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Lufthansa boss hopes for quick deal with pilots

04/03/2014 12:50am
Lufthansa's chief executive says he hopes for a quick resolution to a dispute over wages and retirement ages as the airline's pilots strike for a second day.

AP Interview: Tunisia premier wants to fix economy

04/03/2014 1:00am
Ahead of his Friday meeting with President Barack Obama, Tunisia's interim prime minister says the government at last has a handle on extremism and the transition to democracy is back on track. Now, he says, it's time to fix the faltering economy.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

04/03/2014 1:00am
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

AP-AM Prep-Music

04/03/2014 1:10am

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

04/03/2014 1:31am
State auditors say the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare misspent $2.5 million in federal welfare funding on salaries instead of using it to help pay for food, housing and other benefits provided to Idaho's poorest residents. But department officials say the money was used properly to help keep extremely low-income children out of foster care. Department officials say the rules changed in 2009.

Report says blacks, Latinos losing economic ground

04/03/2014 1:32am
African-Americans and Latinos are losing economic ground when compared with whites in the areas of employment and income as the United States pulls itself out of the Great Recession, the latest State of Black America report from the National Urban League says.

NAACP to sign agreement to keep NC hospital open

04/03/2014 2:10am
Officials with the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP say they will sign an agreement for a public-private partnership to keep the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven open for three more months.

Safety stand down to address on the job injuries

04/03/2014 2:20am
Federal labor officials say they're partnering with construction contractors, the Federal Highway Administration and others to educate workers on preventing on-the-job injuries and fatalities.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

04/03/2014 2:30am
A class action lawsuit filed against Xerox and Nevada's health exchange alleges thousands of Nevadans may have paid for policies but remain uninsured because of ongoing problems with the online system. The lead plaintiff is Larry Basich, a Las Vegas retiree who bought a policy in October and paid premiums to the exchange that were never forwarded to his selected carrier. Basich's coverage was to take effect Jan. 1. He racked up more than $400,000 in medical bills.

Old habits at Samsung, LG embarrass them abroad

04/03/2014 2:41am
When Samsung unveiled a new smartphone at the storied Radio City Music Hall, the Broadway-style spectacle was memorable not for technology but for a cast of giggling female characters who fantasized about marrying a doctor, fretted about eating too much cake, and needed a man's help to understand how to work the phone.

NY police enforcing school bus safety law

04/03/2014 4:20am
Law enforcement officers across New York state are participating in a crackdown on motorists who illegally pass school buses when they're picking up or dropping off students.

State: RI Hospital botched possible measles case

04/03/2014 4:30am
State health officials have ordered Rhode Island Hospital to retrain its emergency department staff on infection control after they botched the handling of a potential measles case.

Cambodia's Angkor temples added to Street View

04/03/2014 4:50am
The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to the impoverished country's tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site.

China unveils mini stimulus as economy sputters

04/03/2014 5:30am
China's leaders have unveiled a mini-stimulus aimed at shoring up sputtering growth in the world's No. 2 economy.

Oil down despite China stimulus, supply drop

04/03/2014 5:30am
The price of oil drifted lower Thursday even after China introduced measures to underpin growth and U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly declined.

Moscow calls on Ukraine to pay down its gas debt

04/03/2014 5:50am
Russian gas giant Gazprom on Thursday urged Ukraine to pay its debt, and announced a 70 percent rise in the charge for future supplies.

European Central Bank leaves main its interest rate unchanged at record-low 0.25 percent

04/03/2014 5:50am
European Central Bank leaves main its interest rate unchanged at record-low 0.25 percent.

US trade deficit widens to $42.3 billion in February, highest in 5 months, as exports fall

04/03/2014 6:40am
US trade deficit widens to $42.3 billion in February, highest in 5 months, as exports fall.

More Americans seeking jobless benefits, but weekly claims are still at pre-recession levels

04/03/2014 6:40am
More Americans seeking jobless benefits, but weekly claims are still at pre-recession levels.

Police detain 18 over China chemical plant protest

04/03/2014 6:40am
Police in a southern Chinese city detained 18 people after a protest against a planned chemical plant turned violent over the weekend, local authorities said Thursday.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

04/03/2014 7:01am
Prosecutors in northern Idaho say statements made by a woman before she disappeared should be allowed in the first-degree murder trial of her estranged husband. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Charles Capone's lawyers want to keep the statements out. Rachael Anderson was in the process of getting divorced when she disappeared IN 2010. Authorities say she was lured to a Moscow, Idaho, auto repair shop owned by Capone where she was drugged and killed. Her body hasn't been found.

Lake Arthur to raise salaries for mayor, aldermen

04/03/2014 7:11am
The Lake Arthur Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to raise the salaries of the next mayor and slate of aldermen.

2 tiny babies lead mom to job supporting families

04/03/2014 7:11am
Amy Nyberg remembers how long she had to wait to hold her babies: 52 days.

School finance bills impact KU proposed projects

04/03/2014 7:11am
Kansas House and Senate committees approved bills that address possible funding for a health education building proposed by the University of Kansas.

Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

04/03/2014 7:20am
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the number remains close to pre-recession levels and points to stable hiring.

Dubai firm buys stake in Kerzner's Atlantis hotels

04/03/2014 7:40am
A Dubai government conglomerate behind some of the emirate's industrial powerhouses said Thursday it bought a "significant" stake in the international hotel operator that runs the Atlantis hotel on the city's main palm-shaped island.

Judge gives final OK to college savings settlement

04/03/2014 7:41am
A settlement in which the state will pay $3.75 million to families because of alleged mismanagement of college savings plans now has court approval.

France to renegotiate deficit target with EU

04/03/2014 8:00am
France's new finance minister sparked a dispute with Europe on his first day in office Thursday when he suggested Paris renegotiate the speed at which it cuts its budget deficit to limits set by the European Union.

Stocks edge higher ahead of latest jobs survey

04/03/2014 8:00am
Stocks indexes are edging higher as investors become more optimistic about the outlook for the U.S. economy.

US service sector grew more quickly in March on rising new orders and more hiring

04/03/2014 8:10am
US service sector grew more quickly in March on rising new orders and more hiring.

Trustee: MF Global customers to be fully paid back

04/03/2014 8:10am
The trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of MF Global says its customers are going to get paid back 100 percent of what they are owed by the boutique brokerage.

BMW recalls 232,000 cars in China; checking others

04/03/2014 8:10am
German automaker BMW says it is recalling 232,000 vehicles in China after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine, and says it is now checking whether the same defect can also be found in other countries.

European agency advises avoiding Crimean airspace

04/03/2014 8:31am
The European Aviation Safety Agency is advising planes to avoid the airspace over Crimea because of possible risks posed by two countries seeking to control the sky in the region.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.41 pct

04/03/2014 8:40am
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose slightly this week but remained near historically low levels.

Dollar mixed

04/03/2014 8:41am

Mall staple Brookstone seeks bankruptcy cover

04/03/2014 8:51am
Brookstone, a staple in malls and airports nationwide, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its $147 million sale to Spencer Spirit Holdings.

US service firms grow more quickly, boost hiring

04/03/2014 8:51am
U.S. service firms expanded more quickly last month as new orders rose and hiring increased, a positive sign the economy is rebounding after an unusually cold winter.

Kansas Senate approves insurance for autism

04/03/2014 9:21am
A bill that would require insurance coverage for some children under the age of 12 with autism represents progress but still contains flaws, advocates for the children said after the measure was approved by the Kansas Senate and sent to Gov. Sam Brownback.

Barnes & Noble investor cutting stake

04/03/2014 9:41am
Liberty Media Corp. said Thursday that it is cutting its stake in Barnes & Noble Corp., sending the bookseller's shares down sharply.

Veterans' path to graduation can be twisty

04/03/2014 9:51am
University of Minnesota student Zac Bair enlisted in the U.S. Army to help pay for college. After three deployments in Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment and his "fair share" of combat, Bair was honorably discharged. Soon after, he enrolled at the University.

Woman sues employer, hours cut after MS diagnosis

04/03/2014 10:01am
A former Helena employee of the Billings-based CTA Architects is suing the company, saying her hours were cut and her benefits eliminated after she informed the company that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was pregnant.

FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones

04/03/2014 10:10am
A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection.