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In Iran, economic struggles trump fears of US confrontation

Mehdi Fattahi and Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 11:39pm

Across Iran's capital, the talk always seems to come back to how things may get worse.

Defunct steelmaker's 21-story headquarters to be imploded

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:43pm

Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel is due to collapse in a matter of seconds as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters.

No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:28pm

Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa.

Perry to lead delegation to Ukraine presidential swearing-in

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 5:43pm

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will lead a delegation to the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskiy's as Ukraine's next president.

Report: 2 New Mexico counties among top oil producers

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 5:17pm

Two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S., according to new federal numbers.

Chemical plant fire prompts warnings, bridge, road closures

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 11:30am

Authorities say a fire at a chemical plant in New Jersey has been brought under control, but road and bridge closures remained in effect and local residents were urged to remain indoors because of potential danger from fumes.

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:12am

The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.

Flooding disrupts farm shipments on the Mississippi River

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:37am

Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. But there's not much barge traffic this year.

ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:24am

Employees of energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday.

New publisher takes over Standard-Examiner, Daily Herald

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:15am

The Ogden-based Standard-Examiner and Daily Herald in Provo have a new leader.

Yellowstone proposes more housing for summer workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:53am

Yellowstone National Park is proposing to add more housing for seasonal workers employed by private companies operating inside the park.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's miscues on trade and drug prices

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:28am

President Donald Trump spoke this past week as if he's unaware that drug prices have gone up and tariffs came before him.

The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 4:49am

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):

The Latest: Austria to see early election after scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 4:45am

The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local):

As Uganda targets a pop star rival, media under pressure

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 3:39am

Until recently the Ugandan pop star and opposition figure known as Bobi Wine could count on news crews trailing him. As his popularity grew in the past year, his activities were increasingly covered live by broadcasters satisfying public interest in his anti-government movement known as People Power.

US: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid tension

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 10:24pm

Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S., American diplomats warned Saturday, even as both Washington and Tehran say they don't seek war.

Q&A: Is there a way out of the US-China trade fight?

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 10:06pm

The United States and China have been trading punches over trade for months. And the slugfest has only intensified this month.

Mongols biker club fined $500,000 but keeps logo trademarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 8:51pm

A federal judge on Friday fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a racketeering and conspiracy case but refused the latest effort in a decade-long attempt by the government to take away the club's control over its logo — a Genghis Khan-style rider in sunglasses astride a chopper-style bike.

Group raises concerns over New Mexico's landmark energy law

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 6:39pm

Proponents of New Mexico's energy industry say emails exchanged among environmentalists and a key member of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's cabinet represent a conflict of interest as the state was creating landmark legislation that set ambitious new renewable energy goals.

Conservationists sue over oil shale plan in eastern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 5:21pm

Several environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government's approval of the early stages of an oil shale project near the Utah-Colorado border.