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Judge set to sentence PG&E in criminal case tied to blast

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:20am

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it is prepared to pay the maximum fine of $3 million after a jury convicted the company of deliberately violating pipeline safety regulations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For India's typewriters, the ribbon may have finally run out

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:20am

The end is coming, though admittedly it may not look that way at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, when dozens of young Indians have arrived for morning classes at Anand Type, Shorthand and Keypunch College, and every battered Remington is clattering away.

Trump's biggest campaign promises face 'Day 1' test

Josh Boak and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:10am

As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting.

Rubio faces moment of truth on secretary of state vote

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:33am

All eyes are on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a Senate committee is poised to vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state.

Trump begins first week in office with outreach

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:33am

President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises.

Trump hotel adds to ethics concern with inaugural festivity

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:30am

Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight in "a new inaugural tradition," its social media account promised.

China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:20am

A Chinese technology regulator has announced a 14-month campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government's internet censorship.

Kuwait state oil company says onshore oil leak contained

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:50am

Kuwait's national oil company says it has contained an oil leak at one of its southwestern oil fields.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:51pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Ground stop lifted, United Airlines flights set to resume

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:31pm

United Airlines says domestic flights are on the move again after being grounded Sunday because of a computer problem.

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.