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The Latest: Kansas Republicans condemn veto of tax bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 1:15pm

The Latest on Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a tax relief bill pushed by top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature (all times local):

Small Business Owners Outsmart Cybercriminals — Here’s How

Infosec, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:45pm

securing their business against the threat of a cyberattack.

Kansas' new Democratic governor vetoes GOP tax relief bill

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:39pm

Kansas' new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a tax relief bill approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, arguing it would repeat an infamous fiscal experiment that failed under a GOP predecessor.

Kansas' new Democratic governor vetoes tax relief bill in confrontation with GOP-controlled Legislature

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:36pm

Kansas' new Democratic governor vetoes tax relief bill in confrontation with GOP-controlled Legislature.

Nevada, Utah tribes join protest against plutonium shipments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:42am

Thirteen tribes in Nevada and western Utah are urging President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry to suspend any shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to a site north of Las Vegas.

Apple announces its long-awaited streaming TV service

Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:39am

Apple announced a new streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself.

Hamas has developed a vast arsenal in blockaded Gaza

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:37am

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday was one of the most powerful launched ever by Gaza militants, flying nearly 120 kilometers (70 miles) before it slammed into a house in central Israel, wounding seven people.

Duke University pays $112M to settle faked-research lawsuit

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:32am

Duke University will pay $112 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit after federal prosecutors said a research technician's fake data landed millions of dollars in federal grants, the school and the government said Monday.

The Latest: Analysts lukewarm on Apple streaming TV service

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:27am

The Latest on Apple's streaming TV event (all times local):

Slower manufacturing likely drag on small business optimism

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:25am

The growing evidence of a slowdown in manufacturing is likely contributing to the dip in small business optimism that began early in the year.

The Latest: Macron praises ties between France, China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:24am

The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to France (all times local):

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects request to delay opioid trial

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:23am

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the start of what is expected to be the first state trial in lawsuits accusing the companies of fueling an opioid epidemic.

Federal prosecutors charge Trump critic Michael Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud; place him under arrest.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:15am

Federal prosecutors charge Trump critic Michael Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud; place him under arrest.

China signs deal to buy 300 aircraft from European plane maker Airbus during Chinese leader's visit to France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:11am

China signs deal to buy 300 aircraft from European plane maker Airbus during Chinese leader's visit to France.

Bill creating Idaho Medal of Honor Highway becomes law

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:07am

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed legislation to designate a roadway that crosses southern Idaho as the Idaho Medal of Honor Highway.

In 'Killer Robots' debate, Japan shuns fully automated arms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:02am

Japan's ambassador to the United Nations-backed Conference on Disarmament says his country has not developed fully autonomous weapons systems and has no plans to do so.

Hong Kong businessman gets 3 years in prison for bribery

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:46am

A prominent Hong Kong businessman earned leniency with a three-year prison sentence dispensed Monday by a judge who said bribes paid to the presidents of two African countries were serious crimes but kindness including playing violin for fellow inmates was extraordinary.

The Latest: Ship channel could stay closed several more days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:33am

The Latest on fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility that led to a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel (all times local):

Settlement reached in lawsuits over Xarelto blood thinner

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:24am

The pharmaceutical companies behind the widely advertised blood thinner Xarelto reached a $775 million settlement in 25,000 lawsuits alleging patients were not adequately warned about the risks of life-threatening complications, plaintiff attorneys and the manufacturers said Monday.