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  • The Latest: Wisconsin dairy says owner among 3 crash victims

    ROSSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Wisconsin-bound small plane in Indiana (all times local): 1 p.m. A Wisconsin dairy company says its owner and his son-in-law were among three people killed when a small plane crashed into a central Indiana farm field. Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy said the people killed were […]
  • Lawmakers battle over bill to prevent breaching of dams

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three Republican U.S. House members are criticizing Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers for opposing their legislation that would prevent the breaching of four dams on the Snake River to restore endangered salmon runs. The three Republicans from the state of Washington support a bipartisan bill that seeks to maintain […]
  • The Latest: Prosecutors want Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.3M

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Martin Shkreli’s court appearance Friday (all times local): 1 p.m. The federal government says “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli (SHKREL’-ee) is on the hook for more than $7 million for his securities fraud conviction. Shkreli appeared in a New York court on Friday for the first time since a […]
  • Recalls this week: electric kettles, chairs, candles

    A line of KitchenAid electric kettles are being recalled because the handle can loosen, causing hot water to spill and potentially cause burns. Other recalled consumer products include recliner chairs and candles. Here’s a more detailed look: ELECTRIC KETTLES DETAILS: KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettles. The kettles were sold in stainless steel, red, black, white, […]
  • The Latest: Hertz ends rental car discount program with NRA

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the reaction by U.S. companies to the Florida school massacre (all times Eastern): ___ 4:45 p.m. Hertz has become the latest company to end a partnership with the NRA after the latest school shooting. The company announced in a Twitter message that it is ending its rental car […]
  • The Latest: Mueller files new charge against Paul Manafort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller is accusing President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman of secretly paying former European politicians to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. The new allegation against Paul Manafort comes in a newly unsealed indictment made public Friday. The indictment […]
  • Second judge says Trump can’t keep stalling clean-air rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A second judge has told the Trump administration it can’t keep stalling clean-air rules for oil and gas production on federal lands. U.S. District Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California ordered the Interior Department to reinstate the Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions. Orrick said late Thursday […]
  • The Latest: Texas to withhold Davis from competition

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 8:47 p.m. Texas is withholding junior guard Eric Davis Jr. from competition until further notice after his name appeared in documents in a federal investigation into college basketball corruption. Davis was named along with former Texas players Prince Ibeh […]
  • BB&T says ‘equipment malfunction’ led to service outage

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — BB&T continued its work on Friday to restore all of its online banking services after an outage blamed on an equipment malfunction left some customers unable to access their accounts. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based bank posted a statement on its Twitter page saying the problem persisted Friday, initially taking out its […]
  • Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors demand support

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have demanded that the country’s top judicial body defend their reputations, saying the independence of the justice system is at stake. The 135 prosecutors said Friday they had asked the Supreme Council of Magistrates to publicly support them after people with “political functions,” claimed the prosecutors act illegally. […]
  • Passenger plane slides off icy runway at Wisconsin airport

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A passenger plane slid off an icy runway at an airport in eastern Wisconsin after it was diverted from Minnesota because of heavy snow. Officials say no injuries were reported among the 180 passengers and seven crew members on United Airlines flight 878. Investigators say it slid about 250 feet […]
  • College president denies nixing hiring over Jewish heritage

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The president of a private Baptist college in Louisiana on Friday disputed a lawsuit’s claims that he refused to sign off on hiring a football coach because of the man’s Jewish heritage. Louisiana College president Rick Brewer said in a statement released by the school that he has been unfairly […]
  • Volkswagen says earnings up more than 50 percent in 2017

    BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says its net profit increased by more than half last year, while revenue climbed more than 6 percent. The company said Friday it earned 4.35 billion euros ($5.35 billion) in 2017, a 55.5 percent increase over the previous year’s 2.8 billion euros. Revenue rose to 230.7 billion euros from […]
  • Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen. The Fed’s projection on rate hikes came with the release Friday of […]
  • More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA members on […]