October 1, 2020

Laptop, USB drives stolen from Philly election-staging site

PHILADELPHIA — Computer thumb drives used to program Philadelphia voting machines were stolen from a city warehouse along with the laptop of an employee from […]
October 1, 2020

Medtronic cooperating with federal investigation into ventilator competition

Federal investigators have subpoenaed information from medical device maker Medtronic in a probe over why private companies failed to provide low-cost mechanical ventilators for patients […]
October 1, 2020

Potty training: NASA tests new $23M titanium space toilet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s first new space potty in decades — a $23 million titanium toilet better suited for women — is getting a […]
October 1, 2020

Former coal CEO Robert Murray files for black lung benefits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former coal CEO Robert E. Murray, who has fought federal regulations on the industry, has filed an application with the U.S. Department […]
October 1, 2020

Friendly skies: Jet-owning donors reap Trump-era rewards

WASHINGTON — Ben Pogue, owner of a Texas construction company, provided the use of a private jet to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign last fall. […]
October 1, 2020

Firefighters brace for violent winds in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO — Firefighters were warily watching for “violent” winds expected in California’s wine country Thursday that could fan the flames of a massive blaze […]
October 1, 2020

Boeing to combine production of 787 jet in South Carolina

Boeing said Thursday that it will consolidate production of its two-aisle 787 jetliner in South Carolina and shut down the original assembly line for the […]
October 1, 2020

Court: Amazon not liable in teen's powdered caffeine death

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Retail giant Amazon can’t be held responsible under current Ohio product liability law in the death of a high school senior who […]
October 1, 2020

Senate panel moves to compel 3 social media CEOs to testify

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has moved to compel testimony from the CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Google and Twitter, as lawmakers opened a […]
October 1, 2020

Judge tosses case over chemical plant fire during Harvey

HOUSTON — A judge on Thursday dismissed the criminal case against a chemical manufacturer and one of its former employees over a fire at its […]