Clear Springs seniors Sierra Cheatham and Tasharian Robinson recently received the type of recognition that head girls basketball coach Pam Crawford saw the potential for each player when she first met them years ago.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners will complete $16 million in upgrades to pipelines and pay a $2 million fine as part of a federal settlement following pipeline ruptures in three states.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the federal agency and insisted it performs a critical function.
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts of terrorism.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group of about two dozen North Dakota landowners is suing the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline for alleged deceit and fraud in acquiring land easements.
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Alibaba chief Jack Ma says he hopes a new accord with Olympics officials will help fight counterfeiting, as the e-commerce giant seeks to repair its image after being deemed a "notorious" market for fakes by the U.S. government.
JEWETT, Texas (AP) — Jim Salley has spent a half century selling boots, clothes and gear to men and women working in the local coal mine, steel mill and oil and gas fields, but the last few years have been a struggle.
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic is one step away from losing its status of one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Donald Trump's assumption of the U.S. presidency couldn't come at a worse time for Mexico.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced.
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged.
NEW YORK (AP) — Vegemite and other grocery products are being sold by Oreo-cookie maker Mondelez to an Australian cheese company in a deal worth about $345.3 million (460 Australian dollars).
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that once offered hope to working parents quickly turned into an empty promise because state lawmakers never came up with a way to pay for the benefit, resulting in an indefinite delay of its implementation.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player — one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming service.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about a wind energy project, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the Long Island Power Authority's plans. LIPA spokesman Sid Nathan says the utility plans to vote on whether to award a contract to Deepwater Wind, not that it plans to award the contract.
DALLAS (AP) — If you want to get the cheapest fare on American Airlines, you'll soon have to leave that rolling carry-on bag at home.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on disputes over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota (all times local):
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil Corp. is buying the Bass family's Permian Basin holdings in a more than $6 billion stock and cash deal.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army says it's planning to study the potential environmental impact of routing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota, although a judge could stall the study.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Kelly Ripa, singer Wyclef Jean and soccer pro Carli Lloyd are among the 15 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's promise of a clean but friendly exit from the European Union drew strikingly different responses Wednesday: optimism in Britain, skepticism on the other side of the English Channel.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country's wealthiest business leaders, on charges of bribery and other offenses.
BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 13 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The demand to lease Texas' publicly held land for energy exploration has increased since last summer, despite low oil prices — but it generated lower average prices.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the court dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar and some 18 million Americans would lose health coverage if Republicans partially repeal President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement, Congress' nonpartisan budget office estimated Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The IndyCar Series has reached a multiyear contract extension with longtime tire supplier Firestone.
LONDON (AP) — More than six months after Britain voted to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally spelled out what it means: The U.K. will make a clean break from the EU and leave its single market of around 500 million people.
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The co-owners of New Jersey's Cape May Brewing Company are honoring the 175th anniversary of their alma mater with a uniquely named commemorative brew.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local):
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Communist China is taking the world's most elite annual gathering by storm.
LONDON (AP) — The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with one European and one Mexican in the mix. Several have pledged to give it all to charity.
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday.
ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.
HAVANA (AP) — Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Unable to find enough workers to carry out the painstaking tasks of milk production, dairy producers in South Dakota hope to tap into a different labor force: unemployed residents of Puerto Rico.
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio's batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a rocket artillery system and a drone — both powered by the sun.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald Trump a week from taking the presidential oath, achieving that goal is possible, but the pressure is on for them to deliver a final product.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's meetings with CEOs seeking federal approval for major mergers are raising red flags for ethics lawyers concerned that about the possible erosion of a firewall between the regulators tasked with approving the billion-dollar deals and the White House.
NEW YORK (AP) — Moody's Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $864 million to settle federal and state claims it gave inflated ratings to risky mortgage investments in the years leading up to the financial crisis.
Gains in bank stocks left U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Friday, nudging the Nasdaq composite index to its sixth record-high close in the past two weeks.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is a city strong on traditions, and few inspire as much passion as the king cakes of Mardi Gras season. Do you eat Haydel's, Gambino's or Randazzo's? Fillings and toppings or old-school simplicity? Do you nibble before the Jan. 6 start to the season, or is that sacrilegious?
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman.
DETROIT (AP) — Takata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a years-long scheme to conceal a deadly defect in its automotive air bag inflators.
DETROIT (AP) — Car companies don't just show current models at auto shows. They also unveil prototypes that could be built in the future. These so-called concept cars help them gauge the public's reaction to new designs or technology. They can also amp up excitement about a company's future.
U.S. stock indexes moved higher in early trading Friday as investors pored over earnings reports from several big lenders. Banks and other financial companies were up the most. Utilities were the biggest laggard. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices headed lower.
SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) — Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you.
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Footwear's position as the second largest segment in lucrative outdoor retail industry is on full display at a trade expo in Salt Lake City this week with a wide array of colors, prints and designs of sandals, shoes and boots that companies promote as being lighter and more versatile.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a public relations win for the president-elect: Donald Trump's company says it will donate profits from any foreign governments that use his hotels. In practice, however, the public may never know if any money changes hands.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Republican-led and largely oil-friendly Legislature is quickly introducing a raft of bills spurred by the bitter dispute between Dakota Access protesters and law enforcement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.
DALLAS (AP) — Another credit rating agency has downgraded the Dallas debt rating amid concerns for the ailing Dallas Police and Fire Pension fund.
U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading Thursday, giving back the market's gains from the day before. Technology and financial stocks were down the most. Investors were turning their focus to the next wave of corporate earnings reports in the weeks ahead.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. over the next 18 months.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate early has passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly even as Republicans and President-elect Trump grapple with what to replace it with.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate early Thursday passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly even as Republicans and President-elect Trump grapple with what the replace it with.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany have been indicted in the U.S. in the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal as prosecutors made good on efforts to charge individuals in a corporate corruption case.