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The Latest: Colleges lend support to student protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:41pm

The Latest on the backlash against the National Rifle Association after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local):

Admirers salute Billy Graham as motorcade crosses N Carolina

Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:47pm

Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state's largest city.

Cramer's stepson in critical condition at Bismarck hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:12pm

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer says his 35-year-old stepson is in critical condition at a Bismarck hospital.

Toyota, Hyundai recall roughly 110,000 vehicles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:36pm

Toyota and Hyundai have recalled roughly a combined 110,000 trucks and sport utility vehicles, including the 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport.

GOP tax law boosts income taxes, budgets in some states

Melinda Deslatte and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:34pm

The Republican tax overhaul is giving most Americans a break on their federal income taxes. But fallout from the same law means many people could actually see their state income taxes rise.

Investor Warren Buffett says good deals tough to find

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:17pm

Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street's lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for Berkshire Hathaway.

Berkshire Hathaway says tax law gives it $29B boost in 4Q

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:49pm

Berkshire Hathaway's fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled as it received a $29 billion boost from the new tax law that easily offset any weakness in the company's businesses.

The Latest: Procession for Billy Graham reaches library

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:33pm

The Latest on the procession for the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local):

Delta, United Airlines cut ties with NRA as group faces backlash following Florida shooting

Ken Sweet, Damian Troise and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:17pm

The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted.

Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO's John Oliver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:04pm

A West Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy against HBO host John Oliver.

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

Jeff Horwitz and Juan Zamorano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:45pm

One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP they saw Trump's executives carrying files to a room for shredding.

BB&T says customer service systems 'substantially recovered'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:37am

BB&T says its customer service system has "substantially recovered" after an outage which impacted thousands of customers.

The Latest: Warren Buffett's letter leaves some wanting more

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:03am

The Latest on investor Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders (all times local):

United and Delta join growing list of companies in backlash against NRA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:29am

United and Delta join growing list of companies in backlash against NRA.

'The Post' renews attention for Pentagon Papers ruling

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:45am

Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated "The Post" has revived interest in the newspaper battles of the 1970s, the lives of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and executive Ben Bradlee and the risks of publishing the top-secret documents known as "The Pentagon Papers."

Alexander the Great pulled from Macedonia airport in gesture

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:25am

Macedonia has begun the process of changing the name of its airport honoring the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great as a goodwill gesture to Greece.

Ohio has new uses for sediment from Lake Erie's harbors

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:16am

The federal agency that keeps open shipping channels along Lake Erie has settled a long dispute with Ohio over what to do with sand, soil and mud scooped out of Cleveland's harbor.

European Central Bank says Latvia's ABLV failing, to wind up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:03am

The European Central Bank said Saturday it has determined that Latvia's crisis-struck ABLV Bank is failing or likely to fail, and the bank will be wound up under its home country's law.

Angry French farmers boo President Macron at Paris ag fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:53am

With boos and whistles, French farmers gave President Emmanuel Macron a piece of their mind at a major agriculture event where he was trying to promote his policies.

Companies that have cut ties with the NRA, at a glance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:12am

U.S. companies that have partnered with the National Rifle Association to offer discounts and benefits to its members have begun to distance themselves from the gun lobbying group after the latest school shooting.