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Trump wants to cut red tape, hasten water projects in West

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:46pm

President Donald Trump has ordered the government to streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on four major water projects in the western United States.

California rejects plea to pump brakes on pot deliveries

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:14pm

California is moving a step closer to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales.

Maryland asks Supreme Court to uphold law on drug pricing

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:04pm

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to uphold a first-in-the-nation law against pharmaceutical price gouging.

CEO of mining company tears into analysts during rant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:02pm

The CEO of a mining company exploded at Wall Street analysts on Friday, saying they can't read financial reports and should resign.

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Deb Riechmann and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:07pm

The U.S. accused a Russian woman Friday of conspiring in a sweeping effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections.

Louisiana's Avery Island listed on historic place register

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:04pm

Louisiana's Avery Island, a salt dome and the birthplace of Tabasco pepper sauce, is newly listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Friend: Arizona man rescued from mine is amateur prospector

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:42am

John Waddell often visited his 100-acre (40-hectare) mining claim in Arizona's Sonoran Desert to poke around in one of the abandoned mines scattered among the cactus for a bit of gold to sell for a few bucks.

New tax break rules for 'opportunity zone' investors

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:22am

The Trump administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called "opportunity zones" have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers with tax breaks.

Return to sender: Postal union warns of fallout if US leaves

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:19am

No international letters, no international packages: A top official with a 192-country postal union says that's what Americans can expect if the Trump administration goes through with plans to pull of an international postal treaty over concerns about China.

National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:16am

New York City has announced a national effort to reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent.

EU budget chief seeks to ease tensions with Italy

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:14am

The European Union's budget chief sought to ease tensions with Rome on Friday over Italy's rule-busting budget, after markets reacted by pushing up Italy's borrowing costs to the highest levels in five years.

The Latest: Judge sets Feb. 8 sentencing for Manafort

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:14am

The Latest on federal cases involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local):

Pharmacist who wouldn't fill miscarriage drug is out

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:21am

A Michigan pharmacist accused of refusing to fill a prescription to help a woman complete a miscarriage no longer works for the Meijer retail chain.

Florida governor candidate Gillum releases some tax returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:02am

Florida's Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum is releasing some of his tax returns ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

The Latest: Body identified as missing 79-year-old woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:58am

The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local):

Grains mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:52am

Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

What's at stake if investors begin to shun Saudi Arabia

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:49am

The disappearance of a Saudi journalist last seen entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul has shaken confidence in the country as a place to do business, with potential consequences for billions of dollars in investments going into and out of the country.

South Korea, Britain in talks about future trade talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:48am

South Korea's foreign minister says Seoul has begun "contingency planning" to ensure that her country and Britain maintain close trade relations after Britain leaves the European Union.

US stocks wobble at the end of another shaky week of trading

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:14am

U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded.