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Talc verdict winner: Money can't make up for lost health

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:10pm

When Deborah Giannecchini was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer four years ago, it didn't make sense. She had no family history, nor did she seem a high risk.

McKesson and Amazon fall; Alphabet and Baker Hughes climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:01pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Does baby powder cause cancer? Another jury says yes.

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:01pm

For the third time, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

Minor injuries after plane catches fire at Chicago airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:01pm

An unknown number of people suffered minor injuries when an American Airlines flight caught fire on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Friday afternoon, forcing 170 crew members and passengers to evacuate, authorities said.

The Latest: FAA reports minor injuries in Chicago plane fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:51pm

The Latest on a plane fire at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago (all times local):

Company hopes to plug giant Florida sinkhole by spring

Tamara Lush and Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:51pm

A massive sinkhole at a fertilizer plant should be plugged by spring, months after contaminated water and waste began flowing into Florida's main drinking water aquifer, the company said Friday.

Newspaper fighting order blocking reporting of document

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:51pm

A New Jersey newspaper is fighting a judge's order preventing it from reporting on a child services complaint it obtained.

Tax on a haircut? Missouri voters weigh sales tax limits

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:41pm

Missouri voters will be the first in the nation to decide whether to amend their state constitution to prohibit sales taxes from being expanded to services such as auto repairs, haircuts, legal work and financial accounting.

Frequent casino bus crashes draw mounting safety scrutiny

Brian Melley and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:30pm

Rosa Ruiz returned from a gambling jaunt to San Diego before dawn Saturday and was back on another bus that evening, headed for a desert casino.

The Latest: Human rights group sends observers to protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:21pm

The Latest on protests in North Dakota over the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Stocks wobble to a slightly lower close

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:10pm

The latest on developments in U.S. financial markets:

Officials deny jamming cell coverage amid pipeline protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:01pm

Dakota Access pipeline protesters believe local and state authorities jammed cellphone coverage during an operation to force activists from a camp they had set up on private land.

Patagonia joins companies giving staff day off for election

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:01pm

Patagonia is joining other companies that are giving workers a day off on Election Day, saying it wants to encourage its employees to have the time to elect candidates up and down the ballot who will protect the environment.

Unions flex muscle in Nevada's high-stakes Senate race

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:01pm

A busload of casino housekeepers wearing pinstripe uniforms and Caesars Palace nametags waited at a warehouse early voting site just off the Las Vegas Strip, speaking in Spanish as they clutched pocket-sized brochures listing candidates endorsed by the powerful Culinary Union.

Arrestor beds help prevent disaster on Pence's campaign jet

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 1:51pm

A field of aerated cement blocks that crumble under the weight of an aircraft helped prevent Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's campaign plane from barreling off a runway and onto New York City's busy Grand Central Parkway.

Pakistani police, opposition supporters clash in Islamabad

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 1:45pm

Wielding batons and firing rounds of tear gas, Pakistani riot police on Friday clashed with stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who rallied in the capital in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations.

Users mourn as Twitter kills quirky, beloved Vine video app

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 1:35pm

You can watch any video for six seconds, played on an infinite loop. The funniest ones only get more ridiculous with repetition.

Correction: Twitter-In Need Of Change story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 1:33pm

In a story Oct. 27 about changes awaiting Twitter users, The Associated Press misidentified the Twitter user who made comparisons to YouTube. The remarks came from Brant Moeller, CEO of a Brooklyn-based creative agency, rather than New York attorney Danny Mann.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 1:32pm

Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.