- Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone Updated: Oct-09-15 7:01 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone.
- Beyond 'Like:' 6 ways you might soon emote on Facebook Updated: Oct-08-15 11:01 pm
NEW YORK - Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?
- Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption Updated: Oct-08-15 7:13 pm
CHICAGO - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
- Alcoa misses Street 3Q forecasts, stock slips Updated: Oct-08-15 6:45 pm
Falling aluminum prices dragged down profit and revenue at Alcoa Inc., contributing to third-quarter results that fell short of Wall Street expectations.
- The Latest: Chicago Public Schools mum on indictment Updated: Oct-08-15 4:58 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on the indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract (all times local):
- VW executive apologizes but says scandal not his fault Updated: Oct-08-15 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker, asserting top corporate officials had no knowledge of the cheating software installed in 11 million diesel cars.
- Netflix raising US price for most popular video plan by $1 Updated: Oct-08-15 4:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming.
- The Latest: Lawmakers press EPA on its response to VW case Updated: Oct-08-15 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on the congressional hearing on Volkswagen's emissions-rigging (all times local):
- Highchairs recalled on reports kids fell off, chipped teeth Updated: Oct-08-15 11:09 am
NEW YORK - About 35,000 Safety 1st highchairs are being recalled following reports that children were able to remove the tray and fall off causing chipped teeth, cuts and bruises.
- GM recalls SUVs, tells owners not to use windshield wipers Updated: Oct-08-15 10:43 am
DETROIT - General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the wiper motor to catch fire.
- German prosecutors conduct searches in VW emissions probe Updated: Oct-08-15 9:48 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors carried out searches Thursday in connection with their investigation of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, seeking material that would help clarify who was responsible for the cheating.
- Correction: Missouri Governor-Brunner story Updated: Oct-07-15 10:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - In a story Oct. 5 about John Brunner's entry into the 2016 race for Missouri governor, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Brunner so far had donated at least $87,600 to an exploratory committee. He had donated about $62,600, according to the latest campaign finance records available.
- EPA investigating VW emissions controls in 2016 diesels Updated: Oct-07-15 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Volkswagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles with diesel engines, raising the possibility that an emissions-rigging device similar to earlier models is also included in its new cars.
- Short supply of drugs allowed for use in Montana executions Updated: Oct-07-15 7:41 pm
HELENA, Montana - A recent court ruling limits Montana to using one of three drugs in its lethal injections, but those drugs are either not made in the U.S., are barred from being imported or the manufacturer refuses to sell the drug for executions.
- Auto experts: Top managers probably knew of VW cheating Updated: Oct-07-15 5:19 pm
DETROIT - Auto industry insiders strongly suspect the emissions cheating scandal at Volkswagen is much wider and reaches higher up the corporate ladder than the company is letting on.
- Financial regulators move to restrict forced arbitration Updated: Oct-07-15 4:36 pm
NEW YORK - Suing your bank or debt collector might be getting a whole lot easier.
- Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M Updated: Oct-07-15 4:33 pm
NEW YORK - Streaming music company Pandora said Wednesday it is buying ticket seller Ticketfly for $450 million in a deal the two see changing the way fans find new music and learn about concerts, and artists plan their tours.
- Gas pipeline capped at $20M less than latest estimate Updated: Oct-07-15 2:38 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gas Systems Inc. has agreed to cap the cost of its natural gas pipeline project in the western part of the state to $20 million less than its latest estimate, the company and state officials said Wednesday.
- New auto safety technologies leave some drivers bewildered Updated: Oct-07-15 11:34 am
WASHINGTON - Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology.
- Outside audit: Big Rivers should 'explore' power plants sale Updated: Oct-07-15 10:24 am
HENDERSON, Kentucky - An outside audit says Big Rivers Electric Corp. should consider selling power plants that it doesn't need after losing its two largest customers.
- Popular Wilmington riverboat restaurant to close this week Updated: Oct-07-15 9:24 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - A popular Wilmington cruise that serves all-you-can-eat crab dinners and drinks will halt operations this week.
- Company opens facility to process Asian carp Updated: Oct-07-15 4:04 am
FARMINGTON, Kentucky - A new Kentucky company is creating several dozen jobs in western Kentucky and turning the invasive Asian carp into a wholesale foods business.
- Feds approve exploratory drilling for Idaho molybdenum mine Updated: Oct-06-15 6:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials have approved a Canadian company's request to do exploratory drilling about 55 miles northeast of Boise to determine if molybdenum, copper and silver exist in sufficient quantities to go forward with an open-pit mine.
- Competition for Microsoft lineup, which targets high end Updated: Oct-06-15 3:46 pm
NEW YORK - The success of Microsoft's fall lineup of devices will ride on the company's ability to convince people who got free Windows 10 software upgrades this summer to spring for new devices - specifically, Windows devices.
- Utility challenged over charges after coal plant outage Updated: Oct-06-15 3:12 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - NorthWestern Energy wrongly charged customers at least $8.5 million after a 2013 power plant outage forced it to buy electricity on the open market, attorneys for Montana consumers and environmental groups argued Tuesday before state regulators.