Grain higher, beef mixed, pork higher

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Nebraska State Fair opens Friday with new exhibits

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The Nebraska State Fair is going into its fifth year in Grand Island with a new exhibit hall featuring a 6,500-gallon aquarium, a shooting gallery and a hands-on exhibit about farming.

UH athletics plans cuts to address red ink

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

University of Hawaii sports programs are again projecting a deficit and plan to cut spending on operational budget items by about 5 percent.

Illinois gets $300M in Bank of America settlement

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Illinois will receive $300 million of a national $16.65 billion settlement between the government and Bank of America over the bank's role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

Airport, chemical co want spill lawsuit dismissed

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

An airport and a chemical producer want claims dismissed in a lawsuit partly targeting them over a January chemical spill.

NY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court.

5 challengers sign up for next America's Cup

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Only five challengers have signed up for the chance to take on software billionaire Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA in the 2017 America's Cup.

1 officer in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting still on leave

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Authorities confirm a police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting but wasn't indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense.

Colts owner's trial on DWI charges postponed

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's trial on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a March traffic stop has been postponed for two months.

NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.