08/11/2014 1:01amIs helping a pal win a contract just being friendly? What's wrong with taking the kids to the beach in the office car? And why not linger over lunch at the trattoria if things aren't too hectic at work? These are the kinds of questions that city bureaucrats pondered recently in Florence in what has been billed as Italy's first anti-corruption class for public officials.
08/11/2014 1:12amA day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.
08/11/2014 1:52amLooking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch.
08/11/2014 2:30amAfter 30 years in the Senate, Republican leader Mitch McConnell isn't terribly popular at home in Kentucky. Fortunately for him, President Barack Obama borders on politically toxic.
08/11/2014 3:30amLSU AgCenter plant pathologist Trey Price said soybean growers in Louisiana have been finding a fungal disease called black root rot in their crops.
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08/11/2014 6:51amThe National Park Service says visitation to Yellowstone National Park neared the 2 million mark at the end of July. July visitation was up almost 6 percent from July 2013. July is typically the park's peak visitation month, followed in order by August, June, September, and May.
08/11/2014 7:00amEDF Energy says it has shut down four nuclear reactors in England while engineers study the possibility of a technical issue in boiler units.
08/11/2014 7:11amSouth Pike School District trustees have approved a budget that projects a $1 million deficit.
08/11/2014 7:31amDespite U.S. and Asian calls for self-restraint and new impetus for the resolution of territorial disputes involving China, a high-profile Asian security summit ended over the weekend where it began, with no solution of the rifts in sight.
08/11/2014 7:59amOwners of two Pleasant Grove businesses that repair rock-chip damage to vehicle windshields have been charged with felony fraud.
08/11/2014 8:00amU.S. stocks are opening higher as tensions ease in Ukraine.
08/11/2014 8:11amThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
08/11/2014 9:11amThe state pension fund posted investment returns of more than 17 percent in the fiscal year ending on June 30.
08/11/2014 9:30amAl-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven't watched much, you're not alone.
08/11/2014 9:31amPeople are waiting longer than they should for an answer when they petition the government to open an investigation into what could be serious safety problems.
08/11/2014 10:01amU.S. stocks are moving higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine.
08/11/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
08/11/2014 10:31amOfficials say commuters and visitors at the World Trade Center will be able to take advantage of free WiFi.
08/11/2014 10:50amFederal regulators are warning consumers about the risks of using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.
08/11/2014 11:01amAs an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration.
08/11/2014 11:30am"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.
08/11/2014 11:50amA Des Moines attorney and four area businessmen deceived banks into selling homes to them at below market rates, then immediately resold the properties for profit without the lenders' knowledge, federal prosecutors say.
08/11/2014 11:50amItalian lottery operator Gtech and Nevada-based International Game Technology say they've cleared one regulatory hurdle in a multi-billion-dollar buyout that the companies expect to complete in the first half of 2015.
08/11/2014 12:51pmThe Associated Press has learned that the Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers. The DEA could have lawfully obtained the information for free through a law enforcement network.
08/11/2014 1:21pmEducation company ITT Educational Services Inc. is facing a federal lawsuit over alleged predatory lending, a big drop in its stock price and other woes amid tightening regulatory scrutiny of for-profit colleges nationwide.
08/11/2014 1:31pmMohammed al-Telbani lost his life's work when Israeli shells repeatedly slammed into his four-story snack and cookie factory during the Gaza war, finally sparking a fire that engulfed vats of margarine and sacks of cocoa powder.
08/11/2014 1:31pmThe August gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1308.50 an ounce -- down $.40.
08/11/2014 1:31pmCrude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 43 cents -- closing at $98.08 a barrel.
08/11/2014 1:31pmThe U.S. dollar is lower against other North American currencies in New York trading.
08/11/2014 1:42pmPlans to regulate cigars and other tobacco products the same as cigarettes may threaten one of the nation's top-selling cigar brands — Black & Mild.
08/11/2014 1:50pmChiquita Brands has received a buyout offer worth about $611 million from investment firm Safra Group and the Brazilian agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group.
08/11/2014 1:50pmGrain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/11/2014 1:50pmA Georgia food processor linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak shipped thousands of pounds of peanut products after learning its products were contaminated and cheated on testing, a former plant manager testified Monday.
08/11/2014 1:50pmGrain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/11/2014 2:11pmU.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine.
08/11/2014 2:21pmAustin Beutner (BYOOT'-ner) is the new publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times Media Group.
08/11/2014 2:23pmPresident Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of Mexico's state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies.
08/11/2014 2:31pmFederal authorities announced Monday that Kansas has agreed settle a securities fraud charge accusing the state of misleading investors about the financial health of its public employee pension system in 2009 and 2010 — at the time the second-worst underfunded system of its kind in the nation.
08/11/2014 2:40pmThe potential for renewable energy development in the Southwest is tremendous, but two top officials in President Barack Obama's administration said Monday much work needs to be done to meet the challenges of exporting that power to market.
08/11/2014 2:41pmSmartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do.
08/11/2014 2:50pmFederal wildlife officials killed a male grizzly bear blamed for recent cattle deaths on an Idaho ranch near Montana's southwestern border.
08/11/2014 3:20pmBarneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.
08/11/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Monday:
08/11/2014 3:51pmA global printing company based in the U.S. shuttered its plant Monday in Argentina amid tough economic times in the South American country.
08/11/2014 4:21pmSears Holdings Corp. said Monday that Alasdair James has joined the company as president and chief member officer for its Kmart business, a new position.
08/11/2014 4:31pmFacebook's fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians.
08/11/2014 4:50pmThe dietary supplement maker at the center of a federal trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is halting sales of its product called Anatabloc.
08/11/2014 4:50pmThe Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.
08/11/2014 5:10pmA trial is expected to begin the week of March 9 for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
08/11/2014 5:20pmThe wealthy businessman who lavished former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans said repeatedly that the couple supported his company and its signature product, former state Attorney General Jerry Kilgore testified Monday.
08/11/2014 5:40pmU.S. Sen. Dean Heller warned Monday that a proposal to fund education by taxing corporations would undermine efforts to persuade Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion battery plant in Nevada.
08/11/2014 5:52pmThree independent Market Basket board members have called again for the supermarket chain's protesting employees to return to work, and customers to return, and said they are available to negotiate an end to a battle over control of the company.
08/11/2014 5:52pmA federal judge told lawyers on Monday he'll encourage settlements in lawsuits brought on behalf of nearly 1,000 plaintiffs against General Motors for defective ignition switches.
08/11/2014 8:12pmLiberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak.
08/11/2014 8:41pmAn experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?
08/11/2014 8:57pmAs soon as your baby begins crawling, securing your home can become a challenge. Safety gates can help, and this review looks at the pros and cons of four models currently on the market.
08/11/2014 9:00pmAn experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?
08/11/2014 9:46pmAlmost 70 employees of the Eagleridge Tennis and Swim Club haven't been allowed back at work after the North Salt Lake landslide damaged a tennis court building, putting the whole facility at risk.
08/11/2014 10:30pmRobert Gavel was too busy Monday helping a crew repair a home savaged by Tropical Storm Iselle to consider that his hard-hit community on Hawaii's Big Island would likely decide who would become the state's next U.S. senator.
08/11/2014 10:30pmA Fargo-based potato grower is finding that using fewer pesticides is better for business and the environment.