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Figures on government spending and debt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:01pm

Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

Governor tightens regulations after boy's waterslide death

Allison Kite, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:53pm

The death of a colleague's son has spurred lawmakers in the often anti-regulation Kansas to toughen the state's inspection requirements for amusement parks.

CR Bard and Fifth Third Bancorp surge while Ventas sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

US: Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42pm

A federal prosecutor said Monday that politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman as they try to get Turkey's president and U.S. officials to resolve the case diplomatically.

AP Exclusive: Amid cuts, new Iowa building gets pricey redo

Ryan J. Foley and Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

A plan to spend nearly a half-million dollars remodeling the interior of the newest state office building in Des Moines is moving ahead despite budget cuts that are slicing an array of state programs and services, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

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Jury divided in 1st trial for Cliven Bundy's Nevada standoff

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

A federal jury in Las Vegas found two men guilty Monday in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014, but then deadlocked on federal charges against four others.

GM appeal of ignition switch ruling rejected by high court

Tom Krisher and Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims.

Doctors to keep George HW Bush in hospital a few more days

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:30pm

A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital for a few more days of observation while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia.

Rates on US Treasury bills unchanged to higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:23pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were unchanged to higher in Monday's auction.

Seafood processor, EPA settle on Alaska clean air violations

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:23pm

A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Alaska.

Chobani yogurt company sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:23pm

Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company.

Idaho board approves $150M in bonds to address I-84

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:22pm

Idaho transportation officials have agreed to spend $150 million in newly approved bonds to repair and add lanes on Interstate 84 near Nampa.

MetLife asks court to put hold on 'too big to fail' case

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:13pm

Insurance giant MetLife on Monday asked a federal appeals court to put on hold a ruling on whether the government can tag the company as a potential threat to the financial system.

Idaho's anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:12pm

A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities.

The Latest: Trump to order review of national monuments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:10pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT):

Chief: Fire near university among largest in county history

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:05pm

Fire officials say a massive fire at a building under construction near the University of Maryland is still burning more than six hours after it started.

Passengers in viral airline videos have same lawyer

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:03pm

The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer — the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United Express flight earlier this month.

Cement multinational CEO resigns after Syria deals

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:54pm

The top executive of LafargeHolcim announced Monday that he will resign, citing "strong tensions" facing the Swiss-French cement maker since its admission last month that it had struck deals with armed groups in Syria — allegedly including the radical Islamic State group.

Magnifique: Investors applaud French vote with stock rally

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:54pm

Vive le rally.