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SkyWest pilot suspected drunk, arrested in South Dakota

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:31pm

Police arrested the pilot of a SkyWest Airlines plane on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol Wednesday before the passenger jet could leave a South Dakota airport.

Proposed settlement in West Virginia chemical spill

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:12pm

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 thousands of people in 2014.

Nigerian leader asks for $30 billion in foreign loans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:11pm

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari wants $30 billion in foreign loans for infrastructure and other projects over the next three years to overcome a recession in Africa's biggest economy.

A Twitter election: A look at some memorable hashtags

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:01pm

The 2016 presidential campaign has played out on Twitter as much as it has on TV, in convention halls and diners, rallies and watercoolers across the country.

At Trump hotel in Washington, alternate reality: All is well

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:51pm

Donald Trump may be spending most of his days inside the frantic hurricane of the presidential campaign, but inside his new hotel in Washington, calm and luxury prevail.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:51pm

U.S. stocks dodged bigger losses and finished barely lower on Wednesday. Health care companies fell and Apple pulled technology companies down, but banks rose.

Transit agency urges bus, subway riders to plan for a strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:43pm

Officials in the nation's sixth-largest transit system on Wednesday urged customers to start figuring out alternate ways to get to work and school because of a strike threat looming for city bus, trolley and subway workers.

Tesla surprises with 3Q profit

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:41pm

Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. posted its first quarterly profit in three years on Wednesday, giving investors reason to cheer after months of doubt.

A look at hikes in health care premiums in Senate races

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:41pm

and the hike looms as an issue in competitive Senate races. Here's a look at the average increase for the typical 27-year-old buying a midlevel plan. The percentage increase is before subsidies to purchase health care coverage, which are determined by income.

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

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:41pm

Microsoft wants to bring life to common computing experiences by adding a third dimension to widely used software such as Windows and Office.

Apple says it needs more time before new ear buds are ready

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:31pm

Apple says it needs "a little more time" before it starts selling the new wireless ear buds that are designed to work with its newest iPhones — the ones that don't come with a dedicated headphone jack.

Health premium news gives attacks to GOP Senate candidates

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:31pm

Republican Senate candidates are jumping on news of sharply rising premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law as they seek advantage in the closing days of the election.

Sanders urges government to kill AT&T-Time Warner merger

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:31pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling on the government to block a proposed $85 billion merger of communications giants AT&T and Time Warner.

Trump: I'll run America like my business; Clinton: Let's not

Lisa Lerer and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:24pm

His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the center of his political campaign Wednesday. Taking a break from battleground states, he made the case at his newest hotel that all Americans should look to his corporate record for evidence of how well he'd run the country.

US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

Edith M. Lederer and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:22pm

The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed.

Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:21pm

The average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year, the federal government said on Wednesday.

EU-Canada deal still uncertain day ahead of planned signing

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:21pm

In a race against the clock, the European Union edged closer Wednesday to being able to sign a free trade deal with Canada after Belgium made progress in lifting the veto of one of its regions.

Chipotle's 1st Tasty Made burger store to open this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:11pm

Chipotle's first burger store will open this week in Ohio as the company continues working to expand its offerings and win back customers after a series of food safety scares.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mixed on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:11pm

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