- Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea Updated: Feb-11-16 11:02 pm
PAJU, South Korea - South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the rivals.
- Pandora CEO declines comment on sale report, shares recede Updated: Feb-11-16 8:35 pm
OAKLAND, California - Pandora Media's stock retreated in after-hours trading Thursday after the Internet radio giant's fourth-quarter earnings fell short of expectations and its CEO declined to comment on a report that the company is looking to sell itself.
- An urgent call for action made during university rally Updated: Feb-11-16 8:33 pm
DEKALB, Illinois - The head of Northern Illinois University says the school won't layoff anyone for now despite the lack of state funding due to a budget impasse.
- Berlin Film Festival jury questioned over diversity Updated: Feb-11-16 5:50 pm
BERLIN - The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled Thursday in the debate about diversity in the movie industry, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans, really."
- Fines issued after 2 at Salina facility suffer amputations Updated: Feb-11-16 4:28 pm
SALINA, Kansas - A federal agency has fined a food preparation company more than $170,000 because of worker injuries that included two amputations at its Salina facility.
- Portsmouth School Board approves transgender policy Updated: Feb-11-16 4:10 pm
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - The Portsmouth School Board has unanimously approved the school district's first-ever policy regarding transgender and gender non-conforming students.
- Arkansas justice cites Johnny Cash in dissent over cash bail Updated: Feb-11-16 4:05 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A ruling that defendants can be required to pay their bail in cash drew objections Thursday from Arkansas' Supreme Court chief justice, who cited a man who had strong opinions about the legal system: Johnny Cash.
- ExpressJet to expand maintenance operations in Shreveport Updated: Feb-11-16 2:49 pm
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Atlanta-based ExpressJet Airlines is adding to its maintenance operations at the Shreveport Regional Airport.
- Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry Updated: Feb-11-16 1:49 pm
BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.
- Western NY-based company to expand, add 1,400 jobs upstate Updated: Feb-11-16 1:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - A Buffalo-based pharmaceutical company that makes cancer drugs plans to expand its headquarters and open a new manufacturing facility in western New York, creating an estimated 1,400 jobs over 10 years.
- Brazil police arrest ex-president of construction company Updated: Feb-11-16 12:57 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazilian police have arrested the former president of construction giant Andrade Gutierrez for his suspected role in a bribery scandal involving the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants.
- OneJet adding Pittsburgh flights to Hartford, more in future Updated: Feb-11-16 12:02 pm
IMPERIAL, Pennsylvania - OneJet has named Pittsburgh a "focus city" and plans to add daily flights to Hartford, Connecticut and four other cities.
- Hertz laying off 80 in Tulsa; Oklahoma City cuts possible Updated: Feb-11-16 9:39 am
TULSA, Oklahoma - Hertz says it will lay off about 80 employees and close its Tulsa service center. Some of the remaining 100 employees will be able to work from home.
- Man pleads guilty to defrauding tribe through insurance scam Updated: Feb-11-16 9:18 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to defrauding an Indian tribe for millions of dollars as part of a workers' compensation scam.
- Service workers ratify new 3-year Washington Hospital pact Updated: Feb-11-16 9:07 am
WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - The service workers' union has ratified a three-year contract with Washington Hospital that union officials say will pay workers $15 hourly by the end of the deal.
- Applications for US jobless aid fell sharply last week Updated: Feb-11-16 8:39 am
WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities.
- White parks worker gets $3.8 million in racial bias lawsuit Updated: Feb-11-16 5:34 am
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles officials have agreed to pay nearly $3.8 million to a former city parks worker who accused a supervisor of discriminating against him because he is white.
- Survey: Solar workforce grows in New Mexico Updated: Feb-11-16 5:01 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - State energy officials say the solar industry's workforce is growing in New Mexico.
- Justice focuses on budget cuts during State of Judiciary Updated: Feb-10-16 8:30 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court told state lawmakers Wednesday that judicial services have already been impacted by budget cuts and he proposed universal furloughs and regular court closures to help absorb anticipated cuts for the coming year.
- Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case Updated: Feb-10-16 8:01 pm
SAN DIEGO - The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense lawyers said Wednesday.
- WPX Energy to close Oklahoma City office, lay off 60 workers Updated: Feb-10-16 6:25 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa-based WPX Energy has announced plans to close its Oklahoma City office and lay off 60 of the 95employees.
- Prison chief asks House to keep same budget, make no cuts Updated: Feb-10-16 6:15 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The head of Mississippi's prison system is asking the Legislature not to make any cuts to the department's budget for the next fiscal year starting July 1.
- Jack Daniel's Distillery announces $140 million expansion Updated: Feb-10-16 5:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The historic Jack Daniel's Distillery is planning a $140 million expansion project to help meet global demand for prized Tennessee Whiskey.
- Chicago settles bias lawsuit filed by Justice Department Updated: Feb-10-16 5:37 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago's City Council has approved a $3.1 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department that alleged the police department's residency requirements discriminated against foreign-born applicants.
- Missouri lawmakers act to block home care worker wage hike Updated: Feb-10-16 5:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri House voted Wednesday to block a state agency rule that would increase wages for home care attendants, sending the measure to Gov. Jay Nixon.