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5 doctors charged with taking kickbacks to tout painkiller

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:32pm

Five New York City doctors were arrested Friday on charges that they accepted bribes and kickbacks from an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company to prescribe large volumes of a highly addictive painkiller.

Bridge collapse victim's uncle rages at 'incompetence'

Jennifer Kay and Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:26pm

As crews began removing bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span.

Navy's new attack submarine named Colorado joins the fleet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:26pm

The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, joined the fleet Saturday in a ceremony at Connecticut's Naval Submarine Base.

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:20pm

A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the U.S. electorate, newspapers reported Saturday.

Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:38pm

Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition.

The Latest: Officials identify 4 victims in bridge collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:30pm

The Latest on the deadly pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami (all times local):

US probes 4 deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars when air bags failed

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:28pm

Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government's road safety agency wants to know why.

US job openings soar to record high of 6.3 million

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 12:26pm

U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years.

Facebook seeks to expand Northern California campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:50am

Facebook is seeking to add a new office building to its Northern California headquarters.

If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in store

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:03am

Good news for scallop fans. Already one of the most readily available higher-priced seafoods to consumers, the succulent shellfish could fall in price this year.

Steady fire delays search for missing chemical plant worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:58am

The search for a man missing since a North Texas chemical plant exploded and caught fire on Thursday has been postponed because of dangerous site conditions.

Merkel defends Germany's trade surplus as US trade war looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:32am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the country's trade surplus Saturday, saying the government is working to encourage domestic demand but that not all factors are under its control.

EPA wants mine company to help pay for Superfund study

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:13am

The U.S. Environmental Protection agency wants a mining company to pay for a potentially costly investigation of underground water flows at a southwestern Colorado Superfund site to help the agency devise a cleanup plan.

Retirees protest across Spain to demand a pension hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:09am

Tens of thousands of elderly Spaniards rallied across the country Saturday to demand an increase in public pension payouts.

Trump's possible China tariffs send opponents scrambling

Lisa Mascaro and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:24am

President Donald Trump is considering broad tariffs on imports from China and an announcement could come as soon as next week. Industry groups and some lawmakers are scrambling to prevent a new front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy.

US government investigating why air bags failed to inflate in some Hyundai and Kia cars, leading to four deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:08am

US government investigating why air bags failed to inflate in some Hyundai and Kia cars, leading to four deaths.

White House pushes back against reports of tumult, purges

Jonathan Lemire, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 6:44am

The White House is pushing back against talk of a staffing purge, insisting that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown.

10 dead as small plane slams into house in Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:12am

A small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff north of Manila on Saturday, killing all those onboard and five people on the ground, officials said.

Emirates: Attendant who fell from emergency exit has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:55am

Long-haul carrier Emirates says a flight attendant who fell from an emergency exit of a Boeing 777 parked in Uganda has died.

Former Vietnam Prime Minister Phan Van Khai dies at 84

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:32am

Phan Van Khai, an architect of Vietnam's economic rise and the country's first prime minister to visit the United States after the end of the war, died on Saturday. He was 84.