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Italians go to school to learn about corruption

08/11/2014 1:01am
Is helping a pal win a contract just being friendly? What's wrong with taking the kids to the beach in the office car? And why not linger over lunch at the trattoria if things aren't too hectic at work? These are the kinds of questions that city bureaucrats pondered recently in Florence in what has been billed as Italy's first anti-corruption class for public officials.

Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

08/11/2014 1:12am
A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.

Koch brothers reach out to Hispanics

08/11/2014 1:52am
Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch.

Sen. McConnell using Obama's unpopularity in Ky.

08/11/2014 2:30am
After 30 years in the Senate, Republican leader Mitch McConnell isn't terribly popular at home in Kentucky. Fortunately for him, President Barack Obama borders on politically toxic.

Source of soybean root rot stumps scientists

08/11/2014 3:30am
LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Trey Price said soybean growers in Louisiana have been finding a fungal disease called black root rot in their crops.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

08/11/2014 6:51am
The National Park Service says visitation to Yellowstone National Park neared the 2 million mark at the end of July. July visitation was up almost 6 percent from July 2013. July is typically the park's peak visitation month, followed in order by August, June, September, and May.

EDF shuts down reactors in northern England

08/11/2014 7:00am
EDF Energy says it has shut down four nuclear reactors in England while engineers study the possibility of a technical issue in boiler units.

South Pike schools face budget deficit

08/11/2014 7:11am
South Pike School District trustees have approved a budget that projects a $1 million deficit.

No solution in sight on sea row after Myanmar meet

08/11/2014 7:31am
Despite U.S. and Asian calls for self-restraint and new impetus for the resolution of territorial disputes involving China, a high-profile Asian security summit ended over the weekend where it began, with no solution of the rifts in sight.

Owners charged in car windshield repair scam

08/11/2014 7:59am
Owners of two Pleasant Grove businesses that repair rock-chip damage to vehicle windshields have been charged with felony fraud.

Easing of Ukraine tensions helps drive stocks

08/11/2014 8:00am
U.S. stocks are opening higher as tensions ease in Ukraine.

Dollar mixed

08/11/2014 8:11am
The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.


08/11/2014 8:50am
Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Mon.:

Idaho retirement fund investments up 17 percent

08/11/2014 9:11am
The state pension fund posted investment returns of more than 17 percent in the fiscal year ending on June 30.

Al-Jazeera America logs first anniversary

08/11/2014 9:30am
Al-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven't watched much, you're not alone.

US agency moves slowly on investigation requests

08/11/2014 9:31am
People are waiting longer than they should for an answer when they petition the government to open an investigation into what could be serious safety problems.

US stock move higher on corporate news, earnings

08/11/2014 10:01am
U.S. stocks are moving higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine.


08/11/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

Deal inked for World Trade Center Wi-Fi

08/11/2014 10:31am
Officials say commuters and visitors at the World Trade Center will be able to take advantage of free WiFi.

US agency warns consumers about Bitcoin risks

08/11/2014 10:50am
Federal regulators are warning consumers about the risks of using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.

AIDS activist takes up a new fight: defending FDA

08/11/2014 11:01am
As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration.

Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power

08/11/2014 11:30am
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.

Feds charge 5 with bank fraud in Iowa home sales

08/11/2014 11:50am
A Des Moines attorney and four area businessmen deceived banks into selling homes to them at below market rates, then immediately resold the properties for profit without the lenders' knowledge, federal prosecutors say.

Gtech-IGT buyout passes initial regulatory hurdle

08/11/2014 11:50am
Italian lottery operator Gtech and Nevada-based International Game Technology say they've cleared one regulatory hurdle in a multi-billion-dollar buyout that the companies expect to complete in the first half of 2015.

DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

08/11/2014 12:51pm
The Associated Press has learned that the Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers. The DEA could have lawfully obtained the information for free through a law enforcement network.

ITT Educational Services facing federal scrutiny

08/11/2014 1:21pm
Education company ITT Educational Services Inc. is facing a federal lawsuit over alleged predatory lending, a big drop in its stock price and other woes amid tightening regulatory scrutiny of for-profit colleges nationwide.

7-year-old Gaza closure key in Israel-Hamas talks

08/11/2014 1:31pm
Mohammed al-Telbani lost his life's work when Israeli shells repeatedly slammed into his four-story snack and cookie factory during the Gaza war, finally sparking a fire that engulfed vats of margarine and sacks of cocoa powder.

Gold down, silver up

08/11/2014 1:31pm
The August gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1308.50 an ounce -- down $.40.

Crude rises

08/11/2014 1:31pm
Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 43 cents -- closing at $98.08 a barrel.

Dollar lower

08/11/2014 1:31pm
The U.S. dollar is lower against other North American currencies in New York trading.

FDA rules may jeopardize Black & Mild cigar name

08/11/2014 1:42pm
Plans to regulate cigars and other tobacco products the same as cigarettes may threaten one of the nation's top-selling cigar brands — Black & Mild.

Chiquita gets buyout offer from Safra, Cutrale

08/11/2014 1:50pm
Chiquita Brands has received a buyout offer worth about $611 million from investment firm Safra Group and the Brazilian agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group.

Grain mostly lower, livestock higher

08/11/2014 1:50pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Ga. plant manager says mold, mildew at processor

08/11/2014 1:50pm
A Georgia food processor linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak shipped thousands of pounds of peanut products after learning its products were contaminated and cheated on testing, a former plant manager testified Monday.

Grain mostly lower, livestock higher

08/11/2014 1:50pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US stocks edge higher on corporate news, earnings

08/11/2014 2:11pm
U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine.

Austin Beutner is new Los Angeles Times publisher

08/11/2014 2:21pm
Austin Beutner (BYOOT'-ner) is the new publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times Media Group.

Mexico opens gas, oil to foreign, private firms

08/11/2014 2:23pm
President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of Mexico's state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies.

US settles with Kansas over alleged pension fraud

08/11/2014 2:31pm
Federal authorities announced Monday that Kansas has agreed settle a securities fraud charge accusing the state of misleading investors about the financial health of its public employee pension system in 2009 and 2010 — at the time the second-worst underfunded system of its kind in the nation.

Top federal officials discuss energy development

08/11/2014 2:40pm
The potential for renewable energy development in the Southwest is tremendous, but two top officials in President Barack Obama's administration said Monday much work needs to be done to meet the challenges of exporting that power to market.

A Closer Look: Multitasking on mobile devices

08/11/2014 2:41pm
Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do.

Wardens kill grizzly bear that killed Idaho cattle

08/11/2014 2:50pm
Federal wildlife officials killed a male grizzly bear blamed for recent cattle deaths on an Idaho ranch near Montana's southwestern border.

Barneys to pay $525,000 in shopper-profiling probe

08/11/2014 3:20pm
Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.


08/11/2014 3:31pm
A snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Monday:

US printing company shuts down Argentina operation

08/11/2014 3:51pm
A global printing company based in the U.S. shuttered its plant Monday in Argentina amid tough economic times in the South American country.

Tesco exec joins Kmart as president

08/11/2014 4:21pm
Sears Holdings Corp. said Monday that Alasdair James has joined the company as president and chief member officer for its Kmart business, a new position.

Other social media back Facebook in NYC dispute

08/11/2014 4:31pm
Facebook's fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians.

Firm halting sales of dietary supplement Anatabloc

08/11/2014 4:50pm
The dietary supplement maker at the center of a federal trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is halting sales of its product called Anatabloc.

FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

08/11/2014 4:50pm
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.

Trial set for ex-BP executive in oil disaster

08/11/2014 5:10pm
A trial is expected to begin the week of March 9 for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Former state AG testifies in ex-Va. governor trial

08/11/2014 5:20pm
The wealthy businessman who lavished former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans said repeatedly that the couple supported his company and its signature product, former state Attorney General Jerry Kilgore testified Monday.

Senator: Business tax would undermine Tesla bid

08/11/2014 5:40pm
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller warned Monday that a proposal to fund education by taxing corporations would undermine efforts to persuade Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion battery plant in Nevada.

3 Market Basket board members urge end to standoff

08/11/2014 5:52pm
Three independent Market Basket board members have called again for the supermarket chain's protesting employees to return to work, and customers to return, and said they are available to negotiate an end to a battle over control of the company.

NY judge to encourage settlements of GM lawsuits

08/11/2014 5:52pm
A federal judge told lawyers on Monday he'll encourage settlements in lawsuits brought on behalf of nearly 1,000 plaintiffs against General Motors for defective ignition switches.

Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

08/11/2014 8:12pm
Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak.

Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug

08/11/2014 8:41pm
An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?

Baby safety gate review: 4 products that make the grade

08/11/2014 8:57pm
As soon as your baby begins crawling, securing your home can become a challenge. Safety gates can help, and this review looks at the pros and cons of four models currently on the market.

Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug

08/11/2014 9:00pm
An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?

Landslide damage forces indefinite closure at N. Salt Lake rec center

08/11/2014 9:46pm
Almost 70 employees of the Eagleridge Tennis and Swim Club haven't been allowed back at work after the North Salt Lake landslide damaged a tennis court building, putting the whole facility at risk.

Storm victims likely to decide Hawaii Senate race

08/11/2014 10:30pm
Robert Gavel was too busy Monday helping a crew repair a home savaged by Tropical Storm Iselle to consider that his hard-hit community on Hawaii's Big Island would likely decide who would become the state's next U.S. senator.

Potato grower cuts pesticide use on Minnesota land

08/11/2014 10:30pm
A Fargo-based potato grower is finding that using fewer pesticides is better for business and the environment.

Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

08/11/2014 11:50pm
Police in riot gear fired tear gas to try to disperse a crowd in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by a police officer over the weekend.