Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beef


NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to use its deep pockets to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it will cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more when it completes its $13.7 billion takeover next week.

  • Written by By BERNARD CONDON , AP Business Writer

Florida uses new drug to execute man convicted of 2 murders


STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has put a man to death with an anesthetic never used before in a U.S. lethal injection, carrying out its first execution in more than 18 months on an inmate convicted of two racially motivated murders.

  • Written by By JASON DEAREN , Associated Press

Thai military ruler says authorities searching for ex-PM


BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler said authorities are searching for Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister whose government he ousted in a coup three years ago, after she failed to appear for a verdict Friday in a criminal case that could send her to prison for 10 years.

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  • Written by By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA and TODD PITMAN , Associated Press

US interior chief says he won't eliminate protected lands; changes on tap

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to eliminate any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press to change some boundaries and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other industries on some of the land.

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  • Written by By MATTHEW BROWN and BRADY McCOMBS , Associated Press