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The Latest: Photographer: Monkey selfie lawsuit took toll

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:25pm

The Latest on a court ruling in a copyright lawsuit over selfies taken by a monkey (all times local):

Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:25pm

Plans for a twin-tower residential building in New Jersey championed by Jared Kushner are in danger of falling apart as his family's real estate company threatens legal action against a city that it says ended negotiations for no good reason.

Romney facing a family doctor in US Senate primary in Utah

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:22pm

When he previously ran for U.S. Senate 24 years ago in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney lost handily to the late liberal lion Ted Kennedy.

The Latest: Administrative law judge rules on Enbridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:21pm

The Latest on Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 replacement (all times local):

Taiwan company plans $9.4B chemical complex in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:18pm

A company based in Taiwan plans to build a $9.4 billion chemical manufacturing complex on a 2,400-acre (970-hectare) site in Louisiana, officials announced Monday.

Iowa governor acknowledges complaint about fired ally

Ryan J. Foley and Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:14pm

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' office acknowledged Monday it does have a complaint detailing sexual harassment allegations against a longtime ally of the governor who was fired last month.

Officials: Stolen California succulents, smuggled to Asia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:05pm

State wildlife officials say they have uncovered an international scheme in which thieves from Korea and China slip into wild landscapes in Northern California to pluck succulents to sell on the thriving black market in Asia.

US stocks wobble and bond yields set four-year highs

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:03pm

U.S. stocks couldn't hang on to an early gain and finished mostly lower Monday as technology companies slipped. Bond prices continue to fall and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note drew closer to 3 percent, a milestone it hasn't reached since January 2014.

Closing arguments in fraud trial of former bank executives

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:42pm

Four former Wilmington Trust Corporation executives knew they were misleading banking regulators and investors by concealing the truth about the bank's imploding commercial real estate loan portfolio in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, a prosecutor told jurors Monday in the defendants' federal fraud and conspiracy trial.

CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors' pay

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:39pm

The new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other past directors, government officials confirmed.

'Caddyshack' redux: Bid to smoke out woodchuck burns 2 acres

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:37pm

A Maine apple orchard employee's attempt to channel the soul of Bill Murray's character in "Caddyshack" has ended with a similar result.

Rates on short-term Treasury bills rise; highest since 2008

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:27pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to their highest levels in more than nine years.

Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:11pm

Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claim that Ohio's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation, The Associated Press has learned.

Rebecca Poynter named new Idaho Statesman publisher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:09pm

The McClatchy Company has named Rebecca Poynter as the new publisher of the Idaho Statesman in Boise.

Appeals court sides with states over fuel economy standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:04pm

An appeals court has sided with five states, saying the federal government can't delay plans to more than double penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards.

Strong ad sales boost Google parent Alphabet's 1Q earnings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:55pm

Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported a jump in first-quarter net income on the back of strong digital ad sales and an accounting adjustment.

Henry Schein and Vectren rise while Akorn and Alcoa tumble

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:32pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:

Legislative hearing on aid-in-dying bill attracts big crowds

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:24pm

Hundreds of people on both sides of the debate over physician-assisted suicide traveled to Albany on Monday for a hearing on legislation that would allow people with a terminal illness to request life-ending medication from a doctor.

Feds widen safety probes of Ford, VW and Nissan vehicles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:16pm

The U.S. government's highway safety agency is expanding three investigations for brake and air bag troubles that could affect more than 2.3 million vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen and Nissan.