• Billionaire: Taj Mahal benefit cuts an 'essential sacrifice'

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to restore workers' benefits and soon-to-be-owner Carl Icahn said the cuts are "an essential sacrifice that must be made" to keep the...

  • Recalls this week: space heaters, orbital sanders

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    About 34,000 oil-filled space heaters are being recalled because they could spray heated oil, posing a scald hazard. Other recalled products this week include orbital sanders with a short-circuit hazard and candles that are a fire hazard. Here's a more detailed look: SPACE HEATERS...

  • Correction: Building Repairs-Bonding story

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about the Missouri Senate approving proposals to repair public facilities, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount that would go toward repairing and renovating the state Capitol. The amount set aside would be $40 million, not...

  • Judge expresses doubt about constitutionality of no-fly list

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge expressed skepticism Friday about the constitutionality of the government's no-fly list, suggesting that those who find themselves on it ought to be allowed a meaningful opportunity to clear their names. The lawsuit challenging the no-fly list,...

  • Death penalty sought in Pennsylvania math teacher's killing

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher during a burglary at her home. Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman said Friday that 25-year-old Thomas...

  • Man charged in California family's deaths will be own lawyer

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A California man charged with killing a family of four whose bodies were found buried in the desert can represent himself in court, a judge ruled Friday. Charles "Chase" Merritt, 57, asked to act as his own lawyer in the hope of speeding up proceedings...

  • Prosecutor: Investigators eyed 4th Indy house blast suspect

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators had been suspicious of the man charged this week with murder and arson in the deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion before a co-defendant implicated him, a prosecutor said Friday. Monserrate Shirley, whose home exploded in November 2012, provided...

  • 26 victims or 27? Newtown panel considers role of Lanza mom

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut panel developing a report on the Newtown massacre debated Friday whether the victims counted in the dedication should include the shooter's mother, a woman who has been faulted for contributing to the tragedy by fostering her son's fascination with...

  • Border-watch member sentenced for pointing rifle at deputy

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A member of the Arizona Minuteman border-watch movement was sentenced Friday to six months in jail for pointing a rifle at a sheriff's deputy he mistook for a drug smuggler. Richard Malley was initially arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after the 2013 incident...

  • FTC clears Sun Pharma's $4B purchase of competitor Ranbaxy

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sun Pharmaceuticals will sell the rights to one generic drug as part of its purchase of competitor Ranbaxy Laboratories, U.S. antitrust regulators said Friday. The Federal Trade Commission said the companies will sell Ranbaxy's interests in generic minocycline, an...

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