers tied his feet and waist as he was being held face down on the floor.
James MacPherson, Associated Press | PostedJul 8th - 4:50pm
The owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline continued to fill it with North Dakota crude oil on Wednesday and said it has no immediate plans to shut down the line, despite a federal judge’s order that it be stopped within 30 days for additional environmental review.
Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press | PostedJul 8th - 3:58pm
Facebook on Wednesday said it has removed dozens of accounts linked to the hate group Proud Boys, to President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone and to employees of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, among others.
Stocks closed higher on Wall Street today, as more gains for big tech companies helped make up for weakness elsewhere across Wall Street. The S&P had its sixth gain in seven days, rising 24.62 points, or 0.8%, to 3,169.94. While the technology sector led the way higher, companies that rely on consumer spending, banks and communication stocks also helped lift the market. Bond yields rose broadly. Still, signs of caution in the market remained as gold nudged toward its highest price since 2011. The Dow gained 177.10 points, or 0.7%, to 26,067.28. The Nasdaq composite climbed 148.61 points, or 1.4%, to 10,492.50, a record high.
Will Weissert and Bill Barrow, Associated Press | PostedJul 8th - 3:21pm
Political task forces Joe Biden formed with onetime rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party's progressive wing recommended Wednesday that the former vice president embrace major proposals to combat climate change and institutional racism while expanding health care coverage and rebuilding a coronavirus-ravaged economy.
Jim Mustian and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press | PostedJul 8th - 3:10pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James proposed sweeping changes Wednesday to boost oversight of the New York City Police Department, including forming an independent commission that would approve the department's budget and have the final say on officer discipline.
Atlanta’s mayor says she will sign an executive order mandating masks in Georgia’s largest city. A spokesman for Keisha Lance Bottoms says the mayor will sign the order Wednesday. The move could set up a confrontation with Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who has clashed with Bottoms recently over policing issues. Bottoms and other leaders in the state have unsuccessfully appealed to Kemp to change his order that local governments can’t exceed the state's requirements. Atlanta would not be the first Georgia locality to mandate face coverings. Savannah and the Atlanta suburb of East Point were joined Tuesday by Athens-Clarke County.