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  • PHOENIX _ Apollo Education Group Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $48.1 million. Apollo Education expects full-year revenue in the range of $2.6 billion to $2.62 billion. Apollo Education shares have decreased 54 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The rule— a response to calls from the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress for the EPA to clarify which smaller waterways are protected— was published in the Federal Register on Monday and takes effect Aug. 28. The EPA did not immediately respond to questions from The Associated Press. The other states involved are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri,...

  • The USDA decided in April to include Greek yogurt as a permanent option in its school lunch program after classifying it as an approved meat substitute in 2013. Chobani was selected as the exclusive provider after it successfully led a Greek yogurt pilot program over the past year, expanding the program from four to 12 states. During the first three months of...

  • WASHINGTON— Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. In the dispute over the lethal-injection drug, midazolam was used in Arizona, Ohio and...

  • Solar Impulse plane en route to Hawaii from Japan Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:13 AM ET

    TOKYO— A solar-powered plane took off from Japan early Monday to attempt a five-day flight over open water to Hawaii, the eighth leg of its bid to fly around the world without fuel. From Hawaii, it is to continue on to Phoenix, then hopscotch across the United States and the Atlantic to Europe, before returning to Abu Dhabi. Borschberg originally left Nanjing, China,...

  • June 26- A federal appeals court on Friday ordered a union negotiating seniority rights of former US Airways and America West pilots to stop favoring the US Airways pilots, in a divisive decade-old dispute overhanging the 2013 merger that created American Airlines Group Inc.. By a 2-1 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructed the US Airline Pilots...

  • New Mexico already spends close to $470 million annually on tax incentives and other programs aimed at boosting economic development. New Mexico has had 33 straight months of job growth, but the rate of that growth continues to lag behind neighboring states and the nation as a whole, according to labor statistics. Luciano "Lucky" Varela, D- Santa Fe, said he's...

  • Panel puts off review of Vermont inmate deaths Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 2:34 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— The Vermont Legislature's Corrections Oversight Committee came in for some criticism Thursday over its decision not to look immediately into the recent deaths of three prison inmates. James Nicholson, a Vermont inmate at a private prison in Kentucky, died May 18, several weeks after being assaulted in that facility. He also noted that Defender...

  • Connecticut surgery centers worried about tax proposal Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:38 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Operators of surgery centers across Connecticut are working to persuade state lawmakers to scrap a new tax in the Democratic budget they claim will prompt some facilities to close. The Connecticut Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers says about 15 of the group's 61 member centers will be forced to close if the 6 percent "provider tax"...

  • The settlement filed in U.S. District Court in New Mexico came after years of negotiation among federal officials, the plant owners and environmentalists who sued over permits. The plant's operator, Arizona Public Service Co., said upgrades made to the Four Corners Power Plant in northwestern New Mexico were part of routine maintenance and didn't require...

  • New era in police recruitment: courting hearts and minds Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    But most of all, cognizant of the recent turmoil over officer-involved deaths in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore and elsewhere, America's police chiefs are looking for compassionate men and women who are in the field to do good. Take Victor Ransom, whose first assignment as an officer in Jersey City, New Jersey, is bringing him to familiar territory: his own...

  • *Cynk market cap soared past $6 billion without explanation. NEW YORK, June 23- A dual U.S. and Canadian citizen has been criminally charged with running a stock manipulation fraud that generated $300 million of illegal profit, and included a pump-and-dump scheme that caused the market value of little-known Cynk Technology Corp to rocket past $6 billion.

  • PHOENIX— A tribe in southern Arizona that wants its new Phoenix- area casino to open by the end of this year has filed a lawsuit naming Gov. Doug Ducey and other top Arizona officials. The Department of Gaming has notified vendors that they could face certification issues if they work at the tribe's proposed West Valley Resort operation.

  • Ohio mayor, candidate aiding traffic camera probe Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— The fourth-term mayor in Ohio's capital city and the Democratic nominee to replace him both say they are assisting with a federal traffic camera bribery investigation, but insist they aren't linked to any wrongdoing. Federal authorities said Friday a former Redflex chief executive pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy involving getting or...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- Invoking a famous line from Spider-Man lore about great power coming with great responsibility, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of Marvel Entertainment LLC in a patent dispute over a toy that allows users, like the superhero, to shoot webs from the palms of their hands. The court backed Walt Disney Co's Marvel Entertainment in...

  • June 22- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Medicines Co's blood clot preventer Cangrelor, which has faced multiple setbacks since it first entered late-stage studies close to a decade back. Medicines Co has funneled about $200 million into developing Cangrelor over the past decade, which included two unsuccessful trials and a pivotal...

  • On a 6-3 vote, the court handed a victory to Walt Disney Co's Marvel Entertainment LLC in its legal fight with Stephen Kimble and an associate, Robert Grabb. Marvel, which has paid Kimble more than $6 million over the years to use the patent in the toy, had argued that the precedent set in a 1964 Supreme Court ruling should stand. A federal judge in Arizona agreed, and in...

  • The product was the subject of a recall in 2007 amid reports that nine children in the U.S. and three in Australia became sick after swallowing the beads. The recall by the Consumer Protection Safety Commission led to the collection of about 4 million kits. Aqua Dots were produced in China by Australia- based Moose Enterprise and imported by Spin Master in 2007..

  • BOISE, Idaho— A federal judge has signed off on a $25 million settlement in a lawsuit between wholesale grocers and potato farming associations accused of forming a price-fixing cartel. Associated Wholesale Grocers filed the class-action lawsuit in 2010, contending that potato growers in Idaho and elsewhere conspired to raise prices by restricting the...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates rose in 25 U.S. states last month, driven higher in many cases by more people who began looking for work but didn't immediately find jobs. Rates fell in 9 states and Washington, D.C., and were unchanged in 16 states, the Labor Department said Friday. Hiring in Montana was flat.