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  • LOS ANGELES, July 24- "Star Trek Beyond" debuted to a solid $59.6 million this weekend, signaling that after six television series, 13 movies and 50 years in the pop culture conversation, there's still life left in one of Hollywood's most durable franchises. As boon to Trekkies, Paramount took the unusual step of announcing yet another sequel was in the works even...

  • Paramount's latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in domestic ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, knocking Universal's "The Secret Life of Pets" from the No. 1 spot. "Pets" fell to second place, adding an additional $29.3 million to its stellar $260 million earnings over the past three weeks. This latest film opened $20...

  • TRUCKEE, Calif.— Once believed to have gone extinct in the Sierra Nevada, scientists believe a wolverine spotted this winter north of Lake Tahoe is the same one that in 2008 became the first documented in the area since the 1920 s. Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, set up remote cameras in the Tahoe National...

  • CHENGDU, China July 24- Global finance officials, jolted by growing anti-trade and economic nationalism movements behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, are intensifying pledges for more "inclusive" growth. Certainly, the benefits of these efforts are unlikely to be seen quickly enough to influence...

  • July 24- Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The announcement will come before the start of New York trading hours, the source added. Bloomberg first reported that the deal will be announced Monday for $4.8 billion.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Car dealers in Utah are pushing back against Tesla's court effort to sell its sleek electronic cars in the state. Tesla is asking the Utah Supreme Court to reverse a state decision blocking it from selling new cars at its $3 million showroom in Salt Lake City. They contend allowing Tesla to sell directly to customers would stifle competition,...

  • A new type of savings account is on the scene, designed specifically for people with disabilities: ABLE accounts. These tax-advantaged savings accounts were made possible by a law passed in 2014. We spoke to the National Disability Institute to help clarify what you need to know:.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings— or face steep fines. That means Airbnb and others must stick to advertising San Francisco hosts who have registered with the city and haven't exceeded the...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 24- "Star Trek Beyond" debuted to a solid $59.6 million this weekend, signaling that after six television series, 13 movies, and 50 years in the pop culture conversation, there's still life left in one of Hollywood's most durable franchises. As boon to Trekkies, Paramount took the unusual step of announcing yet another sequel was in the works even...

  • GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— Two western Colorado counties have been chosen to get technical assistance from the state to promote tourism after the downturn in the energy industry devastated their local economies, and a third county has received help with its outdoor recreation industry. Donna Lynne said the state is using its resources and developing...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo.— Work is underway at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory to add a biohazard facility that will focus on the nasty diseases found in some Wyoming wildlife, like the plague and rabies. Director William Laegreid said the upgraded "biosafety level 3" laboratory will allow veterinarians to keep the main facility open when an animal shows up with a...

  • MADRID— Spain's acting economy minister says he doesn't expect the European Union to fine Spain or Portugal for not reducing their budget deficits below prescribed levels. Minister Luis De Guindos says from the G-20 summit in China that "there are considerable reasons to justify that there won't be a fine" for either Iberian country. The European Commission,...

  • CAIRO— A leading Egyptian Sunni Muslim cleric has warned against the dangers of playing too much of the wildly popular mobile phone application "Pokemon Go," adding to Mideast religious voices that have sometimes been sterner in their critique of the game. Abbas Shumman, the deputy sheikh of Egypt's Al-Azhar institute, told The Associated Press that the game "...

  • ABIDJAN, July 24- Randgold Resources' Tongon mine in Ivory Coast will have a slightly lower gold output this year than previously expected mainly owing to an erratic power supply, Chief Executive Mark Bristow told reporters late on Saturday. The mine, one of five operated by the London- listed company in three African countries, is on track to produce 260,000...

  • A look at Medicare's top 20 priciest prescription drugs in 2015, ranked by their cost above the program's "catastrophic" coverage threshold. Medicare's catastrophic protection kicks in after a beneficiary has spent a given amount of their own money, $4,850 this year. Catastrophic spending is a large and growing share of total costs, threatening to make...

  • WASHINGTON— A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show. The cost of Medicare's "catastrophic" prescription coverage jumped by 85 percent in three years, from $27.7 billion in 2013 to $51.3 billion in 2015, according to the program's...

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Winter has come early for U.S. refiners and blenders. The switchover from summer blends, which are more environmentally friendly and costlier to produce, usually happens in August for sale starting on Sept. 15, the date allowed under U.S. government regulations. "Why produce more summer grade right now when you can produce something at a cheaper...

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are set to face off with a former Wall Street investment banker in their first insider trading trial since a U.S. appeals court curtailed their ability to pursue such cases. Jury selection is expected to begin on Monday in the case of Sean Stewart, an ex-banker at Perella Weinberg Partners and JPMorgan Chase& Co...

  • *Britain comes under pressure at G20 to give Brexit clarity. CHENGDU, China, July 24- Britain's new finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure from his peers from around the world, said on Sunday there could be more clarity later this year on how the country will exit the European Union. Several nations called on Britain during weekend talks on the world...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism. Philip Hammond, Britain's new finance minister, said the uncertainty about Brexit would begin to...