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Utah trooper shot 4 times returning to work with promotion

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:29pm

A UHP trooper shot four times during a traditionally uneventful overtime shift has returned to duty after three months. Paul Kotter says his bullet-proof vest saved his life.

California's top oil regulator quits after controversies

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:21pm

California's chief oil regulator announced his resignation on Monday after 17 months as head of the embattled agency, including a criticized episode in which he directed state workers to investigate the oil and gas potential of Gov. Jerry Brown's family ranch.

The Latest: Environmentalists blast California oil oversight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:50pm

The latest on the resignation of California's oil and gas supervisor, Steve Bohlen (all times local):

EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:10pm

The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates.

A new union election at VW, this time without the furor

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:10pm

A new union vote is scheduled for this week at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, but so far it's been largely devoid of the public threats, promises and handwringing that surrounded last year's election at the factory.

NYC's novel salt warning rule set to take effect at chains

Jake Pearson and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 3:50pm

New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes.

Group funded by Coke to fight obesity disbanding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:01pm

A group funded by the Coca-Cola Co. to combat obesity says it is disbanding following revelations about the beverage maker's involvement with the nonprofit.

Higher education leaders drop plans for cigarette tax hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:20pm

Missouri higher education leaders have dropped plans for a potential 2016 ballot measure that would have raised cigarette taxes to fund college scholarships.

Water service coming back in Eagle Mountain after pipe break

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:51pm

Crews in Eagle Mountain have restored water service to most of the 2,500 homes affected by a water main break and expect to have the rest on line by midnight.

JetBlue considers a new approach to training pilots

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:20pm

JetBlue wants to recruit a few flight students with no flying experience and train them to become pilots.

Chemours to cut about 400 positions

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:20pm

The Chemours Co., a chemicals business spun off from the Dupont Co. earlier this year, says it is laying off about 5 percent of its global workforce.

Puerto Rico going down to the wire on $355M debt payment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:41pm

Puerto Rican officials had not decided whether the U.S. island territory can make a looming $355 million bond payment a day before its due date, the governor said Monday.

Audit: Millions in equipment missing from LSU hospitals

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:21pm

Nearly $6 million in state-owned hospital equipment can't be located, and millions more bought for the recently opened New Orleans public hospital hasn't been tracked properly, according to an audit released Monday.

Committee: No easy answers for property taxes, school aid

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:20pm

A committee that spent months looking for ways to reduce Nebraska's reliance on property taxes to pay for schools finished its final work session Monday with plenty of ideas but no clear-cut answers.

Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:10pm

Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:00pm

Nevada officials say the state's casinos earned 2.9 percent less in October than they did a year ago. The Nevada Gaming Control Board says show revenue from gambling dropped more than 5 percent on the Las Vegas Strip. State taxes collected on gambling revenue dropped 22 percent to $52.3 million.

Idaho lawmakers review solar energy incentive proposal

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:00pm

Officials with Idaho's solar energy industry say they want to pay taxes on the energy they produce, not property taxes — a system that already applies to other renewable energy developers.

Report: More Northeast casinos, more Atlantic City closures

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:00pm

A Wall Street firm predicts a new wave of casino expansion in the Northeastern U.S. will lead to more casino closings in Atlantic City.

Jurors still without verdict in ex-coal CEO's federal trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 3:40pm

Jurors have deliberated another day without reaching a verdict in ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's trial.