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Iraq's move to rush oil bidding could deter some firms

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:46am

Iraq is opening more of its untapped oil and gas resources to foreign developers, hoping to boost revenues after its costly war with the Islamic State group, but analysts say the rushed bidding process — now timed to precede national elections — could draw a lukewarm response.

AP Exclusive: '93 Amtrak crash survivor relives each new one

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:34am

In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy.

Man who tried to get Trump's tax information awaits sentence

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:30am

A Louisiana private investigator faces a possible prison sentence for misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his 2016 election.

EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

Michael Biesecker and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:26pm

The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump.

Asian stocks slip following sell-off on Wall Street

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:48pm

Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on worries over slowing growth and falling profits.

Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee as allegations build

Hope Yen, Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:24pm

His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment as he served as a top White House doctor.

Miranda, "Game of Thrones" #MeToo figure take Webby Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:16pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Game of Thrones" and a key figure in the #MeToo movement are among the winners of this year's Webby Awards.

The Latest: Republican wins Arizona US House seat election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:10pm

The Latest on Tuesday's special election for an Arizona congressional seat (all times local):

Lawsuit says man spent 18 days in prisoner transport van

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:18pm

Edward Kovari's 18-day ordeal began Sept. 12, 2016, when some guys in a van showed up to take him from a jail in Virginia to Texas, where he was wanted on charges that he had stolen a car.

Beijing Auto show highlights e-cars designed for China

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:10pm

Volkswagen and Nissan have unveiled electric cars designed for China at a Beijing auto show that highlights the growing importance of Chinese buyers for a technology seen as a key part of the global industry's future.

Comey book sells more than 600,000 copies in first week

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:28pm

James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty" had a very big opening week.

Hawaii agency wants travelers to visit Kauai despite floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:07pm

The Hawaii Tourism Authority wants travelers to visit Kauai even though parts of the island are recovering from major flooding.

Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:39pm

Arizona policymakers have yet to agree how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a first-ever statewide walkout this week, prompting calls from Democrats and even one Republican to generate new tax revenue in the conservative state.

Wynn Resorts posts 1Q loss on legal settlement charge

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:28pm

Wynn Resorts reported a first-quarter loss on Tuesday, its bottom line weighed by a nearly $465 million charge link to a legal settlement.

Defense attacks prosecution case in bank execs fraud trial

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:12pm

Defense attorneys continued to hammer away Tuesday at prosecutors' claims in the federal fraud and conspiracy trial of four former Wilmington Trust Corporation executives, calling the government's star witness a liar.

Los Angeles firm fined over lead-tainted jewelry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:09pm

A Los Angeles company accused of selling jewelry for children that contained dangerous levels of toxic lead and cadmium has been fined $1.6 million.

Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:08pm

Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators.

Photos show 2 Great Lakes electric cables were severed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:50pm

Officials say underwater photos show two electric cables were severed in what Michigan's attorney general says was a tugboat anchor strike in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

Arizona woman gets prison along with ex 'Property Wars' star

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:48pm

An Arizona woman has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison in connection with a bank fraud scheme that involved a former star on the "Property Wars" reality TV show.

Sinclair Broadcast Group to sell 9 TV stations for $441.7M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:33pm

Sinclair Broadcast Group will sell nine TV stations to Standard Media Group for $441.7 million as part of its plan to meet regulatory approval for its pending $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media.