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Judge strikes down North Carolina voter ID OK'd by voters

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:52pm

A North Carolina judge has voided constitutional amendments approved by voters in November requiring photo identification to vote in person and capping the state income tax rate.

Florida man sues hair dye maker after being scarred

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:30pm

A Florida man is suing a consumer products company after he says he suffered permanent scarring and discoloration on his face from using a men's hair dye.

Police: Suspect fires at people in mall sporting goods store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:53pm

Authorities say a man shot at specific people inside a sporting goods store in a South Carolina mall, though no one is believed to have been injured.

Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:34pm

As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way to transportation of the future: an electric car with a gas-engine backup that could travel anywhere.

Gold, silver rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:15pm

The February gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,329.20 an ounce -- up $5.70.

Dems' choice: Scrap the system or make gradual change?

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:09pm

Democratic presidential contenders are splitting into two camps: those who want to quickly overhaul economic systems that have existed for decades and those who favor more gradual change.

Police: 50 die from tainted liquor in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:07pm

At least 50 people died and another 50 were sickened after drinking tainted liquor in two separate incidents in India's remote northeast, a government official said Friday.

Fired Amazon worker with Crohn's sues over bathroom breaks

Dylan Lovan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:02pm

A former Amazon employee in Kentucky with the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn's disease has sued the company over his dismissal for what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks.

The Latest: Trump raises prospect of dropping Huawei charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:39pm

The Latest on the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington (all times local):

Report: Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:33pm

Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook without users' consent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

Government: Highway shutdown not aimed at tribe, media

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:16pm

Government officials say the five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline was not aimed at manipulating the media or the American Indian tribe that has led the protracted fight against the project.

Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:03pm

from 30,000 feet.

House approves Idaho Medal of Honor Highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:18pm

Legislation to designate a roadway that crosses southern Idaho as the Idaho Medal of Honor Highway has passed the House.

YouTube walks a tightrope with its video makers, advertisers

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:08pm

YouTube's year-in-review video is usually a celebration of video creators who upload free clips — sometimes wacky, sometimes personal, sometimes offensive — that the company then sells ads against.

Proposal to raise tobacco-buying age has unlikely critic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:01pm

A proposal to raise the age to buy cigarettes in Utah has an unlikely critic — the American Cancer Society's Action Network, which argues the law should target retailers for penalties rather than buyers.

Union: American Airlines' sick policy biased against women

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:56am

The flight attendants' union accuses American Airlines of discriminating against its mostly female group by imposing a stricter attendance policy that can result in employees being fired quickly.

Former Idaho Gov. Butch Otter joins cobalt mining company

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:50am

Roughly seven weeks after leaving office, former Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has joined the board of a Canadian mining company that is expanding into Idaho.

Judge dismisses charges over boy's death on waterslide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:42am

A judge dismissed criminal charges Friday against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016.

Criminal charges possible in North Carolina's US House fight

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:06am

With a new election ordered in North Carolina's disputed congressional race, a key question remains unanswered: Who could face criminal charges after a state elections board hearing exposed evidence of ballot fraud?