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Idaho lawmakers adjourn 2017 regular session

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:04pm

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

Putin visits Arctic archipelago to reaffirm Russian presence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:04pm

President Vladimir Putin is visiting an Arctic archipelago as part of Russia's efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the region.

Kellogg headquarters' tower evacuated; suspected Freon leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:00pm

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

Trump's top health official gets bipartisan grilling

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:00pm

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is getting strong pushback from lawmakers of both parties over the White House's proposed cuts in medical research, public health and social service programs.

The Latest: Idaho lawmakers close 2017 session

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:55am

The Latest on the Idaho Legislature's final day of the 2017 session (all times local):

Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:55am

A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing.

Moody's sees Egypt's economy growing but reforms slipping

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:37am

The economic picture for Egypt is improving, ratings agency Moody's said on Wednesday, but a public backlash will likely lead the Mideast country to slow reforms undertaken to secure a bailout from the international Monetary Fund.

AP Explains: What the death of broadband privacy rules means

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:36am

Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?

Disney moves Magic Kingdom metal detectors to ticket center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:26am

Walt Disney World is moving its metal detectors to an earlier entry point at its most popular park, Magic Kingdom.

The Latest: French minister says Brexit move 'lifts taboo'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:17am

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

Venezuela detains oil company official in corruption case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:17am

Venezuelan officials say they've arrested a senior manager at the state oil company on corruption charges at a moment when the oil-rich country is struggling with fuel shortages.

Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is off

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:08am

Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over.

Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:07am

Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.

Turkish court orders Booking.com to be blocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58am

A Turkish court has ordered the travel website Booking.com to be blocked in a dispute with the country's main travel agency association, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.

Ex-Christie aide gets prison term for bridge revenge plot

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58am

A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for his role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.

Utilities vow to finish reactors despite Westinghouse woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:38am

The electric utilities that own two nuclear reactors under construction in South Carolina say they're committed to finishing the project despite the bankruptcy of builder Westinghouse Electric Co.

FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:27am

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.

Trump's budget priorities set small businesses strategizing

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:16am

The priorities laid out in President Donald Trump's budget message have some small business owners strategizing how they might benefit from a big boost in defense spending, and others thinking about how to make up for revenue they could lose to cuts in grant programs and subsidies.

Tracking phones: Insurers deny claims based on doubtful data

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data.

There are ways to make overseas travel more affordable, safe

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:53am

Foreign travel is expensive and can be intimidating for some, but there are strategies for saving money and staying safe.