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Cenovus buying most of ConocoPhillips's Canadian assets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:11pm

Cenovus Energy announced Wednesday it will pay $17.7 billion Canadian (US$ 13.2 billion) for most of ConocoPhillips' Canadian assets.

Alaska Airlines, Branson clash over licensing fees

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:55pm

Alaska Airlines could be headed toward a showdown with Richard Branson over millions of dollars in licensing fees.

Putin critic says he narrowly escaped death after poisoning

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:30pm

A Russian opposition leader sharply critical of President Vladimir Putin told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that he narrowly escaped death last month after being poisoned with a substance his doctors still haven't been able to identify.

No more tears: Restaurant gets praise, scorn for ban on kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:25pm

A North Carolina restaurant's ban on children 5 and younger is drawing both praise and criticism.

2 former Christie aides get prison for bridge revenge plot

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:17pm

Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for creating a colossal traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for political revenge, a scandal that sank Christie's White House campaign and was attributed by the judge to a venomous climate inside state government.

Person stabbed near popular outdoor shopping, dining plaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:55pm

Someone has been stabbed near a busy outdoor pedestrian shopping and dining plaza popular with locals and tourists in downtown Burlington, Vermont.

Kellogg headquarters' tower evacuated; suspected Freon leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:46pm

Nearly two dozen workers at Kellogg Co.'s Battle Creek headquarters have been hospitalized as a precaution following a suspected Freon leak.

The Latest: May says EU's bill for Brexit hasn't come due

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:30pm

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

2 states settle with Santander over 'unfair' car loans

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:24pm

Santander has agreed to a $26 million settlement with officials in two states over the bank's role in issuing subprime auto loans to thousands of consumers who could not afford to repay them, officials said Wednesday.

Idaho lawmakers adjourn 2017 regular session

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:10pm

Idaho lawmakers closed out the 2017 legislative session Wednesday, finishing the year by passing a contentious repeal of the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries while clearing a sweeping transportation funding plan.

Little change

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:05pm

The March gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,253.40 an ounce, down $1.90.

Officials now say northern Oklahoma earthquake 4.1 magnitude

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:05pm

Officials have slightly downgraded a relatively powerful earthquake that struck a remote area of northern Oklahoma.

Putin visits Arctic archipelago to reaffirm Russian presence

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday visited an Arctic archipelago, part of Russia's efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the oil-rich region.

After setback, abortion foes keep pressing Congress to act

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

The collapse of the Republican health care overhaul was a sharp setback for anti-abortion leaders, whose hopes of halting federal funding to Planned Parenthood were derailed. But they continue to pursue that goal and also are pushing for a federal ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Top EU Brexit official says Brexit would stun Churchill

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

The top Brexit official at the European Parliament thinks British political giants such as Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher would not look kindly on Prime Minister Theresa May turning over the hourglass on her country's withdrawal from the European Union.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:35pm

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:35pm

To believe or not to believe? That is the question, when it comes to President Donald Trump's comments about what comes next on health care.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:35pm

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:35pm

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.