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Former Christie allies to argue for bridge case reversals

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:07pm

The traffic scandal that dragged down former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations will write another chapter on Tuesday as two former associates facing prison for their roles seek to convince a federal appeals court their convictions should be overturned.

Top GOP gubernatorial candidates focus on vision in debate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:05pm

Idaho's top Republican governor candidates gave voters three distinct options to choose from during their second televised debate, which included plenty of jabs at each other's campaign tactics.

Judge faces punishment for sex acts in courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:03pm

Massachusetts' highest court will meet to consider the punishment for a judge who admitted to having a relationship with a courthouse employee that included sexual encounters in his chambers.

Arizona governor pushes for teacher pay deal as strike looms

Bob Christie and Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:13pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushed lawmakers Monday to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week.

Chipmaker SK Hynix reports 64 percent jump in 1Q earnings

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:53pm

SK Hynix Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit has surged 64 percent over a year earlier thanks to robust memory chip prices that offset slowing growth in the mobile sector.

Thousands protest against Nicaragua government, urge calm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:11pm

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans marched Monday in the capital to protest government repression and call for peace after several days of violent demonstrations set off by a social security overhaul.

Feds widen safety probes of Ford, VW and Nissan vehicles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:49pm

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.

Judge: Enbridge Line 3 project should follow existing route

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:47pm

Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company's preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday.

Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:43pm

A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.

Owner of Provo Daily Herald buys Ogden Standard-Examiner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:19pm

The owner of the Provo Daily Herald is purchasing the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden.

Judge asked to reject pipeline protester's evidence request

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:09pm

The government is asking a federal judge to reject a request for evidence to be returned to a New York City woman who suffered a serious arm injury in an explosion while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.

Damaged cables, pipelines in Great Lakes waterway inspected

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:40pm

Officials say a remotely operated underwater vehicle is getting a close-up look at electric cables damaged by what Michigan's attorney general has called a tugboat anchor strike in a channel connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

Kansas welfare chief seeks more money for preventing abuse

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:29pm

Kansas' top child welfare official on Monday proposed $24 million in additional spending over three years and said her agency needs to hire dozens of workers who are not licensed social workers to conduct investigations into reports of abuse and neglect.

Appeals court sides with states over fuel economy standards

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:28pm

The federal government can't delay plans to more than double penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards, an appeals court said on Monday in siding with five states.

The Latest: Environmental groups oppose Enbridge ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:21pm

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

Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:15pm

First, Jared Kushner's big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it's the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey.

Romney facing a family doctor in US Senate primary in Utah

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:15pm

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

APNewsBreak: Illinois' late fees skyrocket over past 3 years

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:15pm

Illinois has racked up more in late-payment fees in less than three years than it did in the 18 years combined, according to a report The Associated Press obtained Monday, and some major creditors say they've waited more than a year to receive the interest they're owed.

United Airlines CEO did not get a bonus last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:12pm

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, who was criticized for his initial response to a passenger being violently dragged off a plane, says he gave up his 2017 bonus.

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):