- Hancock Fabrics warns headquarters workers of job cuts Updated: Feb-13-16 7:46 pm
BALDWYN, Mississippi - Hancock Fabrics has sent letters to all employees at its Lee County headquarters and distribution center, warning they could lose their jobs after March 15 if no buyer is found for the bankrupt fabric retailer.
- Reality tempers optimism in coal country after court ruling Updated: Feb-13-16 12:16 pm
MADISON, West Virginia - The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope.
- Suspended treasurer accused of stealing from fire company Updated: Feb-13-16 11:02 am
WEST MILFORD, New Jersey - The suspended treasurer of a northern New Jersey fire company has been charged with stealing funds from the organization.
- Historic Kearsarge Peg Co. destroyed by fire after 121 years Updated: Feb-13-16 10:34 am
BARTLETT, New Hampshire - A historic mill in Bartlett, New Hampshire, was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon after more than a century in operation.
- US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea Updated: Feb-12-16 9:20 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defense in a move that has worried China and Russia.
- Gaming commissioner resigns after details of probe emerge Updated: Feb-12-16 7:09 pm
SPARKS, Nevada - A Nevada gaming control commissioner resigned Friday after details of a federal investigation surfaced involving The Nugget in Sparks that was under the ownership of her family.
- Shareholders approve merger of Weyerhaeuser, Plum Creek Updated: Feb-12-16 6:51 pm
SEATTLE - Shareholders have approved the merger of timber companies Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek. The votes at separate meetings in the Seattle area on Friday move the companies toward becoming one of the world's biggest timberland and forest products companies.
- Head of LeafLine to step down Updated: Feb-12-16 6:37 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The head of one of Minnesota's two medical marijuana providers is leaving the company, just eight months after moving there from his oversight role with the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Latest suit over coastal damage adds to oil industry woes Updated: Feb-12-16 6:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana has joined the list of those suing the oil and gas industry over damage to the state's badly eroding coast.
- Montana mine gets conditional approval due to water worries Updated: Feb-12-16 6:03 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana environmental regulators granted conditional approval Friday to a long-stalled silver and copper mine proposed beneath a federal wilderness area, saying the developer must show before mining can proceed that the $500 million project won't drain overlying creeks.
- The Latest: Judge wants to review Duke Energy pollution deal Updated: Feb-12-16 5:27 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on a judge reviewing a $7 million settlement over groundwater pollution at one coal-burning power plant that was expanded to end disputes at all 14 Duke Energy sites in North Carolina (all times local):
- Feds: Luxury apartments weren't built for disabled people Updated: Feb-12-16 5:09 pm
NEW YORK - The first Manhattan high-rise residential rental building constructed after the Sept. 11 attacks is promoted online as offering "well-thought out" luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom units to accommodate a comfortable and sophisticated lifestyle. But federal prosecutors said Friday the real estate development company that created it left out some important details that would exclude some disabled tenants.
- US stocks end a down week on an up note Updated: Feb-12-16 5:04 pm
U.S. stocks ended a down week on a high note Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak on the strength of energy and financial companies.
- Walker appoints new UW regents Updated: Feb-12-16 4:48 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has appointed three new University of Wisconsin regents.
- Court sets Wellmark headquarters taxable value at $99M Updated: Feb-12-16 4:39 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The corporate headquarters for health insurer Wellmark Inc. should have been taxed at a value of $99 million in 2011, the Iowa Supreme Court said Friday in reversing earlier rulings that set the taxable value much lower.
- Arkansas ex-judge asks to withdraw guilty plea Updated: Feb-12-16 4:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A former circuit judge in central Arkansas asked a federal judge Friday to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea on a federal bribery charge, two weeks before he is scheduled to be sentenced.
- Visa discloses stake in Dorsey's company, Square Updated: Feb-12-16 4:33 pm
NEW YORK - Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.
- Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall Updated: Feb-12-16 4:16 pm
DETROIT - Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags - telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.
- Governor's budget proposes privatizing mental health funding Updated: Feb-12-16 4:11 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed privatizing the public mental health system by moving state funds to Medicaid HMOs.
- Florida man gets prison for defrauding investors of $3.3M Updated: Feb-12-16 3:52 pm
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say a Florida man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for defrauding over 70 investors of $3.3 million.
- Recalls this week: ceiling lamps, propane gas Updated: Feb-12-16 3:44 pm
More than 1 million ceiling lamps sold at Ikea are being recalled this week because the glass shades can fall and shatter. Other recalled consumer products include 118 million gallons of propane gas and infant booties with decorative pompoms that pose a choking hazard.
- Pandora shares fall sharply after earnings misses forecasts Updated: Feb-12-16 3:34 pm
NEW YORK - Shares of the Pandora Media plummeted Friday, a day after the Internet radio company reported fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of Wall Street expectations.
- The Latest: Mine developer says partial approval is enough Updated: Feb-12-16 3:33 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The latest on Montana officials giving only partial approval to a $500 million silver and copper mine proposed near the Idaho border. (all times local):
- Correction: Indiana Dunes Privatization story Updated: Feb-12-16 3:33 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - In a Jan. 24 story about a development project at the Indiana Dunes State Park, The Associated Press, relying on information from online state campaign finance records, reported erroneously that Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, received a campaign donation of about $1,200 from Chuck Williams, a regional Republican Party official and the developer behind the project. In fact, Soliday paid Williams $1,194.30 to assist with voter turnout efforts, records show.
- Labor complaints says Allegheny Technologies lockout illegal Updated: Feb-12-16 2:48 pm
PITTSBURGH - The National Labor Relations Board says the Allegheny Technologies Inc. lockout of 2,200 workers is illegal.