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State consider getting tossing bottle deposit programs

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:11pm

As curbside recycling has grown, environmentalists around the United States find themselves fighting to protect decades-old bottle recycling programs that critics say are becoming obsolete.

Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 fatal Alaska crash

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:00pm

The National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot's decision to fly using visual flight rules when conditions called for instrument rules was a cause of a fatal crash of a sightseeing flight in Alaska.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54pm

Shareholders irritated by the fallout from Wells Fargo's sales practices scandal sent a warning to the bank's executives and board, with some directors barely holding onto their jobs Tuesday in what is typically a symbolic vote.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:50pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Correction: Chobani-Alex Jones Lawsuit story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:45pm

In a story April 24 about Greek yogurt company Chobani suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, The Associated Press erroneously reported a headline used in the defamation case. The headline said "Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Importing Migrant Rapists."

Gold, silver lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:45pm

The April gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1265.60 an ounce -- down $10.20.

Kidz Bop ready bigger tour with help from Live Nation

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:37pm

KIDZ BOP, the musical brand for children that's sold millions of CDs over the years, is launching its new tour in a big way with the help of juggernaut promoter Live Nation.

Families of 2 women who died on ATVs in Utah sue Polaris

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:37pm

The families of two Arizona women who died last year in Utah when their ATVs caught fire after tipping over have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that made the vehicle: Polaris Industries.

Last words haunt surviving teen's sentencing in fatal fire

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:27pm

In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend's cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant building.

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

Virtual reality, apps add interactivity to music videos

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets.

Ivanka Trump hears groans as she defends father in Berlin

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:58pm

Ivanka Trump drew groans and hisses Tuesday from an audience in Berlin while defending her father's attitude toward women, but she brushed it aside as "politics" during her first overseas trip as a White House adviser.

Healthy profits push stocks higher yet; Nasdaq crosses 6,000

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:58pm

Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices.

Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan before release

Stephen Ohlemacher and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:57pm

A new congressional estimate could upend President Donald Trump's tax plan even before he releases it.

Beer stores near reservation appeal loss of liquor licenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:47pm

The owners of four Nebraska beer stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year near a South Dakota American Indian reservation that is plagued by alcohol-related problems are appealing a state regulator's decision not to renew their liquor licenses.

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:47pm

U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer.

Big unwind begins: Republicans target crisis financial rules

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:46pm

Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession.

Russia steps in after Ukraine cuts power to rebel-held east

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:46pm

In a move that further cements Russia's control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas after the Ukrainian government cut off power because of a heavy backlog of unpaid bills.

Prosecutors: Doctor's practice stole millions from Medicare

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:46pm

Federal prosecutors argued Tuesday that a prominent Florida eye doctor tied to alleged political corruption ran a practice that was actually a well-organized scam that stole millions from Medicare.