- Officials: Mechanical failure, winds led to turbine collapse Updated: May-06-16 4:59 pm
OLIVER TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A wind turbine's owner and manufacturer say mechanical failures and high winds caused the toppling of a nearly 400-foot wind turbine in a Michigan field about 100 miles north of Detroit.
- EPA chief: US quickly phasing out coal for clean energy Updated: May-06-16 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The top official at the Environmental Protection Agency says the ongoing legal fight over regulating carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants is not delaying the nation's accelerating shift to cleaner sources of energy.
- Feds propose limits on special sign-ups for Obama health law Updated: May-06-16 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it's moving to limit special sign-up periods under the president's health care law after insurers complained of abuses.
- Judge's order reopens questions about what Paterno knew when Updated: May-06-16 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A new legal document that claims a boy told Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him has dropped like a bombshell and reignited debate about what the Penn State coach knew about his longtime assistant decades before his arrest.
- Baseball scraps Puerto Rico series amid Zika concerns Updated: May-06-16 4:39 pm
NEW YORK - Zika virus concerns have forced the Pirates-Marlins series out of Puerto Rico, with baseball saying the two games will instead be played this month in Miami.
- Canadian brewery ships cases of water to wildfire zone Updated: May-06-16 4:38 pm
TORONTO - One of Canada's largest breweries says it is donating up to 200,000 cans of emergency drinking water to firefighters and evacuees affected by the raging wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
- Stocks shake off earlier loss to close higher Updated: May-06-16 4:36 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks closed modestly higher on Friday, ending three days of losses, after the U.S. government's disappointing jobs report added to speculation that the Federal Reserve might keep interest rates low for another year.
- Hiring slowdown in April may signal caution about US economy Updated: May-06-16 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON - American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.
- Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone Updated: May-06-16 4:14 pm
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta - A massive convoy was under way Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, through the community to safe areas south of the Canadian oil sands capital.
- Markets Right Now: Stocks shake off a loss, turn higher Updated: May-06-16 4:13 pm
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- Company seeks Iowa OK to immediately start oil pipeline work Updated: May-06-16 4:06 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Texas-based company has asked Iowa regulators for permission to immediately start work on most of the Bakken oil pipeline route through 18 Iowa counties.
- San Francisco accuses arts school of illegal dorms Updated: May-06-16 4:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A popular arts school that is one of San Francisco's largest property owners has illegally removed hundreds of residential units from the city's tight housing market, San Francisco said in a lawsuit filed on Friday.
- Colombia arrests alleged big money launderer from Panama Updated: May-06-16 4:02 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombian authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman they're calling the world's most-wanted money launderer and froze assets belonging to dozens of companies linked to him that were allegedly used to hide millions in illegal drug profits.
- Triple Crown winner thriving in new home at Ashford Stud Updated: May-06-16 3:49 pm
VERSAILLES, Kentucky - American Pharoah is led out of his stone palace of a barn, head up, eyes alert, a little heavier these days but still pretty well sculpted. In a few minutes, the champion will be walked over to the breeding shed, a mere 50 yards away. By now, the Triple Crown winner has the routine down pat.
- AP Interview: Rio security head says cuts impact Olympics Updated: May-06-16 3:38 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's state security secretary acknowledges that cuts of $550 million to his budget pose a risk to the Olympics when they open in three months.
- Fire in Alberta threatens oil production, helps boost price Updated: May-06-16 3:36 pm
The massive wildfire in the heart of Canada's oil country is helping send crude prices higher.
- Report: Indiana's coal-power use falls 37 percent since '07 Updated: May-06-16 3:31 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's consumption of coal for electricity generation plunged nearly 40 percent from 2007 through 2015 as its utilities retired older coal-fired plants and increasingly embraced natural gas and renewable energy sources, a new federal report shows.
- US consumer borrowing jumps 10 percent in March Updated: May-06-16 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers sharply increased use of their credit cards in March, pushing up total borrowing at the fastest pace in more than a decade.
- Ranch buy adds to huge Montana wildlife reserve Updated: May-06-16 3:21 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A huge Montana nature reserve added a 47,000-acre historic ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, a significant step in a privately funded effort to stitch together a Connecticut-sized park where bison would replace livestock and cattle fences give way to open range.
- Jury finds coal company didn't contaminate drinking wells Updated: May-06-16 3:21 pm
PINEVILLE, West Virginia - A West Virginia jury has ruled that a coal company owned by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice did not contaminate the drinking water wells of residents, but the plaintiffs' attorneys say the jury may have been improperly influenced by the presence of coal employees throughout the trial.
- A Trump proposal for national debt would send rates soaring Updated: May-06-16 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON - In the event that the U.S. economy crashed, Donald Trump has floated a recovery plan based on his own experience with corporate bankruptcy: Pay America's creditors less than full value on the U.S. Treasurys they hold.
- Whiteland farmer selected for Indy 500 tradition Updated: May-06-16 3:05 pm
WHITELAND, Indiana - When the Indianapolis 500 winner pulls into Victory Circle next month, he'll be joined by his team owner and chief mechanic.
- SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch Updated: May-06-16 3:00 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite.
- Marchionne: Self-driving cars could be on roads in 5 years Updated: May-06-16 2:58 pm
WINDSOR, Ontario - Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says working with Google convinced him that self-driving technology is closer than he thought and could be on the road in five years.
- Corn murals on Mitchell's Corn Palace won't change in 2016 Updated: May-06-16 2:42 pm
MITCHELL, South Dakota - The murals on the Corn Palace tourist attraction in Mitchell will stay in place a year longer than planned.