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Union: Chronic shortage of air traffic controllers a crisis

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 12:00pm

A chronic shortage of controllers has reached a crisis that will lead to widespread flight delays if left unchecked, officials for the union that represents air traffic controllers said Tuesday.


Playboy to stop running pictures of completely naked women

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 11:40am

Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles.

Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges

Raf Casert and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 11:40am

The world's biggest beer maker has clinched a deal to take over its nearest rival to stave off two key threats facing big name brands: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.

The Latest: Ex-Chicago Public School CEO apologizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 11:30am

The latest in the criminal case against former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett (all times local):

Brother of US journalist condemns 'cruel' detention in Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 11:30am

The brother of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist detained in Iran and convicted in secret, described his brother's imprisonment as "cruel and inhumane" Tuesday and called on the U.S. government to take "any appropriate actions" to win his freedom.

Twitter purging up to 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 11:10am

Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money.

US stocks are mixed as investors assess earnings, deals

Steve Rothwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:30am

U.S. stocks are mixed on Tuesday as investors assess the latest deal news and company earnings reports. Twitter rose after announcing that it would lay off staff as it strives to turn a profit. Ryder System, a transportation company, fell sharply after lowering its profit forecast for the third quarter.

John Kerry, Ash Carter meeting with Australian counterparts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:20am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter are meeting with their Australian counterparts in Boston to discuss security and trade issues.

Democratic debate host Steve Wynn more of a Republican

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:20am

In this battleground state, divisions along the politically split Las Vegas Strip aren't as bright as the lights. But they are there, inside board rooms and executive offices.

Julianne Moore rallies fellow actors to fight gun violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:00am

Actress Julianne Moore is rallying the entertainment industry to help end gun violence.

Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law

Sergio Bustos and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:50am

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted on Tuesday his plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events."

Ireland plans tax cuts, spending hikes as economy rebounds

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:31am

Ireland announced Tuesday it will inject a further 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in tax cuts and spending hikes into its already fast-growing economy as the country accelerates its rebound from an international bailout and banking crisis.

Apple adds Retina displays to its iMacs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:20am

Apple is adding Retina displays to its iMacs, which will enhance the text and the image quality of photos and videos.

Shell drill vessels leave Arctic after oil exploration ends

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 12:10pm

Vessels used by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to drill for oil off Alaska have safely departed Arctic waters.

Ex-coal CEO on trial talks safety in secretly recorded calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 11:20am

Prosecutors are continuing to replay phone calls ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship secretly recorded in his office.

Fortress closing major hedge fund, parting with manager

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 11:10am

Fortress Investment Group LLC is closing a major hedge fund and parting ways with the money manager who ran it amid the turmoil that has roiled financial markets around the world.

Ex-Anglo bank chief faces 33 charges if extradited to Dublin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:50am

Unsealed court documents show that Ireland hopes to prosecute the disgraced former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank for 33 counts of fraud, forgery and other crimes if he is extradited from Boston to Dublin.

Court reinstates lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:50am

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim groups in New Jersey after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, saying any resulting harm came from the city's tactics, not the media's reporting of them.

Former Lafayette superintendent seeks court review of ouster

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:20am

Former Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper isn't giving up on his legal challenge of his termination even after a district judge found last month that the school board had grounds to fire him.

Scotch whisky born at Washington's Mount Vernon unveiled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:00am

After a three-year aging process, distillers at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate will taste a batch of single malt Scotch whisky made at the estate's distillery.