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Gas company fines have gone unpaid because of unsent bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:11am

A company that operates a natural gas plant in southwest Wyoming never paid thousands of dollars in fines for a 2014 because state regulators dialed to send a bill.

American hopes IT switch doesn't snag flights this weekend

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:11am

American Airlines will make a big technology change this weekend involving planes and pilots, but passengers won't notice a thing if all goes well.

BMW issues recall for new Takata air bag problem

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:01am

Another potentially deadly problem has surfaced with Takata air bags, this one forcing BMW to recall over 4,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada.

Correction: Yellowstone-Ringing Phones story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:50am

In a story Sept. 29 about cell phones in national parks, The Associated Press reported erroneously how a bill in the U.S. House would affect rental fees on telecommunications facilities. The bill would set up an account for the use of fees already collected, not impose new fees.

Subaru recalls about 593K cars; wiper motors can overheat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:50am

Subaru is recalling nearly 593,000 vehicles, some for a second time, because windshield wiper motors can overheat and increase the risk of a fire.

The Latest: 15 injured in train crash remain hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:50am

The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local):


Sept. 11 families can now sue the Saudis, but will it matter?

Larry Neumeister and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:47am

Just because Congress has allowed Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over claims it had a role in the terror attacks doesn't mean such a case will ever go before a jury.

Stocks say 'nevermind'; reverse recent losses as banks jump

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:40am

U.S. stocks are climbing Friday and are regaining almost all of their losses from the day before. Banks are recovering from a sharp drop as Deutsche Bank tries to reassure investors about its financial health. Strong earnings from Costco are giving consumer stocks a lift and energy companies are also trading higher.

Black box recorder recovered from wreckage of train crash

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:40am

Federal investigators pulled one of the black box recorders from the wrecked commuter train at the Hoboken station and struggled to extract the second one Friday as they tried to figure out what caused the crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others.

Malls, stores consider new ways to protect shoppers

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:15am

More sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes — but mall operators are testing and putting in place new technologies and other measures to offer people more protection without intruding too much on their shopping time.

Pittsburgh symphony musicians reject pay cuts, go on strike

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:05am

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians went on strike Friday after unanimously rejecting calls for a 15 percent pay cut, pension changes and staffing cuts they say management has proposed.

Ex-AT&T worker accused of selling customers' phone records

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:02am

A former AT&T retail sales worker is accused of obtaining customers' cellphone records and selling them to a private investigator — the second such case in Alabama in recent days, federal prosecutors said.

Markets Right Now: Bank stocks lead a rebound on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:51am

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

Documents show Hanson part of Tulsa, Oklahoma, redevelopment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:31am

Documents from the development authority in Tulsa, Oklahoma, show that the Hanson brothers are involved in the redevelopment of a building in the Brady Arts District.

US closes probe of Jeep automatic braking; no recall sought

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:31am

U.S. safety regulators have closed a yearlong investigation into the Jeep Grand Cherokee's automatic braking system without seeking a recall.

Gabon gets anti-poaching helicopter from South African group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:21am

A South African foundation is providing a helicopter and other anti-poaching equipment to Gabon, whose forest elephants have been heavily targeted by traffickers.

Ex-Hasbro CEO testifies in trial of sport institute founder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:11am

The retired CEO of Hasbro Inc. has testified in the embezzlement and forgery trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based international sports foundation.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:10am

Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Virginia's lethal injection costs set to skyrocket to $16.5K

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:00am

In the span of a year, the cost for the state of Virginia to obtain lethal injection drugs has leapt from about $525 per execution to $16,500.