A Brazilian judge has issued a temporary restraining order against recently approved legislation that bans the use of smartphone-based ride-hailing-apps like Uber in Rio de Janeiro, the country's second largest city.
David Sharp, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 2:23pm
A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of the fiery 2013 oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, clearing the way for payments to victims by year's end.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 1:01pm
Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Supporters argued that an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions obsolete.
A small private liberal arts college in Iowa has established an endowment fund in memory of a young alumnus who was also a news intern for The Associated Press when he died at age 22 in Mexico City in 2012.
David Klepper and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 3:02pm
The New York subway system was a gleaming symbol of American ingenuity when it opened in 1904. Now it rattles along past aging stops, controlled by cloth-insulated electrical wiring and signal devices almost as old as the tunnels themselves.
Todd Richmond, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 2:01pm
Under Armour will replace Adidas as the University of Wisconsin-Madison's exclusive athletic uniform and equipment supplier for the next decade beginning next summer under a multi-million contract that the UW System's Board of Regents approved Friday.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 2:01pm
Several dozen Republicans teamed up with Democrats Friday to assure a House vote on reviving the U.S. Export-Import Bank, giving the effort to save the bank new life more than three months after its charter lapsed.
Susan Haigh, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 1:31pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget office announced Friday it will redistribute $14.1 million to help smaller, financially strapped hospitals in Connecticut, but not the state's larger hospitals, which it contends have healthy margins.
Retailers sold more than $11 million of marijuana during Oregon's first week of legal recreational sales, outpacing the early business done in other states that have legalized pot, according to the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association.