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Protesters ousted from sacred site where Elvis filmed movie

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:46pm

State sheriffs on Thursday removed protesters from the ruins of a Hawaii hotel where they have been squatting since last year in an attempt to block redevelopment of land where Hawaiian chiefs once lived and where Elvis Presley's character got married in the movie "Blue Hawaii."

Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:34pm

What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas.

Farm beloved for goat yoga offers reward over slain animal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:34pm

A popular Maine farm that invites the public to come cuddle or do yoga with its goats says one of the animals was found shot to death.

Judge lets ads run in ride-hailing vehicles in New York City

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:30pm

A federal judge has given the green light to a Minnesota company that wants to put advertising in ride-hailing vehicles in New York City.

The Latest: Hawaii concert scam sentencing postponed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:14pm

The Latest on a man who wants to take back his guilty plea for a Hawaii concert scam (all times local):

Man who admitted Hawaii concert scam wants plea change

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:12pm

A North Carolina man who admitted defrauding the University of Hawaii of $200,000 by lying about being able to produce a Stevie Wonder fundraiser concert now wants to take back his guilty plea, but a prosecutor said Thursday he could risk more jail time if he succeeds and is eventually convicted.

DeVos backs school choice proposal for military children

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:52pm

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday backed a proposal to allow military families to use $1.3 billion in public funds to send their children to private school or pay for other education services.

Runaway cow in Poland dies 'from stress' after recapture

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:46pm

A runaway cow that avoided captivity for weeks died Thursday after it was caught and put on a truck to be taken to a farm, a local official said.

Idaho landfill to start turning trash into gas energy in May

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:36pm

Officials say a landfill in southern Idaho could start producing enough energy to power 2,500 homes as early as May.

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

Tami Abdollah and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:34pm

Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul.

The Latest: Coast Guard: 40-plus people rescued in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest and other parts of the U.S. (all times local):

Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:24pm

Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:16pm

An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation's schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don't do it.

First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:08pm

The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company will stop producing credit cards for the National Rifle Association in response to customer feedback, a spokesman said Thursday.

Ford names Lincoln chief to replace ousted N. American head

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:58pm

A veteran executive who has led Ford's Lincoln luxury brand will now head American operations, replacing an executive who was ousted this week over allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:46pm

A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.

Bill allowing out-of-state insurance plans headed to Senate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:39pm

A proposal to allow health insurers from other states to sell their plans in Idaho is gaining support inside the Statehouse.

United Technologies and Chesapeake Energy rise; Roku plunges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:38pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

UPS adding to electric truck fleet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:31pm

UPS says it will soon start using electric delivery trucks that cost the same as conventional diesel- or gas-fueled ones.

Eyewear website operator sentenced to 2 more years in prison

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:21pm

An eyewear website operator who was sentenced to four years in prison after threatening customers with rape and murder was ordered Thursday to serve an additional two years in prison by an angry New York judge who said the unrepentant businessman mocked the criminal justice system with lies and deception after his release.