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Hospital agrees to pay $7 million to settle suit

04/20/2014 12:10am
All Children's Hospital has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging it violated anti-kickback laws by paying inflated salaries and bonuses to doctors so that they would bring in more patients and revenues.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

04/20/2014 1:30am
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on accusations that he pistol-whipped people during a party south of Athol. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Terry Clark of Coeur d'Alene was taken into custody Wednesday. Authorities say Clark became violent during the outdoor party last week and used a handgun to beat and injure partygoers.

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

04/20/2014 3:31am
A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship began listing dangerously.

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

04/20/2014 6:31am
It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?

Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

04/20/2014 7:30am
The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo island. The ferry Sewol issued its distress call to another VTS center before these communications began. The Associated Press translated the transcript from Korean. The names of other ships included in the transcript are omitted at the request of South Korean authorities.

Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

04/20/2014 7:41am
A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.

Legislative leaders push for adjournment

04/20/2014 8:10am
Disagreements remain on several budget bills and priorities Gov. Terry Branstad outlined at the beginning of the year still have obstacles to overcome, but leaders in the Legislature say ending the 2014 session this week is likely.

GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

04/20/2014 8:51am
The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

04/20/2014 9:10am
One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door.

Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

04/20/2014 9:11am
One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.

Investment firm affiliate files for bankruptcy

04/20/2014 9:21am
A subsidiary of a Meridian company once fined by Idaho regulators for misleading investors has filed for bankruptcy.

Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

04/20/2014 9:40am
A relatively new virus that kills newborn pigs has been found on hog farms around Ohio.

APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

04/20/2014 9:50am
Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for a shootout in eastern Ukraine that leaves 3 dead

04/20/2014 10:11am
The self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine is appealing to Russia to send in peacekeeping troops after a shootout at checkpoint near the city manned by pro-Russia insurgents.

In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

04/20/2014 10:31am
The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.

Schools slash heating bills with stimulus project

04/20/2014 10:41am
Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service Project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state's struggling timber industry.

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

04/20/2014 10:50am
After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.

Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

04/20/2014 11:30am
With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

04/20/2014 11:42am
"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.

General Mills scraps controversial new legal terms

04/20/2014 12:02pm
General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company.

Idaho water situation continues to improve

04/20/2014 12:21pm
Officials from irrigation districts in southwestern Idaho say the state's water supply outlook is improving thanks to a series of snow and rain storms that hit the region in March and April.

'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

04/20/2014 12:41pm
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.

Turner case tests bounds of 'citizen legislature'

04/20/2014 1:11pm
When a legislative ethics panel meets this week to review the case of House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner, members could have trouble finding clear-cut answers, in large part because of the Indiana General Assembly's status as a "citizen legislature."

Hackett group preserves Sebastian County history

04/20/2014 1:41pm
The youngsters of Hackett may not know that at one time, their hometown was a thriving community of saloons, meat markets, drugstores and other businesses brought on by the coal mining and railroad industries.

ID, NV, UT have among highest payday loan rates

04/20/2014 3:01pm
Idaho, Nevada and Utah have among the nation's highest interest rates for payday loans, according to a report.

GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

04/20/2014 3:21pm
The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.

Survey: US gas prices jump 9 cents per gallon

04/20/2014 4:21pm
The average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks.

Connected vehicles conference coming to Ann Arbor

04/20/2014 5:11pm
Industry, academic and policy experts will be in Ann Arbor this week for a connected cars conference.

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

04/20/2014 5:50pm
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

04/20/2014 6:01pm
Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

Suncor Energy says employee dies after work injury

04/20/2014 6:30pm
Canadian company Suncor Energy says an employee has died after being "severely injured" at its oil sands site.

Tahoe tourism officials borrow ideas from Utah

04/20/2014 7:27pm
Tourism officials from several key Lake Tahoe agencies have paid a visit to Park City, Utah, to catch a glimpse at how another mountain town operates and manages its major challenges.

Tahoe tourism officials borrow ideas from Utah

04/20/2014 7:27pm
Tourism officials from several key Lake Tahoe agencies have paid a visit to Park City, Utah, to catch a glimpse at how another mountain town operates and manages its major challenges.

Japan logs record $134B trade deficit in FY 2013

04/20/2014 8:10pm
Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy costs.

Asian stocks mixed after holiday weekend

04/20/2014 9:20pm
Asian stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a jump in its trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and Korea.