- Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France Updated: Jul-30-15 7:32 am
PARIS - A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.
- SEPTA to make repairs to trolley tunnel Updated: Jul-30-15 6:53 am
PHILADELPHIA - SEPTA is set to make repairs to the Center City tunnel over 16 days.
- Officials say no US help for central Vermont flooding damage Updated: Jul-30-15 4:04 am
WATERBURY, Vermont - Vermont emergency management officials say the damage from flooding in central Vermont earlier this month did not cause enough damage to qualify for federal disaster assistance.
- Siemens net profit flat after restructuring charges Updated: Jul-30-15 2:25 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany's Siemens AG says net profit fell slightly in the most recent quarter as better earnings from sales of medical equipment were offset by slower business at its power and gas division.
- US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370 Updated: Jul-30-15 12:37 am
WASHINGTON - Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
- NOAA issues new guidelines for vessels in glacial fjords Updated: Jul-29-15 7:38 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - New voluntary guidelines for cruise ships and other tour boats aimed at protecting harbor seals, especially vulnerable nursing pups, in Alaska's glacial fjords were announced Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Move could be in store for Amarillo's Big Texan Steak Ranch Updated: Jul-29-15 6:14 pm
AMARILLO, Texas - The Lee brothers of The Big Texan Steak Ranch are weighing a decision much heavier than the 72-ounce steak for which their family tourism empire has become known.
- Railcar maker to expand its Marmaduke manufacturing facility Updated: Jul-29-15 5:49 pm
MARMADUKE, Arkansas - An Arkansas railcar manufacturer says it will spend $10.5 million to expand its tank railcar facility in Marmaduke.
- Boeing expands Oklahoma City facility, business presence Updated: Jul-29-15 5:38 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Boeing Co. broke ground Wednesday on a new $80 million, 290,000-square-foot building that will house about 800 new employees and be the third structure in the aerospace company's growing Oklahoma City campus.
- NY Gov. Cuomo: Feds must contribute more for Hudson tunnels Updated: Jul-29-15 5:20 pm
ALBANY, New York - New rail tunnels under the Hudson River are needed to reduce delays, but the expensive project won't work without a greater financial commitment from the federal government, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
- Founder of transportation company in Cedar Rapids dies at 91 Updated: Jul-29-15 5:11 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The founder of a large transportation company based in Cedar Rapids has died.
- France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security Updated: Jul-29-15 5:02 pm
CALAIS, France - The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life. For him, like the dozens who appeared as darkness fell, Wednesday would be the same even if their numbers were immeasurably larger than even a week ago.
- 1 dead, 10 injured as church van crashes into train in Ohio Updated: Jul-29-15 4:31 pm
CINCINNATI - A van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a crossing gate and into the side of a freight train at a southwest Ohio rail crossing, killing an adult passenger and injuring nine children and the driver, authorities said Wednesday.
- Mississippi editorial roundup Updated: Jul-29-15 4:00 pm
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- French, German tank makers sign tie-up agreement Updated: Jul-29-15 3:40 pm
PARIS - French and German executives from two of Europe's leading armored vehicle makers signed a long-awaited merger deal Wednesday aimed at creating a new European champion in the $50 billion annual terrestrial defense market.
- West Virginia editorial roundup Updated: Jul-29-15 3:24 pm
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- GE plant fire probe finds problems with sprinklers, hydrants Updated: Jul-29-15 3:06 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - An outdated sprinkler system, alarms that didn't activate properly and inoperable hydrants contributed to the intensity of an April 3 fire at General Electric's Appliance Park that destroyed a massive warehouse.
- Northrop Grumman rises on 2Q profit and stronger outlook Updated: Jul-29-15 2:34 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia - Shares of Northrop Grumman climbed Wednesday after the defense contractor posted a stronger-than-expected profit in the second quarter and raised its outlook for the year.
- Kansas casino company seeks to build 4-story hotel Updated: Jul-29-15 2:02 pm
PITTSBURG, Kansas - Investors developing a state-owned gambling casino in southeast Kansas are seeking permission to build a four-story hotel.
- Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground Updated: Jul-29-15 12:07 pm
ROME - Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome. But the Eternal City will need a miracle to find anything to feel jubilant about.
- State auditor: General Land Office mishandled contracts Updated: Jul-29-15 11:20 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas State Auditor's Office says the General Land Office has made mistakes in handling nearly $6 million in contracts over the past few years, including vastly underestimating project costs.
- Nesting birds move on, bridge repairs to get underway Updated: Jul-29-15 9:47 am
MORENO VALLEY, California - Repair work on a damaged bridge in Riverside County can finally get underway now that nesting birds have moved on.
- NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error Updated: Jul-29-15 9:41 am
WASHINGTON - The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and triggering the accident that killed him, federal investigators said Tuesday.
- Obama signs bill renaming post office after NY politician Updated: Jul-29-15 8:37 am
NEW YORK - President Barack Obama has signed a bill renaming a Bronx post office in honor of the late New York Congressman Herman Badillo.
- CNH Industrial profits down 55 percent in second quarter Updated: Jul-29-15 8:10 am
MILAN - CNH Industrial, the Italian maker of construction and agriculture machinery, says second-quarter earnings dropped by more than half on lower sales of combines and larger tractors in North and South America.