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Hawaii's Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out power

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50pm

The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai remained without electrical service Monday after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles over the weekend.

US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take data

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50pm

The U.S. Justice Department wants a judge to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft and keep a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data.

Sticky substance coats roads after paper mill explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

Authorities say no one was injured when a paper mill exploded in Florida's Panhandle.

Judge rules Snapchat immune from distracted driver claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

A judge has dismissed claims against Snapchat that blamed the social media company's "speed filter" for a highway crash. The judge said the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity.

Firm acquires South Portland architectural software company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:11pm

A Utah-based private equity firm has acquired a South Portland company that develops software for architects and the construction industry.

Markets Right Now: Energy stocks lead US indexes lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:11pm

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Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel Obama health law

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:03pm

President Donald Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel the Obama health care law, but some of those actions would create disruptions that undermine his administration's early promises. Other less sweeping steps could open the way for big changes, but might not get as much notice.

The Latest: Trump meets with labor leaders at White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

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'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockery

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

Down is up. The sky is red. Dogs are birthing kittens. Facts? Nope. Try "alternative facts."

Commuters warned of extreme delays because of cracked bridge

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

a highly unusual event that had some experts suspecting a flawed, 6-decade-old weld.

Officer smashes window to save woman trapped in burning car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

A woman who was trapped in a burning car is hailing a Washington state officer as a hero after he bashed in her window and pulled her to safety, a rescue caught on the officer's body camera.

Will work for marijuana: Oops. Lawyer's license suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year. The state's Supreme Court rejected a disciplinary board's recommendation to let attorney James Mecca keep working.

Colorado moves to crack down on black-market pot ads online

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell marijuana illegally using online ads.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:32pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:31pm

Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.

Tillerson heading for confirmation as secretary of state

Erica Werner and Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:22pm

President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new president.

Washed-out roads, rainfall records: Storm wallops California

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:01pm

The tail end of a punishing winter storm system lashed California with thunderstorms, hail and severe winds Monday after breaking rainfall records, washing out roads and whipping up enormous waves. At least four people died, three were missing and several others were rescued from raging floodwaters during three storms in four days.