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Jade mining accident kills at least 13 in Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:40am

A hospital says at least 13 people have been killed by a landslide of mining waste in northern Myanmar.

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.

Markets Right Now: Stocks drift ahead of US payrolls data

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

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Militants attack Chevron oil facility in Nigeria, shut down

Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:30am

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.

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.

Tesla waging car-sales fight before Utah Supreme Court

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

Tesla is fighting in court to sell its sleek electronic cars in Utah, arguing that laws regulating traditional car dealers don't apply to it because its business model is fundamentally different.

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.

Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:40am

Services ground to a halt in Greece on Friday as workers walked off the job at the start of a three-day general strike protesting new bailout austerity measures they say will further reduce incomes.

'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.

Australia welcomes investment in Singapore military training

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:32pm

Singapore will spend up to 2.25 billion Australian dollars ($1.67 billion) to double the capacity of its military training facilities in northern Australia under a new bilateral deal, Australia's prime minister said Friday.

House rejects tax break for Grand Canyon University

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:40pm

The Arizona House has rejected a bill granting a big property tax break for a growing private Christian university in west Phoenix.

Children's health insurance passes House, heads to Senate

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:30pm

The Arizona House on Thursday passed a bill restoring a program providing health insurance to low-income children after backers succeeded in using a complicated legislative maneuver as a last-gasp measure.

The Latest: Children's health insurance passes House

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:51pm

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Obama administration proposed rules aimed at tax evasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:20pm

The Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclosure more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers.