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  • HARTFORD, Conn.— It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data. She was camping with her husband and co-workers at least 17 miles from her Iowa home in May 2014, she says, when it burned down.

  • SYDNEY, March 29- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Wednesday as expectations for increased plantings in North America, along with already ample global supplies, kept the oilseed tethered near a five-month low. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $9.70-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed little changed in the previous session.

  • *Trade awaits USDA plantings and stocks reports due Friday. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat settled up 3-3/ 4 cents at $4.24-1/ 2 per bushel. CBOT May corn ended up 2 cents at $3.57-3/ 4 a bushel and May soybeans rose 1/ 2 cent at $9.72 a bushel.

  • Dec. 2014— Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200- mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Illinois. The proposed route skirts the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation and crosses under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir in North...

  • *Trade awaits USDA plantings and stocks reports due Friday. As of 12:38 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May wheat was up 3-1/ 4 cents at $4.24 per bushel. CBOT May corn was up 1 cent at $3.56-3/ 4 a bushel and May soybeans were steady at $9.71-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • WASHINGTON— The booming Washington region has long been an easy target for Republican lawmakers who want to cut federal spending. In the unlikely event that Congress approves President Donald Trump's budget proposal, Washington could get one. While many of the targeted federal agencies have offices outside Washington, Trump's dream budget would hit the...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Callan Olive is about as adult as you can get for a 26- year-old. She and her husband, Isaac, who is also 26, own a house near Chicago where they live with their 4- year-old, 2- year-old and newborn. There are 4.75 million more 26- year-olds like the Olives out there right now, which makes young adults born in 1990 the largest single age group in the United...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Callan Olive is about as adult as you can get for a 26- year-old. She and her husband, Isaac, who is also 26, own a house near Chicago where they live with their 4- year-old, 2- year-old and newborn. There are 4.75 million more 26- year-olds like the Olives out there right now, which makes young adults born in 1990 the largest single age group in the United...

  • The comments come after Texas- based developer Energy Transfer Partners said Monday that it has placed oil in a section of the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir that's upstream from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. It was the final piece of construction for a pipeline that will carry crude from western North Dakota's Bakken oil...

  • The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service. Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a brief court filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The announcement marks a...

  • CHICAGO, March 27- Georgia has confirmed its first-ever case of bird flu in commercial poultry, its agriculture department said on Monday, widening an outbreak of the disease into the United States' biggest chicken meat-producing state. The discovery came after officials in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee confirmed cases of highly pathogenic, or lethal, and...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. oil refining executives met with a senior official in President Donald Trump's administration at the White House last week to argue their position for an overhaul of the nation's biofuels program, two people in the meeting told Reuters. While it is not unusual for the White House to meet with stakeholders on key issues, the meeting is a sign...

  • WASHINGTON— House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. The episode is a danger point for the relationship between Trump and Ryan, who had an awkward pairing during the campaign but worked in tandem on the GOP health measure. With a Republican in the White House, passage seemed almost guaranteed.

  • Iowa State University President Steven Leath is leaving behind a record of achievements that landed him the top job at Auburn University but a history of testing ethical boundaries that earned him criticism along the way. He will begin the job in July following a closed search that angered some Auburn constituents and prompted scrutiny of his 5 ½- year Iowa...

  • President Donald Trump wants the House to vote on the health care bill, and Republicans say a vote will occur Friday. White House officials had a simple message to a divided House Republican caucus on the bill: "Let's vote." Senior White House adviser Steve Bannon told reporters as he left the meeting Thursday night that the administration wants a vote.

  • FOREST CITY, Iowa _ Winnebago Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $15.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 45 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $342.5 million.

  • GARNER, Iowa/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the Nov. 8 election to stress that...

  • The White House seemed to make progress after GOP opposition had snowballed a day before a showdown House roll call. The sessions came as leaders rummaged for votes on a roll call they can ill afford to lose without diminishing their clout for the rest of the GOP agenda. Most GOP opponents were conservatives asserting that the legislation demolishing former...

  • GARNER, Iowa/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the Nov. 8 election to stress that...

  • Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners said in court documents Monday that there have been "coordinated physical attacks" along the $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois, but company officials didn't provide further details. State officials in North Dakota and Illinois say they aren't immediately aware of any...