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Idaho wolf control board seeks $200,000 to kill wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:15pm

A member of an Idaho board that manages money to pay a federal and state agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and big game says a $200,000 budget request by Gov. Brad Little is sufficient for fiscal year 2020.

Planned Parenthood challenges Wisconsin abortion laws

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:15pm

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin asked a federal judge on Wednesday to repeal state laws that make it more difficult for women, particularly in rural areas, to receive abortions.

Sears staves off liquidation, stores to remain open

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:14pm

Sears will live on— at least for now.

The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:09pm

The nation's top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine.

Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertainty

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:08pm

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday business contacts in many regions of the country are expressing less optimism amid a host of adverse developments, from plunging stock prices to uncertainty about a widening trade war.

Senate upholds Treasury decision to ease Russian sanctions

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:38am

The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

Jewelry stores make $11M settlement over credit practices

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:35am

Officials say some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love.

Snap to lose chief financial officer, its 2nd in a year

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:32am

The company behind Snapchat is losing its second financial chief in less than a year as the social media service confronts a declining user base and stiff competition from bigger rivals.

Need hospital care or tests? Some ways to get cost estimates

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:12am

Want to know how much your hospital is going to charge for that knee surgery?

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:02am

Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming.

Justices appear ready to void Tennessee alcohol sales law

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:52am

The Supreme Court appeared ready Wednesday to strike down a Tennessee provision that requires people to live in the state for two years before obtaining a license to sell alcohol.

AP Explains: Who are al-Shabab attackers of Kenya hotel?

Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:44am

The overnight attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi that left 14 dead was quickly claimed by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has targeted Kenya with several devastating assaults in recent years, leaving hundreds dead. Here's a look at the group which has been called the deadliest in Africa:

Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:14am

Sri Lanka is considering a $300 million loan offer from the Bank of China as it prepares to repay foreign debts this year, a finance ministry official said Wednesday.

Kia to recall vehicles to fix problem that can cause fires

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:11am

Kia says it will ignore the partial U.S. government shutdown and recall more than 68,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from previous recall repairs due to engine failures.

Only 1 candidate applies for Idaho county prosecutor job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:03am

Officials say only one person has applied to be appointed as Bingham County prosecutor, and the deadline for applications is looming.

House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:01am

Several House Republicans asked T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users' cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge.

Shopko files for bankruptcy protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:47am

Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores has filed for bankruptcy protection as it makes plans to close more stores.

Idaho courts facing court reporter shortage, seek pay boost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:45am

An official with the Idaho courts system says the state is facing a shortage of court reporters and needs $340,500 to boost salaries for its 45 court reporter positions.

How small businesses can cope with the government shutdown

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:19am

Small businesses affected by the government shutdown are contending with either a drop in revenue or their inability to get help from federal agencies, or both. A look at what some owners are doing, and what owners should do to protect themselves during any future shutdowns: