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Report: Patients should know about unsterile surgical tools

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:10pm

A hospital in Lander should inform patients who had surgery between December 2013 and October 2016 that they could have been exposed to non-sterile surgical instruments, the state health department said.

Sheriff: Gunman killed after firing at Florida pipeline site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:33pm

A man who fired shots at a central Florida construction site died during a shootout with sheriff's deputies following a chase.

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' scares up big $30.5 million debut

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:18pm

Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller "Get Out," to a chart-topping opening weekend with $30.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday.

Wendy's plans self-ordering kiosks at 1,000 locations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:03pm

Wendy's says it plans to install self-ordering kiosks at about 1,000 locations by the end of the year.

Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 12:04pm

Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavor and color in an instant. It's a long process from tree to bottle.

Midwest, Wyoming lawmakers target wolf protections again

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:45am

Pressure is building in Congress to take gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming off the endangered list, which would allow farmers to kill the animals if they threaten livestock.

Wendy's plans self-ordering kiosks at 1,000 locations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:25am

Wendy's says it plans to install self-ordering kiosks at about 1,000 locations by the end of the year.

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

Ben Nuckols and Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:16am

A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage.

Naming airport after Clintons doesn't fly with GOP lawmaker

Tafi Mukunyadzi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:56am

With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is pushing to remove the names of the state's most famous Democrats — Bill and Hillary Clinton — from Little Rock's airport.

Power gone, Atlantic City mayor walks re-election tightrope

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:14am

His city is a half-billion dollars in debt, its casino industry continues to shrink, and the state has seized most of his power.

Egypt says near meeting Russia's airport security demands

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:05am

Egyptian officials said Sunday they were inching closer to meeting all demands set by Russia on airport security to resume flights to Egypt, suspended after militants from a local affiliate of the Islamic State group downed a Russian airliner 15 months ago over the Sinai Peninsula.

Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braiding

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:53am

The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national movement to deregulate the business of African-style braiding.

Nebraska county with few people, assets faces huge judgment

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:53am

It started with a murder, was followed by a botched trial and has ended with a small Nebraska county facing a $30 million judgment it can't possibly pay.

Gov. Mead announces ENDOW website

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:35am

Gov. Matt Mead has announced the creation of a website for a new program that aims to expand Wyoming's economy.

Pioneer Valley or West Mass? Regional rebranding is fraught

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:59am

A new nickname for the river valley in western Massachusetts isn't sitting well with some residents.

New LG phone influenced by Samsung's Note 7 troubles

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:47am

Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone.

Saudi king visits Malaysia as he begins Asia tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:54am

Saudi King Salman arrived in Malaysia on Sunday to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia.

What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:44am

When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.

Israel to Amazon: Stop selling Holocaust-denying literature

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:37am

Israel's official Holocaust memorial has asked Amazon to stop selling literature on its site that denies the genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II and otherwise promotes anti-Semitism.

Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:27am

Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency.