- Slain security guard remembered as 'incredible human being' Updated: Aug-27-15 11:19 pm
NEW YORK - A security guard who was killed on the job at a federal government office building last week was a loving person and "incredible human being" whose death has been a terrible blow to his fellow guards, more than 200 mourners were told at a memorial service Thursday night for Idrissa Camara.
- Gillette bus driver pleads guilty to crash that killed 3 Updated: Aug-27-15 10:29 pm
GILLETTE, Wyoming - A Gillette bus driver accused of killing three people after a crash last year in a construction zone will avoid prison after pleading guilty to reduced charges as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
- New Mexico utility tries again with new rate request Updated: Aug-27-15 8:10 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's largest electric utility on Thursday renewed its request to raise rates, this time by an average of more than 14 percent.
- Million gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii Updated: Aug-27-15 7:52 pm
HONOLULU - For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday after sewage from a treatment plant was discharged into the ocean.
- State to move clients out of Montana Developmental Center Updated: Aug-27-15 7:49 pm
HELENA, Montana - State officials said Thursday they are looking to move about 15 people out of the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder by October to help alleviate a staffing shortage at the facility.
- California, US seek permits for giant water tunnels project Updated: Aug-27-15 7:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Federal and California agencies have filed some of the first permit applications for a proposed project involving the construction of twin 30-mile tunnels to help carry water from the northern to southern and central regions of the state, officials said Thursday.
- Aviation experts to review state's firefighting helicopters Updated: Aug-27-15 6:49 pm
HELENA, Montana - U.S. aviation experts are planning to head to Montana to review the state's firefighting protocols and see for themselves whether its helicopters should be used to attack blazes on federal lands, officials said Thursday.
- Buzz Aldrin joins university, forming 'master plan' for Mars Updated: Aug-27-15 6:18 pm
MELBOURNE, Florida - Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop "a master plan" for colonizing Mars within 25 years.
- Company in Vikings stadium fatality had 9 safety violations Updated: Aug-27-15 6:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records.
- Ride-sharing service regulations gets final legislative OK Updated: Aug-27-15 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina legislature gave its final OK to state regulations Thursday for ride-sharing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, a move supporters say will protect consumers and drivers of the mobile phone-based services and encourage competition.
- With eye on future foreign flights, Vegas airport to grow Updated: Aug-27-15 3:45 pm
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia.
- Feds: Land eyed for stadium must be sold for market value Updated: Aug-27-15 3:39 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Federal highway regulators have told state officials that if the Pawtucket Red Sox build a stadium on land that was supposed to be a park, the land will have to be sold at fair market value first, a requirement that could add millions to the bottom line.
- State begins removing homes for planned Phoenix freeway Updated: Aug-27-15 3:22 pm
PHOENIX - Crews knocked down the first of hundreds of Phoenix homes slated for demolition Thursday, marking the beginning of a long-planned freeway development.
- Ex-Republican House staffer imprisoned 1 year for mail fraud Updated: Aug-27-15 3:00 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - George Gallo, the former chief of staff to the Connecticut House Republicans, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison for taking more than $100,000 in payments from a political campaign direct mail company to which he steered business.
- Engineers working on plan for I-65 bridge near Lafayette Updated: Aug-27-15 2:25 pm
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Engineers could soon have a repair plan for an Interstate 65 bridge over Wildcat Creek, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
- Plan for Portland Co. complex leaves out industrial building Updated: Aug-27-15 1:18 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Developers of a historic Portland property have unveiled new images of their plan, including brick facades, office space and a waterfront plaza.
- Bleisure: When your workday is over, evenings in London Updated: Aug-27-15 12:24 pm
Business travelers to London always have plenty of options for exploring the city after the workday is done. But this fall, visitors have a few special evening activities to choose from in addition to the usual possibilities like the London Eye (open until 8:30 p.m. daily) and the observatory at The Shard, which offers London's highest view until 10 p.m. daily through Oct. 31 (last entry at 9:30 p.m.).
- Bayonne Bridge to close for construction work this weekend Updated: Aug-27-15 11:30 am
BAYONNE, New Jersey - The Bayonne Bridge will be closed for ongoing construction work this weekend.
- Bayou Companies to expand at Port of Iberia Updated: Aug-27-15 11:02 am
NEW IBERIA, Louisiana - Another oil and gas service company will expand operations at the Port of Iberia.
- Peoria airport aiming for more international flights Updated: Aug-27-15 10:59 am
PEORIA, Illinois - Officials at Peoria's airport say they hope renovations in the works will help the facility compete for passengers wanting to fly international.
- Port operator DP World half-yearly profits up 22 percent Updated: Aug-27-15 10:34 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai-based international port operator DP World says its net profits for the first half of the year reached $405 million, up 22 percent compared to the same period last year.
- WVU helps Harpers Ferry recover from fire Updated: Aug-27-15 7:59 am
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - West Virginia University is helping Harpers Ferry recover from a fire that damaged four buildings and nine businesses.
- EXCHANGE: Crop sprayers help farmers fight summer of mud Updated: Aug-27-15 7:56 am
KANKAKEE, Illinois - They make their living at 135 miles per hour, about eight feet off the ground. And, they've never been busier.
- Officials investigating fire at Salisbury recycling facility Updated: Aug-27-15 7:48 am
SALISBURY, Maryland - Fire officials are investigating a fire that broke out at a recycling facility in Salisbury.
- NY man uses jack to lift mail truck off injured brother Updated: Aug-27-15 6:59 am
VERONA, New York - Police say a man used a jack to lift a mail truck off his 75-year-old brother's chest after the vehicle rolled onto him during a crash on a central New York road.