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Energy chief Perry tours Yucca Mountain nuclear site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:31pm

Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured the site of a shuttered nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain on Monday, his first visit to a U.S. Energy Department site since taking over the department.

Finger-pointing on Hill as GOP assesses health bill loss

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:01pm

Congressional Republicans on Monday pointed fingers and assigned blame after their epic failure on health care and a weekend digesting the outcome.

Cruise line stops port calls at Mexican resort of Acapulco

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:40pm

The U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico's troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country "due to recent security concerns."

Outspoken governor LePage serves up beer for a good cause

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:11pm

The governor is now truly a politician you could get a beer with.

Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:41pm

The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a trail of brake fluid into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.

Maryland lawmakers vote to ban drilling known as fracking

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:24pm

Maryland lawmakers voted Monday to ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas, a process better known as fracking.

Suit alleging Home Depot negligence in killing revived

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:03pm

An appeals court has restored a civil lawsuit that blames Home Depot for not firing a suburban Chicago supervisor with a history of sexual harassment who ended up strangling a 21-year-old pregnant subordinate — in a civil case focused on the liability of companies when supervisors use their authority to hurt co-workers away from work.

Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:52pm

The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service.

Company: Dakota Access pipeline under North Dakota reservoir is filled with oil, full pipeline will be in service soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:20pm

Company: Dakota Access pipeline under North Dakota reservoir is filled with oil, full pipeline will be in service soon.

Grocery tax repeal bill heads Idaho governor's desk

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:20pm

Idaho would join 37 other states to not put a sales tax on groceries under a proposal headed to the governor's desk.

Airline faces wrath of leggings wearers in boarding flap

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:14pm

Don't mess with our stretch, United Airlines, or risk the wrath of leggings lovers.

Markets-At-A-Glance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:04pm

A snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Monday:

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:03pm

Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Box Office Top 20: 'Beauty' adds $90.4 million in weekend 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:22pm

Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" performed even better than expected in its second weekend in theaters, adding $90.4 million to its North American grosses, which now tally at $319 million.

Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:12pm

President Donald Trump signed a handful of measures Monday rolling back Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act.

Trump creates office to bring business ideas to government

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:44pm

President Donald Trump is establishing a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambitious and surely his most contentious project yet: A wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

Rates rise at weekly US Treasury bill auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills climbing to the highest level in more than eight years.

Lawsuits: Hackers stole customer data at 1,000 Arby's stores

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

Georgia-based Arby's restaurant chain failed to prevent hackers from stealing customer information at hundreds of its stores, a Connecticut couple said in a new federal lawsuit.