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Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:12pm

Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire on the city's streets.

New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:22pm

California will require police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation's most-populous state.

Gov. Ricketts determined to address Whiteclay beer sales

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:41pm

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's determined to address the problems that plague the village of Whiteclay and is working with a Native American activist to seek solutions.

Judge approves for $338M oil train settlement

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:01pm

A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of the fiery 2013 oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, clearing the way for payments to victims by year's end.

$2M bail set for diplomat charged in UN bribery case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:01pm

Over a prosecutor's objection, bail was set at $2 million Friday for a Dominican Republic diplomat arrested in a bribe-related criminal case that also landed a former president of the United Nations General Assembly behind bars.

Judge issues restraining order that allows Uber in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:31pm

A Brazilian judge has issued a temporary restraining order against recently approved legislation that bans the use of smartphone-based ride-hailing-apps like Uber in Rio de Janeiro, the country's second largest city.

Stocks close out best week of the year with a small gain

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:31pm

The stock market closed out its best week this year with a modest gain on Friday, helped by airlines and industrial companies.

The Latest: California to extend health coverage to all kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:11pm

The Latest on California legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown ahead of a Sunday deadline (All times local):

Health insurer to stop offering plans on Kentucky exchange

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:51pm

A Kentucky nonprofit that emerged as one of the largest insurance providers on the state's health exchange has given notice that it won't offer plans for 2016, a decision affecting tens of thousands of customers ahead of the next enrollment period starting in a few weeks.

Oregon pot stores sell more than $11 million in first 5 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:31pm

Retailers sold more than $11 million of marijuana during Oregon's first week of legal recreational sales, outpacing the early business done in other states that have legalized pot, according to the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:31pm

Las Vegas police unions have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the department's interpretation of a new law about pay for employees doing union work is unconstitutional. At issue is the law that requires unions to pay for any leave taken by employees performing union-specific duties.

Prosecutors play back ex-coal CEO's phone calls at trial

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:02pm

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship lamented a push by his board to cap his salary at $12 million, called the group "so unappreciative," and said at least a quarter of his wealth was tied up in his company's stock, according to phone calls he secretly recorded in his office.

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:31pm

Governor approves first oversight scheme to regulate California's medical marijuana industry.

Small hospitals get state aid, but some call it smoke screen

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:11pm

Connecticut will redistribute $14.1 million to help smaller, financially strapped hospitals in the state, but not the larger hospitals, which already have healthy margins, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget office said Friday.

UAW leaders approve richer Fiat Chrysler contract

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:01pm

The United Auto Workers union unveiled a richer proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler on Friday, a week after angry union members voted down a previous agreement.

Iowa college establishes endowment fund for AP intern

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:23pm

A small private liberal arts college in Iowa has established an endowment fund in memory of a young alumnus who was also a news intern for The Associated Press when he died at age 22 in Mexico City in 2012.

Future of New York City mass transit hinges on funding fight

David Klepper and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:02pm

The New York subway system was a gleaming symbol of American ingenuity when it opened in 1904. Now it rattles along past aging stops, controlled by cloth-insulated electrical wiring and signal devices almost as old as the tunnels themselves.

Judge won't delay hearings on new Arizona abortion law

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:41pm

A federal judge on Friday refused to delay a lawsuit against a new state law requiring doctors to tell women that a medication abortion may be reversible.

UW regents approve 10-year Under Armour contract

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:01pm

Under Armour will replace Adidas as the University of Wisconsin-Madison's exclusive athletic uniform and equipment supplier for the next decade beginning next summer under a multi-million contract that the UW System's Board of Regents approved Friday.

Petition drive assures House vote to revive Ex-Im Bank

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:01pm

Several dozen Republicans teamed up with Democrats Friday to assure a House vote on reviving the U.S. Export-Import Bank, giving the effort to save the bank new life more than three months after its charter lapsed.