• Audit probes New Mexico hospital that was overrun by virus

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A special audit of management contracts is raising concerns about weak financial controls, executive compensation excesses and potential profiteering at a county-owned hospital on the edge of the Navajo Reservation that became overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • US tariffs on China ruled to be illegal by world trade body

    GENEVA (AP) — A World Trade Organization panel ruled Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are illegal, vindicating Beijing even if the United States has all but incapacitated the WTO’s ability to hand down a final, binding verdict.

  • Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder, dies at 94

    SEATTLE (AP) — William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94.

  • Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief, a move that came as Democrats from swing districts signaled discontent with a standoff that could force them to face voters without delivering more aid.

  • For television executives, return of football is good news

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pro football has probably never been more important to television executives than this year, and its return has them ready to do a happy dance in the end zone.

  • As MLB plays on, the businesses it feeds fight for survival

    The cathedrals lie empty. Wrigley. Fenway. Yankee Stadium. PNC Park. Progressive Field.

  • Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open. Fans are gathering mask-free at football games. President Donald Trump is holding crowded indoor rallies.

  • Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

    Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery rose $1.02 to $38.28 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose 92 cents to $40.53 a barrel.

  • Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands.

  • Financial exec serving 30 years gets compassionate release

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A financial executive responsible for one of the largest frauds prosecuted out of the nation’s financial crisis a decade ago is being released from prison on compassionate grounds after serving just nine years of his 30-year sentence.