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Louisiana governor sues AG over anti-discrimination clause

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:51pm

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's suing the state attorney general over his rejection of contracts with an anti-discrimination clause that would protect LGBT people.

Stocks say 'nevermind'; reverse recent losses as banks jump

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:51pm

U.S. stocks are climbing Friday and regaining the previous day's losses. Banks are recovering from a sharp drop as Deutsche Bank tries to reassure investors about its financial health. Strong earnings from Costco are giving consumer stocks a lift and energy companies are also trading higher.

Virginia's lethal injection costs set to skyrocket to $16.5K

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:43pm

In the span of a year, the cost for the state of Virginia to obtain lethal injection drugs has leapt from about $525 per execution to $16,500.

Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:41pm

Idaho officials have completed their first timber sale on federal land as part of an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service intended to increase logging and reduce the severity of wildfires.

BMW issues recall for new Takata air bag problem

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:32pm

Another potentially deadly problem has surfaced with Takata air bags, this one forcing BMW to recall over 4,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada.

US Justice Department investigating Chesapeake Energy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:21pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into possible antitrust violations by Chesapeake Energy Corp.

The Latest: Train crash investigation may take 7 to 10 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:20pm

The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local):

US rig count up 11 this week to 522

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:11pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 522.

Slain officer's widow to inspect vest at center of lawsuit

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:01pm

The widow of a slain Georgia police officer hopes to learn more about why his ballistic vest didn't save him from gunshots.

Minnesota regulator: Insurance market in dire situation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:01pm

Minnesota's top health insurance regulator says the state's individual market is in "an emergency situation."

Q&A: Will Deutsche Bank become the next Lehman?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:52am

Germany's biggest bank is looking shaky and some investors fear it could collapse and endanger the wider financial system.

American hopes IT switch doesn't snag flights this weekend

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:51am

American Airlines will make a big technology change this weekend involving planes and pilots, but passengers won't notice a thing if all goes well.

California OKs self-driving vehicles without human backup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:51am

A new California law allows self-driving vehicles to be tested on public roads with no human backup.

Pittsburgh symphony musicians reject pay cuts, go on strike

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:22am

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians went on strike Friday after unanimously rejecting calls for a 15 percent pay cut, but management contends those cuts and others are necessary because the orchestra is more than $20 million in debt.

Family of disabled teen settles power line lawsuit for $60M

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:12am

The family of a teenage girl disabled for life after touching a downed power line has reached a $60 million lawsuit settlement with two companies responsible for repairing the line that fell during the remnants of Superstorm Sandy.

Gas company fines have gone unpaid because of unsent bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:11am

A company that operates a natural gas plant in southwest Wyoming never paid thousands of dollars in fines for a 2014 because state regulators dialed to send a bill.

Deutsche Bank shares swing wildly amid stability concerns

Frank Jordans and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:11am

Shares in Deutsche Bank swung wildly on Friday, touching a record low before roaring back to life, amid speculation about the stability of Germany's biggest bank and the European financial system.

Correction: Yellowstone-Ringing Phones story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:50am

In a story Sept. 29 about cell phones in national parks, The Associated Press reported erroneously how a bill in the U.S. House would affect rental fees on telecommunications facilities. The bill would set up an account for the use of fees already collected, not impose new fees.

Subaru recalls about 593K cars; wiper motors can overheat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:50am

Subaru is recalling nearly 593,000 vehicles, some for a second time, because windshield wiper motors can overheat and increase the risk of a fire.

Sept. 11 families can now sue the Saudis, but will it matter?

Larry Neumeister and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:47am

Just because Congress has allowed Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over claims it had a role in the terror attacks doesn't mean such a case will ever go before a jury.