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Iran proposes regional anti-terror bloc to include Saudis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 12:51am

Iran has proposed the formation of a bloc of Muslim countries to fight terrorism and boost economic cooperation that would include its regional rival Saudi Arabia.

Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana Senate race in runoff

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:31pm

Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January.

The Latest: New senator says his election represents change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:21pm

The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local):

Federal judge whose reputation ranged beyond Minnesota dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:01pm

Miles Lord, a onetime federal judge in Minnesota who presided over a number of groundbreaking cases and spoke out against corporate abuses, has died.

Schwarzenegger: OK Trump is still 'Apprentice' producer

Marcela Isaza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 6:01pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the new version of "Celebrity Apprentice," is unfazed that President-elect Donald Trump has retained a producer's stake in the show.

Sri Lanka troops fire warning shots at dock workers' protest

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 5:40pm

Sri Lankan naval troops fired warning shots to break up a protest by striking dock workers who have held up a Japanese vessel for four days at the island's southern international port.

Netflix spokesperson says Prince discussed reality show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 5:31pm

Here's something else we lost with the death of Prince: A Netflix reality series centered on his Paisley Park home in Minnesota.

Howard Buffett leaving Coke board to focus on philanthropy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 5:02pm

Howard Buffett is planning to step down from the Coca-Cola Co.'s board, so he can spend more time running his foundation that focuses on improving agriculture in the developing world.

New deadline for solar customers axed by Public Service Commission

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 4:55pm

Citing the need for more discussions, Rocky Mountain Power asked the Public Service Commission to suspend its request that any rooftop solar customers that buy systems after Dec. 9 be subject to a possible rate change. The commission complied.

Greece passes austerity 2017 budget, eyes 2.7 percent growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 4:54pm

Greece's Parliament passed a budget of continued austerity as mandated by the country's creditors, but which forecasts robust growth for 2017.

Improvements in oil, gas industry slow to hit Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 4:20pm

Wyoming's oil and gas industry is slowly recovering from two years of low prices and production.

Kenya official: Over 30 feared dead after tanker ferrying chemical gas rammed into other vehicle in Rift valley

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 4:20pm

Kenya official: Over 30 feared dead after tanker ferrying chemical gas rammed into other vehicle in Rift valley.

Southwest to resume Los Angeles flights to 3 Mexico resorts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 4:01pm

Southwest Airlines is hoping to resume recently suspended flights between Los Angeles and three resort cities in Mexico beginning Sunday.

Brazil's Temer cited 44 times in corruption testimony

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 3:20pm

A former executive at a mega-construction company cited Brazilian President Michel Temer 44 times during testimony to federal prosecutors in a corruption probe, making accusations of illegal campaign financing that put his embattled administration at an even bigger risk of ending within months.

Glencore, Qatari fund finalize deal to acquire Rosneft stake

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:51pm

Russia's Rosneft oil company said Saturday that commodities company Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund will invest $3 billion of their own funds to acquire a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft.

Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump

Tom Davies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:50pm

A full parking lot and 50-hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies-owned factory outside a small northeastern Indiana city, where Mike Harmon and co-workers wonder whether they aren't just stockpiling parts for when the company sends their 700 jobs to Mexico.

Northeast Ohio gas pipeline opponents vow to delay project

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:40pm

Northeast Ohio residents who have tried to get a natural gas pipeline moved away from their communities are vowing to engage in delay tactics after a federal agency dismissed their suggested alternate routes.

Non-OPEC oil producers to cut output 558,000 barrels a day

Kiyoko Metzler and Philipp-Moritz Jenne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:20pm

OPEC has persuaded 11 non-members to cut oil production, a move aimed at draining a worldwide oil glut and boosting low prices that have squeezed government finances in Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Utah deal on taxes to give Amazon standard vendor discount

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:00pm

A negotiated deal will allow to keep 1.31 percent of the Utah sales taxes it will begin collecting from its Utah customers in January.