08/21/2014 1:10amThe U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials announced Wednesday.
08/21/2014 1:10amAmerica has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin.
08/21/2014 2:10amA new health clinic opened this month in a public housing complex near Flint's southeast side to bring holistic care to people there and in the surrounding neighborhood.
08/21/2014 3:10amNew Mexico's educational pension program reports that strong investment returns helped the retirement fund grow by more than $1 billion in the past year.
08/21/2014 3:40amWest Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools.
08/21/2014 4:00amWhile gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they — and their money — are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.
08/21/2014 4:10amVirginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools.
08/21/2014 4:10amCalifornia's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
08/21/2014 4:20amAid group spokeswoman: American doctor who had Ebola will be released from Atlanta hospital.
08/21/2014 4:30amA survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all.
08/21/2014 4:40amAuthorities in Germany have arrested a hospital doctor on suspicion he drugged and sexually abused female patients participating in a fake clinical study he set up.
08/21/2014 5:10amMore than 100 students affiliated with a Detroit nonprofit agency will receive vouchers for school uniforms from a department store retailer.
08/21/2014 5:31amA company that handles animal medicines plans to open a missive new warehouse and packaging plant in St. Joseph next week.
08/21/2014 7:01amTicketfly Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company among several posing a challenge to Ticketmaster, is acquiring WillCall Inc., a crosstown rival that turns your smartphone into a mobile wallet at live events.
08/21/2014 7:10amKim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.
08/21/2014 7:20amOscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is the new spokesman for Ford's luxury Lincoln brand.
08/21/2014 7:20amFamily Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board supports its existing merger with Dollar Tree.
08/21/2014 7:40amSears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping.
08/21/2014 7:40amU.S. stocks are opening higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index closer toward another record high.
08/21/2014 8:00amFewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
08/21/2014 8:00amThe Arkansas Lottery Commission has lowered its budget projections for money raised for scholarships by $3 million.
08/21/2014 8:01amUS existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate.
08/21/2014 8:10amA Cedar Rapids-based company that provides fundraising and enrollment management services to colleges and universities announced Thursday the acquisition of a company that specializes in higher education consulting and research.
08/21/2014 8:30amA long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running.
08/21/2014 8:31amSuperintendent Philip Martin says low teacher pay has forced the Terrebonne Parish school system to hire 80 non-certified teachers, which is more than last school year.
08/21/2014 9:10amGrain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/21/2014 9:10amUniversity Medical Center has eliminated more than 200 positions in a second round of layoffs at Las Vegas' only public hospital.
08/21/2014 9:20amA New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos.
08/21/2014 9:32amCalifornia's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
08/21/2014 9:50amWhen the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board.
08/21/2014 10:01amU.S. stocks are moving mostly higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index closer toward another record close.
08/21/2014 10:20amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
08/21/2014 10:50amThe government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
08/21/2014 10:50amHostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history.
08/21/2014 10:50amIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is praising the "superior intelligence" of the Shin Bet security service and the military's "precise execution" following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza that killed three senior Hamas military commanders today.
08/21/2014 11:00amThe city of Columbus and a local community college will discuss extending public transit service to help students get to the campus.
08/21/2014 11:01amUnited Airlines is upgrading first-class food options and replacing snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights.
08/21/2014 11:10amFor all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.
08/21/2014 11:11amOnline retailer Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil, two years after it began selling books in digital format in Latin America's biggest country.
08/21/2014 11:21amRussia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.
08/21/2014 11:50amHappy Meals might soon need to get healthier.
08/21/2014 12:10pmThe federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
08/21/2014 12:11pmSoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
08/21/2014 12:31pmTo win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.
08/21/2014 12:31pmAverage long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low.
08/21/2014 12:33pmA gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.
08/21/2014 12:41pmNicholas Jones was an MBA student at the University of Notre Dame when he came up with the idea for his Western Idaho Fair concession stand, now in its second year.
08/21/2014 12:50pmThe decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.
08/21/2014 1:00pmOrganizers say nearly all the $50 tickets for a Willie Nelson and Neil Young concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have been sold.
08/21/2014 1:30pmGrain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/21/2014 2:11pmAnother round of buying on the stock market is sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its latest record high.
08/21/2014 2:11pmFord is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues.
08/21/2014 2:11pmA conservative Nevada think tank that argues many government employees are overpaid is suing the Tahoe Douglas Sewer Improvement District to try to force the release of the district's employee salary records.
08/21/2014 2:51pmMississippi's public universities are likely to have less money to spend on capital projects in the state's 2016 budget year, under projections the universities agreed to with lawmakers in 2013.
08/21/2014 3:01pmGap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales.
08/21/2014 3:11pmVenezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread.
08/21/2014 3:11pmConstruction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.
08/21/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Thursday:
08/21/2014 3:40pmBank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.
08/21/2014 3:41pmLSU sent a collection letter this week to the research foundation running its hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying the foundation owes the university system $25.3 million and accusing it of using LSU like its "personal piggy bank."
08/21/2014 3:50pmA report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer.
08/21/2014 4:00pmAn ESPN anchor is suing a suburban New York hockey rink over a painful off-ice injury.
08/21/2014 4:00pmHome Depot said Thursday that Craig Menear, the president of its U.S. retail operations, will become president and CEO of the company Nov. 1.
08/21/2014 4:00pmHammered by his chief rival over cuts to school budgets, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday made an election-year promise to boost money for public schools if he's re-elected.
08/21/2014 4:11pmAirlines and cruise ship companies are monitoring the progress of a tropical disturbance approaching the Lesser Antilles at the eastern end of the Caribbean.
08/21/2014 4:11pmThe president of a failed southwest Idaho property-management company has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for defrauding investors.
08/21/2014 4:21pmAs a tow-headed 6-year-old, Paul Alexander took apart everything, including his mother's blender, simply to understand how it worked. His father would be close behind, putting the pieces back together.
08/21/2014 4:21pmLet's say a businessman returns from West Africa, gets off an airplane in Houston, and heads home to Galveston. That night, he has flu-like symptoms — fever, weakness, muscle aches, a headache and a sore throat. By the time he decides to go to the emergency room, he has diarrhea, a raised rash and is vomiting. These are the symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease.
08/21/2014 4:31pmA fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.
08/21/2014 4:31pmThe University of Wisconsin System's regents on Thursday approved asking Gov. Scott Walker for $95 million in additional tax dollars in the state's next two-year budget after system President Ray Cross assured them the money would help boost the state's economy.
08/21/2014 5:10pmCentral America is having one of its worst droughts in decades, and experts warned Thursday that major farm losses and the deaths of hundreds of cattle in the region could leave hundreds of thousands of families without food.
08/21/2014 5:20pmA hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's "Wild West Alaska" television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls "paperwork violations."
08/21/2014 5:41pmThe Southeast Network Director of the Veterans Administration announced a leadership shakeup for the embattled Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System.
08/21/2014 6:01pmState health regulators confirm they're investigating two cases of tuberculosis affecting two casinos in Tunica County.
08/21/2014 6:20pmAuthorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.
08/21/2014 6:50pmA mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers.
08/21/2014 8:30pmAmerican Airlines says it will extend its fee for unaccompanied minors to charge $150 extra each way for children between 5 and 14.
08/21/2014 9:40pmToby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80.
08/21/2014 9:41pmAsian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on the interest rate outlook.
08/21/2014 9:50pmA federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court.
08/21/2014 10:11pmHenry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.