- Proposed Kansas City hotel clears hurdle with officials' OK Updated: May-22-15 4:49 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A proposed Kansas City hotel has cleared a hurdle with city officials approving plans in helping finance the $302 million project.
- Recalls this week: booster seats, gas ranges, crossbows Updated: May-22-15 4:48 pm
A line of children's booster seats with potentially faulty safety straps are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include several types of gas ranges with defects that can cause burn or fire hazards.
- Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US Updated: May-22-15 4:47 pm
DENVER - They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.
- Adult dating site investigating possible breach of user data Updated: May-22-15 4:47 pm
PALO ALTO, California - The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a potential security breach, following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual preferences of up to 4 million members.
- West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract Updated: May-22-15 4:45 pm
LOS ANGELES - The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year is officially over.
- Cubs owner purchases Wrigley rooftop buildings Updated: May-22-15 4:43 pm
CHICAGO - Cook County property tax records show that an entity controlled by the owner of the Chicago Cubs has purchased three more rooftop buildings next to Wrigley Field.
- Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu Updated: May-22-15 4:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa.
- Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks Updated: May-22-15 4:42 pm
The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.
- Private equity fund buying Cincinnati-based Frisch's Updated: May-22-15 4:40 pm
CINCINNATI - Frisch's Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, the company announced Friday, ending family operation of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to a 1939 drive-thru.
- Gov. Baker praises Senate for backing MBTA control board Updated: May-22-15 4:31 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker is praising the Massachusetts Senate for supporting his proposal to create a financial control board to oversee management of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
- Vacation plans collide with must-do agenda for Senate Updated: May-22-15 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON - With President Barack Obama's high-profile agenda at risk, the White House cajoled the Senate in public and private Thursday to pass trade legislation and prevent a lapse in the anti-terrorism Patriot Act before lawmakers rushed off for a weeklong vacation.
- Emergency room at Topeka VA hospital could reopen soon Updated: May-22-15 4:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - An emergency room at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Topeka is expected to reopen soon after it was closed last year on a temporary basis because of understaffing problems.
- Boston Children's Hospital to add 276 doctors in 3 states Updated: May-22-15 4:04 pm
BOSTON - Boston Children's Hospital has made a deal to acquire a network of out-of-state doctors to expand and reach more patients beyond the city.
- US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery Updated: May-22-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops - including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons - in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said Friday.
- Clinton appears to rule out return of ground forces in Iraq Updated: May-22-15 3:45 pm
HAMPTON, New Hampshire - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she sees "no role whatsoever" for U.S. ground forces in Iraq despite setbacks in the struggle against Islamic State militants.
- Target settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support Updated: May-22-15 3:41 pm
NEW YORK - A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.
- USS Harry S. Truman leaves shipyard following maintenance Updated: May-22-15 3:20 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - The Navy says the nuclear-powered USS Harry S. Truman has finished seven months of maintenance at a Virginia shipyard.
- US stocks mostly unchanged on lower oil, higher inflation Updated: May-22-15 3:19 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were mostly unchanged in late afternoon trading Friday as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. Investors are weighing the latest batch of corporate earnings results and a report showing a slight increase in inflation last month.
- Steep drop in oil, gas valuations upending county budgets Updated: May-22-15 3:19 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Residents in energy producing counties may be paying more property taxes or face cuts in local government services in the wake of the cheaper gasoline prices at the pump.
- Nebraska senators urge EPA to back biofuels industry Updated: May-22-15 2:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to continue its support for renewable fuels when drafting rules that could limit amounts of ethanol blended with gasoline for fuel.
- Surviving Atlantic City casinos' operating profit increases Updated: May-22-15 2:56 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - As four Atlantic City casinos shut down last year, those that remained voiced optimism that their own performance would improve.
- Husband, wife plead not guilty in Kentucky bourbon thefts Updated: May-22-15 2:39 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - When authorities found five bourbon barrels on the property of a distillery worker accused of leading a long-running whiskey theft ring in Kentucky, his wife and co-defendant was unaware the containers were on their property, her attorney said Friday.
- Manfred: MASN eventually must pay Nats increased rights fees Updated: May-22-15 2:36 pm
- Colorado coal mine getting court-ordered environmental study Updated: May-22-15 2:32 pm
DENVER - Federal regulators are moving ahead with a court-ordered environmental review of a Colorado coal mine's permit that could save the jobs of about 220 miners. However it's not clear if regulators will still challenge the court's overall ruling that that they consider the impacts of coal mining on climate change - a decision that could set a precedent that might endanger other mining projects.
- IMF urges Japan to take 'bold action' on reforms, debt mess Updated: May-22-15 2:05 pm
TOKYO - Japan needs "bold action" on revamping its economy and improving its precarious national finances, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest assessment of the world's third-largest economy.