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Dozens apply to serve on North Dakota ethics commission

- Associated Press

Nearly 70 people applied to serve on a voter-approved ethics commission to oversee the conduct of legislators, statewide officials, candidates and lobbyists, Gov. Doug Burgum's office announced Saturday.

Source: Fiat Chrysler, Renault in talks about alliance

- Associated Press

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French automaker Renault are in talks about a possible alliance, as both companies seek to address technological and regulatory challenges in the industry.

Texas school district ordered to pay $9.2M in copyright suit

Associated Press

A federal jury has ruled that the Houston school district must pay an Austin-company $9.2 million after concluding dozens of district workers violated federal copyright laws by repeatedly misusing one of the firm's study guides.

In a Tuesday May 7, 2019 photo Shive Hattery project manager Marti Ahlgren, left and property owner Marijo Anderson sit at a picnic table on top of a hill over looking the Mississippi River on the Anderson farm just south of Princeton, Iowa. The site could soon be certified as a green business park.  (John Schultz/Quad City Times via AP)

Anderson 400 Green Business Park seeking out a major company

- Associated Press

From atop one of the highest points of the Anderson 400 near here, Marijo Anderson not only can see the entire Mississippi River valley but has a clear vision of the family farm's future as a business park.

Planned Parenthood drops challenge of Arkansas abortion law

Associated Press

Planned Parenthood has dropped its challenge of an Arkansas law requiring doctors who oversee medication-induced abortions to contract with a physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital and agrees to handle any complications.

FAA investigating Chick-fil-A's exclusion at Texas airport

Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration says it's investigating a decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from an airport concession contract in San Antonio over opposition to the fast-food chain owners' record on LGBT issues.

Florida governor, Cabinet begin trade mission in Israel

- Associated Press

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was on his way to Israel Saturday with a delegation of close to 100 people, a trip that will include a ceremonial meeting with the independently elected Cabinet.

SC county's teachers get raise after tax hike approved

Associated Press

Teachers in Greenville County Schools will be paid a starting salary of $40,000 - the highest out of any school district in South Carolina - after school board members unanimously approved a 6-mill tax increase.