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Mueller Taps More Prosecutors to Help With Growing Trump Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tapping additional Justice Department resources for help with new legal battles as his year-old investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election continues to expand. As Mueller pursues his probe, he’s making more use of career prosecutors from the offices of U.S. attorneys and from Justice Department headquarters, as well Read More…

Missoula Can’t Continue to Hide Mountain Water Legal Fees, Attorney Claims

Missoula City Councilman Jesse Ramos wants to see how much a private attorney is receiving in compensation for work on the Mountain Water Condemnation lawsuit, but says he has been blocked from seeing the information by city officials. Missoula Attorney Quentin Rhoades explains. “The Mayor, the city attorney, and apparently the private attorney who has Read More…

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s ‘open’ to testifying to Congress, fixes will cost ‘many millions’ and he ‘feels really bad’

While not definitively saying yes, Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “open” to testifying before members of Congress regarding Facebook’s recent privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analytica. The data firm, which worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign before the 2016 election, is now embroiled in an ongoing controversy about how it collected user data from the social networking Read More…

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Report: Utility offered SC lawmakers deal to kill rate cut

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Executives offered South Carolina legislators a bigger consumer rebate for a failed multibillion-dollar nuclear project if lawmakers scrapped a law requiring reduced power bills. WIS reports that Virginia-based Dominion Energy wanted to stop the new law cutting South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.’s electric rates by 15 percent until the end Read More…

New Colorado VA hospital finally opens, late and over budget

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – A $1.7 billion veterans hospital in suburban Denver has opened its doors to visitors after a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Veterans strolled the halls and peered into operating rooms at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Aurora on Saturday. The new facility replaces an aging and crowded hospital in Denver. Outpatient Read More…

Former Hartford mayor tapped for workers compensation job

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has tapped former Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, a fellow Democrat, to fill a vacancy on Connecticut’s Workers’ Compensation Commission. Segarra served as mayor of the capital city from 2010 until 2015, when he lost re-election. Segarra has worked since 2016 at the law firm of Shimkus, Read More…

Feds: Basketball coach bribed by indicted Florida man

MIAMI (AP) – Federal authorities say a Florida businessman already charged with orchestrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme bribed a former university basketball coach to help get his son admitted to an Ivy League university. Prosecutors allege the payments were intended to help the son of nursing home owner Philip Esformes, who is accused of Read More…

Legislation signed requiring protection for state workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions. The measure requires law enforcement agencies “to make all reasonable efforts to assist” Department of Children and Family Services workers when requested. It also allows officers to cross jurisdictions to provide that protection. The legislation was Read More…

Capitol Watch: Cuomo to Puerto Rico; casinos eye sports bets

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – In New York state government news, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making his fifth visit to Puerto Rico following last year’s devastating hurricanes. Meanwhile two upstate casinos are preparing for legalized sports betting. Here’s a look at stories making news: CUOMO TO PUERTO RICO Cuomo will travel to the island territory Read More…

High court nominee gets started answering questions

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court has given members of Congress a pile of material to help them start judging the judge. Judge Brett Kavanaugh responded to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire that probes his career as an attorney and jurist, his service in the executive branch, education, society memberships Read More…

CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial

PHOENIX (AP) – Drugstore chain CVS is apologizing to an Arizona transgender woman who says she was denied a hormone prescription by a pharmacist. The company apologized on social media Friday saying the pharmacist is no longer an employee. CVS says it has a history of supporting LGBTQ rights, helping to develop a guide for Read More…

Fiat Chrysler replaces CEO Marchionne amid health struggles, ending impressive near 10-year run

Sergio Marchionne, the maverick auto executive who created and oversaw nearly a decade of post-bailout growth at Fiat Chrysler, has been replaced as CEO amid ongoing health struggles. The Fiat Chrysler board of directors made the move following Marchionne’s shoulder surgery three weeks ago, but did not give specifics about his condition. The Italian-born Marchionne Read More…

Mnuchin: Overall US economy not harmed by trade battles

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that the overall U.S. economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump’s get-tough policies although some individual sectors have been hurt. He said the administration was exploring ways to help farmers and other specific industries that Read More…

The Latest: New FCA chief Manley had been seen as a star

ROME (AP) – The Latest on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Jeep executive Mike Manley, who replaces the ailing Sergio Marchionne as the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobile, had been one of Marchionne’s closest collaborators at the group. Manley in a previous role had been responsible for product planning and all Read More…

Egypt hikes natural gas prices by up to 75 percent

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses on Saturday by between 33.3 and 75 percent, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country’s economy battered by years of unrest since a 2011 uprising. The government’s decision, published in the official gazette on Saturday, should come into effect Read More…

Vale to face tough questions over Mount Sunapee purchase

NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) – Ahead of next week’s meeting on Vail Resorts proposed takeover of the Mount Sunapee ski area, some concerned residents want assurances that the park will be protected. Vail announced June 4 that it would be acquiring the operating rights to three ski areas owned by the Mueller family: Sunapee, Okemo in Read More…

Workshop helps farmers, food producers promote themselves

MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) – Farmers, producers and food entrepreneurs in southern Vermont who want to learn how to better promote their products are invited to take part in a free social media workshop this month. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is collaborating with Norshire Grows Inc. to offer the professional development event Read More…

Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed's independence

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. Speaking to reporters Saturday on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mnuchin said he can’t comment Read More…

More fuel breaks planned to stop wildfires in Idaho, Oregon

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – More fuel breaks are being constructed as part of a plan by federal officials to stop wildfires in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said workers this month will start thinning or removing vegetation on 448 acres (180 hectares) along roadways in Idaho with the intention Read More…

Federal regulators approve natural gas pipeline in Maryland

HANCOCK, Md. (AP) – Federal regulators have approved a plan for a natural gas pipeline through part of western Maryland near Hancock. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the Columbia Gas line plan on Thursday. The proposed pipeline would extend 3.37 miles from Columbia’s network in Pennsylvania, through Washington County and under the Potomac River Read More…

Edwards says Trump's approach on tariffs will harm Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Gov. John Bel Edwards is telling President Donald Trump that Louisiana will be harmed with his use of tariffs in trade disputes with other countries. The Democratic governor wrote to the White House, asking the president to reconsider his approach. In the letter, Edwards says the tariffs Trump has imposed Read More…

Army Corps gets nearly $40M for repairs on Georgia coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – A federal agency is getting an influx of funding to repair beach erosion and other damage to the Georgia coast caused by recent hurricanes. The Army Corps of Engineers said in a news release that Congress has approved supplemental funding that includes $13 million for renourishment of the beach on Tybee Read More…

General Electric CFO: Strength in all businesses except power

General Electric sees strength in all its businesses excluding power, chief financial officer Jamie Miller told CNBC’s Morgan Brennan after GE reported second-quarter earnings Friday. Miller says the company is very focused on the struggling power business, as order softness has continued in the sector. GE reported profits in its power division fell 58 percent Read More…

Tesla to unveil new model in St. Louis

Tesla, the maker of fully electric cars, will have the first public showing in St. Louis of its new $35,000 “more affordable” family sedan in at the company’s University City showroom Friday. The Model 3, recently named Popular Mechanic’s Car of the Year, holds up to 310 miles on a single charge and carries five Read More…

4 traits learned from homeschooling that this entrepreneur used for his multimillion-dollar business

High school isn’t your typical breeding ground for entrepreneurship. Strict timetables, generic lesson plans and constant assessments are, for many, more likely to inspire boredom than the next great business idea. But for Richard Lorenzen, who founded his business in the 10th grade, it was a different story. Only, his wasn’t a typical schooling experience: Read More…

As Japan grows 'so-so,' one of its largest companies looks for international expansion

Having a comparative advantage is important for operating in the current environment of global trade uncertainty, according to the chief executive of Japan Post Holdings, one of Japan’s largest conglomerates. The same philosophy drove the company’s diversification strategy into the logistics business in 2015 — when it acquired transport and logistics provider Toll Group — Read More…