Patagonia joins companies giving staff day off for electionNEW YORK (AP) ? Patagonia is joining other companies that are giving workers a day off on Election Day, saying it wants to encourage its employees to have the time to elect candidates up and down the ballot who will protect the environment.
Jury awards more than $70M to woman in baby powder lawsuitA St. Louis jury has awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about ...
Clinton runs up campaign cash advantage over Trump
New rules aim to help students clear loans in cases of fraudBOSTON (AP) ? The government has issued new rules meant to help students get their federal loans erased in cases involving fraud and misconduct by their schools.
Michelle Obama stumps with Hillary, Pence in plane scare
Winston-Salem (United States) (AFP) - First Lady Michelle Obama implored voters to troop to the polls as she stumped Thursday for Democrat Hillary Clinton, while the race suffered a scare when Donald Trump's running mate's plane skidded off the runway. No one was reported hurt in the incident, in which the plane carrying Indiana Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence came to rest in grass next to the runway after landing at New York's rain-soaked LaGuardia airport. "I just spoke to Mike Pence.
Manson follower 'Tex' Watson denied parole in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? California parole officials recommended Thursday that Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should remain in prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people.
No. 25 Virginia Tech holds off Pitt in 39-36 win
Police arrest 117 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters
Police arrested 117 Native Americans and other protesters in North Dakota on Thursday in a tense standoff between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline. The arrests came as police moved to clear a camp on private property in the path of the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, according to the Morton County Sheriff's Department. Native American protesters had occupied the site since Monday, saying they were the land's rightful owners under an 1851 treaty with the U.S. government.
Oregon militants acquitted of conspiracy in wildlife refuge seizure
A federal court jury on Thursday acquitted anti-government militant leader Ammon Bundy and six followers of conspiracy charges stemming from their role in the armed takeover of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year. The surprise verdict was a stinging defeat for federal prosecutors and law enforcement in a trial the defendants sought to turn into a forum for their cause - opposition to U.S. government control over millions of acres of public lands in the West. Bundy and others, including his brother and co-defendant Ryan Bundy, cast the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as a legitimate and patriotic act of civil disobedience.
Countries OK world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) ? The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent.