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  • Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year. The Bombardier CL-600 became the subject of international intrigue after...

  • Providence, RI sues firms over stock trades

    Providence, R.I. is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading. The suit says stock exchanges, investment banks and others defrauded investors by manipulating market data in favor of split-second stock-trading firms. The suit's defendants...

  • US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter,...

  • Judge says American can't end retiree benefits yet

    DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by American Airlines to quickly cut off benefits for many of its retirees. American wants retirees who wish to keep their benefits to pay all the cost. Now the dispute could go to negotiations or a trial. On Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court...

  • Officials announce plan for Microsoft data center

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company's total investment in Iowa to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date. Gov. Terry Branstad joined with local...

  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake at about 9:30 a.m....

  • Railroad says it's committed to hauling fertilizer

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Canadian Pacific Railway told a federal oversight board Friday that moving fertilizer for spring planting does not present a "significant challenge" for the railroad. "We are ready to move fertilizer and plant nutrients as they are presented to the railway," Keith Creel,...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

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

  • Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month. The decision is a victory for rivals challenging the patents of...

  • Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution. Mitchell Steven Behm, 55, of Coto de Caza, also was sentenced to five years of...

  • Correction: Restaurant Sales story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 17 about restaurant sales, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the average sales in a Starbucks location in 2013 was $13.1 million. It was $1.31 million, according to an estimate by restaurant industry tracker Technomic. A corrected version of the...

  • Court case to test Minnesota's 'Buy the Farm' law

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A case set for trial next week is expected to test Minnesota's "Buy the Farm" law, which is meant to require utilities building high-voltage power lines to buy out farms in the way if affected landowners demand it. The case pits the CapX2020 project against Cedar Summit...

  • Boston mayor objects to casino licensing process

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's administration is calling on the state's top gambling regulator to recuse himself from the casino licensing process in eastern Massachusetts. In a letter submitted Thursday, the administration accused Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman...

  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

    BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. Race organizers, in the aftermath...

  • Chafee signs digital proof of insurance bill

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation allowing motorists in Rhode Island to use their smartphones to offer police proof they have auto insurance. The bills sponsored by Sen. William Conley Jr. and Rep. Gregg Amore allow drivers to use their phones,...



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