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Black Friday madness missing in rural Alaska communities

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 11:42pm

Forget about long lines and pushy shoppers ready to do battle for sweet Black Friday deals. In rural Alaska, residents are far removed from all the frenzy that goes with the nation's most intense shopping day of the year.

Asian shares lower on jitters over strife in Middle East

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 8:41pm

Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on developments in the Middle East after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.

Arizona health insurance co-op to close shop Dec. 31

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:00pm

Executives with Arizona's nonprofit health insurance co-op said Tuesday that they have failed to come up with additional financial backing and the insurer plans to shut down all operations Dec. 31.

Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 5:10pm

A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said Tuesday it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues — possibly for three more months — to plug the well.

US officials signal move toward embracing self-driving cars

Justin Pritchard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 4:41pm

Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.

US traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 3:40pm

After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.

Fujifilm Presents Comprehensive Synapse Portfolio at RSNA 2015

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.s.a., Inc., Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 3:01pm

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will showcase its evolving portfolio of Synapse® integrated solutions and unveil next generation upgrades at the 101 st annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) held November 29 – December 4, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 2:21pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.

Company says kids from polygamous towns weren't employees

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 1:51pm

A company accused of using unpaid laborers from a Utah-based polygamous group to pick pecans says the women and children were picking up fallen nuts, not working as employees.

GOP sets Senate push against health law, Planned Parenthood

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 1:51pm

Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight their fierce support for top-tier conservative causes. The certain veto waiting at the White House will only help them sharpen their stance for voters, they say.

Toyota recalls vehicles in Japan, Europe for air bag defect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 11:40pm

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 1.6 million vehicles for defective air bags supplied by embattled Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp.

Shareholders foil Hong Kong tycoon Li's $12.4 billion deal

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 8:50pm

Shareholders have foiled Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing's $12.4 billion proposal to combine his infrastructure and utility companies, dealing a setback to the billionaire known as "Superman" for his business acumen.

Singapore cuts 2015 growth forecast to 2 percent

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 8:11pm

Singapore lowered its growth forecast for 2015 because of weakness in manufacturing and said gains will continue to be modest next year even as the global economy improves.

Police: Postal worker harassed Muslim woman in NYC

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:01pm

A postal worker arrested on hate crime charges had bumped into and spit on a Muslim woman before following her into a deli and threatening to burn down her place of worship, New York City police said.

Budget work to continue after whirlwind of finger-pointing

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 5:31pm

A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending bill yielded no firm assurances Tuesday night that Pennsylvania's five-month budget stalemate would end soon.

Agency: 19 people ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 4:30pm

Nineteen people in seven states, including Montana, Utah and Colorado, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 4:00pm

Utah authorities are investigating after five people were sickened by E. coli linked to chicken salad from Costco. Utah Department of Health officials say that people seven states have been affected. Two patients in Utah were hospitalized, though no one in the state has died. Health officials say the people sickened range in age from 9 to 84 years old.

Jury heads into holiday without verdict in ex-coal CEO trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 3:40pm

Jurors are heading into a holiday break without a verdict in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

FUJIFILM Synapse RIS Helps Radiology Practices Stay Competitive; Saves Time and Money

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.s.a., Inc., Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 3:11pm

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will present its next generation Synapse® RIS platform, one of the most advanced Radiology Information Systems on the market, at the 101 st annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) held November 29-December 4, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

8 injured in fire at Mexican oil refinery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 1:51pm

Mexico's state-run oil company says a fire at one of its refineries has injured eight people.