Martin Crutsinger and Matthew Craft, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 7:51am
A voting member of the Federal Reserve's policy committee said Friday that he believes the economy is on a satisfactory track and that an increase in interest rates is likely to be appropriate in either October or December.
Bob Salsberg, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 7:30am
The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline come into view as the ship sails into New York Harbor on calm waters. A moment later, the sky darkens, lightning flashes and the ship is rocked by roiling waves. Alarm bells warn of shallow waters or an impending collision with a massive tanker carting liquefied natural gas.
Air France is resuming negotiations with pilots' unions over hotly contested job cuts, and Paris garbage collectors have ended a smelly strike, in promising developments after a week of high labor tensions.
Bob Moen, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 8:20am
One of the two companies offering health insurance coverage in Wyoming under the federal health care law has decided to drop out of the program after receiving word that the federal government would be providing drastically less financial help than it expected.
A Las Vegas woman is due in court today on felony drunken driving charges after she was accused of driving a car that killed one pedestrian and critically injured another on a sidewalk near two elementary schools. Police say Nicole Johnson failed field sobriety tests after her car veered off a road and hit the man and woman in their 70s. The man died and the woman is critically hurt.
Caldwell police have arrested a man accused of breaking into the bedroom of a 16-year-old girl who pulled out a knife on the intruder, and he fled out the window. Police arrested Ricky Herrera of Burley after a foot chase near the home early yesterday.
Issues of race and diversity in Mormonism bubbled up again after the church selected three white men from Utah last weekend to fill vacancies on a high-level governing body. That disappointed many Mormons who hoped for an infusion of diversity. Today a series of panels at the University of Utah will discuss the status of blacks in a religion that didn't allow men of African descent in the lay priesthood until 1978.