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Kentucky judge to decide if OxyContin testimony is public

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:11pm

A Kentucky judge says he will decide next week whether to unseal the secret testimony from a former president of the company that markets the powerfully addictive painkiller OxyContin.

Treasury rejects plan to slash Teamsters pension benefits

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:11pm

The Treasury Department on Friday rejected an effort by the Teamsters Central States Pension Plan to cut benefits for 270,000 retired workers starting in July.

Lawmakers agree on budget, renewable energy siting bill

Dave Gram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:11pm

Lawmakers agreed on a budget, a renewable energy siting bill and a measure calling for more transparency in prescription drug pricing as they worked Friday toward an expected Saturday adjournment for the year.

Judge says women can sue Uber over alleged driver assaults

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:11pm

A federal judge says two women who allege that Uber drivers assaulted them, one in Boston and the other in South Carolina, can sue the ride-hailing company.

Ruling: Medical marijuana immunity of doctors is limited

Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:01pm

The legal immunity provided physicians by Arizona's medical marijuana law for certifying patients to use pot only applies to the medical certifications, not other conduct such as making false statements in documents, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Arizona joins rest of nation with children's insurance plan

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:00pm

Arizona is poised to join 49 other states that offer a federal health insurance program for low-income children after backers of the plan pushed it through the Legislature Friday and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey pledged to sign it immediately.

Woman gets 3 years for role in $200M credit card fraud scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:50pm

A Philadelphia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for her role in a $200 million credit card fraud scheme the U.S. Department of Justice calls the largest it has prosecuted.

A pregnant woman walks into a bar: You must serve her in NYC

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:42pm

A pregnant woman shows up at a New York City bar and wants to go in and order a drink despite health warnings against consuming alcohol while expecting. Should the tavern serve her?

Records show Vegas stunt plane company had safety concerns

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:41pm

Before a recent stunt plane crash killed an instructor pilot and student passenger, records show that federal authorities had noted multiple safety issues on similar acrobatic flights offered by a Las Vegas tourism company that allows paying customers — even those without any previous flight experience — to fly and control planes.

Obama calls on Sen. Paul to drop objections to tax treaties

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:41pm

President Barack Obama on Friday called on Sen. Rand Paul to drop his "quirky" objections to pending international tax treaties so they can move forward in Congress.

UW relations head leaving for real estate organization

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:41pm

The University of Wisconsin System's public relations and lobbying director is leaving the post at the end of next week to lead a prominent real estate organization.

EPA chief: US quickly phasing out coal for clean energy

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:31pm

The top official at the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday the ongoing legal fight over regulating carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants won't delay the nation's accelerating shift to cleaner sources of energy.

Food freedom movement clashes with public health fears

Mark Shenefelt-Examiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:31pm

In 2014, 99 people were infected by bacteria traced to raw milk sold at a small dairy in Weber County. One person died and 10 were hospitalized. The campylobacter outbreak triggered an investigation by state and federal health authorities of unpasteurized milk practices in Utah.

Florida grand jury indicts charter school management company

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:31pm

A charter school management company which has operated schools statewide was indicted this week by a Florida Panhandle grand jury, accused of fraudulently billing a charter school for supplies, equipment and services.

The Latest: Trump will testify after election on lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:31pm

The Latest on a class-action lawsuit against Donald Trump and his now-defunct Trump University (all times local):

Penn State OKs some alcohol sales at games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:40pm

Penn State's board of trustees has approved allowing some fans to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.

Canadian brewery ships cases of water to wildfire zone

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:40pm

One of Canada's largest breweries says it is donating up to 200,000 cans of emergency drinking water to firefighters and evacuees affected by the raging wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

The Latest: Arizona governor to sign KidsCare restoration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:31pm

The Latest on the legislative effort to restore KidsCare (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Stocks shake off a loss, turn higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:21pm

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Hiring slowdown in April may signal caution about US economy

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:21pm

American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.