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Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

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

Governor offers $4.5M for troubled Milwaukee neighborhood

Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:31pm

State officials promised $4.5 million for job creation and other economic assistance for Milwaukee's north side on Friday, hours before nearly 2,000 people showed up for the funeral of a black man fatally shot by police.

The Latest: Computer hack exposes millions in Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:31pm

The Latest on a computer breach involving Northwest hunting and fishing license sales (all times local):

Lawyers plan civil suit in '44 execution of black youth

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

Attorneys are investigating the possibility of filing a civil-rights lawsuit in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two young white girls in a segregated South Carolina mill town.

The Latest: Big crowd for funeral of man killed in Milwaukee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

The Latest on the aftermath of the killing of a black man by Milwaukee police that sparked two nights of violence (all times local):

Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

Court sides with Trader Joe's in suit over alleged knockoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:10pm

A federal appeals court has revived a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who purchases the company's products and resells them in Canada at a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe's.

Judge refuses to suspend California's assisted death law

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:10pm

A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.

Biden announces new funding for Amtrak Northeast Corridor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:03pm

Federal officials say the government will make a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements on the Northeast corridor.

Obama creates world's largest marine protected area

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:01pm

President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.

Feds honor 2 Maryland employers who support Guard, Reserve

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:01pm

The U.S. Defense Department honored 15 U.S. employers for supporting workers who serve in the National Guard and military reserve units.

Stocks slip into losses in the afternoon after Yellen speech

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:00pm

Stocks were lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading on Friday, giving up modest gains following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Phone companies and utilities, widely considered safe-play stocks, led the list of decliners. AT&T and Verizon each fell more than 1 percent.

Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:42pm

Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."

Congressmen: FBI, VA must probe vet's death outside hospital

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:20pm

Two congressmen want federal authorities to investigate why a former Navy gunner apparently killed himself on the grounds of a veterans' hospital in New York.

US rig count down 2 this week to 489, Pennsylvania up 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:11pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 489.

Governor's order seeks to make Minnesota more bee-friendly

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:10pm

Gov. Mark Dayton sought Friday to extend a little Minnesota nice to the state's declining honeybee population by issuing an executive order limiting certain pesticides that harm them, a step advocates said positions the state as a leader in protecting pollinating insects critical to the nation's food supply.

Online fishing, hunting license sales halted in Northwest

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:02pm

Idaho, Oregon and Washington have shutdown online sales of hunting and fishing licenses amid concerns a vendor's computer system has been hacked and personal information is at risk.

The colonel's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:01pm

Has Colonel Sanders' nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC's fried chicken empire?

Lawmaker calls for state investment at military facilities

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:00pm

A Democratic Rhode Island lawmaker wants the state to put money into an empty fund created to support its military facilities and defense industry.