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Bill repealing 2016 non-compete law heads to governor's desk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:29am

A proposal reversing a contentious 2016 law that made it easier for Idaho employers to sue former employees over non-compete agreements is headed to the governor's desk for consideration.

Judge temporarily blocks Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:22am

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks' gestation — the most restrictive abortion law in the United States.

The Latest: UK parliament asks Zuckerberg to testify

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:22am

The Latest on the alleged use of personal Facebook data by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (all times local):

Egyptian court rules Uber, Careem illegal; appeal expected

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:20am

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered authorities to revoke the operating licenses of the Uber and Careem ride-hailing services and block their mobile apps and software.

Idaho panel OKs funding for new reading test

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:19am

Idaho budget writers have tweaked the spending plan for Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra's office to include funding for a new statewide reading test for young students.

Free ice cream at Dairy Queen! It's for a good cause

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:53am

Bundle up and grab yourself some ice cream ... it's for a good cause.

Orbitz: legacy travel booking platform likely hacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:48am

Orbitz says a legacy travel booking platform may have been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of people that made purchases between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 22, 2017.

Vermont resort for 'Bachelor Winter Games' ordered to close

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:33am

A private Vermont ski resort that was the setting for ABC's "The Bachelor Winter Games" has been shut down for failing to pay taxes.

The Latest: Saudi Arabia's crown prince meets Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:30am

The Latest on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon's visit to the U.S. (all times local):

Germany doubts EU will be exempt from Trump steel tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:26am

Germany expressed doubt on Tuesday about whether the European Union will be exempt from U.S. President Donald Trump's potentially damaging steel and aluminum tariffs, as the bloc's top trade official headed to Washington for last-ditch talks.

Google closes on $2.4 billion Chelsea Market purchase in NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:26am

Google Inc. has finalized the $2.4 billion purchase of New York City's Chelsea Market building.

US to supply emergency food, medicine to Venezuelan migrants

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:22am

The Trump administration is providing $2.5 million for emergency food and medicine assistance to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia in the U.S.' first action to alleviate a burgeoning humanitarian crisis reverberating across Latin America.

Texas attorney general tells TV station KXAN the bomb that blew up at FedEx center was mailed from Austin to Austin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:14am

Texas attorney general tells TV station KXAN the bomb that blew up at FedEx center was mailed from Austin to Austin.

German prosecutors search automaker BMW's HQ in diesel probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:10am

German prosecutors and police have searched offices at the Munich headquarters of automaker BMW in connection with an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel vehicle emissions.

Markets Right Now: More tech losses leave indexes mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:01am

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

Indexes inch up but Facebook keeps sinking; Oracle tumbles

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:46am

U.S. stock indexes are edging higher Tuesday as energy companies climb with oil prices and banks move up along with interest rates. The market was recovering some of its losses from a day earlier. Other sectors including retailers and industrials are also bouncing back. Facebook is dropping again following reports the Federal Trade Commission will investigate its handling of user data and Oracle is plunging after releasing disappointing results and forecasts.

What's likely as Fed meeting ends and Powell takes questions

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:40am

Federal Reserve officials are meeting this week for the first time under their new chairman, Jerome Powell, whose news conference to follow is stirring high anticipation.

On the menu for McDonald's: Cut greenhouse gas emissions

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:24am

The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener.

Ryan hopes spending bill disputes can be settled Tuesday

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:02am

Battles over priorities in a huge government-wide spending bill are essentially settled, leaving a scaled-back plan for President Donald Trump's border wall and a huge rail project that pits Trump against Capitol Hill's most powerful Democrat as the top issues to be solved.