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Consumer demand for Alaska cruises growing again

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:32pm

A growing consumer demand for Alaska cruises has put the state back in the million-passenger club as it rebounds after a leaner stretch. And next year is expected to be even better with larger capacity ships added to the Far North lineup.

NTSB probe of deadly crash focuses on engineer, black box

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:31pm

Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Recreational pot shops licensed in Oregon, now set to open

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:01pm

Starting on Saturday, Oregonians can buy marijuana for recreational use at shops intended for that purpose.

Volkswagen reaches $1.2B settlement with dealers in scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:51pm

Volkswagen has agreed to pay its U.S. dealers up to $1.2 billion to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, according to a settlement agreement filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco.

Trump: Presidential campaign could be good for his hotels

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:31pm

Donald Trump suggests in a videotaped deposition released Friday that his presidential campaign could boost business at his hotels and increase the value of his personal brand.

APNewsBreak: Attorneys general cast doubt on Utah land push

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:01pm

A new legal analysis from a group of Western attorneys general casts doubt on many of the arguments Utah has put forward in its push to gain control of millions of acres of federal land.

Young mother killed when train crashed fought for life

Megan Trimble and Ted Shaffrey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:01pm

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon fought for her life as she lay trapped among the wreckage of the Hoboken Terminal.

North Dakota tavern takes trademark as North American center

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:51pm

Crediting "barstool science," a small-town tavern in central North Dakota is laying claim as the center of North America after snatching the title from a nearby city that allowed its trademark to lapse.

NTSB has yet to interview injured engineer in deadly crash

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:31pm

National Transportation Safety Board investigators held off questioning the engineer in the deadly Hoboken train crash because of his injuries Friday and struggled to lift clues from the train's black box recorders.

The Latest: Investigators say train crew 'very cooperative'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:23pm

The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local):

A year of Alphabet: Great for Google, less so for moonshots

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:20pm

Reorganizing itself under the umbrella company Alphabet has done wonders for Google — but less so for a grab bag of eclectic projects ranging from robotic cars to internet-beaming balloons, which are suffering costly growing pains.

Allegiant says it has met FAA's safety-related concerns

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:11pm

Federal aviation officials are satisfied that Allegiant Air is taking steps to address problems that inspectors found during a three-month review of the low-cost airline.

Federal judge rejects suit over US control of internet group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:01pm

A federal judge has rejected an attempt by three conservative states to block the U.S. government from ceding oversight of some of the internet's core systems.

Glaxo paying $20M to resolve SEC charges of China bribery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:50pm

GlaxoSmithKline PLC has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve U.S. regulators' allegations that the pharmaceutical giant's China operations bribed officials to boost drug sales.

Mother sues airline for flying 5-year-old son to wrong city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:50pm

A woman has filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways for mixing up her 5-year-old son with another boy and flying him to the wrong city.

Slain officer's widow to inspect vest at center of lawsuit

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:22pm

The widow of a slain Georgia police officer hopes to learn more about why his ballistic vest didn't save him from gunshots.

Penney offers refunds on questionable towels, comforter set

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:21pm

Starting Wednesday, J.C. Penney Co. says it will be offering refunds to shoppers who purchased certain towels and a comforter set though it still is unable to figure out whether they're actual knockoffs.

IMF leader cites 'historic milestone' for China

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:11pm

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is calling the inclusion of China's renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world's reserve currencies an "important and historic milestone" for the international financial system.

Prosecutor: Tycoon's company over-contributed to campaigns

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:03pm

A company co-owned by a prominent Democratic fundraiser who spent millions of his own money on a failed congressional bid has agreed to pay $60,000 to settle allegations of exceeding limits on campaign contributions for three statewide candidates in Maryland, officials said Friday.

US Justice Department issues subpoena to Chesapeake Energy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:31pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a subpoena to Chesapeake Energy Corp. that seeks information on the oil and natural gas producer's accounting methods for the acquisition and classification of oil and gas properties.