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Colorado agriculture department awards fruit study grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:00am

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has awarded Colorado State University a $18,684 grant to help peach growers in western Colorado find ways control a canker disease that has hit productivity, profitability, and orchard health.

Ban on fetal tissue sales, donations nearing final passage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:50am

Louisiana's lawmakers are close to enacting a prohibition on collecting, selling, transporting or donating fetal tissue from an abortion.

Saudi Labor Minister vows Binladin workers to be paid soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:50am

Saudi Arabia's Labor Minister says some employees of the Saudi Binladin Group will receive their salaries this month and others soon thereafter.

Superintendent: Jackson Public Schools in financial crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:40am

The Jackson Public Schools superintendent says the district is facing a financial crisis due to decreased state funding.

Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:40am

Afeni Shakur, the political activist mother of slain rap icon Tupac Shakur who inspired her son's work and strived to keep his legacy alive, has died. She was 69.

UN demands protection for hospitals in conflicts

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:40am

The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a resolution Tuesday demanding that all parties to conflicts protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.

Honda, Nissan break records as auto sales stay hot in April

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:31am

America's love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales. Ford posted record SUV sales, while Toyota broke a record for SUV and truck sales.

Idaho city settles lawsuit over local law, LGBT weddings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:30am

A northern Idaho city has settled a lawsuit brought by wedding chapel owners who oppose same sex marriage.

Lawsuit: Salon shampoo license requirement doesn't wash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:30am

When in the course of human events someone wants to give a shampoo at a salon, a conservative think tank says they shouldn't have to get a license.

Beyonce goes from 'Lemonade' to watermelon water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:01am

When life handed Beyonce lemons, she made ... watermelon water?

Doctor at jail temporarily barred from practicing medicine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:00am

A doctor at a New Hampshire jail has been temporarily barred from practicing medicine at the facility following claims that he failed to provide inmates with adequate medical care.

Tests show child with Elizabethkingia has different strain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:00am

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin says lab tests show that a child diagnosed with Elizabethkingia (ee-LIZ'-ah-beth-KING'-ee-ah) is not connected to the strain that has caused an outbreak of the bloodstream infection in Wisconsin.

Federal official: DC subway hasn't improved safety

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:00am

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Washington's subway system appears not to have made meaningful safety improvements since a fatal accident in 2009.

St. Louis jury awards $55M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:50am

For the second time in three months, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a huge award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:40am

Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:30am

More than 19 million U.S. tourists visited Washington in 2015, an increase of 1 million over the previous year and a record for the nation's capital as its tourism industry continues to make steady progress since the Great Recession.

Morgan State University designated a national treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:20am

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is naming Morgan State University a national treasure.

Freddie Mac posts $354M loss in 1Q; no dividend payment

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:20am

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported a net loss of $354 million for the first quarter, mostly due to losses it sustained on the investments it uses to hedge against swings in interest rates.

EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:20am

The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.

College of DuPage appoints its first female president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:11am

A retired Navy vice admiral is set to become the College of DuPage's first female president in the suburban Chicago school's 49-year history.