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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 federal lands, but 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.

How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:39am

President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies.

Honda slows Accord, Civic production as buyers shift to SUVs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:18am

Honda is slowing production of Accord and Civic cars as U.S. buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks.

Malaysia to revive major China-linked property project

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:46am

Malaysia's government said Friday it will resurrect a multibillion-dollar property and transportation project in Kuala Lumpur involving a Chinese state company, calling it a contribution to China's global "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative.

US home construction slips 0.3% in March

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:03am

U.S. home construction slipped 0.3% in March, as housing starts are running below last year's pace in a sign that inventory could be a challenge for would-be buyers.

Fiat Chrysler recalls over 300K cars due to rollaway risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:04am

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly.

Honeywell to clean up chemical pollution in North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 5:51am

Federal authorities say they've reached a proposed settlement with two companies for the cleanup of a former chemical plant near the Cape Fear River.

US official lauds Cyprus' anti-money laundering efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 5:41am

A senior U.S. Treasury Department official says Cyprus has done "outstanding" work to curtail money laundering.

Algeria protesters keep up pressure on regime

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:52am

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Algeria demonstrated for a ninth straight Friday against the country's leadership amid calls for the departure of the powerful military's chief of staff.

Snakes in office force Liberia's president to work from home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:19am

A spokesman says Liberia's president is working from home after two snakes were found in the building that contains his office.

Worth the risk? It's not easy to put a value on a cathedral

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:13am

Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark.

Global stocks modestly higher in quiet holiday trading

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:21am

Global stock indexes were mostly moderately higher in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed.

China downplays political impact of global development push

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:19pm

China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere.