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GameStop and Zoe's fall; Deckers and Costco climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:28pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

Colorado oil tank blast kills worker, spurs safety questions

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:06pm

An oil tank explosion in northern Colorado killed a worker and burned three others, shooting up flames just miles away from an unrelated gas blast last month and prompting fresh questions about safety in one of Colorado's largest industries — oil and gas extraction.

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools

Julie Carr Smyth and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:06pm

As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding.

Kuwaiti company settles claims of troop food contract fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:56pm

A Kuwaiti logistics company has agreed to pay $95 million to resolve allegations that it inflated prices and defrauded the U.S. government for contracts to feed American troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan.

The Latest: Colorado governor says recent blasts unrelated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:50pm

The Latest on a fatal oil tank fire in northern Colorado (all times local):

South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentence

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:38pm

A prosecutor wanted to send a man who killed seven people in South Carolina to death row, but the state's lack of execution drugs and the desire of victims' relatives to never see him again led authorities to accept a deal for life in prison without parole for the serial killer.

Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:29pm

Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion-based television programs.

Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:19pm

Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate accord he's threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial U.S. leadership is in supporting international efforts.

Trump's budget dismays families hit by drug addiction crisis

Steve Peoples and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:19pm

He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump.

Gold, silver gain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:08pm

The May gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,267.60 an ounce, up $11.80.

G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda

Colleen Barry, Sylvie Corbet and David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies on Friday put pressure on internet companies and social media sites to do more to stop the spread of "hateful ideology," appealing to their sense of social responsibility to more swiftly identify and remove terror propaganda.

Trump criticizes German trade surplus, again

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

President Donald Trump has criticized Germany's trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a contentious issue at a summit of world leaders where trade is already a sticking point.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Judge orders man to pay $391k in damages for Boise wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

An Idaho judge says a 19-year-old man must pay more than $391,000 in damages for starting a 2016 wildfire in the Boise foothills.

Jay Z's Tidal streaming service loses its 3rd CEO in 2 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

Jay Z's Tidal streaming service has lost its third CEO in two years.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

County taxpayers in Idaho to cover about $2.7M from lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:22pm

An Idaho county's taxpayers will need to cough up about $2.7 million to cover a lawsuit its officials lost against a former employee who had been fired.

White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

The president's chief economic adviser is casting doubt on the future of U.S. coal, saying it "doesn't really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock," directly contradicting President Donald Trump's repeated promises to revive the struggling coal industry.