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Advocates fear chaos after Rauner home health care ruling

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:41pm

Gaileen Roberts' daughter Jody has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and developmentally delayed. But she can live at home because her mother earns a taxpayer-subsidized $13 an hour as her caregiver.

Nevada gambling revenue down 3 percent in March

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:41pm

Nevada gambling revenue dropped 3 percent in March compared with last year, weighed down by bettors playing less baccarat and casinos having a less-lucky month in slots and sports betting.

Malta minister loses portfolio over Panama Papers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:31pm

Maltese Minister Konrad Mizzi has been relieved of his duties in energy and health after he acknowledged opening a company in Panama which is held by a trust in New Zealand.

VA hospital: No personal info on stolen computer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:21pm

Officials with a Veterans Affairs hospital in Providence say a computer was stolen out of the basement of the hospital more than a year ago, and that patients were never notified.

Arizona Republicans want funding for Koch-backed schools

Ryan Van Velzer and Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:21pm

Arizona's Republican leaders have proposed earmarking millions of dollars for programs at the state's public universities that are backed by billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch.

Ex-CSU student gives $13 million for scholarships, buildings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:21pm

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

Markets Right Now: Tech, energy stocks lead a broad decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:21pm

The Latest on financial markets. All times local.

Cuban exiles drop lawsuit over Carnival cruise to island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:13pm

Two Cuban exiles have dropped their federal discrimination lawsuit against Carnival Corp. after the cruise line reached an agreement with the communist-run island to permit Cuban-born passengers to make the voyage.

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

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:12pm

The Florida Supreme Court struck down a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases on Thursday, saying the $1.53 hourly rate a lawyer was paid to help an injured worker was "absurdly low."

House GOP seeks to block stricter rule on retirement savings

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:12pm

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

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:12pm

Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:11pm

Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

AP Source: Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:00pm

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

Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55B

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:50pm

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.

APNewsBreak: South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:42pm

A Native American tribe in South Dakota has sued the federal government over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation.

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.

US economy struggles at start of election year

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:40pm

It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.

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.

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.