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The Latest: Man hurt in pipeline gas explosion was in home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:21am

The Latest on a natural gas fire and explosion in western Pennsylvania (all times local):

Appeals court: Amtrak can't have regulatory role

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:20am

A federal appeals court has once again ruled that Congress can't give Amtrak power to impose rail standards on other private railroads.

Portugal wins more time for recovery after rating decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:11am

Portugal and the rest of the eurozone can breathe a sigh of relief after international ratings agency DBRS says it won't lower Portuguese sovereign debt to junk status.

The Latest: Norway calls off helicopter rescue, says 13 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:01am

The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local):

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:01am

The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.

Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:01am

The Texas Supreme Court has blocked Houston from enforcing tougher clean-air laws over the hub of industrial pollution that makes it one of the smoggiest cities in the U.S.

Markets Right Now: Stocks move lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:01am

The Latest on global financial markets (all times local):

Purdue-based national steel consortium aims to help industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:51am

A new national consortium has been established to come up with ideas that could help the domestic steel industry.

Norway rescue officials: Search operation after helicopter crash ends, all 13 onboard presumed dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:40am

Norway rescue officials: Search operation after helicopter crash ends, all 13 onboard presumed dead.

Whole Foods exec: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:40am

Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won't be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet.

Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:40am

President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.

Philippine presidential front-runner: I've no illegal wealth

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:31am

The Philippine presidential race front-runner said Friday he has no ill-gotten wealth after a senator alleged that he had more than 200 million pesos ($4.2 million) in a bank account in 2014 that he failed to declare publicly as required by law.

Kanawha County schools dropping 90 positions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:30am

Kanawha County's school system is planning to have about 90 fewer positions next fiscal year because of a shrinking budget.

Norwegian Aviation Authority bans all helicopters like one that crashed near Bergen from flying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:30am

Norwegian Aviation Authority bans all helicopters like one that crashed near Bergen from flying.

Flames shoot into sky as natural gas explosion injures 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:30am

A natural gas explosion at a pipeline complex in Pennsylvania burned one person on Friday, but officials said a well fire that erupted at the site was under control.

FBI date center expanding in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:20am

The FBI is expanding its data center in eastern Idaho and bringing in 300 new jobs.

State education board wants to keep coordinator job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:10am

The Wyoming State Board of Education has voted to keep funding its state coordinator position.

FAA: Smoke in jet cabin, cockpit leads to emergency landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:50am

Federal safety investigators say a regional jet made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after smoke was reported in the cabin and the cockpit.

US consumer sentiment slips in April

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:50am

American consumers were a bit more downbeat in April.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:40am

Grain futures were Mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.