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GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:11am

Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hand out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula to provide health insurance for lower-income Americans.

Sales up at newly merged supermarket operator Ahold Delhaize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:10am

Ahold Delhaize, the recently merged Dutch-Belgian operator of U.S. supermarket chains including Stop & Shop and Giant, says its sales rose sharply to 15.1 billion euros ($16 billion) in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to a strong performance in the Netherlands.

Satellite tracking to keep tabs on airliners over oceans

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:03am

Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over oceans.

World shares mixed, Japan's Nikkei gains on weaker yen

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:00am

World stocks were meandering in sluggish trading on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president.

Trump's Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:00am

Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But one of those investments has put him in the crosshairs of Democrats as he heads into his confirmation hearing Thursday: sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac bank.

AP source: Perdue to be tapped for agriculture secretary

Jonathan Lemire and Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:50am

Sonny Perdue, a farmer's son who built businesses in grain trading and trucking before becoming the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Agriculture Department, The Associated Press has learned.

Russian business world hopes for relief from Trump

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:40am

Few people are more eager for Donald Trump's arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia.

Appeals court rejects Chicago gun-range restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:30pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals handed Chicago another defeat in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in the city.

Trump plans for Scottish resort spark new conflicts concern

Bernard Condon and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:20pm

Donald Trump has vowed his company will do "no new foreign deals" while he is president. But he's left "new" and "deals" open to interpretation.

Asian shares mixed, Japan's Nikkei gains on weaker yen

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:42pm

Shares were meandering in sluggish trading in Asia on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Japan's benchmark rose after the dollar slipped against the yen.

Electric vehicle charging stations planned for Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:21pm

State leaders have announced plans to add electric vehicle charging stations along 1,500 miles of highway running through Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.

AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA

Jonathan Lemire and Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:21pm

President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced.

Appeals court rejects Chicago gun-range restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:11pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday handed Chicago another defeat in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in the city.

American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:11pm

The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of "A Dog's Purpose."

Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:02pm

A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut, in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president.

Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:51pm

Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.

Paul McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:51pm

Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged.

California withdraws immigrant health care request

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:21pm

California officials on Wednesday withdrew their request to sell unsubsidized insurance policies to people who can't prove they're legally in the United States after learning the decision would fall to President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

The Latest: Ex-fire chief: Audit into spending is one-sided

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:11pm

The Latest on an audit that found two former top officials with Salt Lake County's firefighting agency may have violated state employee ethics laws (all times local):