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Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:21am

Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grain.

Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

Brian Bakst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:01am

Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.

Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC

Jack Gillum and Ronnie Greene, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 7:40am

The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.

New York lawmakers at odds over proposed Billy Joel highway

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 7:20am

A street through Billy Joel's hometown may someday bear his name but a group of New York lawmakers, for now at least, like the signs for Route 107 just the way they are.

Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:20am

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the Democratic presidential candidate.

Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:10pm

Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.

Nevada likely to land NASA contract for drone testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:31am

Nevada officials are gearing up for the arrival of NASA drones.

Pilot killed in display plane crash at festival in England

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:41am

An aerobatic stunt plane plummeted to the ground during a routine at a car and music festival in northwest England Saturday, killing the pilot.

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:30am

Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.

OSU students work with street luger, trying to break record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:21am

A professional street luger from Columbus is enlisting the help of five Ohio State University students to help him break a world record.

Alabama's rural hospitals in critical condition

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:20am

An ambulance carrying a person with stroke symptoms backs up the emergency room on summer morning at Wedowee Hospital.

Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

John Marshall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:22am

Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize and possibly move to nearby Vail.

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 7:41am

Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.

Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 7:30am

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.

Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 6:50am

Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress.

Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:30am

The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:40am

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of snowboarders are reasserting their claim that a ban should be lifted at Utah's Alta Ski Area, pushing back against the notion that it would set off a string of other lawsuits. Attorneys for the four snowboarders argue in a new filing with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that this is a unique case specifically about the fact that Alta is denying access to snowboarders on leased public land designated for all snow sports.

Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:10am

Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations have failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy.

China's manufacturing shows zero growth in July

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:11pm

China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy, according to data released by an industry group on Saturday.