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Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:42pm

No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares — even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times.

Nevada gambling revenue down 3 percent in March

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:40pm

State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down 3 percent in March compared with last year due to lower winnings in the Las Vegas area.

CSU alumni gives $13 million for scholarships, construction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:40pm

Colorado State University says an energy company CEO who graduated from the school is donating $13 million for scholarships and construction projects.

Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55B

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:31pm

Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the "Shrek," ''Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children's entertainment.

Texas man in Iowa to face lottery jackpot fraud charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:31pm

A Texas man accused of helping a lottery computer manager in Iowa collect jackpots from rigged lottery games has given up an extradition fight to face charges in Iowa.

House GOP seeks to block stricter rule on retirement savings

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:30pm

The GOP-controlled House has voted to overturn new Obama administration rules requiring stricter standards for brokers about retirement investments.

UND eliminating 138 positions to meet budget allotments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:21pm

Interim University of North Dakota president Ed Schafer says the school will eliminate 138 positions to help meet budget cuts ordered by the governor.

California seeks $90 million from utility over wildfire

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:21pm

California officials say they will seek more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.

Edwards rebuts criticism about proposed $6M cut to vouchers

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:10pm

Gov. John Bel Edwards pushed back Thursday against criticism he is ousting children from Louisiana's voucher program, telling pro-voucher pastors who unexpectedly showed up at the governor's regular press briefing that they are being misled about proposed program cuts.

AP Source: Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:10pm

Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership.

Dayton revises budget to fund counselors, pre-K facilities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:50pm

Gov. Mark Dayton has revised his state budget proposal to increase the number school counselors in Minnesota and help schools pay for preschool facilities.

Marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman arrested again, for pot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:50pm

A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been arrested again on marijuana charges after law enforcement raided his restaurant and cannabis temple.

Feds say merged KeyCorp, First Niagara must sell 18 branches

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:40pm

KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group have agreed to sell 18 of First Niagara's western New York branches to satisfy antitrust issues arising from the planned combination of the banks.

UC Davis chancellor says politics driving action against her

Lisa Leff, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:32pm

The chancellor of the University of California, Davis says politics are driving the decision to put her on paid leave while the university investigates her treatment of relatives that work at the campus and whether she lied about the school's hiring of online image consultants.

Arizona Republicans want funding for Koch-backed schools

Ryan Van Velzer and Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:11pm

Arizona's Republican leaders have earmarked millions of dollars in next year's proposed budget for schools at the state's public universities that are backed by billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch.

Bird strike leaves large dent on jetliner's nose

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:11pm

Officials say a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returned to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff after a bird strike left a large dent on the jetliner's nose.

Priceline CEO resigns after probe into employee relationship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:01pm

Online travel booking company Priceline said Thursday that its CEO resigned after he had a personal relationship with an employee.

Current, former Detroit principals charged in bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:41am

The U.S. Attorney's office has charged 12 current and former Detroit Public Schools principals, one district administrator and a long-time vendor with conspiracy to commit bribery in school supply kickback schemes. The following lists their names, schools and kickback amounts, along with details of personal financial problems:

$1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Not in Florida, court says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:21am

Florida's Supreme Court says a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases is unconstitutional after considering a case in which an attorney was paid $1.53 per hour for his work.