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In this May 25, 2013, photo, recently planted corn grows is seen on a central Illinois farm field near Chandlerville, Ill. Falling corn prices and questions about ethanol demand could lead Illinois farmers to plant fewer acres of corn this year and instead are taking a closer look at soybeans this year. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

- Associated Press

The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply.

Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Associated Press

Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.

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Chilean moms growing support for medical marijuana

- Associated Press

Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate. The drugs no longer stopped her daughter's epileptic seizures and the little girl had become so numb to pain, she would tear off her own fingernails and leave her small fingers bleeding.

Questions, answers about Detroit's bankruptcy

- Associated Press

A judge on Nov. 7 signed off on Detroit's plan to emerge from bankruptcy, but he didn't specify when that would happen. A specific date is expected to be discussed during a court hearing Monday.

In this Friday July 18, 2014, photo, workers with UBU Sports use stencils of numbers as they cut white turf to make the yard markers, which will be sewn into the green turf at University of Houston's new stadium, in Houston. Since 2009, the University of Houston has spent more than $800 million on construction, topped off by a $120 million-plus football stadium that delivered a shot of spirit. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren)

New energy fuels school's ambitions

- Associated Press

Just five years ago, the University of Houston - the university of the energy capital of the world - did not have an undergraduate program in petroleum engineering.

State details project list of affordable housing

Associated Press

State officials have unveiled a list of 30 projects that will receive $22.4 million in federal housing tax credits to build or rehab affordable housing properties across the state.

News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CST

Associated Press

A two-train collision and derailment last July in southeastern Wisconsin was caused by human error when the rear of a freight train was unintentionally backed onto another rail line, according to reports submitted to federal transportation officials.

Regular customers, from left,  James Spillman,  Dwayne Sanders and Bobby Hester finish their lunch at Porky Pig Diner on Nov. 11, 2014 in Pig, Ky.  When Calvin and Ramona Durham opened Porky Pig Diner in south-central Kentucky about 19 years ago, Calvin Durham saw it as an opportunity to provide people with better food than he was used to getting when he traveled as a truck driver.  (AP Photo/Daily News, Austin Anthony)

Kentucky diner has developed following

- Associated Press

When Calvin and Ramona Durham opened Porky Pig Diner in south-central Kentucky about 19 years ago, Calvin Durham saw it as an opportunity to provide people with better food than he was used to getting when he traveled as a truck driver.

This Nov. 7, 2014 photo shows the first Benson Bubbler at the corner of Southwest Fifth and Washington in downtown Portland. Ore.  Benson Bubblers are those brass, four-bowled water fountains that you can see scattered through the downtown core. Benson Bubblers go back to 1912, when Simon Benson donated $10,000 to the city (roughly $240,000 in today's money) to purchase and install 20 of the fountains.    Engineers with the Water Bureau have struggled for decades with the question of how to balance the city's penchant for conservation with the sheer beauty of the fountains. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, John Killen)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT

Benson Bubbler fountains are Portland icons

- Associated Press

You may not know who Simon Benson was, but if you spend any time in downtown Portland, you can't help but know something of his legacy.

Judge denies bid to halt Illinois fracking rules

- Associated Press

A judge in southwestern Illinois has denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state's new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if the practice commonly known as "fracking" was to go forward.

This undated combination image shows a frame grab of the mobile application, Uber, left, and Lyft, right. North Carolina has become a prime market for the smartphone-based car services Uber and Lyft and is likely to join a push around the country to regulate the fast-growing businesses. (AP Photo)

NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft

- Associated Press

North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services.