States sue over EPA's decision to keep pesticide on market


WASHINGTON (AP) — Several states are seeking to join a legal challenge to a Trump administration decision to keep a widely used pesticide on the market despite studies showing it can harm children's brains.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

US stocks skid on concerns about slow hiring; retailers drop


NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sliding Thursday as investors react to mounting evidence that hiring has slowed down based on a report from payroll processor ADP. Retailers are slipping after L Brands, the parent company of Victoria's Secret, reported weak sales in June. Technology and energy companies are also falling, while high-dividend stocks slip in response to a jump in bond yields.

  • Written by By MARLEY JAY , AP Markets Writer

US says refugee admissions won't be suspended until July 12


WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. refugee admissions program won't be suspended until next week and has told resettlement agencies to continue scheduling arrivals through then.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer