- US sending new special ops force to fight Islamic State Updated: Dec-01-15 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.
- Lewiston City Council approves wireless water meters Updated: Dec-01-15 1:22 pm
LEWISTON, Idaho - Wireless automatic water meters are coming to Lewiston after the City Council approved a contract for the equipment.
- GM, Toyota sales up in strong November for US auto industry Updated: Dec-01-15 1:21 pm
DETROIT - November used to be a slow month for U.S. car sales. Not anymore.
- Task force to seek ideas on fixing streets in New Orleans Updated: Dec-01-15 1:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed a 13-member panel charged with coming up with ways to pay for the massive backlog of work needed to fix the city's streets.
- Death of dairy worker may lead to more regulations Updated: Dec-01-15 1:14 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - The investigation into the death of a Mabton dairy worker who drowned in a manure pit shows the man had drugs in his system.
- North Dakota farmers finish harvesting corn and sunflowers Updated: Dec-01-15 12:58 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota farmers have finished combining corn and sunflowers, wrapping up the fall harvest.
- Nearly $23M to upgrade sewage plants, drinking water systems Updated: Dec-01-15 12:36 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire will be getting nearly $23 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems.
- Report: Drug maker was focused on profits, not patients Updated: Dec-01-15 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON - The makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000 pill that cures the liver-wasting disease, Senate investigators said Tuesday.
- UnitedHealth CEO terms ACA exchange growth a 'bad decision' Updated: Dec-01-15 12:29 pm
UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley offered a mea culpa Tuesday for his company's decision to dive deeper into the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges, a move that ultimately forced the nation's largest health insurer to cut its earnings forecast.
- Stocks higher at midday; investors wait for ECB, jobs data Updated: Dec-01-15 12:29 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks moved solidly higher Tuesday, helped by improving economic data from Japan and Europe as well as hopes that the European Central Bank will expand its stimulus program. However, trading remained quiet ahead of the release later this week of the U.S. government's monthly jobs survey.
- US factory activity drops in Nov.; first decline in 3 years Updated: Dec-01-15 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. factory activity plummeted last month to the lowest level in more than six years, with a stronger dollar and low oil prices cutting new orders and hurting production.
- The Latest: Jury says it's deadlocked in ex-coal CEO trial Updated: Dec-01-15 12:20 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The latest in the federal trial of Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy. All times local:
- Bush's agency joins lawsuit alleging federal land overreach Updated: Dec-01-15 12:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Land Commissioner George P. Bush and his little-known but powerful agency, Texas' General Land Office, joined a lawsuit Tuesday suing the federal government for what the suit calls an unconstitutional seizure of land.
- The Latest: Negotiators take heart at Obama comments Updated: Dec-01-15 12:13 pm
LE BOURGET, France - The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:
- Volkswagen brand US sales fall nearly 25 percent in November Updated: Dec-01-15 12:08 pm
DETROIT - Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal took a serious bite out of the company's U.S. sales last month.
- Rising cigarette taxes tied to lower infant deaths: Study Updated: Dec-01-15 12:04 pm
CHICAGO - When it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant mortality, especially among blacks.
- Volkswagen to appeal ruling allowing 'micro' union at plant Updated: Dec-01-15 11:53 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Volkswagen on Tuesday informed workers at its lone U.S. plant in Chattanooga that it is appealing a decision to allow the United Auto Workers union to seek collective bargaining rights for a small group of skilled workers.
- 11,000 gallons of gas leak from Summit County pipeline Updated: Dec-01-15 11:50 am
COALVILLE, Utah - Hazardous-materials crews are working to clean up a spill at an industrial plant in Summit County, shutting down a nearby road.
- Belarus seeks $3 billion loan from the IMF Updated: Dec-01-15 11:35 am
MINSK, Belarus - Belarus said Tuesday it is seeking a $3 billion loan for 10 years from the International Monetary Fund and is considering some economic reforms in return.
- Westinghouse CEO want next generation nuclear reactor Updated: Dec-01-15 11:27 am
CRANBERRY, Pennsylvania - Westinghouse Electric Co.'s CEO Danny Roderick in January challenged his employees to come up with the next big thing in nuclear energy - the next generation reactor.
- Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding Updated: Dec-01-15 11:15 am
PARIS - Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. His declaration was both a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don't believe that global warming is real.
- US construction spending rises to highest level in 8 years Updated: Dec-01-15 11:15 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. construction spending jumped in October, fueled by solid gains in home building and the largest increase in federal construction in nine years.
- Utah closes 17 abandoned mines near Moab Updated: Dec-01-15 11:12 am
SALT LAKE CITY - State regulators have closed 17 abandoned mines north of Moab.
- Former lottery worker sentenced for stealing instant tickets Updated: Dec-01-15 11:07 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A former Ohio Lottery Commission employee has been sentenced to probation for stealing $115,000 in instant lottery tickets and cashing in winners.
- Aluminum plant owner, EPA reach agreement on site cleanup Updated: Dec-01-15 11:03 am
KALISPELL, Montana - The multi-national company that owns the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant and the Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement that will allow Glencore to begin moving toward the cleanup of the proposed Superfund site in Columbia Falls.