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  • Key dates in fight over Los Angeles Clippers sale

    Here is a timeline of developments in the move to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. April 25 — Recordings emerge and quickly spread of team owner Donald Sterling denouncing his young girlfriend for bringing black men to Clippers games. April 29 — Sterling...

  • General Mills joins climate action coalition

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food maker General Mills has joined a coalition to advocate for climate and clean energy policies. BICEP, or Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy, said Monday that the Minneapolis-based maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and other packaged foods has joined the...

  • Idaho officials: Prison takeover had 'challenges'

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars' worth of medications shipped overnight to the state's largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, left the facility without a promised eight-day supply of inmate drugs. The...

  • Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said an Argentine delegation would be...

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener. For two weeks in June, wind and hydroelectric dams were...

  • UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions. A presidential statement approved by all 15 council members targets two...

  • 'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line. Gold & Silver Pawn Shop co-owner Rick Harrison has drawn up plans for a Pawn...

  • Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday released its mid-year summary of fatal...

  • Palace of 'Queen of Mean' goes on block for $65M

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut mansion that belonged to Leona Helmsley is on the market for $65 million after a three-year renovation. The mansion known as Dunnellen Hall is on 40 acres in Greenwich with distant views of Long Island Sound. The Greenwich Time reports...

  • Officials: Pine beetle infestation not over yet

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — While the mountain pine beetle epidemic has passed its peak, Montana forestry officials said Monday it's not over yet. The latest survey shows more than 526,000 acres of pine trees in the state were infested with the beetle in 2013, officials told the Board of Land...

  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly...

  • Business owners concerned over Idaho liquor laws

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — State laws limiting the number of liquor licenses have created a lucrative resale market, but some people are concerned that the regulations are stunting economic growth. Idaho's liquor regulation has resulted in a scarcity of licenses, which in turn has caused...

  • Bank of Cyprus says 1 billion euros raised

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' largest bank says it has bolstered its capital base by raising 1 billion euros ($1.34 billion) through a private placement of new shares. Bank of Cyprus said in a statement late Monday that the new shares each valued at 0.24 euros ($0.32) went to institutional...

  • Wyoming seeks to widen space between wells, homes

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming regulators are looking at widening the minimum allowable distance between homes and oil and gas wells, a change industry officials say isn't needed and some landowners say likely won't be big enough. Wyoming's current standard of 350 feet allows oil and gas wells...

  • Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

    NEW YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster. The company, based in Orlando, Florida, also said Monday that it's changing its corporate policies to...



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