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Texas oil company to pay Idaho penalty for acid in well

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:58pm

A Texas-based oil company that injected acid into a well as part of a process to improve production will pay Idaho $8,000 in civil penalties.

Orem seeks to conserve water by changing grass rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:40pm

A Utah city is proposing to reduce a home grass requirement to help residents deal with higher water bills.

The Latest: Tesla posts Q1 net loss of $700M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:28pm

The Latest on Tesla's first quarter earnings (all times local):

Tesla posts Q1 net loss of more than $700 million as sales of its electric cars slump and demand appears to be waning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:24pm

Tesla posts Q1 net loss of more than $700 million as sales of its electric cars slump and demand appears to be waning.

Microsoft's cloud growth pleases Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:03pm

Microsoft's ongoing push to get automakers, retailers and other businesses onto its cloud computing platform helped power the company's third-quarter earnings ahead of Wall Street expectations Wednesday.

Business group: Nicaragua's economy in 'free fall'

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:01pm

Nicaragua's economy is in "free fall" a year after anti-government protests were violently repressed by the government and its supporters, the country's leading business association said Wednesday.

Feds intend to sue Tennessee lawmaker over pain clinics

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:59pm

Federal prosecutors say they intend to file a lawsuit against a Tennessee state senator and other co-owners of a now-shuttered pain clinic company.

TD Ameritrade's growth slows as market hits new highs

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:57pm

The stock market has scaled new heights, but that meant that online brokerage TD Ameritrade saw a decline in trading activity in the first three months of the year.

NYC mayor takes aim at glass towers as energy hogs

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:55pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent decades.

Restaurant name leaves bad taste with Delaware officials

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:54pm

Delaware officials won't allow popular Colorado-based restaurant chain Illegal Pete's to convert to a Delaware limited liability company because the company's name has "a negative connotation," according to a federal lawsuit filed this week.

Cohen says he pleaded guilty to crimes he didn't commit

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:35pm

President Donald Trump's prison-bound former lawyer told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn't commit so his wife wouldn't "get dragged into the mud of this crap."

Anadarko and eBay jump while iRobot and AT&T slump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:23pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to $5 billion

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:13pm

Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users' privacy.

Facebook is taking a $3 billion charge as a contingency against a possible fine by the Federal Trade Commission

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:11pm

Facebook is taking a $3 billion charge as a contingency against a possible fine by the Federal Trade Commission.

Opponents spar over California vaccine exemption bill

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 1:39pm

Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school.

Illinois governor: 'No concerns' about report of fed probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 1:37pm

Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he has "no concerns at all" about a media report that federal authorities are investigating a property tax break he got by taking toilets out of a Chicago mansion he owns.

Man stuck in sewer rescued after workers heard help calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 1:09pm

Pennsylvania firefighters say a man was stuck in a sewer and rescued after construction workers heard him calling for help from underground.

NRA sues Los Angeles over disclosure law for contractors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 12:43pm

The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the gun rights group.

The Latest: Horses die in Texas fire caused by derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 12:18pm

The Latest on a train derailment in Texas (all times local):

Poll: Americans split on college admissions fairness

Collin Binkley and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 12:04pm

As a sweeping bribery scandal reignites debate over college admissions, a pair of polls reveal that many Americans think the nation's universities place too much emphasis on factors such as wealth, family ties and athletic ability.