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Man apprehended in shooting at Illinois industrial park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:50pm

A shooter was apprehended after opening fire in an industrial park in in Aurora, Illinois, city officials said Friday, but police did not immediately say if anyone was shot.

Candy company exec who mass-produced Peeps gets his own day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:43pm

With prime Peeps season about to get underway, the Pennsylvania city where they're "born" is honoring the man who brought marshmallow chicks to the masses.

Lebanon's Cabinet wins vote of confidence in parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:43pm

Lebanon's parliament gave the new government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri a vote of confidence after days of heated debates and harsh verbal exchanges.

'Everybody suffers too much:' Nigeria heads to the polls

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:58pm

As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate of her country. She ticked off the sprawling problems facing Africa's most populous nation: insecurity, poverty, corruption.

Airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under gender

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:24pm

Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers an option to identifying themselves as male or female.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump declares emergency with faulty claims

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:52pm

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the southern border while acknowledging that rapid construction of a wall is not a necessity, but rather his preference. In justifying the extraordinary step, he brushed aside his administration's conclusions that drugs come into the country primarily at official points of entry, not over remote territory that a barrier could seal off.

Man arrested in 3rd fire at Mississippi furniture factory

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

A northeast Mississippi man is charged with three counts of second-degree arson in a furniture factory fire.

EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds

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

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

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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