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  • Climbers pay $4K for violations in Utah park

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three rock climbers have paid a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah for violating climbing policies in the making of a photograph that appeared in a Patagonia clothing catalog, a park official said Tuesday. Park rangers discovered illegal climbing...

  • August passenger traffic down 7 percent at Green

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Passenger traffic at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport was down in August compared with the same period a year ago. The Rhode Island Airport Corp. said Tuesday that the number of passengers who flew into or out of the airport in Warwick fell nearly 7 percent, to 332,246,...

  • UK regulator fines Barclays record $62 million

    LONDON (AP) — U.K. regulators fined Barclays Bank Plc, Britain's second-biggest bank, a record 37.7 million pounds ($62 million) for failing to properly protect client assets. The Financial Conduct Authority said Tuesday that the penalty was the largest ever for such violations and reflected...

  • Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five House members are urging the Obama administration to ban children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor...

  • Worker killed in explosion at Idaho dairy

    RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho man has died in an explosion at a dairy. Authorities tell The Times-News (http://bit.ly/1smotAw) the explosion occurred at about 6 a.m. Monday as 30-year-old Dayne A. Hansen of Rupert did welding work on a trailer. Minidoka County Sheriff Eric Snarr...

  • Countries pledge to end forest loss; Brazil balks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join. The United States, Canada and the entire European Union signed on to a declaration...

  • New Mexico says health exchange premiums to drop

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Many New Mexico residents getting coverage through the state health insurance exchange will see slightly lower premiums in 2015, new state figures show. The state Office of the Superintendent of Insurance said premiums will go down for three of the five insurers, the...

  • San Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An octogenarian philanthropist launched a bid to buy San Diego's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations, while another major Southern California publisher shut its short-lived Los Angeles newspaper. Malin Burnham, a...

  • Wind power proposed to supply Los Angeles area

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming via an energy storage facility in Utah was proposed Tuesday by four companies. The Wyoming and Utah sites would be linked by a $2.6 billion, 525-mile...

  • Deutsche Bank co-CEO, 4 others face charges

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany have charged Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and four other former top officials with lying to judges in a protracted legal battle between the bank and the now-defunct Kirch media group. The Munich prosecutor's office said Fitschen and...

  • MSU gets $3 million US grant for food processing

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is getting a $3 million federal grant for a facility designed to help food businesses better process and market their products. Democratic U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin on Tuesday announced the grant from the U.S. Economic...

  • Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and social media posts instead of calling each other....

  • Washington state woman sues Idaho resort

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A Washington state woman has filed a lawsuit against a northern Idaho resort contending she suffered severe burns and disfigurement when a mortar shell firework struck her in the face during a Fourth of July display. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story Tuesday...

  • Ohio prisons, private vendor, developing new menu

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency is working with the private vendor hired to feed inmates to develop a new menu for the fall and winter, the state said Tuesday as it also announced a tougher evaluation standard. Inmates and staff were surveyed about current foods they like and...

  • Detroit hires company to reappraise real estate

    DETROIT (AP) — A Plano, Texas, company has been hired to give Detroit a clear picture of how much individual properties in the city are worth. Tyler Technologies Inc. says its appraisal arm will compile data on real property in the city. It says Detroit has not completed a full reappraisal of...



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