Latest News

National News

  • United 3Q profit up 30 percent as it recoups fuel costs

    CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines says it is now passing the full impact of higher fuel prices to its customers, helping the nation’s third-biggest carrier boost third-quarter profit by 30 percent. Parent company United Continental Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that it earned $836 million, as rising revenue more than offset a 40 percent jump in […]
  • The Latest: Grandmother of girl in oven charged with murder

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a child found dead in an oven in Mississippi (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A sheriff says a grandmother has been charged with first-degree murder after her 20-month-old granddaughter was found stabbed and burned inside an oven. Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. says 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was […]
  • Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

    NEW YORK (AP) — An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, was charged in U.S. District Court with kidnapping. […]
  • The Latest: Jury deliberations to resume in Ponzi case

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the federal trial of a Maryland investment adviser charged with carrying out a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Jurors are heading home for the night without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Maryland investment adviser charged with orchestrating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme to […]
  • Group sues Tennessee county over invalid voter registrations

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group representing black voters is suing the election commission in Tennessee’s largest county, which includes Memphis, after thousands of registrations were deemed invalid by the commission. The Tennessee Black Voter Project filed a lawsuit Monday in Shelby County Chancery Court asking a judge to allow the group to inspect voter […]
  • Bulls announce deal with Zenni, will wear sponsorship patch

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls and Zenni Optical have announced a five-year deal that makes the online eyewear retailer the first company to place a sponsorship patch on the franchise’s jersey. The patch will be on the left breast of the team’s jerseys, starting with the opener at Philadelphia on Thursday. Chicago’s first home […]
  • Ex-Equifax manager gets home confinement for insider trading

    ATLANTA (AP) — A former Equifax manager was sentenced Tuesday to serve eight months home confinement for engaging in insider trading in the wake of the company’s massive data breach last year. Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu, who worked as a software product development manager for the Atlanta-based credit-reporting agency, had pleaded guilty in July. U.S. District […]
  • Sears’ bankruptcy will have ripple effect, not all of it bad

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sears’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will have ripple effects on everything from landlords to suppliers to workers. Many vendors, which had already enforced stricter payment terms on Sears, are refusing to ship merchandise to stores. The company will further shrink its workforce, which has already been reduced to 68,000 as of […]
  • CSX railroad nearly doubles 3Q profit as reforms chug ahead

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX Corp. hauled in nearly double the profits it reported in last year’s third quarter when the railroad was struggling with service problems as it implemented its new operating model. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said Tuesday it earned $894 million, or $1.05 per share, in the quarter. That’s up from $459 […]
  • Trailing in polls, O’Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism on Tuesday and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that’s become one of the nation’s most closely watched. During the opening […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Stocks surge, recovering some recent losses; Dow climbs 547 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following strong earnings from major financial and health care companies as well as encouraging reports on the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 547 points. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs […]
  • Kentucky female prison guards settle harassment suit: $1.5M

    SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky will pay $1.5 million to four women who accused their supervisor at a prison of sexually harassing them while they worked there. The four women had sued Sgt. Stephen Harper and won a $1.6 million jury verdict, but the Department of Corrections appealed the verdict. A […]
  • Court: Suspects leaving San Francisco jail can get pot back

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco court has made it easier for suspects released from the city jail to get back their legally obtained marijuana along with items like keys, money and other property confiscated from them when they are placed under arrest and detained. The San Francisco Superior Court decision made public Monday […]
  • Court picks prosecutor to defend ruling on Arpaio’s pardon

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Los Angeles attorney has been appointed to defend a ruling by a lower court judge who refused to erase the criminal record of former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio after he was pardoned by President Trump. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday picked Christopher G. Caldwell to argue in […]
  • The Latest: Court denies Ellison’s bid to block divorce file

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Rep. Keith Ellison’s effort to keep his divorce records sealed (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Minnesota’s Court of Appeals has denied Rep. Keith Ellison’s effort to block the release of his divorce records. The Minnesota Democrat’s divorce records from his ex-wife, Kim Ellison, have drawn sharp interest since Ellison’s […]