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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 stemmed 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 are asking 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:

2020 hopeful Castro tells NH voters that 'everyone counts'

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:52am

Democrat Julian Castro, in the early primary state of New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, told voters on Wednesday that he believes "everyone counts" and accused the Trump administration of "picking and choosing" who has chances to succeed.

Banks rally after strong earnings, sending US stocks higher

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:34am

Banks are surging in midday trading Wednesday following strong results from Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, sending U.S. stock indexes higher. Smaller companies are also climbing, and Nordstrom became the latest department store to announce weak holiday sales.

England, Wales set to make 'upskirting' photos an offense

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:57am

Britain's Parliament has approved a law that will make it illegal to take so-called "upskirting" photos.

Pearl Harbor submarine museum begins $20M update project

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:50am

Officials broke ground on a $20 million revitalization and expansion project for the Pearl Harbor campus of the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.

Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:42am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

The Latest: Dem says EPA's Wheeler 'as extreme' as Pruitt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:32am

The Latest on acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler (all times local):

Lufthansa chief urges rethink on closure of Berlin airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:01am

The head of German airline Lufthansa has suggested that plans to close Berlin's aging Tegel airport should be reconsidered.

Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

Alanna Durkin Richer and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:56am

A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday.

Famed Naples pizzeria latest target of bombs linked to mob

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:56am

A popular Naples pizzeria is the latest target of bombings in the area which Italian authorities have linked to mobsters.

Ford puts 2018 adjusted profit outlook below Street view

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:54am

Ford is calling for 2018 adjusted earnings of $1.30 per share, slightly below Wall Street's view, because of challenges including higher commodity and warranty costs and a business decline in China.

May government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:48am

British Prime Minister Theresa May defied calls to resign as she faced a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin and unleashed a power struggle over control of Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union.

Spain draws record number of tourists, visitor spending up

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:29am

Spanish government figures show the country received a national record of 82.6 million foreign tourists last year.

Fiserv buys First Data for $22B, creating fintech giant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:14am

Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22 billion all-stock deal, creating a giant player in the payments and financial technology sector.