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Easing coal rules unlikely to make US energy independent

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:12pm

The Trump administration is gutting Obama-era regulations opposed by the coal industry, but the strategy isn't likely to have much effect on U.S. energy independence.

Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:02pm

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank announced Tuesday.

Lawsuit: Waffle House grease seeped onto neighbor's property

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:00pm

An Alabama man says in a federal lawsuit that grease and sewage from a nearby Waffle House seeped onto his property, doing thousands of dollars in damage.

Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:00pm

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is the latest member of Barack Obama's cabinet heading to the world of academia.

House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:53pm

House Republicans on Tuesday blocked more attempts by Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS.

Advocates of homeless vets fear Trump budget could hurt them

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:53pm

The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump's proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say.

Cache Valley officials pass sewer rate increases for 7 valley cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:48pm

Residents of a northern Utah valley can expect 10 percent increases to their sewer utility rates for the next five years.

Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:42pm

Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too.

Missouri House votes to repeal public construction wage law

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:33pm

The Missouri House took a key first step Tuesday toward repealing the state's "prevailing wage" requirement for public construction projects, the latest in a series of moves by Republican-controlled states to limit union powers.

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:33pm

Potential White House entanglement in Congress' investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election brought new cries of protest from Democrats on Tuesday as fresh political allegations clouded the probe.

House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rule

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:33pm

The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

Military digging up WWII battle remains from Hawaii cemetery

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:24pm

Military and Veterans Affairs officials are digging up the remains of dozens of unidentified Marines and sailors killed on a remote atoll in the Pacific during one of World War II's bloodiest battles.

Environmental panel member sues over social media comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:03pm

A member of a New Jersey environmental panel is suing 14 people over negative comments posted on her business Facebook pages regarding her support for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross a federally protected preserve.

Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companies

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:43pm

Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.

AP Exclusive: Iowa regulator keeps busy private law practice

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:33pm

A powerful Iowa regulator has maintained a busy and profitable private legal practice even though a law mandates she devote her "whole time" to state business, a review by The Associated Press shows.

Wells Fargo will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over unauthorized accounts.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:30pm

Wells Fargo will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over unauthorized accounts. .

Austere Texas spending bill passes Senate amid budget woes

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:23pm

Budget woes in Texas caused by a prolonged oil slump would be patched with cuts to higher education, kicking the can down the road on growing Medicaid costs and rebuffing priorities of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott under an austere spending bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate.

FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:10pm

U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:04pm

Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.

Top North Carolina GOP official fights to save bathroom bill

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:04pm

The top Republican in North Carolina's executive branch is throwing a blunt counterpunch to the Democratic governor's call to repeal the state's "bathroom bill," despite current and future economic losses stemming from the legislation that's stirred up fierce debates about gender.