US stocks fall after mixed reports, with utilities skidding

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping Tuesday as investors continue to sell phone company and utility stocks. Energy companies are bucking the trend and rising with the price of oil and other fuels. Investors are also sifting through reports that showed inflation remained weak in July, but home building and factory production improved.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer

Pennsylvania attorney general resigns a day after conviction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general announced Tuesday that she was resigning amid pressure from the governor and lawmakers a day after she was convicted of abusing the powers of the state's top law enforcement office to smear a rival and lying under oath to cover it up.

  • Written by MARC LEVY, Associated Press

Insurer Aetna slashes ACA exchange participation to 4 states

Aetna has become the latest health insurer to retreat from the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges by announcing a pullback that will further deplete customer choices in many pockets of the country.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer

Louisiana governor: 40K homes damaged by historic flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — At least 40,000 homes were damaged and eight people killed in the historic Louisiana floods, the governor said Tuesday, giving a stark assessment of the widespread disaster.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

World Trade Center mall re-opens, shows progress since 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — The re-opening of the World Trade Center mall Tuesday, is expected to help transform downtown Manhattan shopping and illustrate how much progress has been made in rebuilding and revitalizing the area since the 9/11 attacks.

  • Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer