• Anonymous threats against airliners prompt searches; all OK

    Updated: 37 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners on Monday, possibly from the same source, caused a scare involving at least six international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Authorities said the threats did not appear to be...

  • Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Officials from Plains All American Pipeline say they hope the broken section of a pipeline that spilled oil along the California Coast can be removed for investigation by Tuesday. The company on Monday downgraded the amount of oil that may have spilled. The new...

  • Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because of the private nature of the deal talks. One of the people said the deal will be...

  • Death toll from defective GM ignition switches rises to 107

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars made by General Motors has reached 107. Victims' families are being offered compensation of at least $1 million each by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM last year. In addition, GM has agreed to...

  • Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning. Student activist Chiara D'Angelo requested...

  • Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat — and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman...

  • In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises, hinting at the reception it could receive if rolled out nationally....

  • 'Tomorrowland' takes top spot at box office on slow weekend

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The future doesn't look so bright for "Tomorrowland." Disney's expensive fantasy adventure essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $41.7 million in its first four days in theaters according to Rentrak estimates on Monday....

  • Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region....

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in late June could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by the president's health care law. But it is Republicans — and not White House officials — who are talking about damage control. If that sounds wrong, check the...

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