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Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:41pm

Montana mine officials say it's likely that several thousand migrating snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of the pit mine last week.

Q&A: A look at Trump's call to cancel new Air Force 1

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:41pm

President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging Reagan-era models that currently shuttle the president around the world. Trump cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!"

LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:40pm

Heavily armed sheriff's deputies stood watch Tuesday at a Los Angeles-area subway station named in an unconfirmed threat and Mayor Eric Garcetti took the line to work to show confidence in security measures.

Maker of vehicle involved in Seattle crash to pay up to $1M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:31pm

Ride the Ducks International has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties under a consent order reached with federal transportation officials.

US indexes turn higher, helped by phone company stocks

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:14pm

Stocks turned slightly higher in mid-afternoon trading Tuesday, helped by shares of telecommunications companies such as Verizon and AT&T, while the rest of the market remained mostly flat. The upturn put the Dow Jones industrial average rose on track for another record high close.

Money for Trump Tower security part of stopgap spending bill

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:10pm

Lawmakers are tacking on money for security around Trump Tower in New York and funds for health care for retired coal miners to a stopgap spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown at week's end.

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:01pm

The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

Google hits renewable energy goal in quest to pare pollution

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:30am

Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

The Latest: Tribal leader tells pipeline foes to leave camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:30am

The Latest on the protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):

Trump son-in-law's family donated to Israeli settler groups

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:21am

President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law co-directs a family foundation that has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Jewish settlement organizations in the West Bank, according to tax records.

Mom loses benefits after status of 4 kids changed to dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:20am

A Rhode Island mother says she lost her child care voucher when the state's new benefits computer system mistakenly changed the status of her four children from living to dead.

The Latest: NTSB blames crew fatigue for fatal train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:44am

The Latest on a hearing into the cause of a 2014 train collision in northern Arkansas that killed two Union Pacific employees (all times local):

Baltimore arts building shuttered days after Oakland fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:41am

Baltimore officials have shut down an arts building for safety violations and evicted dozens of tenants three days after a fire at a California warehouse-turned artists' enclave killed three dozen people.

SeaWorld cutting 320 jobs in restructuring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:21am

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is eliminating 320 jobs across its 12-park company.

Supreme Court upholds broad power to curb insider trading

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:21am

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the government in a legal clash over the nation's insider trading laws, a victory for prosecutors seeking to curb corruption on Wall Street.

US productivity up 3.1 percent in third quarter

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:02am

The productivity of American workers rose in the July-September quarter at the fastest pace in two years while labor costs slowed after a big jump in the spring.

Markets Right Now: US stocks waver as crude oil price slumps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:53am

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Mother sues over baby mix-up at Minneapolis hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:30am

A Minnesota woman filed a lawsuit against a health care provider after her newborn was mistakenly given to another mother at a hospital and breastfed.

Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:11am

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

Polish govt faces criticism for overloading London flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:01am

Poland's ruling party, which lost many leading members in a 2010 plane crash that killed a swath of the country's leadership, is facing criticism for its own chaotic organization of a government flight that initially had too many people on one plane.