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K-tel creator Philip Kives has died at age 87

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 3:30pm

Philip Kives, the tireless pitchman whose television commercials sold everything from vegetable slicers to hit music records, has died at age 87.

UND eliminating 138 positions to meet budget allotments

Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 3:21pm

The University of North Dakota plans to eliminate 138 faculty, staff and administration positions to help meet budget cuts ordered by the governor, the school's interim president told state Board of Higher Education members Thursday.

Arizona Republicans want funding for Koch-backed schools

Ryan Van Velzer and Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 3:11pm

Arizona's Republican leaders have proposed earmarking millions of dollars for programs at the state's public universities that are backed by billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch.

California seeks $90 million from utility over wildfire

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 3:01pm

California officials say they will seek more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.

Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 3:01pm

No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares — even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times.

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

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:52pm

An internal FBI report says there's no clear evidence the agency violated its own rules when it posed as The Associated Press to unmask a criminal.

AP Source: Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:52pm

Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership.

Lance Armstrong asking judge to end government lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:50pm

Lance Armstrong is asking a judge to end a lawsuit against him by the U.S. government that seeks to recover millions of dollars in sponsorship money the U.S. Postal Service paid to Armstrong's teams from 1998-2004.

Marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman arrested again, for pot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:41pm

A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been arrested again on marijuana charges after law enforcement raided his restaurant and cannabis temple.

Advocates fear chaos after Rauner home health care ruling

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:41pm

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.

Nevada gambling revenue down 3 percent in March

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:41pm

Nevada gambling revenue dropped 3 percent in March compared with last year, weighed down by bettors playing less baccarat and casinos having a less-lucky month in slots and sports betting.

Malta minister loses portfolio over Panama Papers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:31pm

Maltese Minister Konrad Mizzi has been relieved of his duties in energy and health after he acknowledged opening a company in Panama which is held by a trust in New Zealand.

VA hospital: No personal info on stolen computer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:21pm

Officials with a Veterans Affairs hospital in Providence say a computer was stolen out of the basement of the hospital more than a year ago, and that patients were never notified.

Ex-CSU student gives $13 million for scholarships, buildings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:21pm

Colorado State University says an energy company CEO who attended the school is donating $13 million for scholarships and construction projects.

Markets Right Now: Tech, energy stocks lead a broad decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:21pm

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Cuban exiles drop lawsuit over Carnival cruise to island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:13pm

Two Cuban exiles have dropped their federal discrimination lawsuit against Carnival Corp. after the cruise line reached an agreement with the communist-run island to permit Cuban-born passengers to make the voyage.

$1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Not in Florida, court says

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:12pm

The Florida Supreme Court struck down a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases on Thursday, saying the $1.53 hourly rate a lawyer was paid to help an injured worker was "absurdly low."

House GOP seeks to block stricter rule on retirement savings

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:12pm

The GOP-controlled House has voted along party lines to overturn new Obama administration rules requiring stricter standards for brokers regarding retirement investments.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:12pm

Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.