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Gov: Puerto Rico braces for lawsuits as major default looms

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 11:30am

Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that the U.S. territory is bracing for multiple lawsuits as a major default looms over a $470 million bond payment.

Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill?

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 11:20am

The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within — but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective.

Natural gas pipeline explodes, burns man at nearby home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:51am

A natural gas explosion at a Pennsylvania pipeline complex sent flames hundreds of feet into the air on Friday and burned a nearby home, injuring the man who lived there, officials said.

Canadian dollar rises above 80 cent US mark

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:50am

The Canadian dollar has hit the 80 cent U.S. mark for the first time since last summer, trading at its strongest level since last June.

Portugal wins more time for recovery after rating decision

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:50am

Portugal and the rest of the eurozone could breathe a sigh of relief Friday after international ratings agency DBRS said it wasn't lowering Portuguese sovereign debt to junk status — a feared move that likely would have sparked a fresh bout of international jitters about the soundness of the shared currency.

New York governor: Give Medicaid to inmates before release

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:40am

New York's governor is seeking federal approval to extend Medicaid coverage to inmates who face serious health challenges immediately before they're released from prison.

The Latest: Norway's king cancels trip to Sweden after crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:40am

The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local):

The Latest: Man hurt in pipeline gas explosion was in home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:21am

The Latest on a natural gas fire and explosion in western Pennsylvania (all times local):

Appeals court: Amtrak can't have regulatory role

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:20am

A federal appeals court has once again ruled that Congress can't give Amtrak power to impose rail standards on other private railroads.

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:01am

The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.

Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:01am

The Texas Supreme Court has blocked Houston from enforcing tougher clean-air laws over the hub of industrial pollution that makes it one of the smoggiest cities in the U.S.

Markets Right Now: Stocks move lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:01am

The Latest on global financial markets (all times local):

Purdue-based national steel consortium aims to help industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:51am

A new national consortium has been established to come up with ideas that could help the domestic steel industry.

Norway rescue officials: Search operation after helicopter crash ends, all 13 onboard presumed dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:40am

Norway rescue officials: Search operation after helicopter crash ends, all 13 onboard presumed dead.

Whole Foods exec: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:40am

Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won't be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet.

Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:40am

President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.

Philippine presidential front-runner: I've no illegal wealth

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:31am

The Philippine presidential race front-runner said Friday he has no ill-gotten wealth after a senator alleged that he had more than 200 million pesos ($4.2 million) in a bank account in 2014 that he failed to declare publicly as required by law.

Kanawha County schools dropping 90 positions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:30am

Kanawha County's school system is planning to have about 90 fewer positions next fiscal year because of a shrinking budget.

Norwegian Aviation Authority bans all helicopters like one that crashed near Bergen from flying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:30am

Norwegian Aviation Authority bans all helicopters like one that crashed near Bergen from flying.