Brian Melley, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 8:31pm
A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday.
The partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China has left nine people dead, state media reported Wednesday, reflecting the stubborn persistence of safety problems despite years-long efforts to reduce deaths in the sprawling sector.
Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 7:11pm
Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa.
John Raby, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 6:31pm
A major California-based drug wholesaler has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations that it failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 5:01pm
Mississippi's Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student privacy, even as some Republicans seek to muzzle his ability to file such civil suits.
Alan Fram, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 4:42pm
Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 4:10pm
Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world's temperature and human activity is a major reason.
Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 4:01pm
Almost 150 years after the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in northern Utah, some of the state's top business leaders and officials said Tuesday that building another major junction here —an inland port— could provide a major boost to the local economy as cargo is ferried from West Coast seaports to the rest of the country.
Michael Tarm, Associated Press | Posted Jan 17th - 4:01pm
A federal judge gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a plan to reorganize a subsidiary of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp., clearing the way for the operating unit to exit bankruptcy two years after filing for Chapter 11 protection with $18 billion in debt.