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Cleveland Browns owner loses round in deposition fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:51pm

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a step closer to having to answer questions about fraud at the truck stop chain where he is president and CEO.

Illinois weighs college aid for students in the US illegally

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:41pm

Laura Vivaldo considers herself fortunate among her Illinois college classmates who are in the U.S. illegally and struggle to pay tuition because they don't qualify for state or federal financial aid.

Oklahoma Medicaid cuts to limit mental health care access

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:41pm

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority board has approved cuts that could potentially trim care for thousands of low-income residents with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

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Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:41pm

President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.

Gov: Puerto Rico braces for lawsuits as major default looms

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:30pm

Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that the U.S. territory is bracing for multiple lawsuits as a major default looms over a $470 million bond payment.

US rig count drops 11 this week to 420, another all-time low

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:30pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 11 this week to 420, again reaching an-time low amid depressed energy industry prices.

Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:30pm

Congress headed out of Washington on Friday, accomplishing relatively little in a short work period and missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis.

Purdue-based national steel consortium aims to help industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:11pm

A new national consortium has been established to come up with ideas that could help the domestic steel industry.

Huge fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing man

Keith Srakocic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:10pm

A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that burned a fleeing homeowner as he ran down a road, authorities said.

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:00pm

The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents.

First widely available Zika test OK'd for emergency use

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:00pm

The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week.

The Latest: Fire from natural gas explosion has been put out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:50pm

The Latest on a natural gas fire and explosion in western Pennsylvania (all times local):

School cash added to break budget impasse, but issues remain

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:40pm

An agreement to add millions in new school spending to break a stalemate that stalled a state budget deal for several days was still in flux Friday morning as the Arizona House prepared to debate the $9.58 billion budget package.

Exxon's 1Q profit plunges 63 percent on lower oil prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:30pm

Exxon Mobil has produced its weakest quarter in more than 16 years as lower oil prices pushed its profit down by 63 percent.

Unexpected friendship forms in Kansas City hospice

Eric Adler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:30pm

Jen Moss took to Jody Wooton from the first moments they met.

Original power lunch eatery to close and everything must go

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:20pm

New York's original power lunch restaurant is closing, and the furniture, tableware and even the pots and pans will be sold.

The Latest: Black boxes found in Norwegian helicopter crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:00pm

The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local):

Kanawha County schools dropping 90 positions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 11:50am

Kanawha County's school system is planning to have about 90 fewer positions next fiscal year because of a shrinking budget, but officials said most of the position cuts will not result in job losses.

Appeals court: Amtrak can't have regulatory role

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 11:41am

A federal appeals court has once again ruled that Congress can't give Amtrak power to impose rail standards on other private railroads.