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Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion

Jeff Baenen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:40pm

Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the African nation. Palmer has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC

Jack Gillum and Ronnie Greene, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:22pm

The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.

Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:20pm

Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled.

Hospital: Patient has chicken pox, poses no health risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:20pm

A Kentucky hospital locked down its emergency room for nine hours Saturday, after a patient arrived covered with sores and doctors feared a potential threat to the public's health.

Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 8:01pm

A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.

Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism'

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 7:41pm

Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like-minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism" - even if those policies help their businesses.

Company, FAA working on Gulfstream IV jet fail-safe problem

Ron Todt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:41pm

The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even if they are prevented from taking off.

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:30pm

Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.

Nevada likely to land NASA contract for drone testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:41pm

Nevada officials are gearing up for the arrival of NASA drones.

North Idaho College offers new aerospace program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:51pm

Officials with North Idaho College say they are expanding their aerospace program to include aircraft maintenance, an option that hasn't been offered at the college since it trained pilots, aircraft mechanics and aviation technicians during WWII.

Hickenlooper begins new state tour to sell TABOR fix

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:40pm

Gov. John Hickenlooper is launching a statewide tour to push for a change in how the state spends money, asking Coloradans to help him overhaul the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR.

University of Missouri discounts some online tuition costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:40pm

The University of Missouri says it will give a 10 percent tuition discount to Missouri students enrolled in a full degree program online.

Work begins on University of Illinois solar farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:11pm

A long-awaited solar farm is under construction at the University of Illinois and a campus official says it should be producing power by Christmas.

Top US disease modeler makes estimates, courts controversy

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:01pm

Last autumn, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.

Government investigating Harman car radios after Fiat recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:00pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Harman car radios following a recent recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability.

Clearfield woman sentenced for embezzling $900,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:40pm

A Clearfield woman who embezzled almost $900,000 from two Utah companies has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:30pm

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.

Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:12pm

Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress.

OSU students work with street luger, trying to break record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:11pm

A professional street luger from Columbus is enlisting the help of five Ohio State University students to help him break a world record.