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Construction worker killed, 1 injured after truck hits lift

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 2:11pm

One contractor died and another was seriously injured after a truck struck the lift they were in while working on the exit ramp of the West Seattle Bridge.

Tesla driver killed while using Autopilot loved fast cars

Mark Gillispie and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:51pm

An Ohio man killed while operating a self-driving car in Florida is being remembered as a brilliant innovator with a big appetite for adventure.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:41pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

New court fees, education laws among those taking effect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:41pm

Oklahomans will be paying more for in fees at the courthouse, and lawbreakers will get squeezed for more court costs, under some of the dozens of new laws taking effect this week.

Lt. Gov. Owen, others, plan trade mission to Cuba

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:41pm

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen's office announced Friday that he is planning to lead a trade mission to Cuba in September.

Al Gore's daughter in court after arrest at pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:41pm

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges following a protest at a natural gas pipeline in Boston.

7,000 baby turkeys die in fire; Thanksgiving orders affected

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:31pm

A barn fire at one of New England's largest turkey-breeding operations killed 7,000 baby turkeys, and the farm's owners said that means they won't be able to meet all of their Thanksgiving orders.

Correction: Windows 10 Anniversary story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:11pm

In a story June 29 about Microsoft's Windows 10, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a woman who sued Microsoft in small claims court. She is Teri Goldstein, not Terri. The story also provided an incorrect age for Goldstein. She declined to give her age for publication.

Traffic deaths surged in 2015 as driving hit new record

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:01pm

Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and lower gas prices, according to preliminary government data released Friday.

The Latest: Casino: Union actions detrimental for Taj Mahal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:01pm

The Latest on Atlantic City's main casino workers union and its strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino (all times local):

US: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:01pm

The White House said Friday that as many as 116 civilians have been killed by drone and other U.S. strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.

Strike at Taj Mahal casino raises questions about its future

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:51pm

A strike against Atlantic City's most vulnerable casino on the biggest moneymaking weekend of the year raised fresh questions about the future of the Trump Taj Mahal.

Boone County school board rejects state-mandated cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:41pm

The Boone County school board has voted to reject orders from state Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano to make severe cuts to employee pay and benefits and lay off workers.

The Latest: Lawmaker: Few changes to N. Carolina LGBT law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:41pm

The Latest on a North Carolina law limiting protections for the LGBT community (all times local):

Dickey's sues chemical company in 2014 toxic tea incident

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:31pm

A Dickey's Barbecue restaurant in Utah that mistakenly served toxic iced tea to a woman two years ago is suing the manufacturer and distributor of a chemical product that an employee put in the tea mix thinking it was sugar.

The Latest: Friends remember man dead in driverless crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:21pm

The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology (all times local):

Correction: Coal Jobs vs Air Pollution story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:11pm

In a story June 28 about a proposed coal ban in Oakland, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the organization that David Smith represents. He is an attorney for the Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal, not the Oregon Bulk and Oversized Terminal.

6 Williams Cos. board members quit after failing to dump CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:01pm

Nearly half of the board members of Williams Cos. quit this week after they unsuccessfully tried to force out the energy company's CEO.

US rig count up 10 this week to 431

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 11:51am

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 421.