• The Latest: Takata pleads guilty to fraud in air bag case

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Takata's guilty plea in an investigation of dangerous air bags (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge and agreed to pay $1 billion for a scheme to conceal a deadly defect in millions of...

  • Ground broken on new $1.6B terminal at Los Angeles airport

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Construction has begun on a new $1.6 billion terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city leaders helped break ground Monday on the Midfield Satellite Concourse. It will connect to the Tom Bradley International Terminal via an...

  • Study: Less pollution in New Jersey streams, but more salt

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new federal study shows less pollution in most New Jersey streams, but salt levels rising in some places. The study by the U.S. Geological Survey found that levels of two key pollutants, nitrogen and phosphorus, either declined or stayed about the same...

  • Report: Interior Dept law enforcement chief 'unprofessional'

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's law enforcement director "demonstrated a pattern of unprofessional behavior" by touching and hugging female employees and making flirtatious remarks, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Monday. Tim Lynn, Interior's...

  • Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump's administration. The Senate is set to vote on Ross' nomination Monday evening. Ross easily cleared the Senate Commerce Committee and a procedural vote by...

  • Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says nobody knew health care could be so complicated. Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans. And they face mounting pressure to pass legislation annulling the health care law even as it becomes less...

  • Drugmakers pledge restraint, but prices will still soar

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several big drugmakers are trying to quell the ongoing furor over high drug prices by revealing more information about their pricing and even pledging to keep a lid on increases. No one should expect to be paying less for medicine anytime soon, experts say, though...

  • Trump warns health care system will "implode" unless fixed

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor. Trump said at a White House meeting with dozens of governors...

  • Insular Hasidic village seeks to expand, riling neighbors

    Updated: 8 min ago

    KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. (AP) — A quickly crowding Hasidic Jewish village in New York that is working to expand its boundaries faces opposition from neighbors who fear more urban-style development by the insular community could overrun their slice of suburbia. "It's going to become like New...

  • AT&T-Time Warner deal may have easier path to approval

    Updated: 54 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner may be getting an easier path to approval after the chief telecommunications regulator says it isn't likely to review the deal. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is telling The Wall Street Journal that the...

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