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December 26th, 2014
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W.Va. program gets federal grant to train doctors

07/08/2014 12:50am
A West Virginia program is receiving part of more than $83 million in federal funding to support the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians

Australia, Japan sign free trade, defense deals

07/08/2014 1:10am
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe met with his Australian counterpart on Tuesday to sign agreements bolstering defense and trade ties between the countries.

Merkel argues for sustainability, economic growth

07/08/2014 1:11am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Chinese youth on Tuesday to help protect the environment and conserve energy, telling a group of elite university students that sustainability does not have to come at the cost of economic growth and can ensure a better world.

German exports, imports disappoint in May

07/08/2014 1:50am
German exports fell more than expected in May while imports dropped sharply, adding to data that point to a weak second quarter for Europe's biggest economy and also pushing up the country's trade surplus.

Channel Tunnel trains slowly return to normal

07/08/2014 2:20am
Train operators say services through the Channel Tunnel are slowly returning to normal, a day after an electrical fault caused severe delays and reduced services.

Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales

07/08/2014 3:10am
Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.

Trade talks on $1 trillion in environmental goods

07/08/2014 3:20am
Diplomats from the United States, China and the European Union began talks Tuesday with 11 other countries toward a deal that would cut tariffs on almost $1 trillion of environmental goods.

New India rail minister seeks foreign investment

07/08/2014 3:20am
India's new rail minister on Tuesday proposed allowing foreign investment to modernize the country's cash-strapped state railways.

Cupcake shop Crumbs shuttering all its stores

07/08/2014 5:30am
Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.

Stock futures point to lower US open

07/08/2014 7:30am
U.S. stock futures pointed to a second straight day of declines on Wall Street Tuesday following record highs last week.

Who's Next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington

07/08/2014 7:42am
Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Colorado and Washington. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have allowed marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more could follow. Here's a look at five of the states that may be welcoming more permissive marijuana laws in the near future:

US stocks slide for a second day as earnings loom

07/08/2014 8:01am
U.S. stocks are opening lower for a second day in a row as investors position themselves for corporate earnings reports.

NYC's oldest bowling alley closes after 76 years

07/08/2014 8:10am
New York City's oldest bowling alley has closed after 76 years.

AbbVie raises its bid for Shire by about 11 pct

07/08/2014 8:20am
U.S. drugmaker AbbVie has boosted its offer for Shire by 11 percent to about $51.3 billion, hoping it will be enough to pique the interest of its British counterpart.

US asks 2010 salmonella victims to describe impact

07/08/2014 8:41am
Prosecutors are asking the victims of a 2010 salmonella outbreak to share their stories as a judge considers how to punish the corporation and executives responsible.

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07/08/2014 8:50am
Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Tue.:

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07/08/2014 8:50am
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Grain lower livestock lower

07/08/2014 9:01am
Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Amedisys: SEC ends Medicare-related investigation

07/08/2014 9:11am
The Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into Amedisys' participation in the federal Medicare program, and no enforcement actions will be recommended, the home health care and hospice services provider says.

Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington, second state to allow pot without doctor's note

07/08/2014 9:11am
Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington, second state to allow pot without doctor's note .

AP source: Obama to seek $3.8 billion to deal with unaccompanied immigrant kids at border

07/08/2014 9:20am
AP source: Obama to seek $3.8 billion to deal with unaccompanied immigrant kids at border.

Nigeria's Abuja airport closing for runway repairs

07/08/2014 9:41am
Nigeria's airports authority says it is again closing the capital's international airport for runway repairs from Saturday night to Monday morning.

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

07/08/2014 9:50am
If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?

EU's united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

07/08/2014 10:01am
A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU's efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep.

US stocks slide for a second day as earnings loom

07/08/2014 10:01am
U.S. stocks are moving lower for a second day in a row as investors position themselves for corporate earnings reports.

US companies post most jobs in 7 years in May

07/08/2014 10:11am
U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year's strong hiring trend is likely to continue.

Vegas limo firm execs plead guilty in fraud scheme

07/08/2014 10:11am
Two former Las Vegas limousine company executives have pleaded guilty to federal racketeering conspiracy charges in a case that prosecutors say involved a multimillion-dollar prostitution, drug trafficking and fraud scheme.

EU at odds over debt-financed stimulus spending

07/08/2014 10:11am
Europe remains at odds over whether governments should have more leeway to use borrowed money to turn on the stimulus taps in a bid to boost anemic economic growth levels.

STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

07/08/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

Program helps children get set for kindergartner

07/08/2014 10:31am
As a new school year approaches, sometimes it can be difficult to predict who will be more nervous for the first day of kindergarten: The kids or the parents.

Anti-trust case health-care records to be revealed

07/08/2014 10:31am
Almost 900: That's how many witness statements, internal emails, hospital prices and other documents U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill pored over in the past couple of months, sorting out what should be kept secret from what the law requires him to make public.

Court acquits Berlusconi's elder son, executive

07/08/2014 11:01am
A Milan court has acquitted former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi's elder son and a longtime executive in his media empire in a tax fraud case.

Ford recalling 100,610 vehicles for safety issues

07/08/2014 11:31am
Ford is recalling 100,610 vehicles in North America for various safety defects.

Surviving pilot from Idaho midair crash identified

07/08/2014 11:41am
The surviving pilot of a deadly midair collision involving two small private planes in central Idaho is an aviation professor at Central Washington University.

American Apparel confirms default notice

07/08/2014 11:51am
American Apparel Inc. has received a notice from investment firm Lion Capital demanding payment of a $9.9 million loan, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday.

US urges SE Asia action against human trafficking

07/08/2014 12:31pm
The Obama administration urged Southeast Asia's regional bloc on Tuesday to do more to combat human trafficking after two of its member states were blacklisted for failing to act decisively against exploitation of migrant laborers.

Minnesota bee researcher takes aim at Quarry Park

07/08/2014 12:41pm
Crystal Boyd strained four bees, three flies and one leafhopper from a yellow pan trap, the third of 12 in a transect topping a granite outcrop in Quarry Park Scientific and Natural Area.

American's CEO says demand for travel still bright

07/08/2014 1:11pm
The CEO of American Airlines says travel demand is still strong and he is not worried about airlines adding so many flights that they will drive down prices.

US consumer borrowing up $19.6 billion in May; gains slow after sudden April acceleration

07/08/2014 1:21pm
US consumer borrowing up $19.6 billion in May; gains slow after sudden April acceleration.

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07/08/2014 1:21pm
Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Tue.:

Settlement reached in suit over Remington rifles

07/08/2014 1:31pm
One of the nation's leading gun manufacturers has reached a settlement in a nationwide lawsuit claiming a popular hunting rifle has a defective trigger mechanism that can cause injury and death.

Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide

07/08/2014 1:41pm
They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with many buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price. And they are more popular than ever before.

US consumer borrowing rises at slower pace in May

07/08/2014 1:41pm
Consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in May compared to the prior month.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

07/08/2014 1:54pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

After Detroit, another city ponders bankruptcy

07/08/2014 2:03pm
As Detroit struggles to climb out of bankruptcy, another Michigan city with strong ties to the auto industry may be about to fall into the same hole.

Stocks fall for a second day; Nasdaq slumps

07/08/2014 2:11pm
U.S. stocks are closing lower for a second day in a row as investors position themselves for corporate earnings reports.

South African train collision injures at least 52

07/08/2014 2:31pm
Two trains collided in the South African city of Durban on Tuesday evening, injuring more than 50 passengers in an accident that officials said could have been much worse.

Parents of missing woman vie for insurance funds

07/08/2014 2:32pm
December will mark the five-year anniversary of the disappearance of Susan Powell — a Utah mother who has never been found despite her family's continued searches.

Company plans logging as Idaho land swap stalls

07/08/2014 2:41pm
A timber company plans to log and subdivide portions of more than 60 square miles of land it owns in northern Idaho, a tract it's trying to swap with the federal government in a deal that has stalled over concerns about the public's loss of access.

World's largest folk art market opens in Santa Fe

07/08/2014 3:01pm
Santa Fe's famed summer market season opens this weekend with the International Folk Market, the world's largest folk art market and one dedicated to helping artisans from impoverished nations start their own businesses.

Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

07/08/2014 3:01pm
Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan.

Car-hailing service Uber takes on taxis with sale

07/08/2014 3:11pm
The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York City's taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 percent.

Utah's narrow medical marijuana program begins

07/08/2014 3:21pm
Utah has issued its first registration cards Tuesday morning under a limited medical marijuana program allowing those with severe epilepsy to possess a low-potency extract.

Stocks fall for a second day; Nasdaq slumps

07/08/2014 3:22pm
Investors unloaded stocks for a second straight day ahead of a slew of corporate earnings that will help them determine whether a recent run-up in the market is justified.

Hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200K pills

07/08/2014 3:32pm
A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers he was supposed to safeguard and dispense, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday as they unveiled a case that makes unusual use of a state drug-kingpin law.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

07/08/2014 3:32pm
The Environmental Protection Agency says Idaho inmates were exposed to asbestos when they were sent to work at an Idaho Transportation Department maintenance shop without proper training or equipment. The Idaho Transportation Department has paid nearly $56,000 to settle the allegations.

Ga. governor pushes trials of marijuana derivative

07/08/2014 3:34pm
Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

Corinthian Colleges seeking to reassure students

07/08/2014 3:42pm
A for-profit education company sought to reassure nervous students Tuesday that they'll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses were being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices.

Lightning hits 3rd North Dakota saltwater facility

07/08/2014 3:42pm
A lightning strike Monday sparked a fire and explosion that destroyed the third North Dakota saltwater disposal facility in recent weeks, sending thick black smoke billowing into the sky and leaving the smell of oil in the air.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

07/08/2014 4:11pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

07/08/2014 4:11pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Derailed fuselages removed from Montana river

07/08/2014 4:31pm
Crews have removed all three commercial airplane fuselages from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment.

Bail set for twins charged in Good Samaritan death

07/08/2014 4:31pm
Bail has been set at $1.1 million each for twin brothers charged with murder in the death of a Good Samaritan who was run over after trying to rescue a woman being assaulted in California.

Charges: Russian stole data from restaurants, zoo

07/08/2014 4:51pm
A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Western Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, U.S. authorities allege.

Jury in NY acquits ex-hedge fund founder's brother

07/08/2014 5:15pm
The brother of an imprisoned ex-billionaire hedge fund founder was acquitted of conspiracy on Tuesday, handing Manhattan prosecutors their first loss after dozens of insider trading convictions in prosecutions that relied heavily on wiretaps and the testimony of those who pleaded guilty.

Idaho agency pays $56,000 for asbestos complaint

07/08/2014 5:21pm
The Environmental Protection Agency says Idaho inmates were exposed to asbestos when they were sent to work at an Idaho Transportation Department maintenance shop without proper training or equipment.

Survey: Voters see need to improve Idaho roads

07/08/2014 5:21pm
Fix it but keep it cheap.

Legal marijuana in Washington state: How it works

07/08/2014 5:41pm
Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores began opening for business Tuesday, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry:

Telecom giant America Movil to sell some assets

07/08/2014 6:31pm
The telecom company America Movil said Tuesday that it will sell off some assets to reduce its market share in Mexico in the face of the country's telecommunications reform designed to break up monopolies.

OKC police train for shooter and hostage scenarios

07/08/2014 6:40pm
A gunman brandishing an automatic weapon fires a series of shots inside a university building bustling with students and faculty members, quickly filling the building with the smell of gunpowder and causing a panic as people duck into bathrooms and unlocked closets to hide from the danger.

Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

07/08/2014 7:10pm
Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy?

Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

07/08/2014 7:11pm
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

NY reaches price limit deal with car service Uber

07/08/2014 7:50pm
The car service Uber has agreed to limit prices during emergencies, natural disasters or other unusual market disruptions consistent with New York's law against price gouging, the company and state attorney general said Tuesday.

Kansas board's school proposals heavy on base aid

07/08/2014 7:50pm
Most of the new dollars being sought for Kansas public schools by the State Board of Education over the next two years would go toward boosting their base aid and funding for special education programs.

Crumbs shows dangers of focusing on single product

07/08/2014 8:01pm
Turns out, being a one-hit wonder is risky.

Budget bill passes, but Philly schools in limbo

07/08/2014 8:01pm
State senators finished Tuesday what Republican majority leaders viewed as the remaining pieces of budget-related legislation, although Democrats went away frustrated and a controversial bill remained undone eight days after the beginning of the new fiscal year.

Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

07/08/2014 8:01pm
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

07/08/2014 8:10pm
Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy?

Kansas board proposes big boost in education aid

07/08/2014 8:11pm
Kansas would phase in a substantial increase of $459 million in spending on its public schools over two years under largely symbolic proposals approved Tuesday by the State Board of Education.

House, Senate leaders talk about NC budget

07/08/2014 8:21pm
General Assembly leaders made little progress Tuesday on teacher pay and lottery advertising in budget negotiations even though Senate GOP members announced they would back off requiring teachers to give up earned job protections to get proposed large raises.

Medical marijuana advocates push for vote

07/08/2014 8:31pm
The Pennsylvania state Senate is unlikely to act on medical marijuana legislation before the fall, to the disappointment of about two dozen mothers, grandmothers, nurses and small children who went to the Capitol to press for its passage.

Labor dispute briefly shuts LA, Long Beach ports

07/08/2014 9:41pm
Nearly 1,000 dockworkers briefly walked off their jobs Tuesday at the massive ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting the movement of international cargo before a mediator ordered them back.

Legal pot now a short drive for many Oregonians

07/08/2014 10:50pm
Recreational pot is now on sale in Washington state, but actually getting that pot required some patience Tuesday for residents not only of neighboring Oregon but southwest Washington as well.

India budget to test new government's mettle

07/08/2014 11:50pm
India's new government presents its inaugural budget this week in the first substantive test of whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver on ambitious promises to revive stalled economic growth.
 
   
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