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School bus firm to settle safety lawsuit for $11.5 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:10am

An attorney representing mechanics for a school bus company says the company has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming they used unsafe buses to transport San Francisco students.

The Latest: Strikes shut down France's main oil terminals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:10am

The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):

US durable goods orders up, but business investment slips

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:00am

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in April by the most since January. But much of the strength came from a surge in the volatile category of commercial aircraft. A key category that tracks business investment fell for a third straight month, a sign that manufacturing remains under stress.

Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:41am

Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week for the second week in a row, the latest evidence that hiring is likely solid.

US durable goods orders up 3.4 percent in April, but business investment falls for third month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:40am

US durable goods orders up 3.4 percent in April, but business investment falls for third month.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:40am

Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign companies cut fewer jobs.

Uber to expand its Africa operations

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:10am

Uber is expanding in Africa.

Explosion at chemical factory in India kills 2, injures 120

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:00am

An explosion at a chemical factory in western India on Thursday killed at least two people and injured more than 120, officials said.

Turkish flight to London makes emergency landing in Belgrade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:10am

Officials say a Turkish Airlines jet on a flight from Istanbul to London has made an emergency landing in Belgrade after an unaccounted-for tablet was located on board.

AAA sees more than 38 million Memorial Day travelers; cites gas prices, income gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00am

The lowest gas prices in more than a decade could make this Memorial Day one of the busiest ever on the roads.

Dock workers storm French port city of Le Havre, throwing smoke bombs into fountains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:40am

Dock workers storm French port city of Le Havre, throwing smoke bombs into fountains.

The Latest: In Gawker fight, Hogan has billionaire in corner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:10am

The Latest on Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker (all times local):

In Gawker fight, Hogan has billionaire in his corner

Tamara Lush and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:10am

Hulk Hogan's courtroom cage match with Gawker has apparently been bankrolled by a high-tech billionaire with a grudge against the news-and-gossip site.

California campsite trashed after fraternity, sorority trip

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:00am

A campsite that offers a serene getaway by a California lake was wrecked after about a thousand fraternity and sorority members left a half-mile-wide swath of trash, empty bottles, tents and coolers after an annual trip.

Judge says dismissal of beekeeper's lawsuit won't fly

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:40am

A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a beekeeper who became allergic to bee venom after being stung hundreds of times while responding to a tractor-trailer accident.

Labor officials remind employers to obey child labor laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:40am

As students across Tennessee look for summer jobs, state Department of Labor and Workforce Development officials are reminding employers about child labor laws that ensure teens are safe.

Developer plans to build housing on Burlington College site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:30am

A Vermont developer who owns the property that was formerly home to the now-closed Burlington College has presented plans for redeveloping the site.

UW to cut dozens of vacant positions to save millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:00am

The University of Wyoming has announced plans intended to save the school millions of dollars as it looks to find $50 million in its budget for the next two years amid the state's economic downturn.

New Zealanders to pay $20 for cigarette pack under tax plan

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:40am

Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government's budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes.