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United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:34pm

American and United have started selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.

Idaho Lottery procurement bill heads to governor's desk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:30pm

Legislation requiring the Idaho State Lottery to comply with the state's contracting laws is headed to the governor's desk for approval.

Board: Puerto Rico to be hit with painful austerity measures

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:25pm

The newly appointed head of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances warned on Tuesday that the U.S. territory will be hit with painful austerity measures in upcoming months.

Subway crash in railyard injured 4 near Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:25pm

An out-of-service subway train rear-ended a stopped train in a railyard Tuesday, causing some cars to jump the track and hit a third train, officials said. Four people were injured, including an operator hospitalized in critical condition.

Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:58am

Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. The subsidized coverage "Obamacare" offers provides protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says.

As Mexico awaits US visit, some question point of talks

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:55am

Mexican officials are hoping for a bit more calm, less vitriol and more constructive talk with the U.S. this week when the secretaries of state and homeland security arrive after months in which U.S. President Donald Trump has hammered Mexico.

The Latest: Victim co-founded Texas energy consulting firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:44am

The Latest on a plane crash in Australia that killed the Australian pilot and four American tourists (all times local):

Shooting gets underway for Han Solo 'Star Wars' film

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:44am

Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo "Star Wars" spin-off has begun production.

Tribes warn lawmakers against gaming ban bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:40am

Tribal members are warning an Idaho House panel that tweaking the law on what gaming is allowed on Indian reservations would violate the delicate contracts between the tribes, state and federal government.

US stocks start week at new highs on deal hopes

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:32am

Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday as the market resumes its climb after a holiday break. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil. Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz is falling after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competitor Unilever, but other food and household goods makers are rising as investors bet Kraft will make an offer for one of those companies instead.

Suit claims Albany County district failed to stop harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:32am

An Albany County school district and some of its employees have been accused of failing to protect a former elementary school student from sexual harassment.

Sacramento Press Club Lunch Featuring Five Former Press Secretaries

Sacramento Press Club, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:30am

and being spoofed on Saturday Night Live in the process – five former California gubernatorial press spokespersons will share their insights on the role with the Sacramento Press Club.

Woman rescued after car goes down steep hill, snags in tree

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:20am

Rescuers used ropes and a pulley to haul a woman to safety after her car went down a steep hill and snagged in a tree just above a Kentucky creek.

Naked drinks to tweak labels to make ingredients clearer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:10am

PepsiCo will tweak the labels for some Naked juices and smoothies to make clearer what ingredients they contain.

Macy's profit falls nearly 13 percent as sales drop as well

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:04am

Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 percent as results were dragged down by lower sales, store closures and other costs.

Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extended

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:04am

The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota.

Kellogg's unveils Pop-Tarts pizza, tacos at NYC cafe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:04am

Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore.

Young Cubans make pedal-powered Model T for transport, fun

Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:56am

In a country where few can afford a car, some Cuban high school students have built a replica of a Model T Ford propelled with pedals instead of a gasoline engine. They've painstakingly acquired and installed thousands of nuts, bolts and used car parts to complete the creation.

Historic Manhattan cathedral activates eco-friendly power

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:56am

The historic St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan has activated a geothermal plant — part of a series of environmentally friendly upgrades.

CSX railroad's top 2 executives retiring this spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:40am

The top two CSX executives plan to retire this spring from the railroad that is in discussions with a hedge fund seeking to install the executive who led Canadian Pacific's turnaround.