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Herbalife says it is in advanced talks with FTC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:01am

Herbalife's stock is surging more than 12 percent in premarket trading Friday after the seller of supplements and weight-loss products disclosed that it's in advanced talks to potentially settle a federal investigation into claims that it's a pyramid scheme.

Markets Right Now: Soft US jobs report weighs on stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:00am

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Nevada company to pursue purchase of unfinished nuke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:50am

A Nevada company says it will try to purchase an unfinished nuclear power plant in northern Alabama.

US employers added 160K jobs in April; jobless rate 5 pct.

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:41am

U.S. employers pulled back slightly on hiring in April after a streak of robust monthly gains, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months.

TOPS the priority as House lawmakers work on the budget

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:40am

As House lawmakers work to craft their version of next year's budget, House leaders say the main focus is on protecting the state's TOPS free college tuition program from cuts.

Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:40am

A convoy of evacuees began the long drive out work camps north of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area Friday morning.

Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:30am

Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.

Russia reports arrest of group planning attack in Siberia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:30am

Russia's Federal Security Service says it has arrested a group of Central Asian citizens suspecting of preparing an attack on public transport in a major Siberian city.

Militants attack Chevron oil facility in Nigeria, shut down

Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:20am

Armed militants attacked a major Chevron oil and gas facility off Nigeria's southern coast, the military said Friday, and the U.S.-based multinational said it was forced to shut production there but its exports will continue.

Landslide of jade mining waste kills at least 13 in Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:00am

At least 13 people have been killed by a landslide of jade mining waste in northern Myanmar, a hospital said Friday. More people may still be buried under the waste.

Penn State expected to pass plan to allow alcohol sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:30am

A committee of Penn State trustees says some fans should be able to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.

Rio Tinto announces long-delayed expansion of Mongolia mine

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:21am

Mining giant Rio Tinto on Friday announced the launch of the next stage of a multibillion-dollar gold and copper mine in Mongolia following delays and political tension over revenue sharing and the foreign role in resource industries.

Arizona court to rule on medical marijuana immunity issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:40am

The Arizona Supreme Court decides Friday on the scope of immunity provided doctors under Arizona's medical marijuana law.

Battle over children's health insurance moves to Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:40am

The legislative battle over a bill restoring a program providing health insurance to an estimated 30,000 low-income children is now squarely in the hands of the Arizona Senate.

'Million-dollar man' uses marathon to rebuild his life

Zak Keefer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:10am

He's supposed to be angry. Right? Angry at the tie rod for busting, angry at all the pain that followed, angry that he'll never get his old life back. His SUV slammed into the median at 60 mph that day, and before it could somersault across the highway, it tried to slice off John Miller's legs.

Gucci sorry for warning to Hong Kong funeral offering shops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:00am

Gucci and its parent company apologized Friday after drawing heavy criticism for warning some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased that resembled the fashion brand's luxury products.

US jobs report will show if hiring is still defying slow GDP

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:40am

Economists say April was yet another month where hiring took on a life of its own, apparently ignoring anemic economic growth.

Tampa Times' buying of Tribune latest in grim news landscape

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 12:51am

If a metro area with 2.7 million people can't sustain two newspapers — especially with an aging population with the time and inclination to read a printed paper — can anywhere?

Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 12:20am

North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country's stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North's recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches.

Sweeping FDA regulations take aim at e-cigarettes

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:13pm

Tad Jensen has had better mornings. In front of him is the 499-page document he just printed — a copy of the Food and Drug Administration's long-awaited rules that bring e-cigarettes under federal oversight for the first time.