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Q&A: What to know about the Oregon standoff verdicts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:41pm

The surprising decision to acquit the leaders of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon has prompted praise and criticism. Here's a recap of what happened and the reaction.

8 injured after plane catches fire at Chicago airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:41pm

Flames and heavy black smoke poured from the side of an American Airlines jet that aborted takeoff and caught fire on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Friday, forcing 170 crew and passengers to evacuate and resulting in eight injuries, authorities said.

Newspaper fighting order blocking reporting of document

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:31pm

A New Jersey newspaper is fighting a judge's order preventing it from reporting on a child services complaint it obtained.

Apple double downs on running with Nike-edition smartwatch

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:30pm

Apple isn't the first to add GPS functionality to a smartwatch, but it's the first to make something that feels like a running watch.

Arrestor beds help prevent disaster on Pence's campaign jet

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:24pm

A field of aerated cement blocks that crumble under the weight of an aircraft helped prevent Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's campaign plane from barreling off a runway and onto a busy parkway nearby.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie sell their New Orleans home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:11pm

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sold their home in New Orleans' French Quarter.

New standoff in pipeline protest ebbs without violence

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:11pm

A standoff between Dakota Access pipeline opponents and law enforcement over a highway roadblock diminished Friday without incident, a marked contrast to the forced removal a day earlier of protesters occupying private property.

EU, Canada to sign trade pact Sunday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:04pm

The European Union will sign a long-delayed trade pact with Canada on Sunday after a hold-out Belgian region finally endorsed the agreement.

First lawsuit filed in deadly California casino bus crash

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:50pm

The families of two men among 13 people killed when the bus they were riding from a desert casino to Los Angeles slammed into a slow-moving truck have sued the bus company and the estate of its driver, who died in the crash.

The Latest: Teepees removed from cleared protest camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:41pm

The Latest on protests in North Dakota over the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):

The Latest: American says 8 injured in Chicago plane fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:20pm

The Latest on a plane fire at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago (all times local):

Muni bond week in review: Yields bounce around

Cybele Weisser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:11pm

Municipal bond yields bounced up and down in a messy week full of speculation about the direction of interest rates and the White House.

Talc verdict winner: Money can't make up for lost health

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:10pm

When Deborah Giannecchini was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer four years ago, it didn't make sense. She had no family history, nor did she seem a high risk.

McKesson and Amazon fall; Alphabet and Baker Hughes climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:01pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Does baby powder cause cancer? Another jury says yes.

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:01pm

For the third time, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

Stocks wilt after FBI inquiry into new Clinton emails

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:01pm

A midday advance on the stock market wilted in afternoon trading Friday after the FBI notified Congress that it will investigate new emails linked to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Company hopes to plug giant Florida sinkhole by spring

Tamara Lush and Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:51pm

A massive sinkhole at a fertilizer plant should be plugged by spring, months after contaminated water and waste began flowing into Florida's main drinking water aquifer, the company said Friday.

Tax on a haircut? Missouri voters weigh sales tax limits

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:41pm

Missouri voters will be the first in the nation to decide whether to amend their state constitution to prohibit sales taxes from being expanded to services such as auto repairs, haircuts, legal work and financial accounting.

Frequent casino bus crashes draw mounting safety scrutiny

Brian Melley and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:30pm

Rosa Ruiz returned from a gambling jaunt to San Diego before dawn Saturday and was back on another bus that evening, headed for a desert casino.