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Idaho unemployment at 3 percent for 6th month in a row.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:18am

Idaho's unemployment rate in February for the sixth consecutive month remained at 3 percent.

Why Trump's latest steps heighten risk of a global trade war

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:17am

Suddenly, the world's financial markets are gripped by fear that an escalating trade rift between the United States and China — the two mightiest economies — could inflict far-reaching pain.

Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?

Sharon Cohen and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:05am

It's a scandal of privacy, politics and an essential ingredient of business success — public trust.

UK watchdog assessing evidence from Cambridge Analytica raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:43am

Britain's information regulator said Saturday it was assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, carried out as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information by political campaigns and social media companies.

Will GOP accomplishments in Congress be enough for voters?

Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:35am

With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans another two years at the helm?

China tells US it will defend interests after Trump tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:51am

China's newly appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on nearly $50 billion in Chinese imports.

106 passengers stranded in Germany due to drunken co-pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:45am

A Portuguese airline has apologized for keeping more than 100 passengers stranded at Stuttgart airport in southwestern Germany after one of its flights was canceled last-minute because of a drunken co-pilot.

Stocks tumble on trade fears; S&P has worst week in 2 years

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:13am

Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to their worst week in two years.

Indian court jails powerful politician for embezzling funds

Indrajit Singh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:07am

A powerful Indian politician was sentenced Saturday to 14 years in prison for embezzling 37 million rupees ($570,000) from a state government's treasury while he was the state's top elected official.

US charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:21pm

The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies.

Trump's impulses put White House credibility on the line

Julie Pace and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:05pm

What's the White House's word worth?

Benefits of lobbying evident for small drugmaker

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:43pm

Tucked in the massive congressional budget bill is a provision that props up the price Medicare pays for a handful of medications, costing taxpayers millions at a time when the Trump administration is vowing to reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

Argentina pays homage to Brit who recovered Falklands dead

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:35pm

They looked eye-to-eye and shed tears together: On one side the families of Argentine soldiers killed in the 1982 war with Britain, across the table the former British army officer who helped recover and rebury their loved ones.

Oregon attorney general considers investigating Facebook

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:57pm

Oregon's attorney general says she is reviewing whether to launch an investigation of Facebook, including whether it violated a state law that protects online customers' private information.

Puerto Rico rejects pension cuts sought by federal board

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:24pm

Puerto Rico government officials said Friday they will not bow to demands from a federal control board overseeing the island's finances that they implement cuts to a struggling public pension system as part of an upcoming fiscal plan to help pull the U.S. territory out of an economic crisis.

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:19pm

President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already damaged credibility of both the president and a White House staff that had assured the nation he was onboard.

Hundreds of licensed Missouri drivers receive blind benefits

Blake Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:52pm

Hundreds of people with active Missouri driver's licenses are collecting from a pension fund set up for blind residents, Gov. Eric Greitens said Friday in alleging widespread abuse of the system.

Peru's new president a political novice facing tough odds

Franklin Briceno and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:51pm

Peru's new president has scarce experience governing but is known as a consensus builder who might have a shot at bridging divides after one of the most-bitter political crises in the Andean nation's recent history.

Trump to promote infrastructure plan in Ohio next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:46pm

President Donald Trump plans to visit Ohio next week to promote his plans to rebuild and repair the nation's roads and bridges.

Mozilla, Tesla, other businesses take a Facebook pause

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:27pm

Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign.