Judge to rule on Takata request to halt air bag lawsuits

After a hearing Wednesday, the judge said he will issue an oral ruling Aug. 16.

In addition to halting the state actions, Takata also wants the judge to put a hold on hundreds of individual lawsuits against automobile manufacturers who installed the faulty air bags.

Walmart tests app that lets shoppers skip checkout lines

It first tested a version of the app, called Scan & Go, in 2013. But it discontinued it after customers said it was confusing to use. The retailer says it’s learned from the initial test and redesigned the app to make it easier to use.

It’s Not Delivery. It’s DiGiorno Pizza spilled on interstate

An 18-wheeler containing DiGiorno and Tombstone frozen pizzas scraped a bridge support and sliced open its trailer Wednesday, spilling them across Interstate 30 in front of the Arkansas Department of Transportation office. The bridge suffered only cosmetic damage.

Ex-NFL player Anthony Gonzalez weighs bid for Congress

the former Indianapolis Colts and Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver recently met with the National Republican Congressional Committee to express interest in a bid for Ohio’s 16th Congressional District. His decision is expected soon.

Testimony ends after emotional day in Swift groping case

He said he asked the employer of David Mueller, a former disc jockey accused of grabbing Swift, to investigate the allegation involving a photo op before a 2013 concert.

He says he didn’t ask that Mueller be fired and instead requested “appropriate action be taken.”

Trump supporter funds Flake opponent in Arizona

The Arizona Republican faces re-election next year and has been one of the biggest thorns in the president’s side. He has a book out blaming Trump for problems within the Republican Party.

Russian surveillance plane creates buzz in Washington

Russia and the United States are signatories to the Open Skies Treaty, which allows unarmed observation flights over the entire territory of all 34 member nations. The flights are intended to foster transparency about military activity, reduce mistrust or misunderstandings and help monitor arms control and other agreements.