- Frisbee named executive director of WVU Alumni Association Updated: Oct-09-15 3:10 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - Retired Air Force Col. Sean Frisbee has been named executive director of the West Virginia University Alumni Association.
- Amtrak is letting pets aboard trains in Virginia Updated: Oct-09-15 3:05 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Amtrak is letting all passengers bring their pets aboard trains in Virginia starting next week.
- Glencore cutting back zinc metal production Updated: Oct-09-15 2:24 am
BERLIN - Commodities group Glencore says it is reducing zinc metal production in Australia, South America and Kazakhstan in a move prompted by low zinc and lead prices.
- Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s Updated: Oct-09-15 1:49 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed - even marine algae - with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice.
- 6 workers injured in explosion at dam in Washington state Updated: Oct-09-15 1:38 am
SEATTLE - An explosion at a hydroelectric dam on Washington's Columbia River Thursday injured six workers, but it did not compromise the dam's structure and posed no risk to the public, officials said.
- Asian stocks gain on hopes Fed won't hike rates this year Updated: Oct-08-15 11:53 pm
TOKYO - Asian stock markets rose Friday on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for several more months. Energy stocks advanced with the price of oil.
- US airman who thwarted French train attack stabbed in brawl Updated: Oct-08-15 9:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, celebrated as a hero for helping to stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar in his hometown early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related brawl.
- California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste Updated: Oct-08-15 9:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California to phase out the use of microscopic exfoliating beads in personal care products sold in the state starting in 2020 to protect fish and wildlife.
- US treasury secretary blames Congress for debt limit delays Updated: Oct-08-15 9:21 pm
LIMA, Peru - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew admonished Congress on Thursday for not moving fast enough to raise the government borrowing limit at a time of heightened fragility in the global economy.
- California oil regulators acknowledge oversight failings Updated: Oct-08-15 8:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Oil and gas regulators in and around Los Angeles routinely failed to carry out much of the oversight required to keep federally protected drinking-water aquifers from oilfield contamination, an internal review by those state regulators concluded Thursday.
- Governor signs bills in aftermath of Santa Barbara oil spill Updated: Oct-08-15 8:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills Thursday aimed at preventing oil spills, minimizing the damage they cause and speeding cleanups in the wake of a pipeline rupture that poured more than 100,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast in May.
- 800-pound man orders pizza, booted from hospital Updated: Oct-08-15 8:36 pm
WARWICK, Rhode Island - An 800-pound Rhode Island man says he's been kicked out of a hospital's weight loss program for ordering pizza.
- Iamgold to cut 10 percent of workers at Suriname gold mine Updated: Oct-08-15 8:27 pm
PARAMARIBO, Suriname - A Canadian company that operates a gold mine in Suriname says it will dismiss roughly 10 percent of its workforce to reduce costs amid low global prices for the precious metal.
- Walker makes pitch for opening ANWR to Obama administration Updated: Oct-08-15 8:24 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker has lobbied members of President Barack Obama's administration on opening up parts of an Alaska refuge to oil drilling.
- The Latest: Airman who helped stop train attack called tough Updated: Oct-08-15 8:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The latest on the stabbing of a U.S. airman who helped stop a gunman on a French passenger train (all times local):
- High-tech firm's plans to make drones in NY spark questions Updated: Oct-08-15 7:53 pm
RIVERHEAD, New York - A plan to manufacture solar-powered drones at a suburban New York site that once made fighter jets for the U.S. military is sparking questions about whether the aircraft will be used to beam Internet service. So far, company officials are staying mum.
- California, feds say trucking firm lacked pollution filters Updated: Oct-08-15 7:51 pm
LOS ANGELES - One of the nation's largest trucking companies will pay nearly $400,000 in penalties and other costs because dozens of its diesel rigs in California lacked proper pollution control devices.
- Gap shares fall on disappointing sales at Banana Republic Updated: Oct-08-15 7:48 pm
NEW YORK - The creative director for Gap's Banana Republic brand is stepping down after 18 months in that role.
- With Platini suspended, FIFA election field more uncertain Updated: Oct-08-15 7:43 pm
LONDON - From sure bet to suspended, Michel Platini's career in soccer politics could be over.
- Officials: Gas facility explosion leaves 3 workers dead Updated: Oct-08-15 7:16 pm
GIBSON, Louisiana - An explosion at a Louisiana natural gas facility Thursday left three workers dead and two seriously injured, police said.
- EPA: Sediment accidently released in western Colorado creek Updated: Oct-08-15 7:01 pm
DENVER - An Environmental Protection Agency contractor inadvertently released about 2,000 gallons of sediment-bearing water into a creek from a holding pond at a western Colorado Superfund site, officials said Thursday.
- Chicago officials say cab strike over Uber had little impact Updated: Oct-08-15 6:55 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago officials say a strike called by a taxi association to protest a proposal to allow ride-booking companies access to the city's airports had little impact on travelers.
- Gubernatorial candidates make pitches to coal group Updated: Oct-08-15 6:54 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway tried to reinforce his friend-of-coal credentials Thursday, pledging to promote the industry and look for tax incentives to boost production as he distanced himself from a president routinely blamed for coal's downturn.
- Ex-railroad town, Sparks braces for Tesla, Switch boom Updated: Oct-08-15 6:53 pm
SPARKS, Nevada - Not since the Southern Pacific railroad rolled into this sleepy high desert town in Nevada more than a century ago has there been such excitement - Tesla Motors and other technology companies are coming, and along with them thousands of jobs.
- Alcoa misses Street 3Q forecasts, stock slips Updated: Oct-08-15 6:45 pm
Falling aluminum prices dragged down profit and revenue at Alcoa Inc., contributing to third-quarter results that fell short of Wall Street expectations.