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Montana health insurance companies seek rate hikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:41pm

Insurers say they're losing money on the Montana marketplace thanks to rising health care costs. The three companies using the market place are seeking 2017 rate increases of up to 62 percent.

Board of Metropolitan Community College asks leader to quit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:41pm

The board of a community college in Omaha has voted to ask its chairman to resign.

SABMiller suspends integration work for beer merger

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:41pm

SABMiller has suspended work on integrating its operations with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev while it reviews its sweetened bid, raising concern about completion of the 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover.

Fed keeps rates steady but sees less risk to US economy

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:11pm

The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged Wednesday but sounded a positive note: Near-term risks to the economy, the Fed said, have diminished.

Comey: Conversations about encryption issue still needed

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:11pm

FBI Director James Comey said government and the tech industry need to sort out their differences over encryption before "something terrible happens" that would make productive conversations impossible.

Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

Eric Tucker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:11pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump encouraged Russia to meddle in American politics Wednesday, with a stunning recommendation to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

2 charged for deer parts seized from restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:51pm

Wildlife officials say restaurant owners who scavenged deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops violated laws that prohibit the sale of wild venison.

Cities turn to local action to block oil trains

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:51pm

Spokane, Washington, is considering civil fines for companies that ship crude oil or coal through its downtown core.

Kaine's mission: Win over skeptical liberals in VP speech

Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:31pm

Facing a backlash from the left, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is facing pressure to affirm his liberal credentials in his first prime-time speech as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Drug developer Kadmon skids following weak demand for IPO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:31pm

Shares of drug developer Kadmon Holdings tumbled Wednesday after its initial public offering priced far below the company's estimates.

Coca-Cola cuts sales outlook amid weak international demand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:31pm

Coca-Cola cut its sales forecast for the year on Wednesday, but says it's making changes to address declining soda demand in the U.S. and key international markets.

Hospital network paying $2.5M to settle overbilling claims

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:31pm

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has paid $2.5 million to settle some claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit accusing the hospital network of overbilling government insurance programs for neurosurgery.

Investigation continues after Kansas skydiver's body located

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:10pm

Investigators are trying to determine how a Kansas skydiver was separated from her parachute and harness during a jump in Oklahoma.

APNewsBreak: Texas AG's $100K gift came despite agency rules

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:10pm

Documents show the $100,000 that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted from the head of a company his office was investigating came despite internal agency rules that prohibit such gifts.

CEO of Harvard's $37B endowment resigns for personal reasons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:10pm

The chief of Harvard University's $37 billion endowment is resigning after less than two years at the helm.

Most Idaho lawmakers receiving state health care coverage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:31am

Idaho lawmakers are eligible for the same health care benefits as full-time state employees even though they are considered part-time workers.

The Latest: Clinton adviser says Trump encouraging hackers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:22am

The Latest on the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (all times local):

Investment banker blames father at NY insider trading trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:11am

The lawyer for an investment banker on trial for insider trading has blamed the man's father for betraying his son by making illegal trades that made over $1 million.

Eni, former CEO indicted in Algeria bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:01am

An Italian judge has indicted the Eni oil company, former CEO Paolo Scaroni and eight others on a charge of bribing an Algerian official to win an 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) contract.

UN chief concerned at Turkey's restrictions on human rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:01am

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expressing concern at the Turkish government's restrictions on individual rights under the state of emergency imposed after a failed July 15 coup and "worrying reports" of mistreatment of some military detainees.