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Tax incentive suspended for Kentucky Noah's ark attraction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:31pm

Kentucky's tourism agency has suspended a tax break worth up to $18 million for a Noah's ark biblical attraction after the park transferred its main property to a nonprofit affiliate.

US seeks dismissal of charges in 'London Whale' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:19pm

The U.S. government is seeking dismissal of criminal charges against two ex-traders at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a scandal that caused over $6 billion in losses after a trader known as the "London Whale" became an unreliable witness.

Accident at Florida power plant claims fifth life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:19pm

An accident at a Florida power plant last month has claimed a fifth life.

Ford says it will fight latest Takata recall

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:21pm

Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recall.

London blaze makes US building owners mindful of fire threat

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:21pm

U.S. building owners should review what materials their structures are built with following a deadly fire in London that showed how flames can quickly cover a high-rise, devouring it from the outside, fire experts said Friday.

Markets Right Now: Energy, tech losses hit US stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:20pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Police: Australian likely killed by Takata air bag inflator

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:12pm

A man who died this month in a traffic crash near Sydney likely is the 18th person killed by a faulty Takata air bag inflator, Australian authorities said Friday.

Former Trump adviser Flynn consulting again, says brother

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:12pm

Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC that is advising private equity firms, according to one of his brothers, who says Flynn is "moving on with his life."

Environmental report on pipeline favorable for developers

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:03pm

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found.

Latest: Pipeline supporters pleased with federal assessment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:03pm

The Latest on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (all times local):

New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:49pm

Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday that made New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:49pm

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

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:49pm

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

Veterans hospital under investigation adds interim leaders

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:41pm

New Hampshire's only veterans hospital has appointed two more interim leaders as whistleblower doctors continue to call for a third-party investigation into substandard treatment and conditions.

Ex-military contractor gets life in prison in sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:39pm

A former U.S. military contractor already serving prison time for stealing secrets has been sentenced to life behind bars for abusing underage girls in Honduras.

Gold, silver rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:39pm

The July gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1254.30 an ounce -- up $9.50.

UW strategic plan approved by trustees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:39pm

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a five-year plan that aims to advance academic quality, enrollment, statewide engagement and economic contributions.

Another day, another derailment in NYC subway

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:31pm

Another day, another derailment. And another round of finger-pointing on who is to blame for problems with New York City's troubled transit system.

US rig count decreases by 2 this week to 950

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:22pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 950.