06/16/2014 12:40amMalaysian police said gunmen seized two workers from a fish farm on Borneo island early Monday, the latest kidnapping in the area despite increased security.
06/16/2014 1:11amA European Central Bank policymaker is voicing concern that Europe may be too tough on banks as they undergo "stress tests" to measure their financial resilience.
06/16/2014 1:31amA cannon fired by a Civil War re-enactment group at a parade in Utah sparked an explosion that sent three children to the hospital. Investigators say sparks from the cannon landed on a large pouch containing additional charges for the weapon and the pouch then exploded. The accident occurred yesterday at the start of the Summerfest Parade in Orem.
06/16/2014 2:01amTuition at Mississippi's two-year colleges will increase by an average of about 4 percent this fall.
06/16/2014 2:31amAirbus Group and French engineering company Safran have agreed to merge their rocket launcher businesses into a new joint venture aimed at helping the European space sector stay globally competitive.
06/16/2014 3:40amChina rejected a suggestion by the Philippines on Monday for a regionwide ban on construction in the South China Sea after Beijing began building a school on a rugged outpost it created to strengthen its claims to disputed waters.
06/16/2014 3:50amRoy DeBerry learned at an early age what could happen to a black boy who violated Mississippi's Jim Crow-era social code.
06/16/2014 4:30amAn analysis has found that an orthopedic surgeon at a hospital in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) is the highest-paid doctor employed by a nonprofit or public hospital in Ohio.
06/16/2014 5:43amWhen Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea earlier this year, it regained not only harbors for its navy and abandoned Ukrainian military bases but also long stretches of pebble beaches that were the summer destination of choice for millions of Soviet citizens. This summer, however, tourists need a push to go and some help in getting there.
06/16/2014 6:10amHillshire Brands Co. is backing off of its offer to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc., a move that it needs to make in order for its $7.75 billion proposed deal with Tyson Foods to go through.
06/16/2014 7:20amUS factory output rebounded in May, latest evidence that manufacturing is boosting growth.
06/16/2014 7:20amOilfield services company Weatherford International Ltd. says shareholders have approved a move from Switzerland to Ireland.
06/16/2014 7:31amAn angry mob of Indian workers wielding iron rods and stones beat the CEO of a jute factory to death in a dispute over increasing their working hours, police said Monday after arresting six workers.
06/16/2014 7:31amA disciplinary talk for a Mormon activist threatened with possible excommunication from the church is being delayed. John P. Dehlin received a letter from an LDS leader last Monday that set a June 18 deadline for them to talk. The Utah researcher-blogger says he was told the leader now has agreed to meet with him on June 29 and expressed a "desire for de-escalation" of the conflict. Dehlin is the creator of a website that provides a forum for church members questioning their faith.
06/16/2014 7:31amIMF lowers estimate of US economic growth in 2014 to 2 pct. from previous 2.7 pct. forecast.
06/16/2014 7:41amThe Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a onetime billionaire hedge fund founder who was convicted on insider trading charges.
06/16/2014 7:51amForeign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in April to another record high even though China cut back on its holdings for a third straight month.
06/16/2014 8:10amThe Supreme Court has declined to revive a defamation lawsuit that former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen filed against several media companies for falsely reporting he had filed for bankruptcy.
06/16/2014 8:11amThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
06/16/2014 8:41amLevel 3 Communications Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to buy TW Telecom in a deal worth about $5.6 billion.
06/16/2014 8:50amU.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident about the housing market but don't think it is healthy yet.
06/16/2014 8:52amPoland's prime minister said Monday the release of a secretly taped conversation between two top officials that hints at impropriety amounts to an organized attempt to overturn his government.
06/16/2014 9:00amThe religious rights of corporations, the speech rights of abortion protesters and the privacy rights of people under arrest are among the big issues still unresolved at the Supreme Court.
06/16/2014 9:01amAuthorities are searching for a Henderson woman who was last seen hiking in Lake Mead National Recreation Area with a man who was found dead last week. Family and friends of 35-year-old Christina Montes told rangers on Friday she was planning to camp with 62-year-old James Johnson Jr. He was found dead on June 5 near the Colorado River close to Arizona Hot Spring.
06/16/2014 9:01amStarbucks is giving its baristas a bargain on an online college degree.
06/16/2014 9:20amArson investigators are probing the cause of a weekend blaze in an automotive repair business across Interstate 15 from the Las Vegas Strip.
06/16/2014 9:21amA Singapore-based tire manufacturer plans to spend $560 million on a plant in South Carolina that is expected to create 1,700 new jobs over the next decade.
06/16/2014 9:31amThe number of Cambodians who have returned home from Thailand this month after a threatened crackdown on foreigners working illegally has topped 160,000, a Cambodian official said Monday.
06/16/2014 9:41amTarget Corp. said a glitch in its system caused delays at checkout registers at some of its U.S. stores but it wasn't due to a data security issue or a hacker.
06/16/2014 9:51amPaul Pastorek, who left the Louisiana superintendent of education post in 2011 for a corporate job in Washington, has stepped down as chief administrative officer of Airbus Group Inc. and plans to work again in education policy.
06/16/2014 10:01amAdmin official: Obama to sign order banning discrimination against LGBT federal contractors.
06/16/2014 10:11amRussia's state-controlled gas producer Gazprom on Monday cut shipments to Ukraine in a dispute over prices and unpaid debts.
06/16/2014 10:21amTarget says it's fixed a technical issue that caused delays at registers in some U.S. stores, but stressed that the glitch was not related to a recent data security breach.
06/16/2014 10:42amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
06/16/2014 10:43amWorld stock markets were subdued on Monday as the turmoil in Iraq dampened sentiment and investors held back ahead of the Federal Reserve's monthly policy meeting later in the week.
06/16/2014 10:51amWhen AwesomenessTV launched as a YouTube channel two years ago, it was a bet by veteran TV and movie producer Brian Robbins on the ability of teen and tween audiences to find videos they love to watch online.
06/16/2014 11:01amU.S. manufacturing output rose in May at a solid pace, boosting hopes that the economy is expanding briskly after a dismal first three months of the year.
06/16/2014 11:01amEleven states in the eastern U.S. will share $102.7 million in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York.
06/16/2014 11:12amWhen Federal Reserve officials gather this week and Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with reporters, investors will be seeking clues to two big questions:
06/16/2014 11:21amItalian lottery operator Gtech says that it is in preliminary talks with Las Vegas casino gaming company International Game Technology about a potential deal.
06/16/2014 11:21amGreenpeace has suffered a 3.8 million-euro ($5.2 million) loss on an ill-timed bet in the currency market by a well-intentioned — if reckless — employee in its finance department.
06/16/2014 11:40amFour in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America's drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review that shows wide state-by-state disparities in safety checks.
06/16/2014 11:51amDomino's is introducing its own version of Siri.
06/16/2014 11:51amING Group NV says it has set a pricing range for the sale of its European insurance arm that indicates the business is worth roughly 7 billion euros ($9.5 billion).
06/16/2014 12:11pmThe Nielsen company has delayed its ratings for Los Angeles radio stations because it found an employee of a Univision-owned radio station was cheating the system.
06/16/2014 12:14pmIn the world of women's fashion, London often plays second fiddle to other style capitals — it lacks the allure of Paris's haute couture or the polish of Milan's luxury labels.
06/16/2014 12:21pmThe multinational energy company Eaton broke ground Monday on a new $12 million electronics plant in Morocco that could signal increased foreign investment for this North African country.
06/16/2014 12:51pmThe city of Miami claims in a new lawsuit that JP Morgan Chase engaged in discriminatory lending practices for years that worsened the foreclosure crisis in minority neighborhoods.
06/16/2014 12:51pmWithout any public notice or announcement, Gov. Tom Corbett has successfully petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to designate the entire Allegheny National Forest as an "insect and disease treatment area," which forest advocates say will lead to more logging.
06/16/2014 1:11pmHate those annoying automated telemarketing calls? Well, help is on the way.
06/16/2014 1:21pmMore than four months after General Motors began recalling 2.6 million small cars to fix ignition switches, the company has repaired only 7 percent of the vehicles.
06/16/2014 1:31pmA divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on "straw" purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.
06/16/2014 1:31pmGrain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
06/16/2014 1:31pmFacing a furor from angry Republican lawmakers, the White House said Monday that the Internal Revenue Service engaged in a good faith effort to find lost emails from an IRS official whose division processed applications for tax-exempt status by politically oriented groups.
06/16/2014 1:31pmRussia halted natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Monday, spurning Ukraine's offer to pay some of its multibillion-dollar gas debt and demanding upfront payments for future supplies.
06/16/2014 1:41pmEngineering giants Siemens of Germany and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan on Monday jointly offered to buy parts of France's Alstom and start a long-term partnership, a move that could derail a competing bid by General Electric.
06/16/2014 1:41pmU.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what's been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches.
06/16/2014 1:41pmThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
06/16/2014 1:41pmCrude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 1 cent -- closing at $106.90 a barrel.
06/16/2014 1:41pmThe June gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1274.90 an ounce -- up $1.20.
06/16/2014 1:51pmMicrosoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.
06/16/2014 1:52pmThe U.S. economy is poised to accelerate after a dismal start to the year even though the job market won't return to full employment until 2017.
06/16/2014 2:02pmGeneral Motors recalling 3.2 million additional cars in the US for ignition switch problems.
06/16/2014 2:22pmGeneral Motors is recalling 3.2 million more cars in the U.S. because of ignition switch problems.
06/16/2014 2:22pmChinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived Monday in Britain for a visit that includes an unusual meeting with Queen Elizabeth II and talks aimed at boosting fragile diplomatic relations.
06/16/2014 2:31pmFormer U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline shouldn't be seen as a proxy for the relationship between Canada and the United States.
06/16/2014 2:32pmLabor Secretary Thomas E. Perez teamed up with the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee, to meet Monday with kitchen workers at a local restaurant and deliver a lunchtime plea for Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
06/16/2014 2:51pmSequels reigned supreme at the weekend box office. Sony's buddy-cop comedy "22 Jump Street" debuted in the top spot with $57 million, followed closely by Fox's animated adventure "How to Train Your Dragon 2," which opened with $49.5 million.
06/16/2014 3:01pmMississippi has sued Experian, the world's largest firm that collects detailed information about consumers to evaluate their financial trustworthiness. The lawsuit — and a separate investigation of the industry by 32 other states led by Ohio — represent a significant new legal challenge to the industry over allegations of paperwork errors and violations of consumer protection laws.
06/16/2014 3:01pmAlibaba's quarterly revenue growth has slipped to its slowest pace in six years, a development that could dampen demand to invest in the Chinese e-commerce company's upcoming stock offering.
06/16/2014 3:11pmAny ripple effect from a recent ruling by a California judge against that state's tenure system for public-school teachers is unlikely to hit Wyoming, where teachers don't have tenure in the first place.
06/16/2014 3:11pmIconic Vermont ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's announced a name change for a popular flavor Monday to help raise money to defend a new state law that requires the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms.
06/16/2014 3:21pmDemocrats on Monday announced long-shot legislation to repeal Michigan's law requiring people or businesses wanting abortion insurance coverage to buy an extra policy in advance, an attempt to keep the issue in voters' minds before the November election.
06/16/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Monday:
06/16/2014 3:44pmJudges around the country are grappling with the ripple effects of a 2-year-old Supreme Court ruling on GPS tracking, reaching conflicting conclusions on the case's broader meaning and tackling unresolved questions that flare in a world where privacy and technology increasingly collide.
06/16/2014 3:52pmThe new government of Antigua & Barbuda has signed an agreement with Chinese investors to build a major resort and residential development project in the twin-island Caribbean nation.
06/16/2014 4:01pmA man who was arrested after he told police he killed a woman Sunday at a Reno motel had been released from prison in September after serving more than 20 years for the murder of his fiance in southern Nevada. A review of state records by The Associated Press shows the Nevada Board of Parole granted 61-year-old Zollie Dumas parole last June 17 effective Sept. 1.
06/16/2014 4:31pmAfter years of pressure from gay rights groups, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House said Monday.
06/16/2014 4:31pmThis was the year President Obama would go all in on the economy, elevating the struggles of the poor and the middle class to the top of his agenda. But that focus has been sporadic, overshadowed by foreign policy hot spots in Ukraine and Iraq and controversies like the swap for a U.S. prisoner in Afghanistan.
06/16/2014 4:40pmSpending on veterans' health care could double in three years under the Senate's solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics, according to congressional budget experts.
06/16/2014 4:41pmA U.S. government plan to temporarily shelter hundreds of Central American children and teenagers on the campus of a closed college in rural Virginia was put on hold Monday amid complaints by local officials that they were kept in the dark.
06/16/2014 4:50pmThe football coaches at the University of Washington and Washington State University were the best paid state employees in 2013.
06/16/2014 4:52pmThe Hawaii man who lost ownership of his Famous Amos cookie company in the 1980s is reinventing his brand yet again.
06/16/2014 5:11pmLas Vegas has been authorized to give $28 million in federal tax credits through a program that encourages investments in low-income communities.
06/16/2014 5:20pmU.S. officials are looking into temporarily housing hundreds of Central American immigrant children and teenagers on the campus of a closed college in rural Virginia.
06/16/2014 5:20pmOregon has taken new steps toward a potential lawsuit against the developers of its failed health insurance website by hiring a phalanx of lawyers and issuing demands for evidence and other material that could be used in a civil case against technology giant Oracle Corp.
06/16/2014 5:20pmA San Diego judge determined prosecutors have enough evidence against the alleged operator of a revenge porn site for him to face trial on conspiracy, identity theft and extortion charges, a state spokesman said Monday.
06/16/2014 5:21pmA group of former employees of The Salt Lake Tribune has filed a lawsuit to suspend and repeal the latest changes to the newspaper's joint operating agreement with the Deseret News, arguing the terms violate federal antitrust laws and undermine the Tribune's role as an independent voice.
06/16/2014 5:23pmFederal officials say the U.S. government is cracking down on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across borders — especially through New York's Kennedy Airport, where some of the imports may be linked to terrorists.
06/16/2014 5:51pmGeneral Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars, and is linked to 13 deaths.
06/16/2014 5:51pmA House panel would impose new restrictions on the transfer of enemy combatants from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a reflection of congressional anger over President Barack Obama's swap of five Taliban leaders for an American soldier held captive for five years in Afghanistan.
06/16/2014 5:52pmA hedge fund and its owner will pay $2.2 million to settle federal charges that the firm set up trades that represented a conflict of interest and then retaliated against a high-ranking employee who reported the conduct to regulators.
06/16/2014 6:41pmBeer is back on the table for a 40-year tradition at a Utah ski resort — Oktoberfest — after an apparent turnabout by the state liquor board.
06/16/2014 6:41pmIn a story June 14 about Washington's higher education budget, The Associated Press reported erroneously the tax that officials say isn't keeping up with job growth. It is the sales tax.
06/16/2014 6:41pmA New York State Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of Macy's claim that J.C. Penney interfered with a merchandising contract with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. when it cut a deal in 2011 under its previous CEO to create a collection of home goods.
06/16/2014 6:41pmAtlantic City is planning a series of events to attract gay tourists, who are becoming an increasingly important part of the resort's growth strategy.
06/16/2014 7:00pmLike in a scene from a James Bond movie, Shawn Kinmartin found himself with fast-dwindling options as he struggled to control a skydiving plane after a jumper's parachute damaged the aircraft's tail.
06/16/2014 7:11pmCrews are working to repair pavement after a water main broke and flooded the newly opened LINQ outdoor mall on the Las Vegas Strip.
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