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The Latest: House adding education cash to break stalemate

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

The Latest on action on an Arizona budget proposal (all times local):

Sanofi profits stable, strong sales in emerging markets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:20am

Sanofi says drugs sales in emerging markets helped keep its profits stable in the first quarter despite losses caused by Venezuela's collapsing currency.

Australia blocks farm sale to Chinese over national interest

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:40pm

Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea.

Lawsuit claims discrimination at the New York Times

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:12pm

Two women who work in the advertising department at The New York Times have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper, its chief executive and chief revenue officer.

UK company fined for misleading Australians over painkillers

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:20pm

An Australian court ordered a British consumer goods company on Friday to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) in penalties after ruling that the company misled consumers about the effectiveness of a popular painkiller.

Proposed rule would delay questions about criminal history

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:12pm

The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would prohibit federal agencies from asking certain job applicants questions about criminal and credit history until a conditional offer of employment has been made.

The Latest: Utility says blame for 2015 wildfire is unclear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:41pm

The Latest on the cause of a deadly 2015 wildfire (all times local):

Legislature buckles down on budget work, but long days ahead

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:21pm

The Arizona Legislature dug into a third day of work on a budget deal negotiated between Republican House and Senate leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday without a clear agreement with GOP members in the House who are pushing for more spending on K-12 education.

New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:11pm

The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas-based oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a waste-water injection well used by various oil producers.

K-tel creator Philip Kives has died at age 87

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 7:31pm

Philip Kives, the tireless TV pitchman whose commercials implored viewers to "wait, there's more!" while selling everything from vegetable slicers to hit music compilations on vinyl, has died at age 87.

GAO: Health care access hard to measure for Native Americans

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:52pm

Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found.

FBI: 'Argument can be made' fake AP story broke rules

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:40pm

FBI officials say there's no clear evidence the agency violated its own rules when it posed as The Associated Press to unmask a criminal, according to a report obtained through a public records lawsuit.

Senate confirms Obama's pick to be ambassador to Mexico

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:40pm

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, clearing the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country's most important diplomatic posts.

FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operations

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:20pm

Federal safety officials are reviewing operations at Allegiant Air two years ahead of schedule, spurred by incidents including an aborted takeoff and a plane that landed low on fuel.

Obama: US can meet goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:12pm

President Barack Obama says the U.S. can meet his goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by Sept. 30, the end of the federal budget year.

Advocates fear chaos after Rauner home health care ruling

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:11pm

Gaileen Roberts' daughter Jody has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and developmentally delayed. But she can live at home because her mother earns a taxpayer-subsidized $13 an hour as her caregiver.

High-speed rail board approves revised California plan

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:04pm

The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project approved a revised $64 billion plan Thursday that calls for the train to go from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California, acknowledging the political reality that federal and private financing has fallen far short of what backers had hoped.

The Latest: High-speed rail board approves revised plan

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

The Latest on a California board meeting to discuss the revised high-speed rail plan (all times local):

EPA announces latest steps addressing Missouri landfill fire

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:41pm

The owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the underground blaze, a U.S. Environmental Agency administrator said Thursday.