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$2.6 billion construction budget heads to Ohio governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:01pm

A $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds a range of improvements to school buildings, parks, bridges and roads is headed to Ohio's governor.

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:01pm

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Insurer Anthem picks new chief financial officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:51pm

Health insurer Anthem is changing chief financial officers as it works to close its $48 billion purchase of rival health insurer Cigna.

Idaho lumber mill closing; workers' future uncertain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:41pm

An Idaho lumber mill has been sold and will be shut down, according to a letter sent to workers.

FDA advisers reconsider training for painkiller prescribers

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:41pm

Federal health advisers are discussing changes to government programs that were intended to improve the safety of painkillers like OxyContin, but which experts say have had an unclear impact.

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Air bag inflator recall to grow by 35 million to 40 million

Tom Krisher and Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:41pm

Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what is already the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday.

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Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:38pm

Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.

Senate returns $7.5B budget that includes 4 percent raises

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:30pm

The South Carolina Senate has approved a $7.5 billion state budget that puts an additional $300 million into K-12 education, covers the state's expenses from last fall's historic flooding and provides $40 million in grants to flood-devastated farmers.

Officials to decide on nuclear reactor site in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:21pm

A Utah energy cooperative is narrowing down its selections for a site to build a small commercial nuclear reactor in eastern Idaho.

APNewsBreak: WNBA, union amend CBA for overseas play fines

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:52pm

The WNBA and its players union have agreed to amend the collective bargaining agreement on fines for overseas play.

Atlanta airport to close 1 of 3 security areas for 3 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:51pm

The world's busiest airport in Atlanta plans to close one of its three checkpoints in the domestic terminal for three weeks.

Deadline looms for California governor to act on tobacco age

Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:51pm

Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on six bills to restrict tobacco use in California, including one to raise the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.

DocuTap sells majority stake to global private equity firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:50pm

Sioux Falls-based electronic medical records company DocuTap said it has sold a majority stake to global private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

Egypt extends suspension of capital gains tax

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:41pm

Egypt has extended the suspension of a capital gains tax on the stock market until May 2017.

School leaders protest budget cuts to Wyoming education

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:41pm

A coalition of school districts and others say budget cuts enacted during this year's legislative session are not fair and are resulting in school closings and teacher layoffs.

Teen's family suing over death on ropes course

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:41pm

The family of a Florida teen has sued over her death at a high ropes course last summer.

Bird flu forces slaughter of 39K turkeys at Missouri farm

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:41pm

A southwestern Missouri turkey farm where bird flu was found remains quarantined after 39,000 of its birds were destroyed last week as a precaution, agricultural officials said Wednesday.

Baltimore city school board appoints new CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:10pm

The Baltimore school board is replacing the chief executive officer of the city's schools with an administrator who oversaw academic performance improvements during a previous stint with city schools.

The Latest: Fired Texas gunman said his life had been ruined

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:00pm

The Latest on a fatal shooting at a Texas transportation company (all times local):