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Man arrested in 3rd fire at Mississippi furniture factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:49pm

A man has been arrested in connection with the third fire in just over a year at a northeast Mississippi furniture factory.

EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:38pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds.

Texas jury awards woman $37 million over Honda seat belts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:37pm

A Texas jury has awarded more than $37 million to a woman who sued Honda after being paralyzed in a 2015 car crash.

Illinois Democrats propose expanded abortion access

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:09pm

Illinois Democrats have introduced two measures that would expand abortion access in the state by removing a parental notification requirement and a ban on late-term abortions.

Trump administration approves 2 coal mining projects in Utah

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:51am

The Trump administration on Thursday announced the approval of two coal mining projects in southern Utah, including one nestled between two national parks in the state's red rock region.

Utah symphony conductor cherishes concerts for kids

Lottie Peterson Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:00am

Sitting in a dimly lit coffee shop on West Temple, Conner Covington began to cry.

Solar bill passes Kentucky House, heads back to Senate

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:51am

Lawmakers in coal-loving Kentucky have approved a bill that could make solar panels less lucrative for residential customers beyond 2020.

Flight academy, instructor sued over fatal 2017 plane crash

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:47am

The sister of a student pilot who died in a small plane crash in Connecticut in 2017 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the instructor of failing to prevent the accident and the flight school of failing to maintain the plane.

Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:29am

Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states' border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago's northern suburbs.

FAA decision opens door for Vietnamese airlines to fly to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:26am

Federal officials say Vietnam is now meeting international standards for aviation safety, a decision that will let the country's airlines fly to the United States and work with U.S. airlines.

NYC papers view Amazon deal's collapse as an embarrassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:22am

The editorial boards of New York City's largest newspapers viewed the collapse of a deal to bring a new Amazon headquarters to New York as an embarrassment for the city and a symptom of an increasingly unfriendly political environment for big employers.

Amazon warns Philly about proposed cashless store ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:21am

Philadelphia officials say Amazon has warned that a proposed ban on cashless stores would impact plans to open a brick-and-mortar location in the city.

The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump's go-it-alone approach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:08am

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Budget committee gives OK for new veterans home in N. Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:02am

Lawmakers on a budget-setting committee have voted unanimously to approve money for a new veterans home in northern Idaho.

Opioid maker used rap video to push powerful painkiller

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:58am

Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps to push the drug.

Portuguese govt faces no-confidence vote over public workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:48am

A conservative party in Portugal's parliament is issuing a no-confidence vote in the minority Socialist government, but the motion is likely to fail because left-of-center parties are expected to join together against it.

Ex-Cognizant execs accused of bribing Indian officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:42am

The Justice Department alleges two former executives for Cognizant Technology Solutions paid about $2 million in bribes to Indian officials to build an office campus in the country.

Fashion world descends on London for fashion week shows

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:04am

London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry.

Deere, hit on both sides of trade war, posts weak 1Q earns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:52am

Deere & Co., a manufacturer that faces threats from both ends of a trade war, cited rising costs and anxious farmers as it reported a profit shortfall for the first quarter Friday.

French yellow vest figure on trial, new protests planned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:49am

A prominent figure of the French yellow vests has gone on trial in Paris for allegedly organizing illegal demonstrations, as the movement prepares for a 14th consecutive weekend of protests.