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Report: 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:01pm

President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections.

FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

Paul Wiseman and Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:54pm

Donald Trump's inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look at some of his assertions Friday:

On his first day, Trump begins to set up his administration

Ken Thomas and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:52pm

President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the nomination papers for his other Cabinet choices.

Apple depicts Qualcomm as a shady monopolist in $1B lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:31pm

Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers.

Floating strip club owner says he was unfairly targeted

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:21pm

An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from his floating strip club said he plans to appeal whatever sentence is imposed Friday afternoon.

The Latest: Defeated Gambia leader not leaving country yet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:51pm

The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):

New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:42pm

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is suing Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators.

Procter & Gamble, Skyworks gain; Bristol-Myers Squibb sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:41pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Prosecutor: 'Dance Mom' should be imprisoned for fraud

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:41pm

A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud.

Puerto Rico governor criticizes federal control board orders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:21pm

Puerto Rico's new governor is criticizing orders from a federal control board in the first clash over how best to tackle the island's deep economic crisis.

Markets Right Now: Dow industrials break 5-day losing streak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:12pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Delaware welcomes Joe Biden home after decades in Washington

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:01pm

On his last day as vice president, Joe Biden briefly revived a tradition he had followed faithfully as a U.S. senator: He rode the commuter train home from Washington.

Sundance festival stars and movie buffs boost liquor sales

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:55pm

As the stars and movie enthusiasts flock to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival that kicks into high gear this weekend, sales at Utah's state-run liquor sales in the area have spiked with high demand for some of the pricier cognacs and whiskeys.

BLM approves final routes for Gateway West transmission line

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:36pm

The Bureau of Land Management has authorized the final routes connecting the high-voltage Gateway West transmission line project between southwestern Idaho and central Wyoming.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:32pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US rig count jumps 35 this week to 694; Texas up 17

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:11pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. leaped by 35 this week to 694.

2 companies get probation, fine over mislabeling cheese

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:51pm

Two Pennsylvania cheese businesses are being punished for selling grated Swiss and mozzarella cheeses that were fraudulently represented as Parmesan and Romano.

How student loan servicers affect tens of millions of people

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:23pm

They aren't well-known. Their names are odd. And what they do — well, it's complicated.