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21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:01pm

Twenty-one miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine have been confirmed dead, and four people have been arrested in connection with the disaster, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday.

Broadcasting industry veteran Bob Bennett dies at 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 7:20pm

Robert "Bob" Bennett, a broadcasting industry veteran who guided a TV station group that became the initial core of the Fox network, has died. He was 89.

Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:40pm

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a video just days before a federal deadline, calling on all parties in the Dakota Access pipeline dispute to avoid violence.

US approves flights by Norwegian Air Shuttle subsidiary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:11pm

Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has won permission from federal authorities for its disputed plan to expand flights to the U.S.

EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:02pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill.

66-year-old man was driver in Iowa Wal-Mart store crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:32pm

A 66-year-old southern Iowa man was identified as the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a southeast Iowa Wal-Mart, killing three and injuring himself and another man in what officials believe was an accident.

Judge says Dallas police and fire pension vote can happen

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:31pm

A Texas judge Friday denied a request to stop members of the ailing Dallas Police and Fire Pension system from voting on benefit reductions.

Maisie Williams: Stop going to dolphin shows

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:23pm

"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams wants everyone to stop buying tickets to marine shows. She says it's the best way to stop the capture and killings of dolphins in Japan.

Wastewater leaks at plant destroying chemical weapons

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:20pm

About 450 gallons of hazardous wastewater leaked from a tank at a Colorado plant where chemical weapons are being destroyed, the Army said Friday.

Casino opening marks start of NY's bet on upstate gambling

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:20pm

The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling aimed at reversing decades of upstate decline.

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

Tami Abdollah and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:10pm

A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject — weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Ex-Defense Department employee sentenced to 6 years

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:00pm

A retired Department of Defense contracting supervisor was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for accepting bribes from a Malaysian businessman nicknamed "Fat Leonard" who is at the center of the Navy's worst corruption case.

United to pay $2.4M to settle with SEC over NJ to SC flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:52pm

United Airlines is paying $2.4 million to settle civil charges stemming from allegations the airline reinstated a direct flight from New Jersey to South Carolina as a personal favor to an official with a nearby vacation home.

Chicago creates legal fund for immigrants facing deportation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:20pm

Chicago is taking $1 million earmarked for a little-used property tax relief program to start a legal fund for immigrants facing deportation.

Obama blocks proposed takeover of Germany's Aixtron

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:10pm

Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor's proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the U.S. was injecting politics into the deal.

Obama: Health care act is law, US can't go backward

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:10pm

President Barack Obama is urging the public to help save his health care law, which is in serious danger of being repealed under President-elect Donald Trump.

Political donor pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:00pm

A political donor and cable news commentator pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in what prosecutors described as a $30 million investment fraud scheme tied to his health-technology company.

Municipal-bond week in review: Yields climb again

Cybele Weisser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:21pm

Municipal bond yields hit fresh highs again this week, continuing their strong climb since the U.S. presidential election.

Lodging near highest mountain peak in Northeast US proposed

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:12pm

The owners of a historic cog railway that climbs up New Hampshire's Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, want to build an upscale hotel a mile from the summit, in keeping with hotels that once graced the mountain in the 1800s, and to accommodate an increasing number of summer tourists.