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Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

08/10/2014 12:31am
His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse roads blocked by toppled trees. It was a far cry from the way tourists in popular parts of Hawaii spent their Saturday — sunbathing, kayaking and otherwise back to paradise despite an overcast sky.

Sen. McConnell using Obama's unpopularity in Ky.

08/10/2014 6:43am
After 30 years in the Senate, Republican leader Mitch McConnell isn't terribly popular at home in Kentucky. Fortunately for him, President Barack Obama borders on politically toxic.

Complex NC public school budgeting clouds outcomes

08/10/2014 8:11am
North Carolina's budget process at the legislature can make it difficult for the public to determine winners and losers for public school funding.

Jackson council quashes plan to allow car camping

08/10/2014 9:30am
The Jackson Town Council has backed off on the idea of allowing people to spend one night in their cars within city limits.

NYC doesn't track sightseeing bus accidents

08/10/2014 9:53am
Companies that run New York City's growing armada of double-decker sightseeing buses, like the ones involved in last week's Times Square crash, have no legal obligation to report accidents to the city agency that licenses them.

Backers of nurse practitioner bill will try again

08/10/2014 10:21am
A vetoed bill that would have given nurse practitioners in Nebraska more independence will come up for debate again next year in the Legislature.

Challenges in bottling up prescription drug abuse

08/10/2014 11:01am
In Sunday church pews, in the grandstands of the baseball game, in the big box store checkout line, most of the people around you have gotten a prescription for painkillers in the past year.

Russian ban on ag imports to affect Idaho farmers

08/10/2014 11:11am
Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West.

Texas energy company worker killed in Egypt

08/10/2014 12:50pm
An American employee of Texas-based energy company Apache Corp was killed last week in an apparent carjacking in the western Egyptian desert, officials said Sunday.

Winning $90M Powerball ticket sold in Colorado

08/10/2014 12:52pm
Someone in Colorado is holding the winning Powerball ticket for a $90 million prize.

New air tour owner vows respect for Grand Teton

08/10/2014 1:11pm
The owner of a new commercial scenic air tour business based out of the Jackson airport in Grand Teton National Park says his routes will not disturb park visitors.

Amazon price war: Both sides want you to email a CEO

08/10/2014 2:00pm
The war of words between Amazon, publishing house Hachette and an alliance of authors flared up this weekend, as the parties made their pricing cases directly to readers.

Amazon price war: Both sides want you to email a CEO

08/10/2014 2:00pm
The war of words between Amazon, publishing house Hachette and an alliance of authors flared up this weekend, as the parties made their pricing cases directly to readers.

BP America Donates $25K to UW's Energy Law Center

08/10/2014 2:41pm
The University of Wyoming College of Law's Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies has received a $25,000 gift from BP America to develop the center's summer energy law institute.

Flame from Emirates plane put out at Boston

08/10/2014 4:21pm
A Dubai-to-Boston flight with 367 passengers and crew members aboard has been grounded at Logan International Airport after an engine fire that officials say was quickly extinguished when the plane landed.

Las Vegas family's medical bill nightmare vanishes

08/10/2014 5:31pm
A Las Vegas family that faced more than $1 million in unpaid medical bills due partly to a mix-up in Nevada's insurance exchange has regained its coverage.

Mine spill forces water cutbacks in north Mexico

08/10/2014 5:41pm
About 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of contaminated wastewater have spilled into rivers from a mine in northern Mexico, and federal officials announced Sunday they are restricting water supply to cities and towns in the country's north, including the Sonora state capital of Hermosillo.

Panama Canal chief: drought could limit shipping

08/10/2014 6:20pm
The head of the Panama Canal Authority says officials might be forced to limit the draft of ships by the end of this year or early in 2015 if a drought continues and lowers the level of lakes that feed the waterway's locks.

Survey: US gas prices down 6 cents a gallon

08/10/2014 6:30pm
The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 6 cents a gallon in the past two weeks and prices in California have fallen 9 cents in the same time period.

$2M anti-pot campaign warns of becoming 'lab rat'

08/10/2014 8:30pm
A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled "Don't Be a Lab Rat" will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads, with the goal of telling teens there's uncertainty surrounding the effects of pot.