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Los Angeles • A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases. The California Department of Public Health said Monday most of the infections — 73— are in California. The rest are in Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico. Measles has been spreading since an outbreak linked to visits to California Disney parks last month. Most of those infected were not vaccinated, and health officials have urged people to get the measles shot. Measles is a contagious illness spread through the air by coughing and …

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  • BP calls witnesses as it fights for lesser penalty
    New Orleans • BP struggled for 87 days to contain the millions of gallons of crude that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, but an expert witness...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hawaiian home sales hindered by lava
    Hilo, Hawaii • Uncertainty over a lava flow in a mostly agricultural region of Hawaii’s Big Island has prompted officials to put a hold on a program t...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Microsoft’s 2Q earnings don’t excite market
    Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft’s quarterly revenue above expectations, as C...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks at the Global Gaming Expo, in Las Vegas. Wynn's base salary is shrinking from $4 million to $2.5 million and rides on the company plane are no longer free, but if all goes well for Wynn Resorts Ltd. the 72-year-old CEO and chairman will see a boost from bonuses and stock incentives. The company announced the changes in a Jan. 20, 2015 financial filing. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Casino boss Wynn’s salary slips to $2.5M
    Las Vegas • Casino mogul Steve Wynn’s base salary is shrinking from $4 million to $2.5 million and his rides on the company plane are no longer free, ...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share


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  • In this Oct. 13, 2014, file photo, Alfonso Martin helps pack apples for export at Valicoff Fruit in Wapato, Wash. For the first time in several years, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China. A deal was reached last week between officials for the United States and Chinese governments to grant access to all U.S. apple varieties. (AP Photo/Yakima Herald-Republic, Gordon King, File) China to accept imports of all U.S. apple varieties
    Spokane, Wash. • For the first time, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said ...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Employers: Key issue in port labor dispute settled
    Los Angeles • Negotiators trying to reach a new contract covering workers at West Coast sea ports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annu...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 05:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Zions Bancorp reports $88M quarterly profit
    Zions Bancorp on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $88.3 million, or 36 cents per share, after reporting a loss of $41.5 million, or 32 cen...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former Spanish judge,  Baltasar Garzon,,  Director of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's defense team, speaks to the media during a press conference, at the Geneva Press Club, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan.  26, 2015.  The secrets-spilling group WikiLeaks has criticized Google for failing to inform it about U.S. search warrants issued against three of its staff. The warrants issued in March 2012 required Google to hand over the phone numbers, IP addresses, credit card details, contents of all emails and other information for Sarah Harrison, Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Faerrell.  They were disclosed to WikiLeaks  in December.  Google didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi) WikiLeaks slams Google for delay on warrants
    Berlin • WikiLeaks on Monday criticized Google for failing to swiftly inform the secrets-spilling group about U.S. search warrants issued seeking emai...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Jan. 12, 2015, crews dig up land at a saltwater spill site near Blacktail Creek outside Williston, N.D. A North Dakota health official called the 70,000 barrel spill the state's largest during the state's current oil boom. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Zack Nelson) EPA: 4M gallons pumped from site of N.D. spill
    Marmon, N.D. • More than 4 million gallons of a mixture of fresh water, brine and oil have been pumped from the area affected by the largest saltwater...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 05:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Jan. 13, 2011 file photo shows the IBM logo in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Calling it “ridiculous” and “baseless,” IBM on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) IBM “flatly denies” report of 100,000 layoffs
    San Francisco • Calling it “ridiculous” and “baseless,” IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ocwen and Mattel are big market movers
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Ocwen Financial...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall faces the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global financial markets shrugged off the election victory of an anti-austerity party in Greece, with most investors appearing to conclude on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, that it is unlikely to lead the country to fall out of the euro. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Stocks eke out small gains after day of drifting
    U.S. stocks eked out tiny gains Monday after spending much of the day drifting sideways. Major stock indexes barely budged early as investors took in ...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Settling AF suit opens SpaceX’s path to flights
    San Francisco • Billionaire Elon Musk’s decision to settle a lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force means his closely held SpaceX will miss out on one key...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tsipras’s Greek revolution faces many headwinds
    Brussels, Belgium • The revolution starts in Greece. It might end there as well. Alexis Tsipras, the untested winner of Greek elections, is about to d...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 01:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Saudis worry more about demand than price
    New York • As the world’s oil producers wring their hands over a global glut that’s pushing down prices, evidence is mounting that Saudi Arabia is mor...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • California Kaiser nurses reach contract agreement
    San Francisco • Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety ...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • FDA names Duke cardiologist to No. 2 job
    Washington • The Food and Drug Administration has named a prominent Duke University cardiologist to its No. 2 leadership position, tasked with oversee...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Wednesday, May 28, 2014 file photo, French far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen, second right, poses for photographers with Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders, right, Austria's Secretary General of the Freedom Party Harald Vilimsky, second left, and Federal Secretary of Italy's Northern League Matteo Salvini after a meeting of EU far-right parties at the European Parliament in Brussels. The election result in Greece on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 reflects a growing European backlash against austerity policies. Across the continent, support is growing for parties and groups outside the mainstream like Syriza, which triumphed in Greece on Sunday after pledging to renegotiate the country’s huge bailout agreements. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File) European backlash against austerity growing
    The election result in Greece reflects a growing European backlash against austerity policies. Across the continent, support is growing for parties an...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks with reporters at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The Federal Reserve ended 2014 with a pledge to be “patient” in raising interest rates from record lows. The way things are going, its patience may endure for a long while. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) Inflation likely to keep Fed ‘patient’ about rate
    Washington • The Federal Reserve ended 2014 with a pledge to be “patient” in raising interest rates from record lows. The way things are going, its pa...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 06:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Italy promotions turning stereotypes around
    Rome • Italy is making waves by turning stereotypes on their head — and selling the world its more serious side. A country of pizza makers? Look inste...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 11:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on astro prices
    Cape Canaveral, Fla. • NASA expects to save millions of dollars in launch costs, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. ...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 11:42 am   |     |   Share