Andrew Taylor and Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:30pm
A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, the House easily passed a stopgap spending bill to keep federal agencies running through the end of April. The legislation's fate in the Senate remained uncertain due to strident opposition from coal-state Democrats.
The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100 American jobs.
Joan Lowy and David Dishneau, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 11:41am
The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there's more coming down the road.
A coroner's inquest to shed more light into the police killing of a Mexican shot numerous times last year by three officers in the Washington state city of Pasco has been scheduled to start on Monday, officials said.
In a story Dec. 7 about Duke Energy weighing compensation for neighbors living near coal ash pits, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the compensation costs will be passed along to power consumers. Costs will be borne by shareholders. A headline reported erroneously that Duke Energy was negotiating compensation. The company is internally considering compensation offers.
David Bauder, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 11:13am
Vice Media is starting an apprenticeship program at its Brooklyn headquarters for recently released prison inmates, saying it wants to take action on an issue that the media company has been reporting on for the past few years.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 11:11am
After a quiet start, major U.S. stock indexes set more all-time highs Thursday afternoon as the market built on a surge the previous day. Banks and basic materials companies are making the biggest gains, and technology companies are also climbing. Defense contractors and other industrial companies are taking losses.