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Proposed settlement in West Virginia chemical spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:41am

A proposed settlement has been reached between Charleston residents and a chemical company accused of not doing enough to safeguard West Virginia's capital city from a spill that polluted the drinking water of 300,000 people in 2014.

Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:34am

Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade.

The Latest: Pipeline protesters think their removal imminent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:13am

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

US says it will abstain on UN vote on Cuba embargo

Edith M. Lederer and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:13am

The United States announced Tuesday that it will abstain for the first time in 25 years on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a resolution it had always vehemently opposed.

Subaru recalls 4 models; turbo air pump can catch fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:11am

Subaru is recalling more than 100,000 of its top-selling models in the U.S. because a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.

Ex-coal CEO argues he's wrongly imprisoned after 29 deaths

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:11am

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was wrongly convicted and sent to prison because jury instructions made it too easy to conclude that he willfully violated safety rules at a West Virginia coal mine, his attorneys argued Wednesday.

Markets Right Now: Stocks trade mixed on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:00am

The latest on developments in U.S. financial markets:

Report: Women won't earn as much as men for 170 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:58am

The global gap in earnings between men and women will not be closed for another 170 years if current trends continue, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.

The Latest: Police ID man killed in workplace shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:51am

The Latest on the fatal workplace shooting inside a rail car manufacturing company in Virginia (all times local):

Feds deny petition seeking probe of Nissan transmissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:41am

U.S. safety regulators have decided not to open a formal investigation into complaints that transmissions can fail in more than 857,000 Nissan trucks.

AP News Guide: New phase for Dakota Access pipeline protest

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:41am

Activists who have been protesting the nearly 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline for months ratcheted up the pressure this week by moving onto private land owned by the pipeline developer. Here's a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest:

Germany: Union calls cabin crew strike Thursday at Eurowings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:31am

A union representing cabin crew in Germany has called a strike at Lufthansa's budget offshoot Eurowings on Thursday in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Looming deadline: Small businesses prep for overtime rules

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:30am

Small business owners are rushing to get their companies — in particular their employees — ready for an upcoming change in overtime rules.

EPA releases $613M plan for GE to clean up Housatonic River

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:21am

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has released its final decision on an estimated $613 million plan for General Electric to remove toxic chemicals from a stretch of the Housatonic River in Massachusetts.

Judge drops case vs. limo driver in NY crash that killed 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:21am

A judge has dropped criminal charges against a limousine driver in a fatal crash in Long Island wine country.

Police: $45K in men's clothes stolen from high-end store

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:21am

Police say tens of thousands of dollars in clothing was stolen in a smash-and-grab at a high-end department store in Philadelphia.

US stocks are mixed as banks keep climbing and Apple falls

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:21am

U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday as real estate companies skid and banks trade higher. The price of oil is recovering from an earlier loss and energy companies are edging higher. Apple is falling as investors weren't impressed with its latest quarterly results.

Windows 10 to bring 3-D to two-dimensional experiences

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:11am

Microsoft plans to bring three-dimensional tools to computing experiences long done in two dimensions as it eyes the needs of the next generation of users.

Coke profit falls 28 percent, but global volume up 1 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:01am

Coca-Cola's profit fell 28 percent in the third quarter, but the company behind Diet Coke, Powerade and other drinks also said Wednesday that its global volume rose.

Some buyers call classes by 'Flip or Flop' stars misleading

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:00am

For Doug Stephens, the free event seemed like a good way to learn how to flip homes. An online ad for the December gathering sported pictures of Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the stars of HGTV's "Flip or Flop" who buy rundown homes, renovate them and try to sell them for a profit. Stephens watched "Flip or Flop" regularly, along with 2.8 million other Americans, so he went.