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Ex-Christie aide gets prison term for bridge revenge plot

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:27pm

A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for his role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Alan Fram and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:20pm

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different.


It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years

Jill Lawless and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:18pm

Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism — or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for an uncertain future as "global Britain."

Trump's top health official gets bipartisan grilling

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:18pm

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is getting strong pushback from lawmakers of both parties over the White House's proposed cuts in medical research, public health and social service programs.

The Latest: Feds extend deadline for first border wall bids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:18pm

The Latest on the proposed U.S. border wall with Mexico (all times local):

Iowa regulator's confirmation delayed after AP report

Ryan J. Foley and Linley Sanders, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:04pm

The Iowa Senate delayed the confirmation of Geri Huser as the Iowa Utilities Board chairwoman after The Associated Press reported on her extensive private legal work, lawmakers said Wednesday.

Idaho lawmakers adjourn 2017 regular session

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:04pm

Idaho lawmakers closed out the 2017 legislative session on Wednesday, finishing the year by passing a contentious repeal of the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries while also clearing a massive transportation funding plan.

Putin visits Arctic archipelago to reaffirm Russian presence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:04pm

President Vladimir Putin is visiting an Arctic archipelago as part of Russia's efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the region.

Kellogg headquarters' tower evacuated; suspected Freon leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:00pm

Some workers at Kellogg Co.'s Battle Creek headquarters have been hospitalized as a precaution following a suspected Freon leak.

The Latest: Idaho lawmakers close 2017 session

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:55am

The Latest on the Idaho Legislature's final day of the 2017 session (all times local):

Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:55am

A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing.

Moody's sees Egypt's economy growing but reforms slipping

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:37am

The economic picture for Egypt is improving, ratings agency Moody's said on Wednesday, but a public backlash will likely lead the Mideast country to slow reforms undertaken to secure a bailout from the international Monetary Fund.

AP Explains: What the death of broadband privacy rules means

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:36am

Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?

Disney moves Magic Kingdom metal detectors to ticket center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:26am

Walt Disney World is moving its metal detectors to an earlier entry point at its most popular park, Magic Kingdom.

Venezuela detains oil company official in corruption case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:17am

Venezuelan officials say they've arrested a senior manager at the state oil company on corruption charges at a moment when the oil-rich country is struggling with fuel shortages.

Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is off

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:08am

Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over.

Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:07am

Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.

Turkish court orders to be blocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58am

A Turkish court has ordered the travel website to be blocked in a dispute with the country's main travel agency association, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.

Utilities vow to finish reactors despite Westinghouse woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:38am

The electric utilities that own two nuclear reactors under construction in South Carolina say they're committed to finishing the project despite the bankruptcy of builder Westinghouse Electric Co.

FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:27am

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.