06/12/2014 1:32amAfter two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans' health care and send it to the president's desk by the end of the month.
06/12/2014 1:40amSeveral thousand police officers — 6,000 on Wednesday and 3,000 on Thursday — were mobilized to raid a sprawling South Korean church compound near Seoul to hunt for Yoo Byung-eun, a fugitive billionaire businessman and member of the church wanted in relation to the deadly ferry sinking in April. Authorities believe Yoo owns the ship and that alleged corruption may have contributed to its sinking. The government is offering a $500,000 reward for tips about his whereabouts.
06/12/2014 1:42amMariam Saleh avoids malls and outdoor markets on the weekends because the low-cut tops, sheer dresses and miniskirts that foreign women wear reveal much more than she would like her impressionable young children to see.
06/12/2014 2:40amThe city of Natchez has joined with Adams County in asking the Mississippi Development Authority for the sale of Natchez Regional Medical Center to Community Health Systems to be considered a Regional Economic Development Act project.
06/12/2014 3:02amTexas Gov. Rick Perry, during a visit that focused primarily on economic issues, drew on a reference to alcoholism to explain his view of homosexuality.
06/12/2014 4:30amBoeing inked a deal Thursday for five Japanese companies to manufacture key components for its twin aisle 777X jets but the contract doesn't include making the wings, which were a source of delays for the 787 Dreamliner.
06/12/2014 4:50amDaniel Askew and his family have good access to the Barclay Public Library, but that could change after he graduates from high school and they have fewer reasons to drive to Warrensburg from their home in Latham.
06/12/2014 5:51amIndian outsourcing giant Infosys appointed a new chief executive on Thursday to help revive its flagging fortunes.
06/12/2014 6:21amNick D'Amico, a deeply troubled U.S. Army veteran, had been seeing a counselor every other week. But he found it next to impossible to get a follow-up appointment at the local Veterans Administration facility with a psychiatrist who could adjust his medication, according to his mother.
06/12/2014 6:40amUS retail sales rose 0.3 percent in May, adding to signs of spring economic rebound.
06/12/2014 6:40amApplications for US unemployment benefits rise to 317k last week; still at pre-recession level.
06/12/2014 7:00amMore Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but claims for jobless aid remain near pre-recession levels.
06/12/2014 7:10amMention Huawei in the U.S., and you're likely to get a blank look. Either that person has never heard of the Chinese phone maker or has heard something about security concerns raised by lawmakers in Washington.
06/12/2014 7:10amSwiss authorities say they have arrested a Swiss winemaker, a spy and two others on charges of hacking the computers of at least two journalists.
06/12/2014 8:00amA Berlin court has ordered Germany to pay the heirs of Jewish owners of a department store chain an additional 50 million euros ($68 million) in compensation for property seized by the Nazis.
06/12/2014 8:00amThe number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 4,000 to 317,000 last week. The slight increase keeps jobless aid near its pre-recession levels, a sign that workers are dealing with fewer layoffs.
06/12/2014 8:10amThe days of hearsay "he said, she said" reports on school bus incidents might be over, at least in Pennsylvania.
06/12/2014 8:10amLafayette General Health may add Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital to the list of Acadiana-area hospitals it is managing.
06/12/2014 8:11amThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
06/12/2014 8:20amPortugal's government says it is forgoing the final 2.6 billion-euro ($3.5 billion) instalment of its three-year bailout package because it cannot meet creditors' deadlines for the latest promised austerity measures, which have run into legal challenges.
06/12/2014 8:20amThe Supreme Court says juice maker Pom Wonderful can bring false advertising claims against the Coca-Cola Co. over a competing juice product.
06/12/2014 8:21amUS businesses boost stockpiles 0.6 percent in April, largest gain in 6 months as sales rise.
06/12/2014 8:31amIn an effort to protect the integrity of London as a financial hub, Britain's Treasury chief is set to propose Thursday new criminal sanctions covering foreign exchange trading, the latest global market to be hit by scandal.
06/12/2014 8:31amTerrebonne Parish's largest employer will increase the size of its staff for the first time in five years.
06/12/2014 8:40amThe Lithuanian government says Russian gas giant Gazprom plans to sell its stake in Lithuanian companies for some 417 million litas ($164 million).
06/12/2014 8:50amThe first foal fathered by Frankel, widely regarded one of the world's greatest racehorses, is going up for auction.
06/12/2014 8:51amWhile the lines to try virtual reality have been among the longest at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the buzzed-about technology isn't necessarily a dominating force at the game industry's annual gathering, not when there are dozens of other queues — and immediate financial prospects — for traditional games.
06/12/2014 8:51amAverage U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week for a second straight week but remained near historic lows.
06/12/2014 8:52amGrain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
06/12/2014 9:01amU.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in April by the largest amount in six months, signaling business optimism that future demand will keep rising.
06/12/2014 9:20amA unanimous Supreme Court ruled Thursday that inherited Individual Retirement Accounts are not shielded from creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, a decision that clears up confusion about the status of unspent IRAs that parents leave to their children.
06/12/2014 9:21amNorth Dakota's Board of Animal Health has relaxed some hog movement restrictions put in place earlier this year to guard against the spread of a deadly pig virus.
06/12/2014 9:50amA deal to end South Africa's longest mining strike has been reached in "principle" between three platinum-producing companies and leaders of a union representing tens of thousands of miners, the companies said Thursday.
06/12/2014 10:01amWorld stock markets were sluggish on Thursday after new data showed retail sales grew less than expected in the U.S. in May, while oil prices rose amid escalating violence in Iraq.
06/12/2014 10:11amAnalysts say any disappointment in the retail sales numbers for May is offset by a gain in April that turns out to be better than initially reported.
06/12/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
06/12/2014 10:41amGreece's outgoing central bank chief said Thursday that the country's battered economy is on track to expand again after a punishing six-year recession, but warned that any slippage in reforms could still lead to disaster.
06/12/2014 10:41amSen. Elizabeth Warren is coming to Kentucky to campaign with Alison Lundergan Grimes about reducing college student loan debt in a U.S. Senate race that has so far been dominated by coal.
06/12/2014 10:51amSoon you may not have to fumble or fight for a power outlet to charge your phone at your neighborhood Starbucks.
06/12/2014 10:51amYork Electronic Systems hopes to nearly double its size through two growth strategies.
06/12/2014 11:12amU.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas has proposed legislation to prevent veterans from being dropped from the VA health care system following long periods between doctor's appointments.
06/12/2014 12:01pmThe House voted Thursday to make permanent a generous tax break that makes it easier for small businesses to buy new equipment and improve their property, part of an election-year showdown over a series of expired tax breaks worth billions.
06/12/2014 12:31pmA top executive at French bank BNP Paribas is leaving the company amid a trans-Atlantic dispute over a potential multi-billion-dollar U.S. fine for the bank's activities in Iran, Sudan and Cuba.
06/12/2014 12:31pmA new hospital is planned for Lahaina, but residents at a community meeting questioned whether physicians can be attracted to the West Maui Hospital and Medical Center.
06/12/2014 12:41pmRob Glassman of Tacoma wanted a hiking and camping location away from crowds and traffic.
06/12/2014 12:51pmU.S. retail sales rose modestly in May as consumers turned cautious in their spending. But the weaker-than-expected result is unlikely to derail overall economic growth in the second quarter.
06/12/2014 1:02pmFederal agriculture officials said Thursday that they are allocating millions of dollars toward research to solve problems caused by the devastating citrus greening bacteria that threatens Florida's $9 billion citrus industry.
06/12/2014 1:02pmA Missouri company has recalled possibly tainted beef products distributed to two restaurants and a grocery chain, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
06/12/2014 1:02pmA lawsuit has been filed involving a 2011 accident at an eastern Idaho nuclear facility that exposed 16 workers to plutonium.
06/12/2014 1:21pmReporters for The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The New York Times Magazine won Livingston Awards, given to journalists under the age of 35 for outstanding work, sponsors said Thursday.
06/12/2014 1:31pmAmazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings —including grocery delivery and streaming TV.
06/12/2014 1:31pmCrude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $2.13 -- closing at $106.53 a barrel.
06/12/2014 1:31pmThe June gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1273.60 an ounce -- up $12.80.
06/12/2014 1:41pmGrain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
06/12/2014 1:41pmAntigua & Barbuda's ruling party faced an uphill battle for a third term in office in Thursday's election in the tiny Caribbean country, which has been hit hard by the global economic crisis.
06/12/2014 1:41pmGrain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
06/12/2014 1:51pmIn a story June 4, The Associated Press reported that under new state graduation requirements, high school students taking accelerated options, such as Advanced Placement courses, would be exempt from end-of-course exams in those subjects. The story should have specified that the exemption applies only to certain subjects.
06/12/2014 2:01pmGreek former finance minister George Papaconstantinou has appeared before an investigating judge to answer criminal charges over his handling of data on Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.
06/12/2014 2:11pmAt least six people were killed and 29 more injured in an explosion and a subsequent gas pipeline leak on Thursday at a government-run steel plant in central India, a plant spokesman said.
06/12/2014 2:11pmMany federal workers and contractors who earn the minimum wage are getting a raise next year.
06/12/2014 2:31pmFifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the U.S. finds itself still grappling with homelessness, mental illness, joblessness, urban blight and other persistent issues connected with being impoverished, unemployed, uneducated or otherwise unable to find opportunity.
06/12/2014 2:32pmThe Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.
06/12/2014 2:45pmFord is lowering the fuel economy estimates for six models, including hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Fusion sedan, after internal tests found errors in the way they were calculated.
06/12/2014 2:52pmTwitter's chief operating officer, Ali Rowghani, has resigned from his post and won't be replaced as CEO Dick Costolo seeks more direct involvement with the company's engineering and product teams.
06/12/2014 3:02pmThe director of the Veterans Administration health services in central Alabama said Thursday he has eliminated paper waiting lists, has added staff and has worked to bring stability to an operation that has some of the longest patient waiting lists in the country.
06/12/2014 3:11pmThe upheaval in Iraq could throw the world's remarkably stable oil market out of balance, threatening a delicate equilibrium that has kept prices steady for much of the last four years.
06/12/2014 3:13pmIntel on Thursday raised its revenue guidance, saying sales of computers for businesses have been stronger than expected.
06/12/2014 3:21pmA combination of so-so economic news and violence in Iraq helped push the stock market sharply lower Thursday.
06/12/2014 3:31pmThe Interior Department office that oversees revenue collection from oil and gas leases announced Thursday it is seeking a $533,520 civil penalty against a gas developer the agency said failed to report production on federal leases in northeast Wyoming.
06/12/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Thursday:
06/12/2014 3:41pmAuthorities have ordered swamp boat tour operators in the South Louisiana community of Jefferson Parish to stop feeding alligators after video of a tour guide doing so went viral.
06/12/2014 3:51pmCoca Cola's version of pomegranate juice is not quite the real thing, and a competitor has another chance to prove it in court.
06/12/2014 4:11pmThe U.S. Marshals Service said Thursday it will auction roughly $18 million in bitcoins seized last fall from Silk Road, a website that was effectively the eBay of illegal drugs.
06/12/2014 4:21pmAsk anyone at Randolph-Macon College about the tiny school's professors running for the seat held by deposed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and you'll get glowing remarks about their intellectual vigor, their connection with students and even their playing style during intramural basketball games.
06/12/2014 4:31pmAnheuser-Busch and MillerCoors, two of the world's biggest beer makers, are posting online what's inside bottles of Budweiser and Miller Lite after pressure from a food blogger.
06/12/2014 4:51pmGov. Rick Perry on Thursday proposed a partnership between Texas health care providers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that would help reduce backlogs at VA facilities by expanding health care options for veterans in the state.
06/12/2014 5:21pmVehicles and materials found stored under several major bridges in Delaware after the emergency closure of an interstate bridge did not pose any threats to safety, officials said Thursday.
06/12/2014 5:41pmActor and comedian Tracy Morgan is showing signs of improvement following a highway crash that badly injured him and killed one of his friends, his spokesman said Thursday.
06/12/2014 5:41pmOfficials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have confirmed the Securities and Exchange Commission is the latest agency to launch an investigation into its operations after the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.
06/12/2014 6:01pmGov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor's call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.
06/12/2014 6:11pmMichigan lawmakers on Thursday finished sending Gov. Rick Snyder a $53.2 billion state budget, approving increased aid for local governments and money to hire more state troopers and conservation officers.
06/12/2014 6:41pmElectric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles.
06/12/2014 6:50pmNew tablet computers from Samsung will feature screens that are richer in color than standard LCDs.
06/12/2014 7:31pmChristy McFarlane has given up trying to work full time.
06/12/2014 8:10pmA new trial was ordered Thursday for a former BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
06/12/2014 8:11pmA new bill has been introduced in Congress that aims to offer relief to veterans that have had to pay for emergency health services.
06/12/2014 8:11pmThe Republican-led House gave initial approval Thursday night to North Carolina government budget adjustments that favor raising lottery profits to raise teacher pay and Gov. Pat McCrory's spending recommendations more than the Senate's rival plan.
06/12/2014 10:14pmIf you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry.
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