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The Latest: College president rejects anti-Semitism claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:19pm

The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses a Louisiana college and its president of discriminating against an applicant for a football coaching job (all times local):

Trump Jr. 'loves' Indian media covering his business visit

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:04pm

The U.S. president's son heaped praise on the Indian media and complained of coverage at home, as he neared the end of a whirlwind trip across India promoting Trump-brand luxury real estate.

California's balancing act for harassment discipline

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:04pm

California Sen. Tony Mendoza's resignation this week spared his fellow lawmakers from a difficult decision about appropriate punishment after an investigation found he likely engaged in flirtatious and sexually suggestive behavior with a half-dozen women.

Judge agrees to halt construction of Louisiana oil pipeline

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:00pm

A federal judge agreed Friday to suspend construction of a crude oil pipeline through a swamp in Louisiana's Cajun country, a victory for environmental groups opposed to the project.

Brown University to pay tuition for future actors, directors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:54pm

Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for all master's degree students studying acting and directing.

Dropbox seeking to raise $500 million in stock market debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:37pm

One of the world's largest online services for backing up documents, photos and other video is opening its files in an initial public offering of stock.

Warren Buffett is stepping down from Kraft Heinz board

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:06pm

Warren Buffett is stepping down from the board of directors of Kraft Heinz Co.

BB&T says 'equipment malfunction' led to service outage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:57pm

BB&T continued its work on Friday to restore all of its online banking services after an outage blamed on an equipment malfunction left some customers unable to access their accounts.

The Latest: Dems say Interior changes a gift to industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:50pm

The Latest on a proposal to reorganize the Department of Interior and speed up permitting by the agency (all times local):

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:46pm

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.

More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

Damian Troise and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:36pm

Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre.

Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate hikes

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:32pm

The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen.

US asks judge to approve seizure of Pharma Bro's assets

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:14pm

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli appeared in court Friday for the first time since a judge locked him up for his online antics, and the brash former pharmaceutical CEO had a new look since his bail was revoked in September: a scruffy beard that made his appearance less boyish.

Retiree wins sweepstakes, plans to get her kicks on Route 66

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:04pm

A Pennsylvania retiree has won $1 million upfront and $5,000 a week for the rest of her life through the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes.

General Mills gets pet-friendly again by buying Blue Buffalo

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:34pm

The maker of Cheerios also wants to fill dog bowls: General Mills said Friday that it plans to buy high-end pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion.

Authorities mull terror charges in Planned Parenthood crash

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:22pm

A Massachusetts man began researching the locations of Planned Parenthood clinics more than a year before he deliberately crashed a stolen truck into one last week, injuring three people, including a pregnant woman, prosecutors said Friday.

Blue Buffalo and HPE climb while RBS and LifePoint drop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:11pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Police: McDonald's manager fired at drive-thru customers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:04pm

Authorities say a McDonald's late-night manager who fired shots at a car in a Cleveland drive-thru line is facing assault charges.

Money-laundering watchdog: Close North Korean banks

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:58pm

The watchdog that monitors global and illicit misuse of funds cited North Korea as a top source of "ongoing and substantial" money laundering and terrorist financing in a report issued Friday, and urged countries to keep North Korea at arm's length and close its banks.