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US: Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42pm

A federal prosecutor said Monday that politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman as they try to get Turkey's president and U.S. officials to resolve the case diplomatically.


Jury divided in 1st trial for Cliven Bundy's Nevada standoff

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

A federal jury in Las Vegas found two men guilty Monday in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014, but then deadlocked on federal charges against four others.

GM appeal of ignition switch ruling rejected by high court

Tom Krisher and Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims.

Doctors to keep George HW Bush in hospital a few more days

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:30pm

A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital for a few more days of observation while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia.

Rates on US Treasury bills unchanged to higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:23pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were unchanged to higher in Monday's auction.

Seafood processor, EPA settle on Alaska clean air violations

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:23pm

A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Alaska.

Chobani yogurt company sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:23pm

Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company.

Idaho board approves $150M in bonds to address I-84

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:22pm

Idaho transportation officials have agreed to spend $150 million in newly approved bonds to repair and add lanes on Interstate 84 near Nampa.

MetLife asks court to put hold on 'too big to fail' case

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:13pm

Insurance giant MetLife on Monday asked a federal appeals court to put on hold a ruling on whether the government can tag the company as a potential threat to the financial system.

Idaho's anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:12pm

A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities.

The Latest: Trump to order review of national monuments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:10pm

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Chief: Fire near university among largest in county history

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:05pm

Fire officials say a massive fire at a building under construction near the University of Maryland is still burning more than six hours after it started.

Passengers in viral airline videos have same lawyer

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:03pm

The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer — the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United Express flight earlier this month.

Cement multinational CEO resigns after Syria deals

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:54pm

The top executive of LafargeHolcim announced Monday that he will resign, citing "strong tensions" facing the Swiss-French cement maker since its admission last month that it had struck deals with armed groups in Syria — allegedly including the radical Islamic State group.

Magnifique: Investors applaud French vote with stock rally

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:54pm

Vive le rally.

Trump's 100-days promises: A long way to go on most of them

Jill Colvin and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:54pm

Sure enough, the big trans-Pacific trade deal is toast, climate change action is on the ropes and various regulations from the Obama era have been scrapped. It's also a safe bet President Donald Trump hasn't raced a bicycle since Jan. 20, keeping that vow.

Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

Angela Charlton and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:43pm

France's established parties are rallying around the man who helped shut them out of the presidential runoff, maverick centrist Emmanuel Macron — an alliance of convenience aimed at keeping far-right Marine Le Pen out of the Elysee Palace.

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dead

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:43pm

Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died.

Farmers fear deportation of workers could hurt livelihood

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:32pm

The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.