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Asian stocks post cautious gains ahead of Fed statement

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:40pm

Asian stock markets mostly made modest gains Wednesday as the recent plunge in Chinese shares kept investors on edge and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.

NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:10pm

The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and triggering the accident that killed him, federal investigators said Tuesday.

House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:11am

The House and Senate are moving toward passage of three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal.

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific nations gather on Maui

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:50am

Trade ministers from 12 nations around the Pacific Rim are meeting on the Hawaiian island on Maui to negotiate a trade pact.

LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earnings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:30am

LG Electronics says its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business.

Administration would give prisoners access to student grants

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:01pm

Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.

FAA investigating airliner that nearly ran out of fuel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:01pm

Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic.

2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:42pm

Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled the state.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:41pm

Nevada representatives have signed an agreement with their counterparts in Germany to launch an exchange program for interns focused on advanced manufacturing. Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tesla's decision to build a battery factory in northern Nevada makes it especially important to develop a skilled workforce like Germany's.

Future unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile production

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:41pm

Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe.

Candidates for governor propose privatizing parks

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:30pm

How will Kentucky's next governor help pay for a $14 billion shortfall in public school teacher pensions and adding an extra 400,000 people to Medicaid? By cutting loose a portion of the state's 49 state parks.

Ohio city detects Lake Erie toxins that led to 2014 crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:30pm

Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year that left 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan without safe tap water for two days.

US official says Puerto Rico should get access to bankruptcy

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:01pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday that creating a path as soon as possible to allow Puerto Rico's government to file for bankruptcy would help the U.S. territory recover from its economic crisis.

FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:22pm

Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach.

National Finals Rodeo to remain at Thomas & Mack Center

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:21pm

Officials say the National Finals Rodeo will return to the Thomas & Mack Center on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus this December and up to 10 more years.

Utah liquor board OKs 1st tasting permit for a distillery

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:20pm

Utah liquor bosses granted special permission Tuesday for a distillery to offer a broad selection of whiskey samples, opening the door for more distillers and breweries to seek similar exemptions under the state's knotty alcohol laws.

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:20pm

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:11pm

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says there's "not a chance" he'll leave Nevada's 3rd Congressional District race without a Democratic candidate. Reid tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that Democrats are talking with a number of potential candidates to replace Republican Rep. Joe Heck, who's running for Senate. Four Republicans have announced bids for Heck's seat, but no prominent Democrats have jumped in.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:11pm

The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement. But the Mormon church — the nation's largest sponsor of Scout units — warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.