• Colorado man receives 100-year prison term for murder of teacher in Northern Plains oil patch

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — Colorado man receives 100-year prison term for murder of teacher in Northern Plains oil patch.

  • Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo." The challenge for the Democratic president was on...

  • Ecolab buys 17-story building to serve as headquarters

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ecolab Inc. announced Friday it is purchasing a 17-story office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, and will consolidate its local staff and operations there by the end of 2018. Ecolab is a cleaning, food safety and pest-control services company that has...

  • Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing broadly lower following steep declines in Europe. Investors are worried that Greece may default on its debt and exit the euro currency union. Chinese regulators were also taking steps Friday to rein in a runaway stock market there. In the U.S.,...

  • 4 firms, 5 individuals charged in Texas over exports to Iran

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Four companies and five individuals have been accused of illegally exporting to Iran high-tech electronics that could be used for military weapons. The 24-count federal indictment was unsealed Friday in Houston. The counts include conspiring to commit money laundering,...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Unruly man sentenced in case of jet diverted to Nebraska

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Omaha has been sentenced. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Nebraska says 24-year-old Joshua Carl Lee Suggs, of Oswego, Illinois, was sentenced Friday to three years of supervised released and...

  • Caesars division asks for more time to file bankruptcy plan

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The bankrupt operating division of casino empire Caesars Entertainment Corp. wants more time to file its reorganization plan to get out from under about $18 billion in debt. Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. lawyers filed a motion this week asking a bankruptcy judge...

  • American Express and Mattel are big market movers

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE American Express Co. (AXP), down $3.59 to $77.32 The credit card company posted a 6 percent rise in first-quarter profits, but its results took a...

  • Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems. The company alerted U.S. customers Tuesday that the vaccine can lose potency over time and fail to adequately protect against some strains of the flu....

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