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  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed. Among the 15 new people subjected to an EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban were...

  • California state senator facing additional charge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown. A new indictment unsealed in San Francisco...

  • EU extends Ukraine sanctions to hit Russian intelligence officials, rebel leaders: documents

    BRUSSELS (AP) — EU extends Ukraine sanctions to hit Russian intelligence officials, rebel leaders: documents.

  • Commission wants comments on use of blocked beach

    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — California's Coastal Commission is seeking public comment on the use of a popular San Francisco Bay Area beach at the center of a lawsuit over public access. The commission announced Thursday that it has opened its website to ask people how they have used Martin's...

  • Kauai dairy farm plans to start with fewer cows

    KOLOA, Hawaii (AP) — Plans for a Kauai dairy farm are being modified in response to odor and other environmental concerns. Hawaii Dairy Farms has modified its application to the state Department of Health, with plans for starting on a smaller scale with 650 to 699 cows, backers announced...

  • Oregon governor issues oil train safety review

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a statewide review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency. The review, made public Friday, was ordered by the governor this winter...

  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners. A workers' revolt at the Market Basket supermarket...

  • Maryland casino eyes soon-to-be-fired AC workers

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Maryland casino is looking to hire some of the soon-to-be-jobless Atlantic City casino workers. Maryland Live! is holding job fairs next week at the Sheraton hotel across from the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Hanover, Maryland casino held a similar...

  • Louisiana firm wins West Pier contract

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Port of Gulfport has awarded a $47 million contract for work on the port's West Pier. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/WHjigL ) the contract went to Southern Industrial Contractors LLC of Rayville, Louisiana. The company will build a transit shed for tenants...

  • Treasurer: $1B in interest earned during tenure

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State Treasurer Ron Crane's office says Idaho has received more than $1 billion in interest earnings since he became treasurer in 1999. Crane called the accomplishment during his more than 15 years in office a historic milestone for the state. "Not one dollar of principal...

  • BP reaches settlement on oil-related spills

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP Exploration Alaska has agreed to settle a complaint with the state and federal governments over four oil-related spills on Alaska's North Slope from 2007 to 2011. The complaint and proposed settlement were filed in federal court Friday. The proposed settlement calls...

  • North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday. EPA On-Scene Coordinator Paul Peronard said it would not surprise him...

  • UPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California UPS delivery driver was arrested Friday for stealing dozens of shipped guns that were sold on the black market, federal prosecutors said. Curtis Hays, 36, of Rancho Cucamonga, was taken into custody on a federal indictment filed Wednesday in...

  • US regulators close small bank in Illinois

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 14 after 24 closures in all of 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over GreenChoice Bank FSB, based in Chicago. The bank, which operated three...

  • Correction: Rural Investment Dollars story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 24 about a new rural investment fund announced by the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado-based CoBank is donating $10 billion to a fund for rural investment projects. The bank is making the money available for loans. A...



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