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February 25, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — Ask Chris Kochling what inspired him to be a NASA flight controller and he’ll point to the heroic ingenuity and quick thinking of the men on the Mission Control room floor during Apollo 13.

If it weren’t for those men, the three astronauts on the 1970 mission likely would never have…

Exchange-Mission Control Recruits

February 24, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska residents had the opportunity to weigh in on the Trump administration’s proposal to open federal waters near the state to oil and gas development, but the process was not what some were expecting.

Residents weren’t able to voice their support or criticism in person.…

February 24, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the backlash against the National Rifle Association after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local):

10:30 p.m.

The Broward County, Florida, sheriff says a letter from a state lawmaker calling for his resignation after a mass school shooting is “riddled…

February 24, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway’s fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled as it received a $29 billion boost from the new tax law that easily offset any weakness in the company’s businesses.

Berkshire said Saturday it earned $32.6 billion, or $13.19 per Class B share, in the fourth quarter…

February 24, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota and Hyundai have recalled roughly a combined 110,000 trucks and sport utility vehicles, including the 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport.

In its recall announced Saturday, Hyundai says some of Santa Fe vehicles are at risk for the…

February 24, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy against HBO host John Oliver.

A segment of Oliver’s Sunday show “Last Week Tonight” in June poked fun at Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who blames regulatory efforts by the Obama…

Coal Vs John Oliver

February 24, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street’s lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for Berkshire Hathaway.

In his annual letter to shareholders Saturday, Buffett mixed investment advice with…

Berkshire Hathaway

February 24, 2018

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine.

The U.S. indictment handed up Friday by a grand…

Ukraine Manafort

February 24, 2018

PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP…

Panama Trump Hotel

February 24, 2018

ROME (AP) — Italians demonstrated Saturday against racism, revivals of fascism, labor reforms, mandatory vaccines and other hotly-debated issues, at some points clashing with police, as antagonism flared between far-left and far-right activists in a violence-marred election campaign.

It was the…

APTOPIX Italy Protests
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