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Portland, Oregon, flushes outdoor toilet business

(AP) — The city of Portland will quit marketing the solar-powered outdoor potties its workers developed and will settle instead for a cut of the business.

Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days 


(AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.

SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership 


(AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to terminate the relationship.

Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup 


(AP) — Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.

FDA to start regulating lab-developed tests 


(AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight.

Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

(AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.

Homeowner who fought off Trump is moving on

(AP) — She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."

Immigration courts speed up children's cases

(AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.

Stocks end mixed after Fed delivers no surprises

(AP) — U.S. stocks are closing mixed after the Federal Reserve said the economy was strengthening enough for the central bank to continue cutting its stimulus.

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout 


(AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.