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Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

Michelle Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:20pm

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82.

House OK's plan to send frail prisoners to nursing homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:10pm

The Michigan House has approved legislation that would allow about 120 frail prisoners a year to be released to live in a nursing home.

Latest: House tries to rally votes for Detroit schools bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:00pm

The Latest on Detroit's financially struggling schools, which saw teacher sick-outs this week (all times local):

Lawmakers vote to allow coverage of 3-D mammograms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:50pm

Connecticut lawmakers have passed legislation that attempts to encourage 3-D breast screening.

California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.

Family Health Services awarded $1 million for Rupert clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40pm

A southcentral Idaho health services facility is receiving $1 million from the federal government to build a bigger clinic in Rupert.

Staff member shot at outside high school in Pueblo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:50pm

Authorities say a staff member at a high school in Pueblo suffered minor injuries after being shot at in a back parking lot around the time school was being let out, and a van thought to have been involved was found later with a body inside.

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:41pm

A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself, saying his life had been ruined, sheriff's officials said.

On Capitol Hill, GOP muted a day after Trump's ascension

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:10pm

The reaction of congressional Republicans to Donald Trump's ascension ranged from subdued to silent on Wednesday, a day after the billionaire TV personality was all but anointed as the party's presidential nominee.

240 students from 6 Detroit schools to attend career expo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:51pm

About 240 students from a half-dozen high schools in Detroit are expected to participate in the police department's annual Bridging the Gap youth career expo.

Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:41pm

Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.

The Latest: California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:30pm

The Latest on a California bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco (all times local):

Air bag recall doubles in size, taxes overloaded industry

Tom Krisher and Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:30pm

Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry's ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts.

Panel: Painkiller training should be required for physicians

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:20pm

Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, according to federal health experts, though they acknowledge the challenge of putting such a mandate in place.

Group seeks to halt US exports of fur from bobcats, wolves

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:51pm

Wildlife advocates on Wednesday said they will seek a court order halting a United States government program that allows tens of thousands of pelts from bobcats and a small number of gray wolves to be exported annually for sale on the international fur market.

Tesla Motors brushes off 1Q net loss, accelerates plans

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:41pm

Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. brushed off a big first-quarter loss and cheered investors with news that it plans to accelerate its production plans.

Senate returns $7.5B budget that includes 4 percent raises

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:20pm

The South Carolina Senate has approved a $7.5 billion state budget that puts an additional $300 million into K-12 education, covers the state's expenses from last fall's historic flooding and provides $40 million in grants to flood-devastated farmers.

Investor files class action lawsuit in Jay Peak fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:20pm

A foreign investor has filed a class action lawsuit against two developers accused of misusing $200 million in investors' funds for developments in northern Vermont.

Ex-MillerCoors official pleads guilty in $8 million fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:20pm

A former vice president at MillerCoors has pleaded guilty to defrauding the beer-maker of more than $8 million.

Utah receives $285K for service projects on public lands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:00pm

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