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Governor tightens regulations after boy's waterslide death

Allison Kite, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34pm

The death of a colleague's son spurred the governor in the often anti-regulation Kansas to toughen the state's inspection requirements for amusement parks on Monday.

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34pm

The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market.

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

Matthew Daly and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34pm

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy.

In Mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming

Rebecca Blackwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:25pm

For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City's toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley. A massive new water treatment plant is about to change this.

Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

Erica Werner and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:24pm

Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump's border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.

Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:10pm

The Chicago aviation police officer who pulled a man off a United Airlines flight describes the man as physically and verbally combative during the incident.

Official: 'Silver lining' in hacker, foreign nation alliance

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:01pm

Foreign governments that rely on the services of private criminal hackers leave their operations vulnerable to being exposed and disrupted, creating a "silver living" for U.S. law enforcement investigations of cyberattacks, a top Justice Department official said Monday.

Figures on government spending and debt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:01pm

Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

Hasbro heads for the loo and business booms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:01pm

Business for Hasbro is in the toilet, which turns out to be a pretty good place.

CR Bard and Fifth Third Bancorp surge while Ventas sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

US: Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42pm

A federal prosecutor said Monday that politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman as they try to get Turkey's president and U.S. officials to resolve the case diplomatically.

AP Exclusive: Amid cuts, new Iowa building gets pricey redo

Ryan J. Foley and Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

A plan to spend nearly a half-million dollars remodeling the interior of the newest state office building in Des Moines is moving ahead despite budget cuts that are slicing an array of state programs and services, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

Jury divided in 1st trial for Cliven Bundy's Nevada standoff

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

A federal jury in Las Vegas found two men guilty Monday in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014, but then deadlocked on federal charges against four others.

GM appeal of ignition switch ruling rejected by high court

Tom Krisher and Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims.

Doctors to keep George HW Bush in hospital a few more days

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:30pm

A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital for a few more days of observation while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia.

Rates on US Treasury bills unchanged to higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:23pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were unchanged to higher in Monday's auction.

Seafood processor, EPA settle on Alaska clean air violations

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:23pm

A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Alaska.

Chobani yogurt company sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:23pm

Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company.

Idaho board approves $150M in bonds to address I-84

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:22pm

Idaho transportation officials have agreed to spend $150 million in newly approved bonds to repair and add lanes on Interstate 84 near Nampa.