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Samsung: Note 7 battery design, manufacturing caused fires

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:00pm

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire.

Samsung says battery design and manufacturing process caused Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 6:01pm

Samsung says battery design and manufacturing process caused Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires .

Sierra Nevada brewery issues 36-state recall of select beers

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 6:01pm

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA's and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle.

Grant will drive 1,500 miles of electric vehicle charging stations

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 4:51pm

An ambitious multistate project was selected for $4 million in seed money from the U.S. Department of Energy to power up 1,500 miles of highway with electric vehicle charging stations in a move to eliminate range anxiety and encourage ownership.

George H.W. Bush improving, wife staying night in hospital

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:12pm

Former President George H.W. Bush's health continues to improve and his wife, who is also recovering from illness, has chosen to remain hospitalized one more night to be "closer to her husband," a family spokesman said Sunday.

Partial results: Valls, Hamon advance in French primary

Sylvie Corbet and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:11pm

Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country's left-wing presidential primary runoff next week.

Neon piece of rock 'n' roll history going up for auction

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:32pm

A bright neon piece of rock 'n' roll history is going up for auction — a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles club, Whisky a Go Go.

OPEC, allies says production cuts ahead of schedule

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:31pm

OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Sunday.

Shyamalan's 'Split' rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:43pm

M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Portugal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:31pm

Spanish and Portuguese airport authorities say that an American Airlines flight heading to Barcelona from New York was forced to make an emergency landing in northwest Portugal because of technical problems.

US gas prices drop a cent over 2 weeks to $2.36 a gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:10pm

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline fell just over 1 cent nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.36.

In debt and afraid: dealing with debt collectors

Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:40am

in debt and afraid.

Southern Louisiana pipeline draws environmental opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:11am

Louisiana environmental groups are gearing up for round two in a battle against a proposed 163-mile oil pipeline that would stretch across south Louisiana from Lake Charles through the Atchafalaya Basin and east to St. James.

NY governor seeks $2B to fix some of nation's oldest pipes

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:00am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants $2 billion to address some of the nation's oldest water and sewer systems — and while that sounds like a lot of money, it's a drop in the bucket of what the state's experts say is truly required.

US Rep. Kennedy: Democrats must heed voters' economic fears

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 9:42am

He's heir to a famed political family that traces its roots back to Boston's bare-knuckled campaigns when Democratic ward bosses kept a close ear to the city's narrow streets and tenement hallways.

British leader to meet with Trump to discuss trade, NATO

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:40am

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she plans to discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington.

Missile failure off Florida? British leader won't say

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:40am

The British government is being accused of concealing the failure of an unarmed ballistic missile launch ahead of a debate in Parliament over whether to refurbish the country's aging Trident nuclear launching system.

Cautious welcome from congressional Republicans to Trump era

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 5:50am

Congressional Republicans anxiously monitor President Donald Trump's Twitter feed, parse his pronouncements, and brace for potential controversy each time he gives an interview.

Dubai has new rules after high-rise fires, but few details

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 5:50am

New fire safety rules have come to Dubai after a series of skyscraper fires that marred its futuristic skyline, but authorities offered few details Sunday about how they'll force owners to replace flammable siding with better material.