08/12/2014 1:31amFormer GOP candidate for Idaho's state superintendent Randy Jensen is not endorsing current Republican nominee Sherri Ybarra despite being listed as a campaign committee member on her website. Ybarra's campaign spokeswoman says that Ybarra took Jensen's support as an endorsement. Jensen did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press.
08/12/2014 1:41amAn experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?
08/12/2014 1:50amThe Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the railroad.
08/12/2014 2:21amWhen birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That's why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks.
08/12/2014 2:31amThe European Union is making progress in free trade talks with Vietnam but a concerted push would be needed to reach an agreement this year, the EU's top diplomat said Tuesday.
08/12/2014 3:00amFarmer Sergiu Calmac watches as row upon row of juicy red apples once destined for Russia ripen, fall to the ground and start to rot.
08/12/2014 3:20amThe U.S. says Secretary of State John Kerry did not break any rules when he stayed in a glitzy hotel owned by a tycoon blacklisted because of ties to Myanmar's former military regime.
08/12/2014 3:50amGermany's ZEW indicator of confidence among professional investment analysts sagged to a 20-month low in August.
08/12/2014 5:21amFisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico. For generations, this has been a bountiful lake for harvesting oysters, long before millions of gallons of oil spilled off Louisiana's coast in 2010.
08/12/2014 6:50amAuthorities say a Coast Guardsman identified as a suspect in the slaying of a Washington state woman has been found dead in an apparent suicide in a remote area of Arizona. U.S. Marshals say they found 33-year-old Michael Arnold of Boise on Saturday at a family-owned cabin. Police in Bellingham say they questioned Arnold last week in the Aug. 3 death of Abigail Gulotta. Police say detectives had insufficient evidence to arrest Arnold but his statements "made him a stronger suspect."
08/12/2014 7:10amAtlantic City's Revel Casino says it will close next month after failing to line up a buyer.
08/12/2014 7:41amDayton International Airport in Ohio is experimenting with a new, gentler way to prevent potentially deadly collisions between birds and planes.
08/12/2014 8:00amU.S. stocks are moving between slight gains and losses in early trading.
08/12/2014 8:00amNine miners were rescued from a collapsed mine on Tuesday after being trapped inside for several hours, Turkey's state-run news agency said.
08/12/2014 8:10amFlooded paddy fields stretch along both sides of the highway leading to Myanmar's capital where thousands of farmworkers, mostly women, uproot sprouts and then gently tap them on their feet to remove mud from the roots. Others walk through the mist, balancing sprouts on bamboo poles.
08/12/2014 8:10amThe company that lifted Swedish automaker Saab out of bankruptcy is now facing financial difficulties of its own.
08/12/2014 8:10amDanish officials say a listeria outbreak caused by contaminated sausages may have killed 10 people during the past few months, and they have closed down a small meat producer in the capital, Copenhagen.
08/12/2014 9:00amGrain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/12/2014 9:30amPfizer Inc. is teaming up with DNA testing company 23andMe to study the possible genetic underpinnings of inflammatory bowel disease, a hard-to-treat ailment that affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans.
08/12/2014 9:30amA dispute between Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Legislature could cause some financial pain for libraries, particularly in rural areas.
08/12/2014 9:51amU.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years.
08/12/2014 10:00amWhen birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That's why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks.
08/12/2014 10:00amFederal prosecutors say two staffers at a northern New Jersey medical devices firm have admitted their roles in a scheme to defraud hospitals out of more than $800,000.
08/12/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
08/12/2014 10:50amThe J.R. Simplot Company has delayed the closure of two potato processing plants in Idaho.
08/12/2014 11:45amFacebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.
08/12/2014 12:01pmArgentina's government stepped in to halt a brief pilot's strike that stranded thousands of passengers Tuesday in the country's capital.
08/12/2014 12:21pmOnce-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation but also are drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake.
08/12/2014 12:30pmThe federal government ran a lower deficit this July than a year ago, keeping it on course to record the lowest deficit in six years.
08/12/2014 1:01pmArmed with pistols, Chastain Montgomery and his 18-year-old son walked into the small, red-brick post office in a rural Tennessee town almost four years ago, intending to rob it and escape with what they thought would be a bounty of cash.
08/12/2014 1:01pmJournalist and scientific organizations accused the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday of attempting to muzzle its independent scientific advisers by directing them to funnel all outside requests for information through agency officials.
08/12/2014 1:01pmA civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not immediately report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people.
08/12/2014 1:10pmWal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout.
08/12/2014 1:30pmFederal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients.
08/12/2014 1:31pmCrude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 71 cents -- closing at $97.37 a barrel.
08/12/2014 1:31pmThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
08/12/2014 1:31pmThe August gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1308.80 an ounce -- up $.30.
08/12/2014 1:41pmApple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.
08/12/2014 1:41pmWhen it opened just over two years ago, many people hoped Revel would save Atlantic City's struggling casino industry, which has been bleeding money and jobs for years.
08/12/2014 2:01pmThe former manager of a peanut processor linked to a deadly outbreak of salmonella testified Tuesday he was "scared to death" the first time he saw a lab test had identified the deadly pathogen in a product.
08/12/2014 2:21pmStocks are closing lower following two days of gains as investors focus on problems in Ukraine and Iraq.
08/12/2014 2:21pmTurkey's state-run news agency says nine miners have been rescued from a collapsed mine after being trapped inside for several hours.
08/12/2014 2:41pmCrossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to New Mexico for work. But getting an abortion doesn't require leaving town.
08/12/2014 3:21pmA University of Rhode Island professor says the state's economy had a disappointing performance in June — and so far this year — according to his monthly analysis.
08/12/2014 3:21pmNorth Dakota's state employees have among the richest health care plans in the nation and they get far more of their costs covered than private sector workers or those choosing health plans under the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a report released Tuesday.
08/12/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Tuesday:
08/12/2014 3:31pmAn independent report finds that Idaho's state employee health insurance plans are comparable to the most expensive option offered under the Affordable Care Act and better than what most private companies provide. The Pew Charitable Trusts report says Idaho covers 93 percent of all medical costs for state employees.
08/12/2014 3:40pmA bitter and occasionally violent two-year labor dispute at Northwest grain terminals ended with a tentative deal reached in the middle of the night.
08/12/2014 3:40pmIowa state employees receive health benefits comparable to the most expensive option offered on the federal health care marketplaces and pay little out of pocket for the coverage, according to a report released Tuesday.
08/12/2014 4:01pmThe Obama administration wrongly denied for weeks in 2013 that it had released more than 2,000 immigrants from jails because lower-ranking government officials failed to notify the Homeland Security secretary they were letting them go due to budget concerns, according to an oversight report released Tuesday.
08/12/2014 4:02pmA major Detroit creditor on Tuesday objected to the bankrupt city's plan to wipe out or reduce billions of dollars in debt, saying it should be scrapped before a trial scheduled to start next week.
08/12/2014 4:11pmOfficials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
08/12/2014 4:11pmDozens of people demonstrated in Moscow when an oversized load of oil refinery equipment moved through town.
08/12/2014 4:11pmIdaho's employee health insurance plans are comparable to the federal government's most expensive option offered under the Affordable Care Act and better than what most private companies provide, according to a report released Tuesday.
08/12/2014 4:41pmA new study released Tuesday shows most states provide their employees with health insurance that most private workers would envy — and Arizona is no exception.
08/12/2014 4:41pmSouth Dakota's public workers receive less-generous health plans than their counterparts in most other states, but their insurance benefits are superior to other South Dakota residents who have private insurance or are enrolled in the federal marketplace, according to a study released Tuesday.
08/12/2014 4:50pmRecord-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production, automakers said Tuesday.
08/12/2014 5:31pmThe Obama administration is easing a key part of its rule restricting lobbyists from serving in government.
08/12/2014 6:10pmFederal regulators are scrutinizing a type of mutual fund that's potentially riskier than conventional funds and is growing in popularity, prompting concerns over possible harm to ordinary investors.
08/12/2014 6:11pmHealth insurance plans offered to state employees in California and elsewhere are relatively generous, with government picking up a large share of deductibles and co-pays, according to a report released Tuesday.
08/12/2014 7:00pmOriginal estimates for taxes to Colorado for recreational marijuana were $33.5 million for the just ended fiscal year. Gov. John Hickenlooper's office predicted $100 million.
08/12/2014 7:20pmCommonwealth Bank of Australia, one of the nation's largest lenders, has posted a 13 percent increase in annual profit to 8.6 billion Australian dollars ($ 8 billion) on Wednesday and expressed cautious optimism for the current fiscal year.
08/12/2014 8:10pmA Detroit federal judge withdrew Tuesday from the case of a Palestinian immigrant accused of lying about her role in a fatal terrorist attack, saying he just learned his family had an investment in the Jerusalem supermarket she helped bomb in 1969.
08/12/2014 8:11pmMexico's central bank says the country's international tourism grew 19.6 percent in the first six months of 2014, compared to the same period last year.
08/12/2014 8:21pmFarmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which on Tuesday revised upward its estimate of this year's corn crop to 14 billion bushels to exceed last year's 13.9 billion bushel record.
08/12/2014 8:51pmThe World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available.
08/12/2014 11:01pmAsian stocks drifted on Wednesday as investors remained cautious amid uncertainty over potential conflict in Ukraine and Iraq plus new numbers showing a slowdown in Japan's economy.
08/12/2014 11:01pmThe Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.8 percent in the second quarter after spending got slammed by a sales tax hike that kicked in from April, government figures showed Wednesday.