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Officials: Health plans affordable despite major price hikes

Michelel L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

As consumers in Utah and around the country are expected to see higher health insurance premiums and fewer choices next year under President Barack Obama's health law, the Obama administration is on the defensive with a new report that says rates will still be relatively inexpensive to most Utah consumers.

Texas jury deliberating on whether GM switch caused crash

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

A Texas jury is now deliberating on whether a General Motors ignition switch was to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another.

Jury convicts Russian man of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data, orchestrating international online theft sc

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

Jury convicts Russian man of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data, orchestrating international online theft scheme.

Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

Raphael Satter and Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:43pm

A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:43pm

Proponents of an NFL stadium in Las Vegas say they've narrowed their list to two potential sites and are unwilling to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will provide a new home for the Raiders.

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

Annabelle Liang and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:41pm

The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.

The Latest: Governor hears how Lake Arthur was saved

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Iowa board doesn't immediately vote on pipeline request

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

The Iowa Utilities Board has declined to take immediate action on a request by 14 landowners to halt construction of a four-state oil pipeline.

Philadelphia train station's departures board to make exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

The ticking departures board at Philadelphia's main train station could make its own exit soon. But just how long the letters will continue to flip and signal passing trains at 30th Street Station remains in question.

Stocks move lower in afternoon trading on mixed earnings

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:23pm

Stocks are moving lower in afternoon trading Thursday as investors sift through a handful of earnings reports. Tiffany & Co. rose on higher profits, but Signet Jewelers and Dollar General fell after reporting results that disappointed investors.

Obama administration taps Kim for second term at World Bank

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:23pm

The Obama administration is nominating current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for a second term leading the 189-nation international lending organization.

India: French submarine data leak no security threat

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:21pm

India said Wednesday that the leak of documents from a leading French builder of Scorpene submarines designed for India's navy was investigated and did not pose any security compromise because sensitive information was blacked out.  

Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:41am

Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal.

Biden warns Europe against Russian energy reliance

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:34am

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has cautioned Europe against a new natural gas pipeline planned to stretch from Russia to Germany, saying it "looks like a fairly bad deal" for Europe because it further increases its energy dependency on Moscow.

Harvard, Bloomberg launch $32M project to train US mayors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

Harvard University says it's partnering with business titan Michael Bloomberg to provide leadership training to mayors across the U.S.

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:20am

Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say.

Dollar General, Dollar Tree report weak sales growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:11am

Discount-store rivals Dollar General and Dollar Tree reported weaker-than-expected sales figures Thursday, as struggling lower-income shoppers spent less at their stores.

Manchin to review Mylan response to criticism over EpiPens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:11am

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he's concerned about skyrocketing prices for life-saving allergy injection pens made by a company headed by his daughter.

Apple issues security update following discovery of iPhone spyware circulating in Middle East

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:10am

Apple issues security update following discovery of iPhone spyware circulating in Middle East.