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Prosecutor: 'Dance Mom' should be imprisoned for fraud

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:13pm

A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud.

US rig count jumps 35 this week to 694; Texas up 17

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:11pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. leaped by 35 this week to 694.

The Latest: Jammeh agrees to cede power: Senegalese official

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:52pm

The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):

2 companies get probation, fine over mislabeling cheese

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:51pm

Two Pennsylvania cheese businesses are being punished for selling grated Swiss and mozzarella cheeses that were fraudulently represented as Parmesan and Romano.

Sundance stars and movie buffs trigger spike in liquor sales

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:41pm

As the stars and movie enthusiasts flock to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival that kicks into high gear this weekend, sales at Utah's state-run liquor sales in the area are spiking with high demand for some of the pricier cognacs and whiskeys.

How student loan servicers affect tens of millions of people

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:23pm

They aren't well-known. Their names are odd. And what they do — well, it's complicated.

How much are marathon bombing films getting in tax credits?

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:00pm

Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts.

Herbert: Health law repeal without replacement bad for Utah

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:55am

If Congress repeals President Barack Obama's health care law without having a replacement plan ready, it could jeopardize coverage for about 180,000 Utah residents, Utah's Republican governor has cautioned.

The Latest: George H.W. and Barbara Bush improving

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:54am

The Latest on the hospitalization of George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara Bush (all times local):

Melania Trump's hometown in Slovenia marks inauguration

Darko Bandic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:02am

The inauguration of Donald Trump is a big thing for a small town in Slovenia where the new U.S. first lady traces her roots.

Utah unemployment rate holds steady at 3.1%

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:54am

New state numbers show Utah's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.1 percent.

Ford expects $2B net income drop due to pension change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:51am

Ford says that a change in the way it values pension obligations will cut its 2016 net income by $2 billion.

Judge dismisses UPS shareholder suit over untaxed cigarettes

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:51am

A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by United Parcel Service shareholders over allegations that the company illegally shipped untaxed cigarettes.

Ex-road safety chief worries agency won't be Trump priority

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:31am

The outgoing head of the government agency charged with keeping highways safe is worried that auto safety won't be a priority for the incoming Trump administration.

Montana asbestos victims to get $25 million from state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:31am

The state of Montana has reached a $25 million settlement with more than 1,000 victims of asbestos-related disease over claims that health officials failed to bring attention to the hazards of a contaminated mine.

Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' elite

Pan Pylas and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:26am

It's been impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year's gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

A year later, Sundance grapples with 'Birth of a Nation'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:22am

What started as a Sundance celebration turned into a cautionary tale.

Ex-UK Treasury chief George Osborne joining BlackRock

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:01am

Former British Treasury chief George Osborne is to join investment management firm BlackRock as an adviser.

New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:52am

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators.

Grain mostly higher, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:41am

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.