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  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Summer foot traffic is what keeps Iowa's Adventureland, with its famed wooden roller coaster and sprawling water park, in business. "It's all of those things together that blend to make the calendar important and that earlier start date important to schools," said David Wilkerson, superintendent of Waukee Community School District in central...

  • PHOENIX— Mistrial declared in Jodi Arias case after jury deadlocks on sentence for convicted murderer.

  • DENVER— First, smoke was reported on an American Airlines flight after landing in Denver. The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate after arriving from Charlotte, North Carolina, when smoke was reported just before noon Wednesday, airport spokeswoman Mindy Crane said. The captain ordered that the chutes be activated, and those aboard slid to...

  • March 4- Akorn Inc announced a policy to prevent the use of its drugs in state executions in response to a call by shareholder New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third-largest public pension fund in the United States. Akorn said it adopted a policy earlier this year to not accept direct orders from prison systems. New York State Common Retirement Fund,...

  • PHOENIX— Republican leaders in the Legislature and Gov. House Speaker David Gowan and Senate President Andy Biggs negotiated the changes to Ducey's budget proposal for the fiscal year that starts July 1. The governor's initial plan slashed $75 million from state university funding, but pressure was mounting from some in the Legislature for cuts larger than...

  • PetSmart beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:18 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ PetSmart Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $132.1 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.37 per share. PetSmart shares have risen 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A California- based company chaired by entrepreneur Elon Musk said Wednesday it has set its sights on expanding the number of homes in New Mexico outfitted with solar panels— a move that could fuel a regulatory battle over tax credits and other incentives for the industry. SolarCity announced plans that include opening an operations center in...

  • March 3- SolarCity Corp on Monday sued Arizona utility Salt River Project over new electricity rates that the U.S. solar installer said penalizes residential customers who choose to put up solar panels. Applications for rooftop solar have fallen 96 percent in SRP's service territory since Dec. 8, the date SRP's new plan went into effect, SolarCity said.

  • San Mateo, California- based SolarCity Corp. said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix that SRP's average $50 per month fee on new solar installations would essentially eliminate the incentive to put solar panels on a home. "SRP has a simple strategy to destroy the competitive threat from SolarCity and other competitors: Under SRP's newly...

  • Insys Therapeutics tops 4Q revenue forecasts Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:03 AM ET

    CHANDLER, Ariz.— Insys Therapeutics Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $9.3 million. Analysts expected $64.6 million, according to Zacks. Insys Therapeutics shares have risen 33 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • EVANSVILLE, Ind.— Personal finance company Springleaf Holdings is buying Citigroup's OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion. The Citigroup subsidiary, originally founded as Commercial Credit, has about 5,600 employees. Citi said that it will use part of the proceeds from the sale to retire certain funding that currently supports Citi Holdings.

  • WASHINGTON— Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the bill as soon as he received it, while criticizing Congress for taking "far...

  • Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. —February 2014: Taser gives Fort Worth an estimate for providing 400 Axon body cameras and a five-year subscription to its Evidence.com storage program. —March 4, 2014: Taser salesman...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa— Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions. Taser is planning to send two of them to speak at luxury hotels in Australia and the United Arab...

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Judge sets date to hear Medicaid plan lawsuit Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    PHOENIX— A judge will hear arguments July 10 on whether the main funding source for Arizona's Medicaid expansion was legally enacted. Jan Brewer's Medicaid plan a severe blow by allowing a lawsuit challenging the plan to proceed. Republicans who control the Legislature argue the assessment in the 2013 law expanding Medicaid to about 300,000 poor Arizonans...

  • Correction: Earns-LHC Group story Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    LAFAYETTE, La.— In a Feb. 26 story about the financial results of LHC Group Inc., The Associated Press reported erroneously, in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, that the company missed Wall Street profit expectations. LHC Group beats 4 Q net income, revenue forecasts. LAFAYETTE, La.— LHC Group Inc. on Wednesday...

  • PHOENIX— Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that he must report to the minimum security Federal Correctional Institution by Friday.

  • TULALIP, Wash.— The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution— if not silence or opposition— from many tribes. Representatives of about 75 tribes from around the country converged on the Tulalip Indian Tribes' resort and casino...

  • Mueller's family said in an interview on NBC's "Today" that U.S. government policies were contradictory and prevented the 26- year-old from Prescott, Arizona, from being rescued. James Foley was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012 and executed in August 2014. The Foleys were joined at the forum by Terry Anderson, a former Associated Press correspondent who was...