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Grain mostly lower, beef mostly higher, pork mixed

07/19/2014 1:01am
Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US states with higher minimum wages gain more jobs

07/19/2014 1:10am
Maybe a higher minimum wage isn't so bad for job growth after all.

Peoria packer recalls beef jerky

07/19/2014 2:10am
State officials say Raber's Packing Co. of Peoria is recalling 21 pounds of its beef jerky because it was not inspected.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

07/19/2014 2:30am
Crews have reported progress on a western Nevada wildfire. Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center spokeswoman Elizabeth Kenna said yesterday the Clear Creek Fire southwest of Carson City was 75 percent contained, with full containment expected by this afternoon. She says the lightning-sparked fire has charred less than a square mile, or 187 acres, along the south side of U.S. 50.

Obama: US must retrain workers who lose jobs

07/19/2014 4:00am
President Barack Obama says all American workers deserve to know that if they lose their jobs, their country will help them train for a better one.

Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

07/19/2014 4:50am
Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine — blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld judgment, expressing shock but refusing to say more until more facts are in.

Singapore Airlines apologizes over Ukraine remarks

07/19/2014 6:50am
Singapore Airlines apologized Saturday over social media remarks it posted after the Malaysian jetliner was shot down that were taken by many as being insensitive.

Maine's nursing home funding challenges to remain

07/19/2014 7:11am
Maine officials are relieved they found a way to provide the state's nursing homes with an additional $13 million but warn that a long-term strategy must be developed to aid the facilities in the nation's oldest state.

FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant

07/19/2014 7:20am
As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market — with potentially dangerous consequences.

Partners HealthCare deal an issue in governor race

07/19/2014 7:30am
Attorney General Martha Coakley is coming under increasing fire from her Democratic and Republican rivals in the governor's race over an agreement her office hammered out with Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts' largest hospital and physicians' network.

Cabell County opens new transportation complex

07/19/2014 7:50am
Cabell County Schools has opened the doors to a multi-million dollar transportation complex to keep the wheels on the district's more than 100 buses going 'round and 'round throughout the school year.

UGA summer enrollment down for 4th straight year

07/19/2014 8:50am
University of Georgia administrators say summer enrollment has declined for the fourth straight year.

Pa. prof studying volunteer firefighters' hearts

07/19/2014 9:01am
Sometimes, the most deadly part of a fire isn't the smoke or flames but the stress placed on a firefighter's body as they move in, out, up and down a burning building.

Malaysia Airlines staff try to cope with disasters

07/19/2014 9:20am
Coping with two disasters within a few months has left some Malaysia Airlines employees so shaken that they've been unable to function properly at work, a union official said Saturday.

2 incurable citrus diseases spreading in La.

07/19/2014 9:20am
Two incurable citrus diseases continue to spread in Louisiana, but neither citrus greening nor citrus canker has been found in commercial orchards, says the director of the LSU AgCenter's Plant Diagnostic Center, Raj Singh.

Revenue figures for North Carolina lottery

07/19/2014 9:31am
Gross revenue sales are the total amount of sales made throughout the state for that year.

Kentucky town opens filling station to the public

07/19/2014 9:50am
Somerset's city hall ventured into the retail gas business Saturday, opening a municipal-run filling station that supporters call a benefit for motorists and critics denounce as a taxpayer-supported swipe at the free market.

For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging

07/19/2014 10:10am
Surveying a dizzying array of international crises, President Barack Obama stated the obvious: "We live in a complex world and at a challenging time."

Corbett seeks to change view of education record

07/19/2014 10:31am
Since 2011, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to the budget-balancing cuts in education aid that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed six months into office. And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of Corbett's job performance is his record on education.

Given life term, drug offender hopes for clemency

07/19/2014 10:40am
From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he would die in prison.

Jindal orders state help to fix road through SU

07/19/2014 10:51am
Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the state transportation department to help fix a main road through the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge.

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

07/19/2014 11:40am
The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

07/19/2014 11:40am
Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in each case it was tanks that store the toxic saltwater associated with drilling — not the oil wells or drilling rigs — that were to blame.

Grant helps launch nursing program for veterans

07/19/2014 11:50am
A $1 million federal grant to the University of Michigan-Flint will assist military veterans in earning an accelerated degree in nursing.

DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

07/19/2014 12:11pm
Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and friends of the dead huddled to console one another at churches, schools and sports clubs across the nation.

Price coming down for low-income students at UMKC

07/19/2014 12:51pm
The University of Missouri-Kansas City finally has some good news for its lowest-income students.

List of Alabama APME newspaper award winners

07/19/2014 1:11pm
Alabama APME Newspaper award winners recognized Saturday in Atlanta:

AP NewsAlert

07/19/2014 1:51pm
Fla. jury slams tobacco company with $23.6B in punitive damages in widow's suit.

Study says national parks boost economy in West

07/19/2014 2:31pm
National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

07/19/2014 2:41pm
If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.

Clemson trustees won't vote on tobacco ban

07/19/2014 3:00pm
The chairman of Clemson University's board of trustees says the panel won't vote on a plan to ban tobacco use anywhere on campus.

US oil, gas lease sale staged under protest

07/19/2014 3:20pm
A U.S. Bureau of Land Management sale of oil and gas leases on public land in central Nevada has been conducted under protest.

Some SD Native Americans wary about health reform

07/19/2014 4:20pm
Denise Mesteth signed up for new health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, despite concerns that it may not be worth the money for her and other Native Americans who otherwise rely on free government coverage.

Bountiful residents protest risque ad mailer

07/19/2014 4:50pm
About 75 people gathered in Bountiful to protest a local clinic's advertising mailer they considered to be pornographic.

Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

07/19/2014 6:00pm
The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.

Harvey Whittemore won't go to Reno-area prison

07/19/2014 7:30pm
Former Nevada developer and political power broker Harvey Whittemore's health issues will prevent him from serving his two-year prison sentence at a federal penitentiary about 50 miles north of Reno, prison officials said.

US jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

07/19/2014 8:21pm
A Florida jury has slammed the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. — the No. 2 cigarette maker in the U.S. — with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

Plane crashes near New York's Lake Placid; 3 dead

07/19/2014 8:41pm
A small plane crashed Saturday while attempting to land at an airport near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board.

Trains running again in NY after rock slide

07/19/2014 11:32pm
Full service has resumed on the nation's second-largest commuter rail system after tumbling rocks damaged a stretch of tracks, halted trains and left hundreds of passengers without rides north of New York City.