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Unpaid bills put trial of Texas attorney general in limbo

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:14pm

As courtroom twists go, this one is practically unheard-of: On the brink of bringing Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, to trial on felony securities fraud charges, the government's prosecutors are threatening to bail out of the case unless they get paid.

2 former Christie aides gets prison for bridge revenge plot

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:04pm

Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.

2 women charge racial discrimination at Fox News

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:04pm

Two black women who work at Fox News Channel have charged in a lawsuit that they were subjected to "yearslong relentless racial" hostility at the hands of a top financial executive at the network who has since been fired.

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Alan Fram and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:48pm

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different.

The Latest: May says EU's bill for Brexit hasn't come due

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:38pm

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Major US utility sues insurers over coal ash cleanup costs

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:36pm

The largest U.S. electric company sued 30 international and domestic insurance companies Wednesday, saying they should cover part of the utility's multibillion-dollar cleanup costs in the Carolinas for toxic byproducts left from decades of burning coal to generate power.

Trump's top health official gets bipartisan grilling

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:36pm

President Donald Trump's top health official got strong pushback Wednesday from lawmakers of both parties about deep cuts the White House is pressing in medical research, public health and social service programs.

2 states settle with Santander over 'unfair' car loans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:35pm

Santander has agreed to a nearly $26 million settlement with officials in two states over the bank's role in "unfair" subprime auto loans for thousands of consumers.

The Latest: Feds extend deadline for first border wall bids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:18pm

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Iowa regulator's confirmation delayed after AP report

Ryan J. Foley and Linley Sanders, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:04pm

The Iowa Senate delayed the confirmation of Geri Huser as the Iowa Utilities Board chairwoman after The Associated Press reported on her extensive private legal work, lawmakers said Wednesday.

Idaho lawmakers adjourn 2017 regular session

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:04pm

Idaho lawmakers closed out the 2017 legislative session on Wednesday, finishing the year by passing a contentious repeal of the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries while also clearing a massive transportation funding plan.

Putin visits Arctic archipelago to reaffirm Russian presence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:04pm

President Vladimir Putin is visiting an Arctic archipelago as part of Russia's efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the region.

Kellogg headquarters' tower evacuated; suspected Freon leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:00pm

Some workers at Kellogg Co.'s Battle Creek headquarters have been hospitalized as a precaution following a suspected Freon leak.

The Latest: Idaho lawmakers close 2017 session

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:55am

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Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:55am

A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing.

Moody's sees Egypt's economy growing but reforms slipping

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:37am

The economic picture for Egypt is improving, ratings agency Moody's said on Wednesday, but a public backlash will likely lead the Mideast country to slow reforms undertaken to secure a bailout from the international Monetary Fund.

AP Explains: What the death of broadband privacy rules means

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:36am

Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?

Disney moves Magic Kingdom metal detectors to ticket center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:26am

Walt Disney World is moving its metal detectors to an earlier entry point at its most popular park, Magic Kingdom.

Venezuela detains oil company official in corruption case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:17am

Venezuelan officials say they've arrested a senior manager at the state oil company on corruption charges at a moment when the oil-rich country is struggling with fuel shortages.

Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is off

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:08am

Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over.