07/09/2014 1:00amWashington's slow rollout of its legal marijuana market spreads to more cities Wednesday, one day after big crowds lined up outside the state's first licensed pot shops.
07/09/2014 1:11amOil prices inched up Wednesday ahead of the release later in the day of information on U.S. stockpiles of crude and refined fuels that will be a key indicator of expected demand.
07/09/2014 1:30amA timber company is planning to log and subdivide portions of its 39,000 acres of private land in northern Idaho that's part of a stalled exchange for public land. The deal involves a combination of purchasing and trading public land to obtain the 39,000 acres owned byWestern Pacific Timber Co. The timber company land includes habitat for threatened steelhead and bull trout.
07/09/2014 2:30amChina leads the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, according to an international study released Wednesday.
07/09/2014 2:50amThe United States and China vowed Wednesday to improve their economic and security cooperation, saying they wouldn't let persistent differences over maritime claims, cyberhacking and currency hamper a relationship critical to global peace and prosperity.
07/09/2014 4:00amThe European Union's antitrust body is imposing a fine of 428 million euros ($580 million) on France's pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines for distorting competition.
07/09/2014 4:10amSri Lanka has banned civil activist groups from holding news conferences and training for journalists, with the organizations rejecting the move as unconstitutional.
07/09/2014 4:10amFederal grants totaling $1.5 million are being awarded to a rural elderly care program and the University of North Dakota's School of Nursing.
07/09/2014 5:00amCar sales in China cooled in June, with domestic brands falling further behind their foreign rivals in the world's biggest auto market, an industry group reported Wednesday.
07/09/2014 5:20amUniversity of North Dakota President Robert Kelley is taking a month off to study faculty tenure issues.
07/09/2014 6:20amGermany's Lufthansa says it plans to expand its budget airline operation to offer long-haul flights, possibly in cooperation with Turkish Airlines.
07/09/2014 6:40amSree Muppa sits at a desk eight hours a day.
07/09/2014 7:00amThe Grant County Health District is responding to a local outbreak of whooping cough among migrant workers in Mattawa and Quincy.
07/09/2014 7:00amAuthorities say Sandpoint police officers have shot and killed a woman who was armed with a knife Bonner General Hospital. KHQ-TV reports that Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler says the woman had a confrontation with the two officers, and they opened fire, killing her. Her identity was not immediately released. Coeur d'Alene Police are assisting the investigation.
07/09/2014 7:30amTop Shelf Cannabis was able to open its doors to sell marijuana when Washington state's recreational pot industry finally opened for business because of growers like Sea of Green Farms.
07/09/2014 7:30amShares of Celgene Corp. slipped in premarket trading Wednesday after the drugmaker said its psoriatic arthritis treatment Otezla missed the main goal of a late-stage study exploring an additional use.
07/09/2014 7:32amChina's finance minister said Wednesday that the country is not planning any new stimulus measures and it is up to the United States to drive the global economy.
07/09/2014 8:01amStocks are edging higher in early trading after corporate earnings got off to an encouraging start.
07/09/2014 8:10amChina and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.
07/09/2014 8:20amGoogle has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.
07/09/2014 8:30amStanding in the shadows of a $30 million roller coaster that flips, drops and spins its riders, the head of the nation's fourth-biggest amusement park company points to another addition at Cedar Point he's proud of too — a shady spot to relax and munch on taffy and fudge.
07/09/2014 8:41amBailed-out Greece said Wednesday it will tap bond markets again soon, building on its success in April to return to debt markets after a forced four-year absence due to its financial turmoil.
07/09/2014 9:01amA new annual licensing fee for Illinois hospitals that takes effect this month will finally fund a system for reporting medical errors that was established by state law back in 2005.
07/09/2014 9:10amThe British website Mail Online apologized Wednesday to George Clooney for alleging that his fiancee's mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible.
07/09/2014 9:10amHealth care companies say they're losing millions of dollars that are tied up in appeals because of increasing numbers of Medicare audits. But a new report says the rise in the often duplicative audits has failed to reduce Medicare fraud.
07/09/2014 9:21amNew York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he has reached a settlement with insurer EmblemHealth Inc. that will force the company to boost its coverage of mental health services.
07/09/2014 9:21amAfter Lt. Rickey Bennett came back from Iraq in 2005, friends and colleagues told him he had symptoms of post-traumatic stress, but he denied it. As a military chaplain, he was trained to detect it in others, but he just didn't see it in himself.
07/09/2014 9:51amThe Treasury Department on Wednesday sanctioned three companies suspected of aiding the Syrian government, which is fighting opposition forces in a civil war that has killed more than 160,000 people.
07/09/2014 9:51amProduction at one of Libya's largest oilfield restarted, pumping at more than 90 percent of its capacity in a boost to the troubled North African nation, a Libyan official said Wednesday.
07/09/2014 10:11amStock markets in Europe steadied Wednesday as Wall Street opened solidly following positive earnings news from aluminum company Alcoa.
07/09/2014 10:11amBritain has authorized airport security staff to require any traveler to turn on electronic devices as a way to test for hidden explosives. France and Germany are implementing similar measures, but only for travel to and from the United States.
07/09/2014 10:11amStocks are edging higher in midday trading after corporate earnings got off to an encouraging start.
07/09/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
07/09/2014 10:31amSigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.
07/09/2014 10:41amA Ukrainian air force pilot who was captured by separatist rebels last month has been arrested in Russia and charged with abetting the killing of two Russian journalists, Russian officials said on Wednesday.
07/09/2014 10:51amNew York health officials have awarded $462 million to help 22 hospitals and five large public hospital systems statewide continue key services.
07/09/2014 11:01amThe lower house of Mexico's Congress approved tough restrictions on dominant companies in the country's telephone and television sectors early Wednesday after 20 hours of debate and discussion.
07/09/2014 11:01amTwo startups are trying to do for e-books what Netflix does for movies.
07/09/2014 11:43amAs drivers hit the road for summer vacations, AAA of Utah offers some valuable road-trip safety tips.
07/09/2014 11:51amShaky claims about Medicare were common in the 2012 campaign, from President Barack Obama on down. Now they've surfaced in this year's midterm elections, in one of the hottest Senate races in the country.
07/09/2014 12:20pmWhen many of us have a medical appointment we're concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What's our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask your doctors about their financial situation.
07/09/2014 12:33pmHollywood's summer at the box office isn't just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer's revenue. It's lacking swagger.
07/09/2014 12:52pmFord Motor Co. says it remains on track to make a profit in Europe next year despite the fragile economy.
07/09/2014 1:01pmMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that sought to increase the tax credits available for donations to organizations providing food to the poor and aid to pregnant women.
07/09/2014 1:01pmOwners of Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers argued in court documents this week that a lawsuit challenging their joint operating agreement should be thrown out.
07/09/2014 1:01pmJohn Wayne's heirs are taking Duke University to court over the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, Duke.
07/09/2014 1:11pmHarley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.
07/09/2014 1:20pmFarmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
07/09/2014 1:21pmGov. Pat McCrory has criticized the North Carolina Senate for failing to bridge a budget impasse on education and walking out on education leaders during negotiations.
07/09/2014 1:42pmGeneral Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales.
07/09/2014 1:51pmIn an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key — but complex — financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips.
07/09/2014 1:51pmA measure that would have overturned Montana's medical marijuana law likely will not appear on the November ballot.
07/09/2014 1:51pmThe price of oil fell for the ninth straight day Wednesday as global supplies continue to flow despite unrest in the world's most important oil-producing region.
07/09/2014 2:01pmMore flights on U.S. airlines are running late or getting canceled, and complaints are rising.
07/09/2014 2:01pmTennessee health officials said Wednesday they disagree with a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that accuses the state of failing to provide certain services as required by the federal health care law.
07/09/2014 2:11pmYou might need a magic wand to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort.
07/09/2014 2:11pmStocks are closing higher after corporate earnings got off to an encouraging start.
07/09/2014 2:41pmBy its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
07/09/2014 2:51pmSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections.
07/09/2014 3:01pmA leading U.S. coal company is suing a rival with which it shared confidential business plans during a deal that later fizzled, saying the competitor used the proprietary details to buy up land in southern Illinois to thwart the accuser's expansion plans.
07/09/2014 3:01pmIllinois schools have received promised grant payments from the state on time for the first time since 2007 — but in another sign of the state's precarious financial situation, a top education official has warned schools not to expect the pleasant surprise to become a permanent habit.
07/09/2014 3:11pmEU source: 11 more people to face sanctions over actions against Ukraine's government.
07/09/2014 3:11pmA federal lawsuit filed against an Idaho-based company contending it engaged in human trafficking has been put on hold while the U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigates.
07/09/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Wednesday:
07/09/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Wednesday:
07/09/2014 3:32pmAmbassadors of the European Union's countries have agreed to add 11 new names to the list of people sanctioned for participating in the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine's east, an EU source said Wednesday.
07/09/2014 3:41pmA substantial number of the people who made CBS' "Under the Dome" the surprise hit of last summer appear to have lost interest in the fate of the fictional town of Chester's Mill, Maine.
07/09/2014 4:01pmFederal Reserve officials are in broad agreement that they will likely announce an end to their monthly bond buying program in October, bringing to a close the third round of massive bond purchases the central bank has relied upon to boost economic growth following the Great Recession.
07/09/2014 4:11pmGen. John Campbell, the army's vice chief of staff and nominee to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, cited his son's experiences as a soldier there to answer a senator's tough questions last year about a troubled intelligence technology system.
07/09/2014 4:11pmTreasures in the Detroit Institute of Arts eyed for sale by some creditors in the city's historic bankruptcy could be worth more than $4.6 billion, but likely would fetch a quarter of that or less in a forced liquidation, according to a new report.
07/09/2014 4:13pmCorporate earnings season got off to a positive start Wednesday, helping lift the stock market after two days of declines.
07/09/2014 4:21pmOfficials say about 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem.
07/09/2014 4:21pmFour companies will have another shot to operate one of Massachusetts' first medical marijuana dispensaries, the state announced on Wednesday.
07/09/2014 4:31pmA survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.
07/09/2014 4:31pmDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel told naval submariners on Wednesday that the U.S. has let its focus on the military's nuclear responsibilities drift a bit, but two reviews are wrapping up and he will be looking at recommendations to strengthen the health of the force.
07/09/2014 4:31pmAmerican Apparel Inc. announced late Wednesday it had reached a deal with investment firm Standard General to receive an investment of up to $25 million to bolster the clothing chain's finances. It will also mean a shake-up in the board.
07/09/2014 5:01pmNorth Carolina House negotiators made a key budget concession Wednesday following a series of tense exchanges and a walkout by Senate Republicans objecting when school leaders were brought in to bolster the House position on preserving funds for teacher assistants.
07/09/2014 5:11pmAbortion rights advocates in North Carolina say they are in the dark about new rules required by a year-old law that they fear could effectively shut down many of the state's clinics.
07/09/2014 5:20pmA casket carrying the body of Richard Clement was slowly lowered into its final resting place on Wednesday.
07/09/2014 5:31pmBNP Paribas, France's largest bank, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries, a development that a Manhattan judge said should show that no financial institution is "immune from the rule of law."
07/09/2014 5:31pmLegal pot means Portlandia is going to get to know "The Couv" a little better.
07/09/2014 5:31pmFaced with major changes to their health insurance benefits, more than 500 Memphis police officers called in sick Wednesday for the second consecutive day to protest cuts aimed at helping buttress the city's troubled pension program in a showdown that reflects wider struggles in cash-strapped urban centers across the country.
07/09/2014 5:41pmA South Korean chemical company has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a criminal complaint alleging attempted theft of a competitor's trade secrets.
07/09/2014 6:30pmTens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior Obama administration officials testified Wednesday as they urged senators to agree to the president's emergency spending request for the crisis.
07/09/2014 6:31pmThe U.S. Senate has approved legislation intended to launch the long-awaited cleanup of a toxic, abandoned manganese mine outside of Las Vegas.
07/09/2014 6:40pmA restaurant that for decades was a fixture of the New Orleans culinary scene is back — at least in name.
07/09/2014 8:20pmBad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits, a study suggests.
07/09/2014 8:31pmColorado is smoking pot by the ton, and visitors are, too.
07/09/2014 9:43pmChinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times.