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Ex-CSU student gives $13 million for scholarships, buildings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:21pm

Colorado State University says an energy company CEO who attended the school is donating $13 million for scholarships and construction projects.

Markets Right Now: Tech, energy stocks lead a broad decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:21pm

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Cuban exiles drop lawsuit over Carnival cruise to island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:13pm

Two Cuban exiles have dropped their federal discrimination lawsuit against Carnival Corp. after the cruise line reached an agreement with the communist-run island to permit Cuban-born passengers to make the voyage.

$1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Not in Florida, court says

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:12pm

The Florida Supreme Court struck down a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases on Thursday, saying the $1.53 hourly rate a lawyer was paid to help an injured worker was "absurdly low."

House GOP seeks to block stricter rule on retirement savings

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:12pm

The GOP-controlled House has voted along party lines to overturn new Obama administration rules requiring stricter standards for brokers regarding retirement investments.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:12pm

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

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:11pm

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

AP Source: Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:00pm

Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership.

Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55B

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:50pm

Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the "Shrek," ''Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children's entertainment.

APNewsBreak: South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:42pm

A Native American tribe in South Dakota has sued the federal government over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation.

Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:42pm

No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares — even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times.

Nevada gambling revenue down 3 percent in March

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:40pm

State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down 3 percent in March compared with last year due to lower winnings in the Las Vegas area.

US economy struggles at start of election year

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:40pm

It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.

Texas man in Iowa to face lottery jackpot fraud charges

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

A Texas man accused of helping a lottery computer manager in Iowa collect jackpots from rigged lottery games has given up an extradition fight to face charges in Iowa.

UND eliminating 138 positions to meet budget allotments

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

Interim University of North Dakota president Ed Schafer says the school will eliminate 138 positions to help meet budget cuts ordered by the governor.

California seeks $90 million from utility over wildfire

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:21pm

California officials say they will seek more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.

Edwards rebuts criticism about proposed $6M cut to vouchers

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:10pm

Gov. John Bel Edwards pushed back Thursday against criticism he is ousting children from Louisiana's voucher program, telling pro-voucher pastors who unexpectedly showed up at the governor's regular press briefing that they are being misled about proposed program cuts.

Dayton revises budget to fund counselors, pre-K facilities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:50pm

Gov. Mark Dayton has revised his state budget proposal to increase the number school counselors in Minnesota and help schools pay for preschool facilities.

Marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman arrested again, for pot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:50pm

A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been arrested again on marijuana charges after law enforcement raided his restaurant and cannabis temple.