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Biodiesel executives linked to polygamous group plead guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:19pm

Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group are pleading guilty to charges filed in a $511 million tax credit scheme.

Plastic or paper? Trump campaign weighs in on straw debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:57pm

The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick.

Penney: We haven't hired advisers for in-court restructuring

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:41pm

J.C. Penney says it hasn't hired any advisers to prepare for an in-court restructuring or bankruptcy.

Microsoft and Gannett rise while American Express falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:26pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

Brazil's state oil company denies fuel to 2 Iranian ships

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:54pm

Brazil's state oil company has refused to supply two Iranian ships anchored in the southern port of Paran√° because they belong to a company sanctioned by the United States.

Carnival pledges steps ongoing to curb ocean pollution

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:30pm

Carnival Corp. executives pledged anew Friday that steps are being taken to curb ocean pollution, which was the subject of a recent $20 million federal penalty imposed because of continued environmental violations.

Greek minister says Turkey's drilling tests EU's credibility

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:29pm

Greece's new defense minister says Turkey's illegal gas drilling off Cyprus is testing the European Union's credibility as a guardian of its members' energy interests in the Mediterranean.

Agency says mining near Okefenokee poses 'substantial risks'

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:10pm

The federal agency that manages the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp says a private company's plan to mine minerals near the swamp edge could pose "substantial risks" to the environment, and some damage may be irreversible.

Operator of oil tanker says it's unable to contact ship approached by helicopters and vessels in Strait of Hormuz.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:32pm

Operator of oil tanker says it's unable to contact ship approached by helicopters and vessels in Strait of Hormuz.

Defense in murder case can obtain private social media posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:27pm

The California Supreme Court has ruled that the defense in a gang-related murder trial can obtain private postings from social media companies.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Harris both wrong about auto sector

Tom Krisher and Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:18pm

Renaissance or ruin? Americans are being presented with two starkly different accounts of the state of the auto industry, one from President Donald Trump and the other from California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic presidential candidate. Neither is accurate.

2 workers die after being trapped in grain silo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:13pm

A shipping business in Ohio says two workers died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:09pm

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz .

Federal judge upholds a Trump alternative to 'Obamacare'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:59am

A federal judge is upholding the Trump administration's expansion of cheaper short-term health insurance plans as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act's costlier comprehensive insurance.

Instagram expands hiding 'likes' to make you happier

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:44am

Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many "likes" people's posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others.

Snowmelt pushes Lake Tahoe water level close to legal limit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:36am

Lake Tahoe is the fullest it's been in nearly two decades.

US citizen charged with training Islamic State group members

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:19am

A U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan facing terrorism charges after he became a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State group once boasted that he supports "the worst terrorist organization in the world," authorities said as they announced his arrest Friday.

Appeals court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:01am

A U.S. appeals court panel sided with the Trump administration Friday in a mining pollution dispute, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that companies take financial responsibility for future cleanups.

Idaho Land Board subcommittee eyes spending $240 million

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:56am

Idaho Gov. Brad Little convened the first meeting of a committee tasked with recommending what kind of assets the state should buy with $240 million.