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The Latest: Leaking gas blamed for coffee shop explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:43pm

The Latest on an explosion at a Georgia coffee shop that injured three people (all times local):

Venezuela hikes wages ahead of monetary overhaul

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:53pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raised wages for the fifth time this year and said he wanted to peg prices to the nation's fledgling cryptocurrency as part of a package of measures that economists say is likely to accelerate hyperinflation.

Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defects

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:19pm

A Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan.

News outlets challenge Maryland online ad law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:50pm

News outlets filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a Maryland law meant to fight foreign meddling in online political advertising because they say it creates unfair burdens on media sites that publish such ads.

Restaurant cites worldwide freakout over its french fries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:44pm

A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world.

The Latest: Miss America Org. upset with Cara Mund's claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:23pm

The Latest on reigning Miss America Cara Mund saying she's been bullied by pageant leadership (all times local):

Dessert company awarded $720,000 in fight over ice cream

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:18pm

A Massachusetts dessert company that accused its ice cream supplier of destroying its business by secretly altering the recipe has been awarded $720,000.

Mexico's AMLO says public should decide fate of new airport

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:03pm

After vowing on the campaign trail to scrap an ambitious new airport being built for Mexico City, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that the fate of the $15.7 billion project should be decided by the nation's people.

Zoe's and Nordstrom rise while Tesla and Nvidia skid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:41pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Utah jobless rate at 3.1 percent Staff  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:13pm

The state Department of Workforce Services reported Friday that Utah led the nation in total job growth in July at 3.9 percent.

Sales director for pleads guilty to conspiracy

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:57pm

The sales and marketing director of pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, acknowledging that he participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors and win over their future business.

Peru, Ecuador tighten requirements for Venezuela migrants

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:49pm

Two South American nations are stiffening entry requirements for the flood of Venezuelans fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian crisis, a move that could make their plight even more arduous.

Lawmakers question government's role as fate of Utah's Science, Technology & Research initiative is delayed

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:36pm

Decisions about the long-term fate of the Utah Science, Technology and Research initiative have been kicked down the road as a legislative committee this week heard a rundown of the work being done by the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:25pm

Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.

US rig count remains at 1,057; Texas gains 3 rigs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:12pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. held steady at 1,057 this week.

Weapons found after WWII enthusiast stopped at LA airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:54am

Two guns were found inside a pickup truck after a driver was stopped at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport, but police say the man was released without charges.

Nigeria construction site collapses, trapping several people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:53am

Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja.

Trump attends Hamptons fundraiser hosted by hot dog magnate

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:51am

President Donald Trump headlined a closed-door fundraiser Friday at the Hamptons, New York, home of one of his closest friends, the chairman of the iconic Nathan's Famous hot dog business.

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:50am

Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval.