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Idaho transportation workers find 2 explosives under bridge

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:39pm

Idaho transportation officials say bridge inspectors found two undetonated explosive devices at the base of a bridge that spans the Snake River near Nampa. Both devices have been removed and destroyed, and a sweep of the area did not turn up any additional explosives.

Trump right and wrong on French wine tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:59pm

U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines here: Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union. Right because American tariffs are "globally" less than what Europe charges, the French customs authority says.

Colombia opens camp for Venezuela migrants as exodus swells

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:53pm

Colombian authorities moved homeless Venezuelan migrants to a soccer field filled with yellow tents and cots Tuesday, as the number of migrants fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian calamity continues to rise.

Advance Auto Parts, GE rise; Halliburton, Tyson Foods fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:49pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Pink diamond sells for more than $50M, setting world record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:33pm

Christie's sold the "Pink Legacy" diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50 million including fees, saying it's a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond.

Christie's sells 'Pink Legacy' diamond for over $50 million, setting a record per-carat price for a pink diamond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:26pm

Christie's sells 'Pink Legacy' diamond for over $50 million, setting a record per-carat price for a pink diamond.

Minnesota man to pay $140K for snooping, insider trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 1:29pm

A Minnesota man snooped in his wife's work papers and used information about UnitedHealth Group's upcoming acquisitions to profit from insider trading, according to regulators.

Underlying issues keep Israel, Hamas locked in violent loop

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 1:09pm

A slew of grievances and major underlying issues have Israel and Hamas locked in a spiral of violence that has caused three wars in the last decade and repeated rounds of deadly fighting.

EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 1:04pm

The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy.

EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 1:01pm

The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy.

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:26pm

The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids.

Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:21pm

As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer.

Fraudster on trial for alleged scheme over his real identity

Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:17pm

A man convicted of stealing thousands of identities in a massive credit card fraud scheme is now on trial over one more identity — his own. Prosecutors say they learned after Adekunle Adetiloye was sentenced in 2012 that he had created a fictional version of himself and used that to successfully argue for a lesser sentence. They say his real name is Michael Adeyemo.

Mayo Clinic receives record $200M gift from Michigan donor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:10pm

A corporate strategist from Michigan has given Mayo Clinic its largest gift ever — $200 million.

US October budget deficit jumps to $100.5 billion

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:09pm

The federal government recorded a deficit of $100.5 billion in October, a big increase from a year ago that was primarily caused by quirks in the calendar.

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:04pm

North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue.

2 months in prison for ex-union official in corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:31am

A former union official has been sentenced to 60 days in prison for using money from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center for shoes, jewelry and other personal benefits.

Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:49am

Ethiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country's attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm.

Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of late-tax notes

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:08am

A city in New York state has found a novel way of motivating residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials.