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Suspicious device found on rental car at Albuquerque airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 2:00pm

Federal and local authorities declared a suspicious device found on a rental car at Albuquerque's airport to be safe Sunday and are now launching investigations into how it got there.

Public comment sought on Yellowstone road project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:51pm

The National Park Service is accepting public comments on a proposed road repair project on the east side of Yellowstone National Park.

The Latest: Albuquerque airport rental car facility reopens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:41pm

The Latest on the discovery of a suspicious device under a rental car near Albuquerque International Sunport (all times local):

Governor's special session on budget, taxes opens Sunday

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:10pm

Valentine's Day isn't arriving with flowers or candy for Louisiana's lawmakers, but with bleak budget discussions and tax talk.

Utility plans car charging stations in eastern Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 12:50pm

A power company that wants to install 265 charging stations in eastern Washington state is asking state regulators to approve a two-year pilot program that would expand electric vehicle use in the region.

Senate approves bill aimed at lottery scholarship fix

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 12:40pm

It's now up to lawmakers in the House to consider a proposal aimed at shoring up New Mexico's struggling lottery scholarship program.

Suspended Missouri professor seeks to repair image, keep job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:51am

A suspended University of Missouri assistant professor who drew national attention for her run-ins with student journalists during race-related protests at the university last year has been working with a public relations firm to try to repair her image and says she hopes to keep her job.

Southwest Idaho school district hopes to polish image

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:20am

A southwest Idaho school district that went through a financial crisis three years ago has hired a company to help it create a new logo, vision and mission statement.

1930s electricity co-ops take Internet initiative

Donna Bryson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:10am

When sisters Caroline Clark and Dianne Rissman set up their quilt shop in the house on their family farm in Iowa 2004, vendors they would call about fabric or thread would helpfully tell them it would be easier to order on line.

Trial under way in $100 million lawsuit against Venezuela

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:00am

A federal trial over a $100 million investors' lawsuit against Venezuela includes allegations of fraud, hints of an international criminal conspiracy, and references to diamonds, German junk bonds and a mysterious house fire in Switzerland.

Israeli leader defends gas extraction deal in Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:50am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unprecedented appearance at the Supreme Court Sunday to defend a deal signed in December with U.S. and Israeli developers drilling offshore gas deposits.

Israel: 3 Palestinians dead after attacking Israelis

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:40am

Three Palestinians were killed and another critically wounded while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in three separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and police said.

Child prodigy from Chile pursues 2 doctorates from Rutgers

Minjae Park, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:10am

Patricio Molina was famous before he knew it. When he was 3, he showed up to a TV studio with a pacifier and captivated a national audience, playing the piano with a fluency and poise that belied the sight of a tiny boy whose shiny black shoes didn't reach the ground.

GOP governor stays popular in Democratic Massachusetts

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 8:41am

While partisan battles rage in Washington and state capitals, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker thrives in one of the nation's bluest states.

As FBI goes through evidence at refuge, town awaits normalcy

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 8:26am

As the FBI focuses on its criminal investigation at the national wildlife refuge taken over by an armed group, land managers must get ready to reopen the 300 square-mile area, which draws birdwatchers, anglers and hunters and is a key economic engine of the surrounding area.

New York weighs new approach to high child care costs

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 8:20am

New York may allow the parents of young children to defer a piece of their state taxes to help cover the cost of child care.

Iran exports first oil shipment to Europe since nuclear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 8:10am

Iran says it has exported its first crude oil shipment to Europe since it reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.

Swiss to represent Saudi Arabia in Iran after ties cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 7:50am

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Sunday that Switzerland has agreed to handle its diplomatic services in Iran so that Iranian pilgrims can continue to visit the oil-rich kingdom.

Obama uses California's Sunnylands as Western White House

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:02am

The guest list at Sunnylands reads like a roster of the rich and famous, from years past to today: Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few.