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  • North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday. EPA On-Scene Coordinator Paul Peronard said it would not surprise him...

  • BP reaches settlement on oil-related spills

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP Exploration Alaska has agreed to settle a complaint with the state and federal governments over four oil-related spills on Alaska's North Slope from 2007 to 2011. The complaint and proposed settlement were filed in federal court Friday. The proposed settlement calls...

  • UPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California UPS delivery driver was arrested Friday for stealing dozens of shipped guns that were sold on the black market, federal prosecutors said. Curtis Hays, 36, of Rancho Cucamonga, was taken into custody on a federal indictment filed Wednesday in...

  • US regulators close small bank in Illinois

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 14 after 24 closures in all of 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over GreenChoice Bank FSB, based in Chicago. The bank, which operated three...

  • Correction: Rural Investment Dollars story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 24 about a new rural investment fund announced by the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado-based CoBank is donating $10 billion to a fund for rural investment projects. The bank is making the money available for loans. A...

  • Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

    MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products. The Russian consumer protection agency said Friday it is...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday

    Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Visa — both said that the second half of the year was...

  • Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Visa — both said that the second half...

  • Tyson Foods closing 3 plants in Iowa, NY, NM

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed. Tyson, the biggest U.S. meat processor, announced Friday the planned closures of the plants in Cherokee,...

  • Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

    SEATTLE (AP) — An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said. Witnesses told police they saw the craft fly back into a fifth-floor room of a nearby hotel. Police contacted the man and he admitted operating the...

  • Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported. The bolts and rods came under...

  • GMO initiative to appear on Nov. 4 ballot in Maui

    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui County voters will cast ballots in November on a proposal to impose a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms. The Maui County Council on Thursday declined to take action on a voter initiative for the moratorium. This cleared the way for...

  • Board told premium subsidies unaffected by ruling

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans will continue to qualify for subsidies if they buy medical insurance from a government online marketplace, a state insurance exchange official said Friday. Conflicting federal court rulings have raised questions about the availability of subsidies when...

  • US to evaluate Impala air bag performance

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's highway safety agency has decided to seek further information from General Motors about air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began an inquiry into the issue after receiving a petition...

  • Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

    NEW YORK (AP) — Congress has passed a bill that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers. The law, which President Obama says he looks forward to signing, undoes a move by the Librarian of Congress in 2012. That made...



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