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No immediate Iowa vote on pipeline; 300 protest up north

David Pitt and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:11pm

The Iowa Utilities Board declined Thursday to say whether they'd halt construction of an oil pipeline beyond this week on the properties of 14 landowners.

Texas jury deliberating on whether GM switch caused crash

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:11pm

An attorney on Thursday asked a jury to award a Texas family more than $14.5 million for a 2011 fatal accident that they allege was caused by a faulty ignition switch that has been part of a massive recall by General Motors Co.

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:10pm

Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.

Storm's Stewart leads WNBA jersey sales; Diggins No. 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:00pm

Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm earned the top spots on the WNBA's list of best-selling jerseys and team merchandise.

The Latest: Russian convicted of hacking into US businesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:51pm

The Latest on the case of a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses (all times local):

Gov sees flooded subdivision, SW city saved by sandbag wall

Max Becherer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:50pm

Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Latest: Pipeline work hasn't resumed in North Dakota

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40pm

The Latest on the status of the construction oil pipeline owned by a Texas-based company (all times local):

Groups challenge federal oil, gas leasing on climate grounds

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40pm

The federal government needs to consider greenhouse emissions and the potential contribution to climate change before allowing oil and gas development on public land, two environmental groups asserted Thursday in a lawsuit over drilling in Western states.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:34pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Homeland Security investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:32pm

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it is investigating the hack of Leslie Jones' website that revealed several private details of the actress-comedian's life.

Amazon starts car research and review site

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars.

Officer in bed of pickup shot driver 9 times; town to pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

A lawyer said a small town in Tennessee will pay a substantial settlement to the family of a man who was shot nine times as he tried to drive off with a police officer in the bed of his pickup truck.

Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:20pm

Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, attorneys for the carmaker and dealers told a federal judge Thursday.

Duke University files $9.9 million claim on McClendon estate

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:14pm

Duke University has filed a $9.9 million claim against the estate of former Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon for pledges the Duke alumnus made that the university says were unpaid at the time of his death in a fiery highway crash.

Officials: Health plans affordable despite major price hikes

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:11pm

As consumers in Utah and around the country are expected to see higher health insurance premiums and fewer choices next year under President Barack Obama's health law, the White House is on the defensive with a new report that says rates will still be relatively inexpensive for most Utah consumers.

Russian man convicted of hacking into US businesses

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:11pm

A jury convicted a Russian man Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that made him millions of dollars.

Brazilian senators blast each other as Rousseff trial starts

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:11pm

Brazil's Senate on Thursday began deliberating whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the final step in a leadership fight that has paralyzed Congress and cast a pall over a nation in the midst of a severe recession.

Jury convicts Russian man of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data, orchestrating international online theft sc

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

Jury convicts Russian man of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data, orchestrating international online theft scheme.