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Global, local leaders vow hard work against temperature rise

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:20am

International leaders and local officials on Thursday pledged to work hard to stem the rise of global temperatures by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy.

Ford to invest $182M in software development company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:51am

Ford says it is investing $182 million in a San Francisco software development company called Pivotal.

Wildlife group proposes deer farm crackdown to fight disease

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:51am

A prominent sportsmen's group wants Gov. Scott Walker to crack down on captive deer farms as he considers revising the state's chronic wasting disease tactics.

FDA announces rules that could upend e-cigarette industry

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:41am

The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes that could upend the multibillion-dollar industry and for the first time require e-cigarette makers to submit their products for a safety review.

Vendor for Rhode Island's Iceland video wasn't 1st choice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:41am

Documents show that the company that made a Rhode Island tourism video that included footage in Iceland was selected in March based on advice from a state employee who had worked for that company weeks prior.

Maine's meaty mollusks likely bring strong scallop season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:41am

Maine's rebuilt scallop fishery is enjoying high demand for the prized meaty mollusks and the 2016 season that ended last month is likely to go down as another strong year.

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:41am

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

Utah receives $285K for service projects on public lands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:30am

Utah will receive nearly $285,000 from a federal grant program for six service projects on public lands involving children and veterans.

3 died in hospital outbreak possibly caused by scopes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:20am

At least three patients died last year at a Southern California hospital in a bacterial outbreak suspected to have been caused by tainted medical scopes, according to a newspaper report Thursday.

Stirred by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:20am

More Democrats seem to be having doubts about the federal health care law, a contentious issue for most of President Barack Obama's tenure and one of the defining elements of his legacy.

Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:10am

Uganda's government on Thursday banned media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president.

Markets Right Now: Energy sector leads gains in stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:00am

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Oklahoma House OKs bill allowing medical use of cannabis oil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:00am

The Oklahoma House has given final approval to legislation that expands the medical use of an oil derived from marijuana.

Greek unions call 3-day general strike over new austerity

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:51am

Unions in Greece have called a three-day general strike to protest against new bailout austerity measures, in a sign of growing discontent with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' left-wing government.

Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.61 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:30am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, following the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise its benchmark interest rate.

Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:10am

The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months or see extremely limited service for three years under two possible plans for repairing damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Idaho sees spike in tourism, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:00am

Idaho is on track to collect a record-high in lodging taxes this year as the state sees a spike in tourism.

Bitcoin's self-proclaimed founder backtracks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:00am

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, the man who came forward this week as bitcoin's founder, is backtracking. He wrote in a blog post that he does not "have the courage" to publish additional proof, as promised, that he is the elusive creator of the Internet currency.

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:00am

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