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  • Senate roll call vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    The 62-36 roll call Thursday by which the Senate passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Baldwin, Wis.; Blumenthal, Conn.; Booker, N.J.; Boxer, Calif.; Brown, Ohio; Cantwell, Wash.; Cardin, Md.; Coons, Del.; Durbin, Ill.; Feinstein, Calif.; Franken, Minn.; Gillibrand, N.Y.; Heinrich, N.M.; Hirono, Hawaii; Kaine, Va.; Klobuchar, Minn.; Leahy, Vt.; Markey, Mass.; Menendez, N.J.;...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. The donors, in interviews with The Associated Press, said they see in Bush what they liked about Romney in 2012, namely what they believe it takes to serve...

  • Overstock posts 4Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:52 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Overstock.com Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Salt Lake City- based company said it had profit of 6 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $8.9 million, or 36 cents per share.

  • Romney takes aim at Obama, Clinton in Mississippi Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:09 PM ET

    STARKVILLE, Miss.— Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop Wednesday in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular barbecue joint before delivering a speech that questioned Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic...

  • WASHINGTON— In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50- worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under that statute. Yet senators' comments suggested that party-line battling over many aspects of the statute— and other...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., Jan XX- North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble. That's because rules prohibit North Dakota landfills from accepting anything but miniscule amounts of radiation. But the oil industry says allowing North Dakota's landfills to...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. Google officials said five Western cities previously identified as finalists remain in the running for fiber down the line. "We had four cities here in the...

  • Facebook forms virtual-reality film studio Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:33 AM ET
    Attendees wait in line to get into the Oculus stand, January 6, 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Facebook's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films.

  • LOS ANGELES— A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases. The California Department of Public Health said Monday most of the infections— 73— are in California. The rest are in Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico.

  • Zions posts 4Q profit Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Zions Bancorp on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $88.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Analysts expected $557.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 26- Facebook Inc's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films and will show its first short movie at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, the company said. Tapping talent from both Pixar, the animation studio behind computer graphics imagery films including "Toy Story" and " Monsters Inc,"...

  • PARK CITY, Utah— Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean made a rare public appearance together at the premiere of the documentary, "Cobain: Montage of Heck," at the Sundance Film Festival. Love, the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and Frances, their daughter and an executive producer on the film, have had a rocky relationship but presented a united front on the...

  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it's his Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the man had been interviewed by Secret Service agents and was cooperating with the investigation.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— In a story Jan. 23 about avalanche rescue equipment, The Associated Press reported erroneously the purpose of Avatech's new snow probe. SALT LAKE CITY— As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special...

  • Medicaid, firing squads on agenda for Utah Legislature Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    Utah leaders are grappling with how they'll help thousands of poor Utah residents get health coverage under Medicaid, in what's expected to be one of the most hotly debated issues of the session. In Utah, that's about 90,000 people. Rather than having more people on Medicaid, Utah Gov.

  • More privacy sought for Obama healthcare website Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 6:15 AM ET
    HealthCare.gov website seen on Nov. 12, 2014.

    The Obama administration may need to make still more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. The Associated Press reported last week that details such as consumers' income and tobacco use were going to private companies with a commercial...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday. Federal officials earlier consolidated about 50 lawsuits filed since 2006 from consumers across the country in the U.S. District Court in Kansas...

  • At this week's Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City— which draws an estimated 22,000 people— the latest in rescue beacons, air bags and snow probes are on display. Evolving technology and a more research is driving the improved products, said Bruce Tremper, Director of the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center. "This does not replace good thinking, sound judgment...

  • WASHINGTON— Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data. The administration made the changes to HealthCare.gov after The Associated Press reported...