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Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:29pm

A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.

Appeals court sides with states over fuel economy standards

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:28pm

The federal government can't delay plans to more than double penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards, an appeals court said on Monday in siding with five states.

The Latest: Environmental groups oppose Enbridge ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:21pm

The Latest on Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 replacement (all times local):

Arizona governor pushes for teacher pay deal as strike looms

Bob Christie and Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:17pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushed lawmakers Monday to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week.

Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:15pm

First, Jared Kushner's big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it's the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey.

Romney facing a family doctor in US Senate primary in Utah

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:15pm

When he previously ran for U.S. Senate 24 years ago in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney lost handily to the late liberal lion Ted Kennedy.

APNewsBreak: Illinois' late fees skyrocket over past 3 years

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:15pm

Illinois has racked up more in late-payment fees in less than three years than it did in the 18 years combined, according to a report The Associated Press obtained Monday, and some major creditors say they've waited more than a year to receive the interest they're owed.

Thousands protest against Nicaragua government, urge calm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:13pm

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans are marching in the capital to protest government repression and call for peace after several days of violent demonstrations set off by a social security overhaul.

United Airlines CEO did not get a bonus last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:12pm

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, who was criticized for his initial response to a passenger being violently dragged off a plane, says he gave up his 2017 bonus.

Judge: Enbridge Line 3 project should follow existing route

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:07pm

Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company's preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday.

The Latest: Photographer: Monkey selfie lawsuit took toll

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:25pm

The Latest on a court ruling in a copyright lawsuit over selfies taken by a monkey (all times local):

Taiwan company plans $9.4B chemical complex in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:18pm

A company based in Taiwan plans to build a $9.4 billion chemical manufacturing complex on a 2,400-acre (970-hectare) site in Louisiana, officials announced Monday.

Iowa governor acknowledges complaint about fired ally

Ryan J. Foley and Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:14pm

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' office acknowledged Monday it does have a complaint detailing sexual harassment allegations against a longtime ally of the governor who was fired last month.

Officials: Stolen California succulents, smuggled to Asia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:05pm

State wildlife officials say they have uncovered an international scheme in which thieves from Korea and China slip into wild landscapes in Northern California to pluck succulents to sell on the thriving black market in Asia.

US stocks wobble and bond yields set four-year highs

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:03pm

U.S. stocks couldn't hang on to an early gain and finished mostly lower Monday as technology companies slipped. Bond prices continue to fall and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note drew closer to 3 percent, a milestone it hasn't reached since January 2014.

Closing arguments in fraud trial of former bank executives

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:42pm

Four former Wilmington Trust Corporation executives knew they were misleading banking regulators and investors by concealing the truth about the bank's imploding commercial real estate loan portfolio in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, a prosecutor told jurors Monday in the defendants' federal fraud and conspiracy trial.

CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors' pay

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:39pm

The new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other past directors, government officials confirmed.

'Caddyshack' redux: Bid to smoke out woodchuck burns 2 acres

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:37pm

A Maine apple orchard employee's attempt to channel the soul of Bill Murray's character in "Caddyshack" has ended with a similar result.

Rates on short-term Treasury bills rise; highest since 2008

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:27pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to their highest levels in more than nine years.

Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:11pm

Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claim that Ohio's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation, The Associated Press has learned.