Officials for a salvage company suing to halt demolition of an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast appeared to back away Tuesday from claims that sawing the vessel into enormous chunks would cause an “environmental catastrophe.”
Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 4:43pm
PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson blamed negligence by the company's past management for a cascade of catastrophes that killed nearly 140 people as he tried to persuade California regulators Tuesday that he is steering the utility to make safety its top priority.
John Antczak, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 4:01pm
Virgin Galactic has received nearly 8,000 online reservations of interest since its first successful test flight into space 14 months ago, the company said Tuesday as it nears commercial operation and prepares to reopen ticket sales.
Paul Wiseman and Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 3:02pm
The fast-moving coronavirus isn’t just confounding health officials. It’s also bedeviling policymakers and central bankers who are struggling to assess the economic damage from an outbreak that's reached 37 countries and territories, infected 80,000 people and killed 2,700 worldwide.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 2:35pm
Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of Republican bills that would ban most late-term abortions and threaten prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions.
Mae Anderson and Tali Arbel, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 2:10pm
Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company's absorption of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the company said in a surprise announcement Tuesday.
Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 1:27pm
A year after asylum-seekers and other migrants overwhelmed U.S. immigration authorities at the southern border, the Border Patrol is opening a processing facility in Texas that officials say could help it better care for detainees following outcry last year over young children and adults held in squalid, crowded conditions.
Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 1:26pm
“It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen — and how many people in this country will have severe illness,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 12:57pm
A member of New Mexico's congressional delegation wants to ensure a “sound and robust” scientific review is done before federal regulators decide whether to sign off on plans for a multibillion-dollar temporary storage facility for spent nuclear fuel.
Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 12:38pm
Describing windows rattled by industrial blasts and windowsills covered in toxic ash, an African American resident of Texas’ oil hub joined Democratic lawmakers, state officials and others Tuesday in urging the Trump administration to drop a proposed rollback that they said would silence disadvantaged communities battling big polluters.
Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its reservoir to be completely drained by October to reduce the risk of floodwaters spilling into Silicon Valley.
Stocks are falling sharply for a second day, as traders worry that the spreading coronavirus will threaten global economic growth. United Airlines and Mastercard joined a growing list of companies warning investors of the virus' impact on their finances. The steep sell-off on Monday erased all of the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s gains for the year. Energy companies fell as crude oil prices moved lower. U.S. government bond prices rose, sending yields even lower.
Peter Orsi, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 11:44am
Mexico’s economy entered a recession and contracted 0.1% in 2019, the first year of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s six-year term, according to fourth-quarter government figures reported Tuesday that confirmed preliminary data from last month.