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Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:11pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

$1.5M public works bill voted down in Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:01pm

Senate Democrats' plan to borrow $1.5 billion for public construction projects has hit a snag.

Venezuela politician accuses Wall Street Journal of libel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:01pm

A Venezuelan legislator has sued Dow Jones & Co. and News Corp., saying he was libeled in a Wall Street Journal story about a drug investigation.

Wal-Mart brings back greeters at the store door

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 1:51pm

Those smiley door greeters are back at Wal-Mart.

The Latest: Charlotte mayor meets with N Carolina lawmakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 1:31pm

The Latest on disagreements over a North Carolina law that limits transgender people to using the public restroom aligned with their biological sex and governments in passing their own anti-discrimination rules (all times local):

Apple partners with commercial software giant SAP

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 1:31pm

Apple has announced a new partnership with German software giant SAP to develop mobile apps that business customers can use on iPhones and iPad tablets.


FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 1:30pm

The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer some protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.

Idaho sees spike in tourism, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 1:01pm

Idaho is on track to collect record-high lodging taxes this year as the state sees a spike in tourism.

High swing that killed teen exempt from SC inspections

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 1:00pm

A ropes course where a Florida teen died last summer was exempt from state inspections governing amusement rides, South Carolina regulators have concluded, a reversal of what they said immediately after her death.

Maine's meaty mollusks likely bring strong scallop season

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 1:00pm

Maine's rebuilt scallop fishery is enjoying high demand from the culinary world for its prized meaty mollusks, and the 2016 season that ended last month is likely to go down as another strong year.

Morning Call's publisher, editor-in-chief, retiring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 12:41pm

David Erdman, a journalist who over a 35-year career at The Morning Call rose through the ranks of the newspaper to become its top editor and publisher, announced Thursday he is retiring.

Wildlife group proposes deer farm crackdown to fight disease

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 12:41pm

A prominent sportsmen's group wants Gov. Scott Walker to crack down on captive deer farms as he considers revising the state's chronic wasting disease tactics.

Bitcoin's self-proclaimed founder backtracks

Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 12:12pm

The man who claimed to be the mysterious founder of bitcoin appears to be stepping back into the shadows, leaving numerous questions in his wake.

3 died in hospital outbreak possibly caused by scopes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 12:10pm

At least three patients died last year at a Southern California hospital in a bacterial outbreak suspected to have been caused by tainted medical scopes, according to a newspaper report Thursday.

Former US attorney tapped to investigate UC Davis chancellor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 12:01pm

University of California President Janet Napolitano has retained the former chief federal prosecutor for Northern California to lead an investigation into whether the chancellor of UC Davis violated university conflict-of-interest and ethics policies.

3 council members protest against Philly sugary drink tax

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:50am

Three city council members have come out against a sugary drink tax that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney wants to use to fund a universal pre-kindergarten program and other initiatives.

Vendor for Rhode Island's Iceland video wasn't 1st choice

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:50am

The company that made a Rhode Island tourism video that included footage from Iceland was selected based on advice from a state employee who had worked for that company weeks prior, documents show.

Education cuts prompt revolt, despair in Oklahoma

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:20am

Oklahoma is accustomed to being at the back of the class in funding for public education: It ranks 48th among the 50 states plus the District of Columbia in teacher pay and 49th in spending per student.

Global, local leaders vow hard work against temperature rise

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:20am

International leaders and local officials on Thursday pledged to work hard to stem the rise of global temperatures by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy.