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FAA chief meets Boeing officials, tries out Max simulator

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:28pm

The nation's top aviation regulator has tested new software for the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator and is tentatively giving a favorable review to the updates to a plane that remains grounded after two deadly crashes.

Shootings and shock value: Hoodies, PSA use similar tactics

Jeff McMillan and Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:02pm

Marketing experts say hoodies in a fashion show and an ad seeking nonprofit donations both used similar shock tactics about school shootings to get their message across.

Fluorescent red Kokanee Salmon on display as they spawn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:27pm

Utah wildlife technicians are trapping Kokanee Salmon near a mountain reservoir this week and collecting their eggs and milt at spawning time.

Prison for gun trade show worker who stole 65 firearms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:26pm

A former Las Vegas trade show worker who pleading guilty to stealing three machine guns and more than 60 other firearms at the U.S. gun industry's biggest annual convention in January has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.

US military presenting range of options to Trump on Iran

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:21pm

The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry.

Colorado driver puts injured bobcat in car next to child

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:06pm

Officials have a warning after a Colorado Springs woman put an injured bobcat in her car, inches away from where her child was in a safety seat: Don't pick up wildlife.

UAW reports unresolved issues in talks with General Motors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:55pm

A top United Auto Workers official reports many unresolved issues in talks with General Motors as both sides try to reach a deal to end a four-day strike.

The Latest: California defends tax return law after setback

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:49pm

The Latest on a court hearing over California's law aimed at forcing President Donald Trump to release his tax returns (all times local):

U.S. judge sides with Trump request to halt California law aimed at forcing the president to release his tax returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:40pm

U.S. judge sides with Trump request to halt California law aimed at forcing the president to release his tax returns.

Gold, silver slip

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:33pm

The September gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,498.40 an ounce -- down $9.10.

Three Mile Island nuclear power plant's shutdown is imminent

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:00pm

The shutdown of Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, is imminent.

House passes spending bill to prevent possible government shutdown at end of September; Senate OK expected next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:31pm

House passes spending bill to prevent possible government shutdown at end of September; Senate OK expected next week.

North Carolina donor wants political bribery case dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:19pm

Lawyers for the North Carolina insurance magnate charged with trying to bribe the state's top insurance regulator say the case should be dismissed because he was exercising his right to support elected officials who were responsive to constituents.

Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier parks allow e-bikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:18pm

National Park Service officials say motorized electric bicycles are now allowed in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier national parks, along with Wyoming's National Elk Refuge.

Colt suspends production of AR-15 for civilian market

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:07pm

Gunmaker Colt says it is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15.

Nurses picket in union contract dispute at Reno hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:59am

Registered nurses are doing informational picketing at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno as they negotiate a new contract meant to boost working conditions and nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

Injured crewman sues boat owner for fiery disaster at sea

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:55am

A crewman injured in the fire that killed 34 people aboard a dive boat off Southern California has sued the boat owner and the company that chartered the vessel.

Lawsuit: Black superintendent wouldn't hire black woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:45am

A black woman alleges in a lawsuit that she wasn't hired as the spokeswoman for a predominantly white suburban Kansas City school district because the former superintendent, who also is black, had concerns about her race.

Press freedom advocates troubled by suit against Iowa paper

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:14am

The former administrator of Iowa's third-largest city is suing the area's biggest newspaper, claiming that its coverage was unfair and cost him his job.

Update on the latest business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:09am

Stocks are slightly higher in midday trading on Wall Street as technology companies rally. Microsoft climbed as traders welcomed the software giant's decision to boost its quarterly dividend and approve a $40 billion stock buyback.