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Washington state lawmaker's comments raise ire of nurses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:57pm

A Washington state lawmaker has angered nurses and spawned a flurry of viral hashtags and memes on social media by saying that some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards in small, rural hospitals.

Indianapolis Colts owner says he bought Lennon piano

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:43pm

An upright piano that John Lennon used to write Beatles' songs has been sold at auction. Just "A Day in the Life" of the owner of the Indianapolis Colts.

Doctor-services firm says private data of patients exposed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 3:37pm

Nationwide physician-staffing company EmCare says a breach exposed personal data for about 31,000 patients, including in some cases their Social Security numbers and clinical information.

Kansas couple designs covered wagons for 'glamping'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 2:31pm

A Kansas couple is turning the concept of covered wagons that pioneers once used to journey west into a luxury experience for campers who want to enjoy nature without sacrificing the comforts of electricity and spacious beds.

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:29am

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the now $65 billion-a-year program.

Oregon county pays $100K over Blue Lives Matter flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:24am

An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in the office.

Climate protesters march in London again; arrests hit 710

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 9:59am

London police say more than 710 people have been arrested and some 28 have been charged since climate change protests began earlier this week in the British capital.

Tesla wants to cut size of board from 11 directors to 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 9:57am

Tesla plans to cut its board of directors from 11 to seven in a move the electric-car maker says will allow the board to act more nimbly and efficiently.

India's chief justice accused of sexual harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 9:27am

A former employee of India's Supreme Court has accused the country's chief justice of sexual harassment, an accusation that was vehemently denied by the judge, the nation's largest news agency reported Saturday.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's distortions on Mueller report

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 6:31am

Special counsel Robert Mueller all but boldfaced this finding in his report on the Russia investigation: No exoneration for President Donald Trump on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice.

Jockey suspended for using whip on another rider in Arkansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:41pm

A jockey has been suspended 60 days for misusing his whip — not on a horse — but on another rider in a race at an Arkansas track.

Juncker: EU cannot keep extending Brexit deadline for UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 5:03pm

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning Britain that the country's departure from the European Union cannot be put off "indefinitely."

Judge: Resumption of US coal sales by Trump needs review

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 4:39pm

A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration failed to consider potential damage to the environment from its decision to resume coal sales from U.S. lands, but the court stopped short of halting future sales.

Kansas to let Farm Bureau health coverage avoid ACA rules

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:53pm

Kansas will allow its state Farm Bureau to offer health care coverage that doesn't satisfy the Affordable Care Act after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday declined to block a Republican-backed effort to circumvent former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:49pm

A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

Idaho unemployment rate holds steady at 2.9%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:42pm

Idaho's unemployment rate remained at 2.9% in March, the same as the previous month.

Court: EPA has 90 days to justify use of dangerous pesticide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:11pm

A federal appeals court has given the Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to justify why a widely used but dangerous pesticide should stay on the market.

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:11am

Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information.

Climate protests close London bridge; 570 arrests in 4 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 10:03am

Climate protesters are once again trying to shut down parts of London to urge residents to do more to protect the Earth from rising temperatures.

Ancestry pulls slavery-era ad after backlash

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:21am

Ancestry.com on Friday apologized for an ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era.