- Thermaldyne to build waste remediation plant near Port Allen Updated: May-05-15 8:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Thermaldyne will invest $19 million to develop an industrial waste remediation plant near Port Allen that will create 45 jobs with an average annual salary of $70,000.
- Albuquerque releases internal audit of Taser contract Updated: May-05-15 8:16 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Albuquerque Police Department personnel bypassed purchasing rules and compromised the integrity of the city's procurement process when buying body cameras from Taser International in 2013, city auditors said.
- Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba Updated: May-05-15 7:44 pm
HAVANA - The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year.
- Volunteers work to scrub away graffiti from park's rocks Updated: May-05-15 6:58 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Volunteers are helping clean up the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, where vandals extensively spray-painted rock formations.
- Fingerprint ruse IDs Florida man as longtime Ohio fugitive Updated: May-05-15 5:58 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - A man convicted of manslaughter walked away from an Ohio prison farm in 1959, then was allowed to slip away from law enforcement in 1975 and disappeared until a ruse to get his fingerprints led to his arrest in Florida this week, investigators said Tuesday.
- NC lawmakers talk road-funding fix that spreads pain around Updated: May-05-15 5:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A proposal to narrow North Carolina's long-term transportation funding shortfall by relying less on gasoline taxes and more on driver's fees and taxes on car sales won mostly favorable reviews Tuesday from lawmakers and road-funding advocates.
- Energy-producing states blast Obama climate change plan Updated: May-05-15 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday.
- Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba Updated: May-05-15 5:01 pm
HAVANA - The Obama administration has approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in consumer goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year.
- Worker dies after falling down Manhattan elevator shaft Updated: May-05-15 5:00 pm
NEW YORK - A construction worker has died after falling more than 20 stories down an elevator shaft in midtown Manhattan.
- Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run Updated: May-05-15 4:15 pm
YOLA, Nigeria - A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.
- Wisconsin lawmakers tell committee to repeal prevailing wage Updated: May-05-15 4:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Lawmakers, construction companies and local government leaders sparred Tuesday over a Republican bill that would repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage law, with supporters saying the measure would save money and opponents arguing the law guarantees quality construction and wage equality.
- AP Interview: Emirates airline boss sees more US growth Updated: May-05-15 3:30 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The man in charge of the Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, said Tuesday he is pressing ahead with a global expansion that could include more U.S. routes despite opposition from American carriers who accuse the airline of having an unfair advantage.
- Portland Mayor Charlie Hales releases proposed budget Updated: May-05-15 3:17 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has released a proposed budget that calls for spending most of the city's $49 million budget surplus on basic services, with much of it going toward repairs for the city's notoriously bumpy streets.
- Hawaiian Airlines earns record amount from baggage fees Updated: May-05-15 2:42 pm
HONOLULU - Baggage fees are a big bonus for Hawaiian Airlines: the company earned more from the fees in 2014 than it did in overall earnings.
- Chrysler worker dies in accident at Detroit plant Updated: May-05-15 2:16 pm
DETROIT - A 53-year-old man has died while performing maintenance at a wastewater treatment plant at a Chrysler factory in Detroit.
- 60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslide Updated: May-05-15 1:52 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people - including nine foreigners - who were killed when Nepal's earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village in the scenic Langtang Valley popular with tourists.
- Dispute over felons in pot industry flares at Statehouse Updated: May-05-15 1:43 pm
DENVER - A dispute over felons in the marijuana business has complicated a much larger bill to renew medical marijuana regulations in the closing days of Colorado's legislative session.
- Volunteers battle invasive plant in southern Oregon Updated: May-05-15 12:59 pm
CAVE JUNCTION, Oregon - More than 20 years ago, it was touted as a miracle plant - a "hyperaccumulator" able to pull heavy metals, such as nickel, out of the area's serpentine soil and store it in its leaves.
- Michigan voters deciding on tax increase for road repairs Updated: May-05-15 11:45 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan voters were deciding Tuesday whether to approve higher taxes to improve the state's deteriorating roads and bridges.
- Growth in US services firms picked up speed last month Updated: May-05-15 11:26 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. service firms' growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring. The figures provide solid evidence that the economy is recovering from its first-quarter stumble.
- New construction projects begin at Charlotte airport Updated: May-05-15 10:20 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - The Charlotte Douglas International Airport may have just finished an eight-year construction project, but a new set of renovations is already set to get started.
- Site of Ohio fire earlier ruled unsafe by city inspectors Updated: May-05-15 10:13 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus recycling facility where a massive fire broke out last week had earlier been determined unsafe by city inspectors.
- Construction resumes after fallen concrete slab kills family Updated: May-05-15 8:19 am
BONNY LAKE, Washington - Construction on the freeway has resumed but criminal charges are unlikely in the Bonney Lake construction accident that killed Josh, Vanessa and Hudson Ellis.
- Family of driver killed in train-car collision plans to sue Updated: May-05-15 6:43 am
VALHALLA, New York - The family of the SUV driver involved in a deadly collision with a Metro-North commuter train plans to sue the railroad.
- Peoria transit system celebrates 45 years, fears budget cuts Updated: May-05-15 5:43 am
PEORIA, Illinois - The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District hopes state budget cuts don't ruin its 45th birthday.