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Judge: US agency lacks authority to set rules on fracking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 6:25pm

A judge ruled Tuesday that federal regulators lack the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing, dealing another setback to the Obama administration's efforts to tighten how fossil fuels are mined.

Judge won't hear media request at Prince estate hearing

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 6:20pm

The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate case won't allow attorneys for several media companies to intervene in an upcoming hearing.

Bill Cunningham, NY Times fashion photographer, dies at 87

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 5:00pm

Bill Cunningham, a longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times known for taking pictures of everyday people on the streets of New York, has died. He was 87.

Indianapolis Colts owner buys Prince's Yellow Cloud guitar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 4:50pm

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has purchased the Yellow Cloud electric guitar that Prince used in numerous concerts until the mid-1990s.

Theater, other venues offer sensory-friendly entertainment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 3:30pm

A movie theater in Sioux Falls and other venues have begun offering entertainment that allows people with sensory processing issues or autism to have a good time.

Los Angeles group buys Bossier City casino after bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 3:20pm

A Los Angeles investment group is buying DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City.

Guyana and Brazil look to China to finance jungle highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 2:21pm

The governments of Guyana and Brazil will try to tap China's $10 billion Latin American infrastructure fund to finance a 350-mile jungle highway linking the two South American nations.

Striking nurses allege problems with replacement nurses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 2:21pm

As a weeklong strike of nurses nears its end, union members at five Allina hospitals have lodged complaints alleging problems with replacement nurses.

Business promotion and politics par for Trump's golf tour

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 2:10pm

Donald Trump moved from hole to hole on his wind-swept Scotland golf course Saturday, not a club in hand but promotion on his mind, extolling North Sea views that are among "the great sights of the world."

Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger up for auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 1:30pm

A rat-shaped pencil holder and skull ring are just two of the hundreds of items belonging to gangster James "Whitey" Bulger to hit the auction block.

Iranian forces clash with Kurdish separatists, killing 5

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:51pm

Iranian security forces have clashed with Kurdish separatists who infiltrated a northwestern village, killing five insurgents, according to the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard.

The Latest: UK lawmaker wants Parliament to overturn EU vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:31pm

The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Certainty Obama once had about Britain has been shattered

Josh Lederman and Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:11pm

President Barack Obama could count on Britain to back him at nearly every turn during his first 7½ years in office. He knew British leaders had the global clout and shared perspective to be powerful U.S. partners.

Many experienced GOP strategists unwilling to work for Trump

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:11pm

Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren't willing to work for him.

3 of 6 top Idaho executives took pay cuts in 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:10pm

Five of the top executives at the six Idaho companies that trade on major stock exchanges took home multimillion-dollar compensation packages in their companies' latest fiscal years.

Deaf teacher's quest for armed service inspires students

David Dishneau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:01pm

Four teens in camouflage fatigues march briskly around a brick plaza at the Maryland School for the Deaf, silently marking their cadence in American Sign Language: "Left!" ''Left!"

Vandals hit French union headquarters as labor tensions grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 10:41am

Vandals have smashed doors and windows at the headquarters of the French union that has been leading months of protests against a government bill weakening French worker protections.

Extra security moves honorees to withdraw from pride parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 9:41am

The stepped-up security surrounding San Francisco's LGBT pride celebration has caused two honorary grand marshals and a health clinic that serves sex workers to withdraw from the event's signature parade.

F. Lee Bailey, OJ Simpson's attorney, files for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 9:11am

Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, whose legion of high-profile cases includes the O.J. Simpson murder trial, has filed for bankruptcy in Maine in an effort to discharge an IRS debt of more than $5 million.

Former employee resurrects the Wapello Dairy Bar

Rex L. Troute, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 9:10am

After a hiatus of about six years, an iconic restaurant along U.S. 61 in Wapello has reopened with menu favorites and a few decorative changes. The Dairy Bar was a fixture in the Louisa County burg for decades, and Jeff Ashby has resurrected it under the new name — Wapello Dairy Bar.