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  • Plans afoot to rebuild Bush international terminal

    By Associated Press

    Houston Airport System officials are working toward a $1.5 billion project to rebuild and expand the international terminal at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Published April 25, 2014

  • Sina suspends book site after pornography reported

    By Associated Press

    Sina.com says it has temporarily closed its literature site after the Chinese web giant was alleged to be hosting pornography. Published April 25, 2014

  • W.Va. governor sets up STEM council

    By Associated Press

    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is assembling a council of education and industry leaders to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities in West Virginia. Published April 25, 2014

  • Deadline looms to decide Hawaii state budget

    By CATHY BUSSEWITZ - Associated Press

    Hawaii lawmakers are confronting a deadline to pass the state budget, but they're still deciding how to work out key issues that include a historic land-preservation deal and funding for a slew of nonprofits. Published April 25, 2014

  • Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters

    By JEFF BARNARD - Associated Press

    In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has found he is more likely to hook the wild variety, whose numbers have declined. Published April 25, 2014

  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    Volkswagen was still moving forward with a draft memorandum of understanding on Tennessee state incentives to expand the automaker's Chattanooga plant as recently as two weeks before a union election at the factory, according to emails obtained by WTVF-TV. Published April 25, 2014

  • WesBanco names Todd Clossin president, CEO

    By Associated Press

    WesBanco Inc.'s board has elected Todd F. Clossin as president and chief executive officer. Published April 25, 2014

  • Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

    By MICHELLE RINDELS - Associated Press

    A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery. Published April 25, 2014

  • Sky no limit for brothers pursuing astronomy

    By ROY WENZL - Associated Press

    In 1961, after NASA shot Alan Shepard into space, a 9-year-old boy named Steve Hawley asked his mother to buy him a dime-store telescope. Published April 25, 2014

  • AP Exclusive: Foreign food aid drying up in NKorea

    By ERIC TALMADGE - Associated Press

    A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. The report underscores the flight of international donors to countries with less political baggage and more willingness to let aid workers do their jobs. Published April 25, 2014

  • Cover Oregon board to decide exchange's future

    By GOSIA WOZNIACKA - Associated Press

    Oregon is set to make a final decision on whether to become the first state in the nation to drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and link up with the federal website. Published April 25, 2014

  • Credit card reader co. opening NYC headquarters

    By Associated Press

    Square, Inc., the company behind the credit card payment system that attaches to mobile phones, is opening its East Coast headquarters in New York City. Published April 25, 2014

  • Watusi steers added to exhibit at Norfolk zoo

    By Associated Press

    Two watusi steers have been introduced into their new habitat at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. Published April 25, 2014

  • Arizona governor vetoes ride-sharing service bill

    By BOB CHRISTIE and ASTRID GALVAN - Associated Press

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer acted swiftly on one of the most contentious bills of this year's legislative session, vetoing a bill Thursday that would have exempted Uber and other ride-sharing services from insurance regulations that affect traditional taxi and livery companies. Published April 24, 2014

  • Chafee heads to Europe for trade mission

    By Associated Press

    Gov. Lincoln Chafee is heading to Europe for economic development meetings in Italy and Ireland. Published April 24, 2014

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