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Whole Foods exec: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:30am

Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won't be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet.

Kanawha County schools dropping 90 positions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:30am

Kanawha County's school system is planning to have about 90 fewer positions next fiscal year because of a shrinking budget.

Norwegian Aviation Authority bans all helicopters like one that crashed near Bergen from flying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:30am

Norwegian Aviation Authority bans all helicopters like one that crashed near Bergen from flying.

Flames shoot into sky as natural gas explosion injures 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:30am

A natural gas explosion at a pipeline complex in Pennsylvania burned one person on Friday, but officials said a well fire that erupted at the site was under control.

FBI date center expanding in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:20am

The FBI is expanding its data center in eastern Idaho and bringing in 300 new jobs.

Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:11am

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.

State education board wants to keep coordinator job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:10am

The Wyoming State Board of Education has voted to keep funding its state coordinator position.

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:00am

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 released Friday.

FAA: Smoke in jet cabin, cockpit leads to emergency landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:50am

Federal safety investigators say a regional jet made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after smoke was reported in the cabin and the cockpit.

US consumer sentiment slips in April

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:50am

American consumers were a bit more downbeat in April.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:40am

Grain futures were Mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US consumer spending inches up in March

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:40am

U.S. consumers boosted their spending by a tiny amount in March as purchases of nondurable goods such as clothing offset a big fall in spending on autos and other long-lasting items.

Champion Homes to bring up to 150 jobs to Marshall County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:30am

Champion Home Builders Inc. will bring up to 150 jobs to Marshall County after deciding to invest $6.3 million in a production facility in Benton.

Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:21am

It's been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis.

The Latest: Statoil supporting crash victims' families

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:51am

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

Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:50am

The Latest on global financial markets (all times local):

Lawmaker accused of harassment is all alone with his M&Ms

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:41am

Amid the frenzied negotiations, flaring tempers and occasional frivolity marking the end of another Tennessee legislative session, one lawmaker stayed conspicuously alone and quiet.

Lawmaker calls for Illinois to revoke Hastert's pension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:31am

An Illinois state senator is urging the state to strip Dennis Hastert of the taxpayer-funded pension he receives from when he was state legislator.

Jury: Firm not liable for burns blamed on exploding body wax

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:30am

A jury says a New York company isn't responsible for burns a northeastern Pennsylvania woman said were caused by a bottle of exploding body wax.

US consumer spending up tiny 0.1 percent in March, while incomes post solid 0.4 percent gain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:40am

US consumer spending up tiny 0.1 percent in March, while incomes post solid 0.4 percent gain.