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Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC

Jack Gillum and Ronnie Greene, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:22pm

The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.

NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolution

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:21am

America's medical marijuana industry has come a long way from its beginnings 20 years ago.

Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:30pm

A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:30pm

Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.

Hospital locks down emergency room as it evaluates patient

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:21pm

A Kentucky hospital's emergency room was placed on lockdown Saturday as doctors evaluated a patient for a potential public health risk, officials said.

Nevada likely to land NASA contract for drone testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:41pm

Nevada officials are gearing up for the arrival of NASA drones.

North Idaho College offers new aerospace program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:51pm

Officials with North Idaho College say they are expanding their aerospace program to include aircraft maintenance, an option that hasn't been offered at the college since it trained pilots, aircraft mechanics and aviation technicians during WWII.

Hickenlooper begins new state tour to sell TABOR fix

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:40pm

Gov. John Hickenlooper is launching a statewide tour to push for a change in how the state spends money, asking Coloradans to help him overhaul the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR.

University of Missouri discounts some online tuition costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:40pm

The University of Missouri says it will give a 10 percent tuition discount to Missouri students enrolled in a full degree program online.

Work begins on University of Illinois solar farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:11pm

A long-awaited solar farm is under construction at the University of Illinois and a campus official says it should be producing power by Christmas.

Top US disease modeler makes estimates, courts controversy

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:01pm

Last autumn, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.

Government investigating Harman car radios after Fiat recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:00pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Harman car radios following a recent recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability.

Clearfield woman sentenced for embezzling $900,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:40pm

A Clearfield woman who embezzled almost $900,000 from two Utah companies has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:30pm

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.

Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:12pm

Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress.

OSU students work with street luger, trying to break record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:11pm

A professional street luger from Columbus is enlisting the help of five Ohio State University students to help him break a world record.

Program urges commuters to drive first, pedal later

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:41am

Commuters choosing between driving a car or riding a bicycle to work are being encouraged to try a little of both.

Pilot killed in display plane crash at festival in England

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:41am

An aerobatic stunt plane plummeted to the ground during a routine at a car and music festival in northwest England Saturday, killing the pilot.

Alabama's rural hospitals in critical condition

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:20am

An ambulance carrying a person with stroke symptoms backs up the emergency room on summer morning at Wedowee Hospital.