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EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:13pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought.

The Latest: Senate backs bill blocking deal with firm ZTE

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:44pm

The Latest on a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. (all times local):

Federal judge again blocks Arkansas medication abortion law

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:42pm

A federal judge is again blocking Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills.

Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:38pm

British writer Geraldine McCaughrean on Monday won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends."

Warren Buffett to open company in Lenexa, creating 500 jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:27pm

Business icon Warren Buffett plans to open a new Geico Insurance service center that will bring 500 jobs to Lenexa.

Trump to finalize small business health insurance option

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:23pm

The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and business groups said Monday.

Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:08pm

Some Amazon company investors said Monday they are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to not sell a powerful face recognition tool to police.

Minnesota PUC opens hearings on Enbridge Line 3 replacement

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:03pm

Passions ran high Monday as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing on a final decision on Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

Utah officials months away from medical marijuana rules

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:56pm

Utah officials say they are months away from finalizing regulations needed to implement the state's narrow new medical marijuana law.

Box Office Top 20: 'Incredibes 2' record inches higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:52pm

Disney and Pixar's record-breaking opening of "Incredibles 2" is even bigger than initially expected. According to final totals Monday from the studios, the animated sequel grossed a massive $182.7 million in its first three days in theaters — a record opening for animated movies by almost $50 million.

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:52pm

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.

Less snow, fewer visitors: Utah ski resorts notch down year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:28pm

Utah's two-year streak of record visitation to the state's ski resorts was snapped this past winter when visits dropped by 10 percent.

Panel: Nuclear contamination found on worker at weapons lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:19pm

Reports from an independent safety panel show radioactive contamination was found on a worker's hands and other places at a nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico — the latest safety lapse at the facility as it ramps up work with nuclear material.

US stocks recover from sharp early drop and finish mixed

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:18pm

U.S. stocks shrugged off early losses and wound up with a mixed finish Monday. Household goods companies took some of the worst losses as the S&P 500 index fell for the third time in four days.

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:06pm

Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine, a leader at media giants including Time, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, was named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times on Monday, when the paper's new owner officially took control. 

2 federal agencies take closer look into Tesla fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:04pm

One federal safety agency has dispatched an investigator and another says it is gathering information on a Tesla battery fire in Southern California.

Interest rates flat to lower at weekly US Treasury auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:46pm

Interest rates on short-term U.S. Treasury bills were flat to lower in Monday's auction. Rates on three-month bills fell to their lowest level in three weeks while six-month bills were unchanged.

Derailed train bursts into flames in southwestern Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:34pm

A freight train derailed in southwestern Indiana and several train cars caught fire, forcing the evacuation of nearby homes while authorities monitored air quality Monday, officials said.

Zimmer Biomet and Clorox fall; Apache and JD.com climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:25pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: