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Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they're sick

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:51pm

Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures.

Chesapeake says it has no plans to file for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:41pm

Chesapeake Energy sought to assure investors Monday that it is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection. The announcement came after a news report that said it hired a law firm spooked investors and sent its stock plummeting.

Cabin smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:31pm

A commercial flight headed to Los Angeles filled with smoke, turned around and made an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, where some passengers had to jump from the airplane to the runway.

Pro-abortion advocates hold reproductive health care rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:21pm

Abortion rights organizations, students and Kansas House members are rallying against legislation banning access to reproductive health care.

Gov't creates new student aid enforcement office

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:21pm

The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools.

Prescription drug database up again in Missouri House

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:01pm

As opioid overdoses increasingly draw attention in Congress and statehouses across the U.S., Missouri lawmakers are again considering a proposal for a prescription monitoring program that would bring the state in line with all others.

Cyprus ends tender for medium-term gas supply

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:01pm

Cyprus' Natural Gas Co. says it has ended a two-year bid to find suppliers of natural gas to fire up the east Mediterranean island's main power plant.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:51pm

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

Indiana to lift most bird flu outbreak restrictions Feb. 22

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:41pm

Animal health officials monitoring a bird flu outbreak in southwestern Indiana say most restrictions on poultry in that region will be lifted in two weeks if no additional cases are found.

Residents displaced by gas leak get more time to return

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:31pm

Los Angeles residents displaced by a massive, 15-week natural gas leak will have more time to return to their homes once the well is plugged, under an agreement announced Monday between city officials and Southern California Gas Co.

California State University campuses prep for strike

Lisa Leff, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:21pm

The union that represents California State University faculty said Monday it is preparing for a five-day strike at the system's 23 campuses, by far the largest walkout since professors and instructors won collective bargaining rights in the early 1980s.

Greyhound Lines resolves alleged ADA violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:21pm

Greyhound Lines has agreed to pay $300,000 to certain bus passengers and a $75,000 civil penalty to resolve allegations that it repeatedly violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

India Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:21pm

India's government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.

FAA: More registered drone operators than licensed pilots

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:11pm

The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are licensed pilots.

Revised tax conformity bill headed to Idaho governor's desk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:51pm

The Idaho Senate has approved legislation to bring the state's tax code in line with federal rules, a move estimated to cost Idaho roughly $46 million over two years.

Kansas Senate plan would hinder university's bonding move

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:51pm

A new budget proposal from Kansas legislators could force the University of Kansas to raise private funds to pay off construction bonds issued out-of-state.

Honda to recall new Civics because engines can fail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:41pm

Honda is recalling about 45,000 newly redesigned Civic compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the engines can fail and stall while being driven.

Alaska editorials

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:51am

Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:

Judge adopts deal involving racial claim at Arizona prisons

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:42am

A federal judge on Monday signed off on an agreement between Arizona and an inmate to end a claim of racial segregation in the state's 10 prisons.

Idaho House panel introduces Girl Scout sales tax bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:41am

Idaho Girl Scouts would get a tax break on each box of Thin Mints under legislation introduced in a House committee.