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Iran looks warily to China for help as US sanctions resume

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — It's hard not to see China wherever you look in Iran.
From Chinese goods flooding markets to its business people eager for deals as Western business interests flee, Iran likely will further embrace Beijing as an alternative market for its crude oil and financial transactions amid uncertainty over the nuc ... (full story)

Buy Tesla Stock Again?

Dear Mr. Berko: When Tesla stock was trading for $345, you told me to sell my 100 shares, which I had invested in at $96. I did. But within a few weeks, Tesla was trading at $386. You were persona non grata at our house. Now Tesla trades for $318. I need to know whether I should invest in it again. -- RG, Rochester, Minn.
Dear RG ... (full story)


Law Bulletin column: When online reviews go low, go high

Dear Snap-D: How do I respond to online reviews? Some are positive, some are negative and some are from people with whom the firm has never done business.
A: It can be a full-time job answering reviews and monitoring your online presence. Whatever you do, be consistent and succinct. If someone praises your firm, warmly thank and ... (full story)


Ohio awards latest prizes in opioid science challenge

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio awarded another round of prizes totaling $2.4 million Wednesday in its global technology challenge seeking scientific breakthroughs to address the U.S. opioid crisis.
The dozen winners from six states and Canada were judged the most promising of nearly 60 proposals submitted in the second phase of the O ... (full story)

Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market.
The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ci ... (full story)

APNewsBreak: Firm worked for Cordray's agency, then campaign

COLUMBUS (AP) — An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official now is doing political work for him.
Records reviewed by The Associated Press show Washington-based GMMB recently has been making Ohio ad buys for Democrat Cordray ... (full story)

Police officer gets 43 years for on-duty sex assaults

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former police officer in an Ohio village was sentenced Wednesday to 43 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women while on duty, including two women he had taken to the police station.
The crimes of Justin Sanderson, 33, are "reprehensible and disturbing," Montgomery County prosecutor ... (full story)

Semi-automatic rifles are more deadly, study of FBI data finds

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis shows.
Researchers examined FBI data on nearly 250 active shooter incidents in the United States since 2000. Almost 900 people ... (full story)

Nevada prisons drug buyer knew firms opposed execution use

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's prisons pharmacy chief testified Wednesday that she obtained drugs for the lethal injection of a convicted killer despite knowing that drug manufacturers didn't want their products used for executions.
Department of Corrections Pharmacy Director Linda Fox said during questioning by attorneys repres ... (full story)