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The Latest: 2 schools on lockdown amid Texas shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:20am

The Latest on a fatal shooting at a Texas transportation company (all times local):

Air bag inflator recall expected to grow significantly

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:20am

The biggest automotive recall in U.S. history is about to get much larger.

Bird flu forces slaughter of 39K turkeys at Missouri farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:20am

State agricultural officials say 39,000 turkeys at a southwest Missouri farm have been destroyed after avian flu was detected late last week.

Government wants regional group out of nuke fuel lawsuit

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:10am

The federal government says an economic development group shouldn't be allowed into South Carolina's lawsuit against the U.S. Energy Department.

Hulu will offer live-streaming service in 2017

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:00am

Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will offer a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events.

Markets Right Now: Stocks move lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:00am

The Latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Severe turbulence injures 32 on Etihad flight to Indonesia

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:00am

Thirty-one passengers and a crew member aboard an Etihad Airways flight were injured Wednesday when their plane ran into sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

European aviation agency sets up drone collision task force

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:00am

The European Aviation Safety Agency is setting up a task force to examine the risk of collisions between drones and aircraft.

European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:40am

The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market.

Atlanta airport to close 1 of 3 security areas for 3 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:40am

The world's busiest airport in Atlanta plans to close one of its three checkpoints in the domestic terminal for three weeks.

Survey: Growth at US services firms strengthened in April

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:21am

A private survey says growth accelerated in April at U.S. services companies, a potential positive for the economy after a sluggish start to 2016.

Sheriff: Fired worker opens fire at Texas transportation company, killing 1 worker, injuring another before killing self

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:10am

Sheriff: Fired worker opens fire at Texas transportation company, killing 1 worker, injuring another before killing self.

Gaza sewage spill floods farmland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:10am

A sewage reservoir in Gaza has collapsed, flooding about 25 acres (10 hectares) of farmland and sending another warning about the worsening water and sewage crisis in the Hamas-run territory.

Senate revisits energy bill; House looks at contraceptives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:10am

The Vermont Senate is set to debate House changes to a bill aimed at giving towns more say in siting of renewable energy projects.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:01am

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Berkshire Hathaway meeting viewed live 1.8 million times

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:50am

The first online broadcast of Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting was viewed 1.8 million times.

Aeropostale, one-time mall king, seeks bankruptcy protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40am

Aeropostale, once the vibrant epicenter of the U.S. mall scene, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing 20 percent of its stores in North America.

Survey: US businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:31am

U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could be weighing on hiring.

US services firms grow at faster pace in April, positive sign for economy after weak growth at the start of 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:30am

US services firms grow at faster pace in April, positive sign for economy after weak growth at the start of 2016.

US factory orders rose modestly in March

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:30am

Orders to U.S. factories advanced by a modest amount in March, reflecting stronger demand in the volatile category of defense equipment.