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.
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.
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.
U.S. stocks are climbing Friday and are regaining almost all of their losses from the day before. 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.
Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press | Posted Sep 30th - 10:40am
Federal investigators pulled one of the black box recorders from the wrecked commuter train at the Hoboken station and struggled to extract the second one Friday as they tried to figure out what caused the crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others.
Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press | Posted Sep 30th - 10:15am
More sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes — but mall operators are testing and putting in place new technologies and other measures to offer people more protection without intruding too much on their shopping time.
A former AT&T retail sales worker is accused of obtaining customers' cellphone records and selling them to a private investigator — the second such case in Alabama in recent days, federal prosecutors said.