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TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:33pm

The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril.

Kansas Senate plan would hinder university's bonding move

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:31pm

The University of Kansas could be forced to raise private funds to help pay off $327 million in bonds for construction projects under a measure a state Senate committee added Monday to budget legislation.

Abortion-rights advocates hold reproductive health rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:31pm

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

Cabin smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:31pm

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.

Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:31pm

A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing.

Chicago State students, faculty protest budget impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:20pm

Chicago State University students and faculty members took to the streets to protest the Illinois budget standoff that is threatening to force the closing of the school.

Vermont attorney general drops probe of environmentalist

Dave Gram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:20pm

The Vermont attorney general's office has dropped its criminal investigation into whether an environmental activist has operated as a lawyer without a law license in her advocacy for critics of large-scale wind and solar power projects before state regulators.

UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

Joan Lowy and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:10pm

A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production.

More budget cuts likely for Oklahoma schools, roads, prisons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:00pm

Deeper budget cuts are coming for Oklahoma's schools, health care, roads and prisons.

Indiana to lift most bird flu-related restrictions soon

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:41pm

Animal health officials monitoring the bird flu outbreak in southwestern Indiana say they will lift most restrictions in two weeks if ongoing testing finds no additional infections.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.