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3 killed in protests over Nicaraguan social security reform

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:31pm

Police in Nicaragua say a police officer, protester and pro-government activist have been killed in clashes over a planned social security reform.

Mexican relatives win injunction against Frida Kahlo Barbie

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:27pm

Distant relatives of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo said Friday they have won a temporary injunction that stops sales of a Frida Barbie doll.

SunTrust says ex-worker may have stolen data on 1.5M clients

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:19pm

SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft.

Motorist trapped by floodwaters calls rescue 'a miracle'

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:15pm

A woman who was saved by passing motorists as her vehicle sank in floodwaters off a rural Montana highway said Friday that her rescuers' heroics were a miracle.

Markets Right Now: Slumping tech stocks weigh on US indexes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:13pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Southwest offers apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:01pm

Southwest is sending a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia following an engine explosion.

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Big banks saved $3.6B in taxes last quarter under new law

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:55pm

The nation's six big Wall Street banks posted record, or near record, profits in the first quarter, and they can thank one person in particular: President Donald Trump.

Pruitt reassigned lawmen as drivers, bodyguards in Oklahoma

Ellen Knickmeyer and Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:39pm

As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt assigned investigations agents from his office to be his driver and bodyguard, at times taking them on his frequent trips out of state to speak to conservative political organizations, state records show.

Reality television show crew cleared in airport bomb scare

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:05pm

Prosecutors have dismissed all charges against a television crew accused of creating a false public alarm when one of its devices prompted a bomb alert at one of the New York area's three major airports.

Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:53pm

Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses.

The Latest: Global leaders fear rising trade tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:23pm

The latest from the spring meetings of the Group of 20 major economies, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending institution, the World Bank. (All times local)

Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.9 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:39am

Idaho's unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.

Board votes to double tuition at Puerto Rico university

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:07am

A majority of federal control board members voted Friday to more than double tuition at Puerto Rico's largest public university despite heavy criticism the increase will make higher education unaffordable.

Utah's March job growth quickest in the nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:51am

Utah's rate of job growth is top in the nation for March.

Walmart tests new employee dress code at some stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:47am

Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom.

Saudi women spend big on makeup, even if it's just a glimpse

Aya Batrawy and Malak Harb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:39am

Green lipstick, blue lipstick and 40 shades of foundation to choose from are just some of the reasons 18-year-old Shahad al-Qahtani is excited about superstar Rihanna's makeup line debut in Saudi Arabia.

New Jersey governor signs drill ban to thwart Trump plan

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:37am

On the anniversary of the largest marine oil spill in the petroleum industry, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday prohibiting oil and natural gas drilling in state waters, as well as preventing infrastructure like pipelines that could support drilling in more distant federal waters.

Furniture designers explore what it is to be sustainable

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:05am

Designers are confronting what it means to be sustainable at the Milan Furniture Show.

Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:57am

An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users — raising questions about the usefulness of such audits.

Fairfax bids $300 million for Toys R Us's Canada business

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:53am

Canada's Fairfax Financial Holding has placed a bid of $300 million to buy Toys R Us's Canadian operations in bankruptcy.