Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records
The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire ...
Gov't proposal envisions phone calls on airline flightsWASHINGTON (AP) ? Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators.
Chris Petersen the playoff rookie among final four coaches
Trump chooses former WWE exec McMahon for small business
Washington state suing agrochemical giant over PCB pollution
SEATTLE (AP) ? Washington on Thursday became the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades.
In fossil rarity, tumor found in 255-million-year-old beast
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists examining the jawbone of a saber-toothed, mammal-like beast that prowled Tanzania 255 million years ago have come across a remarkable fossil rarity: one of the oldest-known tumors. University of Washington researchers on Thursday described a benign tumor composed of miniature tooth-like structures they found embedded next to the root of the creature's enlarged canine tooth while studying an unrelated aspect of the jaw.
Reno school boss praises quick police response in shooting
RENO, Nev. (AP) ? The head of the Nevada school district where a campus officer shot a knife-wielding high school student praised the quick police response that she says helped avert what could have been a much more dangerous situation.
S. Korean president faces possible last day in power
South Korean President Park Geun-hye entered what could be her last day in power Friday, as lawmakers geared up for what's widely expected to be a successful impeachment vote amid a corruption scandal ...
Trump picks opponent of higher minimum wage for Labor Dept
By Amanda Becker and Robert Iafolla WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc [APOLOT.UL], which operates the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast-food chains, has frequently argued in the media that higher minimum wages would hurt workers by forcing restaurants to close. Fast-food workers, who are largely not unionized, are engaged in a multi-year campaign known as the "Fight for $15," which is supported by labor unions, to raise minimum wages to $15 per hour.
Video shows struggle, then shooting that paralyzed Iowa man
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) ? An unarmed black driver struggled with an Iowa officer and a police dog before the officer shot the motorist as he tried to get away in his pickup truck, paralyzing him, dashcam video released Thursday shows.