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State pact with Hershey Trust would limit member pay, terms

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:12pm

Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Friday that her office has a new agreement on the governance and operations of Milton S. Hershey's multibillion-dollar charitable trust that controls the candy maker that bears his name.

US rig count up 1 this week to 463

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:10pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by one this week to 463.

NextEra agrees to buy Texas electric giant Oncor for $18.4B

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:01pm

A Florida-based energy company has announced an $18.4 billion deal that would give it an 80 percent stake in Texas' largest electric utility.

Montel Williams detained in Germany over medical marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:32am

A spokesman for Montel Williams says the television personality was detained by customs officials at an airport in Germany after inadvertently leaving prescription marijuana powder in his luggage.

AP Source: Tesla looking at cameras, radar in Florida crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:30am

A person familiar with the discussions says Tesla has told Senate committee staffers that its engineers have two main theories about what caused a fatal crash in Florida involving one of its electric cars in self-driving mode.

Hospital system: Remove our locations from Pokemon Go app

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:30am

A Pennsylvania hospital system has asked the maker of the cellphone game "Pokemon Go" to remove its hospital sites from the game app for reasons of safety, patient privacy and computer security, a newspaper reports.

Small medical plane with 4 aboard goes missing in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:20am

A small medical transport plane with four people aboard went missing early Friday after the pilot reported smoke filling the cockpit, setting off a search across a densely forested mountain range in Northern California.

Analysts still expect rebound despite disappointing GDP figures

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:11am

Analysts say they're still hopeful that the economy will rebound in the second half of this year.

The Latest: Protesters turn out in Nevada school choice case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:11am

The Latest on Nevada Supreme Court arguments about whether a broad program to allow public money to fund parents' choice to send children to private schools is constitutional (all times local):

Groups ask appeals court to reconsider net neutrality ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:00am

Cable and telecom industry groups want a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling on "net neutrality" that preserved regulations forcing internet providers to treat all online traffic equally.

SABMiller to recommend AB InBev's improved offer

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:30am

The board of brewer SABMiller on Friday said it intends to recommend that shareholders accept Anheuser-Busch InBev's revised 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover offer, clearing the way for a shareholder vote on the mega-deal.

US regulators: Still heavy risk in big bank loans

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:21am

Federal regulators say risk remains heavy in large loans made by banks and other financial institutions, though lending standards have improved.

Sparks to pay woman shot by police $400,000 in settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:10am

The city of Sparks and its insurance company has agreed to pay a woman who was shot by police $400,000 in connection to the incident.

DC Metro train derails, 1 passenger hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:00am

Metro says a train has derailed in northern Virginia injuring one of about 75 passengers on board.

Markets Right Now: Stocks turn higher as oil price recovers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:00am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

'Pokemon Go' creators working to be 'respectful' of reality

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:00am

The creators of "Pokemon Go" say they're working to remove real-world locations that don't wish to be included in the mobile gaming sensation.

Oahu bakery worker confirmed to have Hepatitis A

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:41am

The latest food service employee who has tested positive for Hepatitis A on Oahu works in a Costco bakery, according to state health officials.

No vouchers for private school students needing monetary aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:31am

State officials say nearly one out of three students who thought they would get a voucher for the 2016-17 school year are going on a waiting list instead.

20 Arkansas workforce programs get more than $15M in grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:31am

Twenty workforce training programs in Arkansas have been awarded $15.7 million in state grants.