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Bad beasts, good treats: Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:40am

A small Louisiana slaughterhouse has a big mission: getting restaurants and home cooks to take a bite out of the state's $76 million-plus in annual damage from feral hogs.

AP Photos: Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring visitors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:32am

A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world's most baleful ghost towns.

UK leader meeting top EU officials for Brexit working dinner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:32am

Britain's prime minister is taking time out from her election campaign to meet the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator and head of the bloc's executive.

Wyoming unemployment falls as people leave the state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:32am

New state statistics show Wyoming's unemployment rate has dropped as the state has lost thousands of jobs over the past year.

Boeing beats 1Q profit forecasts but revenue falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:22am

Boeing topped expectations for first-quarter profit, but the aerospace giant's sales fell short of forecasts, and the shares fell in Wednesday-morning trading.

Rain delays Idaho potato, wheat planting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:18am

Eastern Idaho farmers are hoping for a hot and dry spell after cold rain delayed much of their spring planting schedules.

Old car, new tricks: Adding safety tech to an older car

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:12am

Old cars can learn new tricks.

Stocks hold steady ahead of tax-plan announcement

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:05am

Stock markets around the world made only modest moves on Wednesday, waiting to see what the White House has in store for U.S. tax policy.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:53am

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Trump proposing 'biggest tax cut' in US history

Josh Boak and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:42am

President Donald Trump is proposing "the biggest tax cut" ever, even as the government struggles with mounting debt, in an effort to fulfill his promises to stimulate job creation and middle class prosperity.

Parents recreate closed Blockbuster store for autistic son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:42am

When an autistic Texas man's favorite video store closed, his parents surprised him by bringing part of it home.

Utah restaurants, bars must hang sign affirming intentions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:36am

A new law requires bar and restaurant owners in Utah to hang a sign by their door disclosing the business' serving intentions.

Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:32am

You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public.

Small businesses can feel bigger effects from a PR disaster

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:32am

Halfway through Valentine's Day, florist Ajay Kori realized he was in the midst of a disaster.

The Latest: Syria condemns Turkish attack on Kurds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:22am

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The Latest: Macron wants more retraining for French workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:20am

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Fiat Chrysler profit up more than a third as Europe improves

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:14am

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported Wednesday that its first-quarter earnings rose by more than a third mainly due to an improved performance in Europe and by its luxury Maserati brand.

Coke offers its namesake drink with fiber in Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00am

Coke's flagship cola is being sold as a health drink of sorts in Japan, with a version that promises to deliver fiber.

Illinois board to consider Hastert's state lawmaker pension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00am

Illinois officials are poised to consider the status of the pension Dennis Hastert receives for the time the imprisoned former U.S. House speaker served in the state's General Assembly.

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

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00am

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.