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Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

Posted 4/20/2017 in National

Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.



Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons

Posted 4/20/2017 in National

Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defense officials said Wednesday in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad's weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month.



Arkansas execution plan again thrown into doubt

Posted 4/20/2017 in National

An aggressive effort by the state of Arkansas to carry out its first executions since 2005 stalled for the second time this week as courts blocked lethal injections planned for Thursday, prompting Gov. Asa Hutchinson to express frustration at legal delaying tactics.



How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

Posted 4/20/2017 in National

A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There's nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused.



Federal utility CEO: Coal plants not reopening under Trump

Posted 4/19/2017 in National

The CEO of the nation's biggest public utility said Tuesday that the agency isn't going to reopen coal-fired power plants under President Donald Trump, who has promised a comeback for the downtrodden coal industry.



Police: Fresno gunman targeting whites chose 3 men at random

Posted 4/19/2017 in National

Three men were having a seemingly ordinary day in downtown Fresno, California, before they were singled out at random and killed by a black gunman targeting white victims, police said.



Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers

Posted 4/19/2017 in National

Turning back to the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign, President Donald Trump signed an order Tuesday he said should help American workers whose jobs are threatened by skilled immigrants.



McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect

Posted 4/19/2017 in National

Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries.



VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

Posted 4/19/2017 in National

From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.



United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

Posted 4/19/2017 in National

The CEO of United Airlines says no one will be fired over the dragging of a man off a plane -- including himself.



Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

Posted 4/19/2017 in National

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said.



Border wall could leave some Americans on 'Mexican side'

Posted 4/18/2017 in National

The last time U.S. officials built a barrier along the border with Mexico, they left an opening at the small road leading south to Pamela Taylor's home on the banks of the Rio Grande.



Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing

Posted 4/18/2017 in National

The suspect in the random killing of a retiree posted on Facebook made his living mentoring teens in Cleveland, but his life appeared to be unraveling under the weight of gambling debts and trouble with his girlfriend.



Lawyer: Dragged passenger will need reconstructive surgery

Posted 4/15/2017 in National

United Airlines and the city of Chicago may find themselves the target of lawsuits by the man who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago last week after refusing to give up his seat.



Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns

Posted 4/15/2017 in National

Protesters took to the streets in dozens of cities nationwide Saturday to call on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, saying Americans deserve to know about his business ties and potential conflicts of interest.



Lawyer: Dragged passenger lost 2 teeth and broke his nose

Posted 4/14/2017 in National

The passenger dragged from a United flight lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion, his lawyer said Thursday, accusing the airline industry of having "bullied" its customers for far too long.



Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'

Posted 4/14/2017 in National

"Obamacare" is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for.



$87 million each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigation

Posted 4/14/2017 in National

A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved in years of complex legal work.



Foreign adoptions to US families continue long decline

Posted 4/14/2017 in National

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped almost 5 percent last year, continuing a steady decline that's now extended for 12 years, according to new State Department figures.



Phones and social media turn consumers into whistleblowers

Posted 4/13/2017 in National

Look out, Corporate America. Customers armed with smartphones and video cameras are watching when you screw up.



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