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US oil prices climb again after Thursday's big jump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:41pm

Oil prices surged again Friday, a day after recording their biggest gain in more than six years.

Grain mixed and livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mixed and livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:22pm

Strong winds and high waves that pounded the northern coast of Alaska have led Royal Dutch Shell PLC to temporarily stop exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

4th congressional hearing planned on Colorado mine blowout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:21pm

A fourth congressional hearing is planned on the release of tainted wastewater from a Colorado gold mine that affected three states.

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:12pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

School employee harassed by co-worker sues Portland district

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:11pm

A Portland Public Schools employee who was harassed by a co-worker seeks $650,000 in a lawsuit against the district.

Apple's music service losing key player as exec resigns

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:51pm

Apple's online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews.

Oregon firm joins Wyoming university on research initiative

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:41pm

A scientific and technical instrument manufacturer is teaming up with the University of Wyoming on what officials say will be cutting-edge research to improve extraction of oil and gas.

Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:32pm

Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware on Friday became the 30th senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows.

Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:11pm

A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air.

Weekly US oil and natural gas rig count down by 8 to 877

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:41am

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by eight to 877.

Fed vice chair indicates September rate hike still possible

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:32am

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Friday that incoming economic data and market developments will likely determine whether the Fed boosts interest rates in September.

Doctor fights charges he misled patients about marijuana

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:31am

Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical cannabis pilot program.

Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking

Laura Frazier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:01am

Twenty-one Oregon districts ranging from small to the state's largest failed to meet federal testing targets for Smarter Balanced assessments, according to state data.

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:01am

The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

Survey: Plunging stock prices hit US consumer sentiment

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:40am

Plummeting stock prices have taken a toll on U.S. consumer confidence, though there are signs the setback may be temporary.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:01am

Nevada regulators say the state's casinos kept nearly $923 million of what was gambled in July for a 1 percent decrease from the same month last year. The Nevada Gaming Control Board says gambling revenue on the Las Vegas Strip was down 2 percent in July; Reno casinos saw a 6 percent rise; South Lake Tahoe casino revenue fell 7 percent.

Poland to service Bulgaria's Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:51am

Poland's defense ministry says the country has reached a preliminary agreement with Bulgaria to modernize the Balkan country's Soviet-era fleet of MiG-29 fighter jets.