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Bridge case defendants can subpoena Christie office docs

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:41pm

The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will get a second chance to force the release of documents from the law firm whose taxpayer-funded 2014 report absolved Christie of blame.

Pres. Obama takes victory lap on economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:42pm

President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy — and jab at the Republicans vying for his job.

US added just 151K jobs in Jan.; unemployment at 4.9 pct.

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:31pm

The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pay, more people felt confident enough to look for work and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent, its lowest level since 2008.

US consumer borrowing accelerated in December

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:30pm

U.S. consumers in December increased their borrowing at the fastest pace in three months. The result suggests that consumer spending should remain strong in the coming months.

The Latest: Man killed by NYC crane was walking, not in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:21pm

The Latest on a deadly crane collapse in Lower Manhattan (all times local):

The Latest: France says Turkey must fight trafficking groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:21pm

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Congress unites in scorn for Shkreli, but gridlock remains

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:01pm

A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster child for corporate greed.

Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:32pm

Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.

Amusement park will rehire special needs worker after outcry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:51pm

A Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambaste the company for firing him.

Education agency says jobs aren't restored with other funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:51pm

North Carolina's education department says it's cut $2.5 million from its budget and eliminated about 20 positions without tapping into new funds from the legislature earmarked to help early-grade children with reading.

Regents committee OKs new tenure policy

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:31pm

A University of Wisconsin System regents committee overwhelmingly approved policy changes Friday that would allow chancellors to lay off tenured professors if their programs are cut and fire them for poor performance.

Drivers beware: Famous Los Angeles bridge is coming down

Justin Pritchard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:11pm

Like a bad love song, the weekend demolition of a bridge made famous by the movies is killing the traffic mood in Los Angeles.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:01pm

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

US rig count drops 48 this week to 571; Texas down 19

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:51pm

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.

Man convicted in jewelry store worker kidnap gets 30 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:32pm

One of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison.

Bridgestone-Firestone recalls over 36,000 truck tires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:21pm

Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate from the body and cause the tires to fail.

Adelson family announces new Las Vegas Review-Journal editor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:11pm

The family of billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson says the Las Vegas Review-Journal has a new editor.

Judge rules against opponents of Confederate statue removal

Cain Burdeau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:40pm

A state judge ruled Friday against an effort by preservationists to stop the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

Coeur d'Alene RV park purchased by neighboring golf course

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:31pm

A troubled RV park and motel in Coeur d'Alene that sits next to a golf course has been purchased by the course's parent company.

DraftKings makes long delayed push into UK

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:10pm

As its industry continues to tangle with U.S. policymakers, daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings is making its long-anticipated international push with a launch Friday in the United Kingdom.