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Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a …


Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but …


NAACP selects Brooks as new president and CEO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Saturday announced that lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks would become its new national president and CEO. The selection of Brooks came as the …


JPMorgan settles Madoff fraud claims for $1.7B

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co., already beset by other costly legal woes, has agreed to pay $1.7 billion to settle criminal charges accusing the bank of ignoring …


Health law business insurance site delayed 1 year

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama’s administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law. An online health insurance marketplace for small businesses is being put off until …


Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, if necessary, launch — nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, …


Changes in law aim to protect kids’ online data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to prevent companies from exploiting online information about children under 13, the Obama administration on Wednesday imposed sweeping changes in regulations designed to protect a young …


Training under way for new nuclear plant operators

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Utility companies are preparing a new wave of workers to run first-of-their-kind nuclear plants, a process certain to influence how workers are trained on the new …


Discounts abound as stores try to salvage season

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to fat holiday discounts, better late than never. This holiday shopping season, many stores haven’t been offering the same blockbuster deals as they …


Armored backpacks and a rush on guns after Conn.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The reaction to the deadly Connecticut school shooting can be seen at gun stores and self-defense retailers across the nation, with anxious parents buying armored …


Government issues new online child privacy rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — New online child privacy rules will keep anonymous advertisers and marketers from siphoning personal information about preteens but won’t restrain innovation among technology companies and businesses that …


Facebook users hit ‘like,’ stores jump into action

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook isn’t just for goofy pictures and silly chatter. Whether shoppers know it or not, their actions online help dictate what’s in stores during this holiday …


Judge denies Apple request to ban Samsung phones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge late Monday rejected Apple Inc.’s demands that its chief rival in the more than $100 billion global smartphone market cease selling models a …


Mistrial declared in case of watchdog group

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a watchdog group accused of violating federal law when it shared a whistle-blower settlement with a government …


Criminal probe adds to Texas cancer agency woes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas put up $3 billion in taxpayer money and promised cancer breakthroughs. But a criminal investigation, widespread rebuke from scientists and the resignations of embattled state …


Crop insurance juicy target in ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rural lawmakers worry that $9 billion in annual federal crop insurance subsidies are an easy target for spending cuts in a “fiscal cliff” deal so they’re shopping …


Holiday shoppers may see big discounts soon

NEW YORK (AP) — If shoppers don’t show up in stores soon, more “70 percent off” sale signs will. After a promising start to the holiday shopping season over the …


Fiscal cliff splits big, small businesses on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “fiscal cliff” debate is splitting the business community over taxes, driving a wedge between two natural Republican allies: the nation’s corporate leaders who are helping strengthen …


Dozens sue pharmacy, but compensation uncertain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dennis O’Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots in his neck: nausea, …


NTSB: Use ignition locks for all drunken drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every state should require convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them from starting a car’s engine if their breath tests positive for …


APNewsBreak: Explo faced scrutiny before La. scare

DOYLINE, La. (AP) — The explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town has come under scrutiny for explosions and its handling of dangerous materials before, and …


Explosives co. faced scrutiny before La evacuation

DOYLINE, La. (AP) — The explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town has come under scrutiny for explosions and its handling of dangerous materials before, and …


NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to …


Critic questions way coal firms build slurry ponds

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Slurry pond failures like the one that swallowed a bulldozer and its driver last week at a West Virginia coal mine could be avoided if the …


Apple’s softer side emerges under CEO Cook

NEW YORK (AP) — “Those jobs aren’t coming back.” That’s what Steve Jobs reportedly told President Obama when asked at a dinner in early 2011 whether Apple would consider moving …


Judge aims to resolve Apple-Samsung legal dispute

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Urging the world’s largest smartphone makers to settle their differences, a federal judge said she will issue rulings aimed at resolving a multifaceted legal battle …


Judge may trim Apple’s $1 billion patent verdict

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday appeared ready to trim millions from a $1.05 billion jury verdict Apple Inc. won over Samsung Electronics this summer as …


Tech titans renew legal battle over smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The epic $1 billion patent fight between the world’s top two smartphone makers resumes Thursday in a federal courtroom when Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corp. …


LA ports reopen after crippling 8-day strike ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Port clerks returned to work Wednesday, jubilant in the knowledge that an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation’s busiest shipping complex had won them — at …


Government acting against baby recliner maker

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is taking action against the makers of a portable baby recliner after five infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has filed a complaint alleging …