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Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:40pm

Japan's central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate.

Can green investment help relaunch Germany's economy?

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:02pm

A recession looms for Germany and the European Central Bank is pleading for governments to spend more to revitalize economic growth. Yet despite having the luxury of borrowing money for less than nothing, the German government is keeping a tight rein on its finances.

Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan, kills at least 20

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:42pm

An Afghan official says a powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed at least 20 and injured as many as 90 others.

Democrats to argue Republicans rushing top Labor nominee

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:33pm

President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Labor Department faces a Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, even as Democrats argue they haven't had enough time to scour his record of legal work for corporate interests.

Japanese court finds 3 former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives not guilty of negligence in 2011 Fukushima meltdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:26pm

Japanese court finds 3 former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives not guilty of negligence in 2011 Fukushima meltdown.

Ex-Gov. Sandoval joins Tahoe Fund's special advisory panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:08pm

Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has joined a new advisory council for a nonprofit conservation group that funds environmental projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Thousands of standardized tests in Utah are missing scores

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:05pm

State officials say thousands of standardized tests completed by Utah students this spring are missing scores.

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty of nuke crisis liability

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:20pm

A Japanese court says three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Co. are not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns.

Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop lawsuits against Sacklers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:37pm

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has asked a bankruptcy court judge to halt all lawsuits against the company and its former directors, including members of the Sackler family, which owns the company.

Prosecutor son's job prompts turning over telescope arrests

Jennifer Sinco Kellleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:02pm

To avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Hawaii attorney general's office will take over prosecution of protesters arrested for blocking construction of a giant telescope.

Report: Cleanup of abandoned oil, gas wells could cost US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:34pm

A U.S. government watchdog agency says taxpayers could potentially face hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs from abandoned oil and gas wells on public lands.

Wyoming governor approaches Mexico about exporting coal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:05pm

Wyoming's governor has approached Mexican government officials about the possibility of using their ports to export the state's coal to overseas markets.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:51pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation.

25 Californians charged with $150M in health care fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:43pm

Twenty-five Southern California doctors and others are accused of billing Medicare and other health plans for $150 million in fraudulent charges.

Report: More people are supporting nonprofit news sites

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:55pm

Nonprofit news organizations are one of the few growth areas in the troubled field of journalism. A new report out Wednesday suggests that they are broadening their base of financial support to take in more individual donations.

Utah representative to resign, citing busy work schedule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:49pm

Rep. John Knotwell has announced his resignation from the Utah Legislature at the end of September.

$6.7M damages for death from exploding garbage truck tire

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:35pm

A Louisiana judge says Goodyear must pay more than $6.7 million in damages in the death of a garbage truck driver killed in 2014 when a tire he was inflating exploded.

Reno mayor announces plan to jump start housing construction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:15pm

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve (SHEE'-vee) has announced an ambitious plan to jump start the construction of 1,000 homes in 120 days.

Judge temporarily blocks provisions of 'riot boosting' law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:51pm

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of parts of new South Dakota laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Analysts: Weapons in Saudi attack similar to Iranian ones

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:48pm

Analysts say a cruise missile and drone fragments recovered from an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry bear similarities to Iranian-manufactured weapons.