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November 27th, 2014
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US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

07/28/2014 12:31am
One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world.

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

07/28/2014 12:31am
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

Chinese portal Sohu reports $45 million loss

07/28/2014 12:31am
Sohu.com Inc., operator of a popular Chinese Internet portal, said Monday it lost $45 million in the latest quarter while revenue rose 18 percent to $400 million.

China announces war games starting Tuesday

07/28/2014 12:50am
China has set up alternative flight routes to minimize delays related to military exercises along its southeastern coast that start Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

07/28/2014 1:31am
A St. George teacher has been struck and killed by a truck while jogging. Police say Dixie Middle School science teacher Terri Lusk was jogging with a friend when the accident occurred Friday. She died at a St. George hospital. Police Officer Derek Lewis tells The Spectrum of St. George that the male driver stopped, and the glare of the sun is believed to be a factor.

Ex-majority shareholder of Yukos Oil Co: court has ordered Russia to pay it over $50 billion

07/28/2014 2:21am
Ex-majority shareholder of Yukos Oil Co: court has ordered Russia to pay it over $50 billion.

Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen

07/28/2014 3:10am
Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China.

HK pro-democracy news site folds, citing pressure

07/28/2014 3:20am
A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure, the latest sign of mounting tensions as the semiautonomous Chinese city braces for a possible shutdown of its financial center by activists fighting Beijing's desire to limit democratic reforms.

Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

07/28/2014 3:50am
A relief group official says two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

07/28/2014 4:01am
but still pollute elsewhere

Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar in deal worth about $9B to create dollar-store giant

07/28/2014 4:21am
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar in deal worth about $9B to create dollar-store giant.

Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

07/28/2014 4:40am
Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.

Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards

07/28/2014 4:40am
A U.S. meat supplier said Monday a Chinese subsidiary embroiled in a safety scandal fell short of its requirements for maintaining high standards.

EU antitrust body clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal

07/28/2014 4:50am
The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services.

No booze for DC folks? New Hampshire may fix law

07/28/2014 5:01am
New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation's capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not.

Britain reopens way for fracking

07/28/2014 5:30am
Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

07/28/2014 6:41am
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

07/28/2014 7:10am
Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday.

Italy opens theme park in tribute to film industry

07/28/2014 7:20am
A new amusement park outside Rome celebrates the world of cinema, taking visitors back to the golden age of Italian film production when the Rome-based Cinecitta Studios — still in operation — were known as "Hollywood on the Tiber."

Workers at Santa Fe hospital reject contract offer

07/28/2014 7:30am
Unionized nurses and technicians at a Santa Fe hospital have rejected another contract offer from management.

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

07/28/2014 8:00am
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

Beijing, Chicago architects to design Lucas Museum

07/28/2014 8:10am
Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront.

Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

07/28/2014 8:30am
Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market.

German court receives suit against EU bank union

07/28/2014 8:41am
A group of German professors has filed a complaint to the country's highest court against the European Union's plans to create a so-called banking union, a central part of the effort to make the continent's financial system more resilient.

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07/28/2014 8:50am
Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Mon.:

Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

07/28/2014 9:00am
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

07/28/2014 9:02am
Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Report for Detroit creditor boosts value of art

07/28/2014 9:10am
One of the companies challenging Detroit's bankruptcy plan says the possible value of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection is $8.5 billion — a figure that's higher than previous estimates.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

07/28/2014 9:31am
Uintah County Sheriff's deputies say a 21-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy are dead after a rollover crash in Dry Fork Canyon. The Sheriff's Office says Trevor Cuch of Vernal died after being ejected from the vehicle Saturday night and the teen died later at a hospital. Deputies say the two had borrowed the vehicle from a friend who reported they were overdue in returning it. That report helped identify the victims.

Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

07/28/2014 9:41am
Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit

07/28/2014 9:51am
The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily.

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

07/28/2014 10:00am
Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.

Observers, investigators kept away by fighting

07/28/2014 10:11am
A member of an observation team trying to reach the debris from the Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine says, "We are sick and tired of being interrupted by gunfights."

US stocks fall at midday on cooling home sales

07/28/2014 10:20am
U.S. stocks are slightly lower in midday trading after a report of sluggish sales in the housing market.

Medicare hospital fund to stay solvent until 2030, four years later than previous estimate

07/28/2014 10:20am
Medicare hospital fund to stay solvent until 2030, four years later than previous estimate.

STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

07/28/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

Virgin America files plans for IPO

07/28/2014 11:01am
Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street.

Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid

07/28/2014 11:10am
Companies often blend old products to give you something new.

Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality

07/28/2014 11:11am
Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants.

Trial in salmonella outbreak begins in Georgia

07/28/2014 11:11am
Jury selection is underway in the trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

07/28/2014 11:21am
Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

07/28/2014 11:51am
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the leading U.S. pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

More hospitals to test newborns for heart defects

07/28/2014 12:01pm
More New Mexico hospitals are about to start screening all newborns for a type of heart disease.

CORRECTS: FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest for flying planes without proper repairs

07/28/2014 12:11pm
CORRECTS: FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest for flying planes without proper repairs. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said FAA fines Southwest $12 million)

Lloyds bank settles with US, UK over market fixing

07/28/2014 1:11pm
Lloyds Banking Group is paying $369 million to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated a key global interest rate.

Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project

07/28/2014 1:20pm
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and members of her state's congressional delegation say federal lawmakers have secured enough money to ensure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward.

Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

07/28/2014 1:22pm
The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

07/28/2014 1:40pm
A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

Appeals court says St. Luke's can keep Saltzer

07/28/2014 1:41pm
One of Idaho's largest health care providers can continue to operate Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group while it challenges a prior ruling that it broke antitrust laws in its buyout of Saltzer, according to a recent federal appeals court decision.

Smith & Wesson paying $2M to settle SEC charges

07/28/2014 1:42pm
Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win military and police business.

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

07/28/2014 2:10pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.

Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

07/28/2014 2:21pm
As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras.

Stocks end little changed ahead of earnings rush

07/28/2014 2:21pm
U.S. stocks are ending little changed as traders wait for key economic and earnings reports later this week.

House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

07/28/2014 2:41pm
In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

APNewsBreak: Illinois: Doctor faked pot paperwork

07/28/2014 2:41pm
Illinois regulators allege a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a $250 fee, according to a formal complaint filed Monday.

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

07/28/2014 2:51pm
A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Medicare's own health looking better, report says

07/28/2014 2:51pm
Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

Cruz ends hold on nominees over FAA flight ban

07/28/2014 3:01pm
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.

Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

07/28/2014 3:01pm
In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck. The story should have made clear Caldwell is paid every two weeks, so the paycheck reflects 80 hours of work.

Ford raising prices on new F-150

07/28/2014 3:11pm
Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals.

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

07/28/2014 3:11pm
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

07/28/2014 3:21pm
An educational advocacy group led by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system, filing a lawsuit Monday that alleges that job protections unfairly shield bad teachers.

'Lucy' smacks down 'Hercules' in box office bout

07/28/2014 3:31pm
The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No. 1 spot at the box office.

Florida State law professor was killed in his car

07/28/2014 3:31pm
A neighbor found a Florida State University law professor bleeding from a gunshot to the head in the driver's seat of his car in his garage, and the window had been smashed, according to a 911 call released Monday.

Florida State law professor was killed in his car

07/28/2014 3:31pm
A neighbor found a Florida State University law professor bleeding from a gunshot to the head in the driver's seat of his car in his garage, and the window had been smashed, according to a 911 call.

Markets-At-A-Glance

07/28/2014 3:31pm
A snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Monday:

Nasdaq SUMMARY

07/28/2014 3:31pm
Most active Nasdaq issues.

City: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator

07/28/2014 3:41pm
Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday.

Judge rules against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, OKs sale of team to ex-Microsoft CEO

07/28/2014 3:50pm
Judge rules against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, OKs sale of team to ex-Microsoft CEO.

Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

07/28/2014 4:00pm
The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.

Inspector had cited lauded Iowa nursing home

07/28/2014 4:11pm
A northeast Iowa nursing home was cited for unsanitary conditions in its kitchen seven weeks before it was lauded by the governor's office as among the best such facilities in the state, The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/UwJb0U ) reported.

Business owners concerned over Idaho liquor laws

07/28/2014 4:21pm
State laws limiting the number of liquor licenses have created a lucrative resale market, but some people are concerned that the regulations are stunting economic growth.

Palace of 'Queen of Mean' goes on block for $65M

07/28/2014 4:40pm
The Connecticut mansion that belonged to Leona Helmsley is on the market for $65 million after a three-year renovation.

Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014

07/28/2014 4:40pm
Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.

UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria

07/28/2014 4:40pm
The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.

Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

07/28/2014 5:01pm
Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.

Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

07/28/2014 5:10pm
Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government.

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

07/28/2014 5:11pm
The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener.

Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

07/28/2014 5:51pm
U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.

NC Senate leaders hint at budget details

07/28/2014 7:21pm
North Carolina's Senate leader said Monday that he hopes to have a final budget to vote on this week.

California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

07/28/2014 8:10pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop

07/28/2014 8:10pm
The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.

Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

07/28/2014 8:30pm
Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster.

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

07/28/2014 8:32pm
No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons

07/28/2014 9:00pm
The United Nations imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba ordered all countries to freeze its assets.

T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2M paying subs

07/28/2014 10:20pm
Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile US Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April.

Asia stocks rise modestly ahead of US, China data

07/28/2014 10:50pm
Asian stock markets posted modest gains Tuesday as investors treaded cautiously ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.
 
   
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