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  • Montana pipeline protester avoids jail, must pay restitution

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon climate change activist avoided jail time and was ordered to pay $3,775 in restitution by a Montana judge on Tuesday after he was convicted of illegally shutting down a crude oil pipeline. State District Judge Daniel Boucher noted that defendant Leonard Higgins had no prior serious convictions as he […]
  • FedEx beats profit forecasts, raises 12-month outlook

    DALLAS (AP) — Benefits from the recent tax law drove quarterly profit sharply higher at FedEx, which also got a boost from strong performance in its ground-shipping business during the peak holiday gift-shipping season. The delivery company raised its forecast for earnings in the fiscal year that ends in May. FedEx Corp. said Tuesday that […]
  • Utility investigates coal silo failure at New Mexico plant

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One of the units at a coal-fired power plant that serves customers in the southwestern United States has been taken offline as officials investigate a structural failure in one of its coal silos. Public Service Co. of New Mexico confirmed Tuesday that the failure over the weekend at the San Juan […]
  • The Latest: 2nd lawsuit filed in deadly bridge collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at a Florida university (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A second lawsuit has been filed in the deadly pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami. Florida International University student Emily Panagos was driving by her school when the newly constructed concrete bridge fell Thursday, crushing […]
  • Nielsens illustrate the popularity of political shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — After Shepard Smith set off some internal Fox News Channel bickering over his description of “entertaining” opinion programming, a glance at the cable television rankings reveals the extent to which political talk has become a pastime for millions of Americans. The Nielsen company said 26 of the 40 most-watched programs on […]
  • 2 states demand answers from Facebook over users’ data

    BOSTON (AP) — The top prosecutors in Massachusetts and New York have sent a letter to Facebook demanding the social media giant protect its users’ private information. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched a joint investigation Saturday after reports that British data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica captured information […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    Stocks bounced up and down Tuesday as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 index picked up 4.02 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,716.94. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 116.36 points, or 0.5 percent, […]
  • Nielsen’s top programs for March 12-18

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 12-18. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “NCIS,” CBS, 13.27 million. 2. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 11.88 million. 3. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.18 million. 4. “This is Us,” NBC, 10.94 million. 5. “Bull,” CBS, 10.64 million. 6. “60 Minutes,” CBS, […]
  • DOJ shares painkiller sales data amid opioid lawsuit talks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has shared some federal data about prescription painkiller sales to help with settlement talks between local governments and drug companies targeted in hundreds of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic. The department previously agreed to release certain data on the grounds it not be circulated publicly and be […]
  • BlackBerry and SandRidge climb while Facebook dips

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: Oracle Corp., down $4.90 to $47.05 Analysts were disappointed with the software maker’s third quarter sales and its fourth-quarter forecasts. SandRidge Energy Inc., up 17 cents to $14.26 The energy company rejected a buyout offer from Midstates Petroleum but said it will consider […]
  • Breaking up with Facebook? It’s harder than it looks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status with the social network. There’s just one problem: There isn’t much of anywhere else to go. Facebook has weathered many such […]
  • Craft brewers sue over NC law that takes away sales control

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Once a North Carolina brewer sells about enough beer to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in any given year, state law says it must hand over distribution to another company. Attorneys for two growing craft breweries argued Tuesday that’s unconstitutional. Lawyers for Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Noda Brewing Co. filed a […]
  • APNewsBreak: Key design change stymied bridge cost, schedule

    MIAMI (AP) — Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through a public-records request show that […]
  • Top Greek prosecutor seeks retrial for ex-statistics chief

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek supreme court prosecutor has called for the retrial of the country’s former statistics chief, convicted a year ago for alleged breach of duty in a highly politicized case. Andreas Georgiou had appealed against the lower court’s decision, which gave him a suspended two-year prison sentence. Earlier, another court had […]
  • Vermont resort for ‘Bachelor Winter Games’ ordered to close

    WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A private Vermont ski resort that was the setting for “The Bachelor Winter Games” on ABC has been shut down for failing to pay taxes. The resort missed a required payment to the state and was ordered to close until it is paid, Meridith Dennes, a spokeswoman for The Hermitage Club, […]