An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three.
Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk.
Responding to criticism leveled at him last week, Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday challenged two Republican senators to "do more than just criticize and mischaracterize" actions being considered to reduce carbon pollution.
A member of FIFA's financial monitoring panel has been charged with fraud in a criminal investigation in his Cayman Islands homeland.
The Federal Reserve said Thursday that it will review how it oversees the biggest U.S. banks amid criticism that it has grown too close to the financial institutions it is charged with regulating.
Environmental groups on Thursday sued the National Marine Fisheries Service to challenge a new rule for fishing bigeye tuna, a popular species for sushi and fish steaks.
The executive director of the NBA Players Association said Thursday the suspension given to Charlotte's Jeffery Taylor by Commissioner Adam Silver is "excessive, without precedent and a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement."
The tax haven of Bermuda has been picked over San Diego to host the 2017 America's Cup, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Hertz, which is the midst of correcting past accounting problems, said Thursday that it named John Tague as its new chief executive officer.
AT&T agreed Thursday to pay California authorities nearly $24 million to settle allegations that it improperly disposed of hazardous waste during a nine-year period.
GameStop shares fell Thursday after the company reported a third-quarter profit that missed expectations while also cutting its outlook for the year.
Six South Sound Union Bank locations closing next year.
The NFL Players Association told the federal judge hearing a lawsuit against the league that the collective bargaining agreement did not provide a way for the union to press claims by former players that NFL teams routinely mishandled painkillers.
The nation's auto safety agency is telling Chrysler to speed up a recall of 1.5 million older Jeeps with gas tanks that can rupture in a rear collision.
The prospects for Atlantic City's crumbling casino market are worsening.
Comedian Jay Leno canceled a planned appearance at a firearms trade show on the Las Vegas Strip after learning that a group representing victims of gun violence was gathering signatures urging him not to attend, his publicist said Thursday.
A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications and sued its manufacturer won a $6.75 million verdict from a federal jury on Thursday.
Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday it would acquire 50 new planes from Europe's Airbus to replace older Boeing Co. jets.
U.S. stocks recovered from an early slide to close modestly higher on Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to new highs. The Dow has now eked out two record-high closes this week, while the S&P 500 has notched three. Investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings.
Officials in Puerto Rico have unveiled a $130 million renovated terminal at the island's main international airport.
Yum Brands, which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, said Thursday that its board approved a $1 billion stock buyback plan.
The owner of English club Wigan has made controversial comments about Jewish people while defending his decision to hire a coach who is under investigation for sending racist and anti-Semitic messages.
Officials said Thursday that studies have determined a $40 billion inter-oceanic canal across Nicaragua will have minimal impact on the environment and society, and construction is to begin next month.
U.S. stocks are back at record levels as investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings.
Gap Inc. cut its full-year profit outlook Thursday after reporting a sales shortfall in the fiscal third quarter and announced management changes at its Gap and Banana Republic brands.
A senior House Republican said Thursday that it's impossible to "defund" President Barack Obama's upcoming moves on immigration in an upcoming spending bill.
Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.
A worker remained hospitalized more than a week after he inhaled ammonia fumes through a malfunctioning respirator at a chemical plant that agreed to improve worker safety three years ago in a settlement, officials said.
Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico.
Take the time to learn more about mortgage insurance options before your home purchase.
Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface.
Two Seattle-based groups are calling for the closure of the Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant.
A German federal court has ruled that the liquids contained in e-cigarettes aren't medicinal products and can be sold freely.
Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards.
About 200 striking FairPoint workers and their supporters rallied at the Vermont Statehouse on Thursday as many said they're willing to stay on the picket line until they are offered a contract they consider fair.
Consumers will pay about $3.3 billion and shareholders will pay about $1.4 billion under a settlement approved Thursday on costs stemming from the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.
President Barack Obama said Thursday that 19 scientists, researchers and innovators who received the country's highest honor for their life-changing work embody the spirit of the nation and its "sense that we push against limits and that we're not afraid to ask questions."
Automakers have recalled 8 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem with air bags made by Takata Corp. The air bags can explode with too much force, sending shards of metal into the passenger compartments.
Arizona's attorney general has sued General Motors Co. for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. The lawsuit seeks potentially billions of dollars in fines.
By agreeing to pay Giancarlo Stanton $325 million over the next 13 years, Jeffrey Loria gets to keep one of baseball's premier sluggers in the Miami Marlins lineup.
Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.
The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana.
Federal officials on Thursday doubled the number of American Indian communities involved in a $1.9 billion government effort to return lands on reservations to tribal ownership.
The union representing pilots at Southwest Airlines has asked federal mediators to help break a two-year stalemate in contract negotiations.
Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has agreed to an endorsement deal with SONIC Drive-In, the Oklahoma City-based company said in a news release on Thursday.
In a rarely used strategy to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts regulators may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines.
A Dallas Cowboys entity has sued financial personality Dawn Bennett for more than $1 million alleging she's behind on lease payments for a suite at AT&T Stadium.
The U.S. is promoting entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa as a way to create jobs and counter extremism in the region, senior American officials said Thursday at a conference in Morocco.
Financial services startup Square is taking aim at cash registers across the globe, making its point-of-sale software available internationally in English, Spanish, French and Japanese.
The NFL players' union on Thursday appealed the league's suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case.
Apache Corp. said Thursday that it will sell some of its oil and gas assets for $1.4 billion.
The prospects for Atlantic City's crumbling casino market are worsening.
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to tick down this week, remaining close to yearlong lows.
Corinthian Colleges will sell most of its campuses in the midst of several investigations and lawsuits by federal and state regulators.
A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.
Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he's endorsed by rival Reebok.
A Georgia O'Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by a female artist.
Former Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann has been named the new chairman of bailed-out Cyprus' biggest bank.
The global quality chief of Takata Corp. apologized and an official from Honda acknowledged the automaker broke a disclosure law as a Senate committee put the spotlight on a growing problem with exploding air bags.
The two groups hoping to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Minnesota have made their pitches to league officials.
Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies.
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the automaker will invest more than half a billion euros (over $630 million) in its plants in Europe and build a new SUV at the home base for its Opel division there.
The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy rose in October at the fastest pace in three months.
British regulators fined Royal Bank of Scotland PLC 56 million pounds ($87 million) on Thursday for computer problems that made it impossible for customers to get access to their accounts.
Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at the fastest pace in nearly 21 years, a sign that factory output may be picking up nationwide.
The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday.
University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the system's governing board to authorize five years of tuition increases, a politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on students or taxpayers.
Americans bought homes in October at the briskest pace this year, a sign that the sluggish housing market is turning around.
There is good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows.
U.S. stocks are opening lower as the market edges further back from record high levels.
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.
Premier Matteo Renzi added his voice to a chorus of outrage across Italy on Thursday after the country's highest court threw out a conviction against a Swiss businessman for some 3,000 asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from a construction company.
Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.
Best Buy's third-quarter sales gain is a positive sign for the electronics retailer as the holiday season kicks off.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $133 million.
Chemicals firm Ineos has announced plans to invest 640 million pounds ($1 billion) in shale gas exploration in Britain.
A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns.
RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Best Buy Co. (BBY) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $107 million.
The Serbian government has secured an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $1.2 billion standby loan after promising to slash public spending and rein in debt, officials said Thursday.
A key adviser to the European Union's highest court is siding against Britain and wants the EU cap on bankers' bonuses to be maintained.
Budget carrier AirAsia said Thursday it will launch a regional air pass next year to increase revenue and boost tourism in Southeast Asia, taking competition in low-cost air travel to a more intense level.
Like Japan, the 18-country eurozone faces the real prospect of sliding back into recession, a closely watched survey indicated Thursday, in an another downbeat development that's is likely to ratchet up the pressure on the European Central Bank to enact further stimulus.
Ex-coal company chief executive Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy and other charges in the deadliest U.S. mine accident in four decades.
Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say.
Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by.
Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives.
Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here's something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won't empty your wallet.
New Jersey could drop its ban on betting on sports entirely, but it cannot legally set conditions as it ends the prohibition, a lawyer for the NCAA and four major sports leagues told a federal judge Thursday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that his country's trade deal with Australia won't hurt neighboring New Zealand because demand from the world's No. 2 economy remains strong.
Facebook shuttle bus drivers voted Wednesday to unionize in an attempt to get better pay and working conditions, a move that experts say could lead other service workers in Silicon Valley to unionize.
Asian stock markets were lackluster Friday as positive economic news from the U.S. was tempered by weakness in Europe, China and Japan.
Few people need an SUV with 567 horsepower that can scream around a racetrack and go from zero to 60 in four seconds.
The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.
The rapid plunge in oil and gasoline prices means huge savings for American consumers, but the steep downward swing may ultimately prove dangerously disruptive to energy-producing countries and companies.
The new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency has failed to help homeowners who owe more than their house is worth to get partial loan forgiveness, a key Democrat senator charged Wednesday in a rare criticism of a fellow Democrat.
Some of the quiet country roads of central North Carolina might not be so quiet much longer.
Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.
Manufacturing activity in China fell to a six-month low in November, reflecting sluggishness in the world No. 2 economy and weakness abroad, according to an early survey of factory conditions released Thursday.
Jason Kidd revealed a distrust of the Nets' front office and a desire to get past his messy departure from the franchise when he returned to Brooklyn on Wednesday as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
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A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City.
The drop in oil prices helped trim Japan's trade deficit in October, as exports of cars, ships and steel picked up pace.
Sea-Tac will gain a retreat for American Express card members in 2015
Work at the Port of Tacoma and other West Coast ports continues at a leisurely pace clogging up commercial exports and imports
Atlanta’s Delta Air Lines has brought more troops to the fight for Seattle passengers with flights to five destinations served by Sea-Tac’s dominant airline, Alaska
Williams-Sonoma Inc. on Wednesday reported strong quarterly results and raised its full-year guidance, giving its stock a lift in after-hours trading.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has yet to deliver on changes to a controversial type of homeowner's insurance even as its director told the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday that it's making progress.
A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke.
Washington's health care exchange had problems last weekend as open enrollment began. But lawmakers, citizens and the members of the board that oversees the Washington Healthplanfinder are more concerned about problems lingering since last year.
Salesforce.com Inc. on Wednesday reported better-than-expected quarterly results, but its guidance missed estimates. Its shares dropped in extended trading.
Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins' field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games.
Even though the word “teamwork” is tossed around willy-nilly, and many companies break employees up into teams, most of us still work largely on our own.
Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.
A Citigroup manager has been found dead in a bathtub in his New York City apartment with this throat cut.
Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business.
Democrats say the main lesson of the November election is simple: Go big on the economy.
Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring.
Virginia officials plan to re-examine a spaceport deal with Orbital Sciences Corp. following a rocket explosion that damaged a state-owned launch pad.
Three big Wall Street banks that have owned commodities such as aluminum exposed themselves to risk and in some cases manipulated prices in a way that raised costs for consumers, a Senate investigation has found.
President Obama is nominating a transportation safety and human fatigue expert to revive the troubled agency charged with keeping the nation's highways safe.
U.S. stock indexes ended mostly lower on Wednesday, declining for the first time this week and edging below record highs set the day before. Investors found little new to trade on in the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.
Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride.
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Stacy Lewis has never been closer to a $1 million payoff, in points or in person.
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation says it has sold royalty rights worth $3.3 billion for innovative drugs it helped develop with Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.
A Tacoma waste treatment plant has been fined $14,000 by the Washington Department of Ecology for violations of its treatment, storage and disposal permit.
Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed a variety of economic threats at their October meeting — from turbulent financial markets to overseas weakness — but decided to move forward with plans to end their landmark bond buying program.
One out of every 10 new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year was purchased in California. So it's no wonder automakers save some of their most important introductions for the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Although the unemployment rate in Washington rose to 6 percent in October from 5.7 percent in September, there's good news in the numbers, a state labor economist said Wednesday.
Shire PLC says its plans to make Lexington, Massachusetts, its U.S. operational headquarters and will move more than 500 jobs there from its Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania, site.
HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up.
President Barack Obama called on local school officials Wednesday to help meet his goal of bringing high-speed Internet to virtually every American student within a few years to help them compete with counterparts in countries who already use technology to help them learn.
An Alaska television reporter who quit her job with a four-letter tirade during a live newscast after revealing she supported pot legalization is fighting a subpoena from the state panel that enforces election laws.
U.S. stock exchanges will have to keep a closer eye on their electronic trading systems under rules adopted by federal regulators.
The banking industry seems to bring out dishonesty in people, a new study suggests.
Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Tell all your gift-buying elves to wrap up a book.
Wigan was condemned by English football's anti-discrimination organization for hiring Malky Mackay as its manager on Wednesday while he is still under investigation for offensive comments.
Whether women pay more than men for comparable products and services depends on what they're buying — and where they're buying it. Here's a look at a few countries around the world, including France, where the government is looking into whether women are overcharged in some sectors.
A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.
U.S. stock indexes are edging lower in midday trading a day after closing at record highs.
A company that promised customers free credit scores has agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges that it billed customers for monthly credit monitoring that they did not sign up for.
Federally subsidized child care providers will have to conduct criminal background checks on their workers and undergo a yearly inspection under legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
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