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  • BEATRICE, Neb.— It started with a murder, was followed by a botched trial and has ended with a small Nebraska county facing a $30 million judgment it can't possibly pay. Now the farmers and small town residents of Gage County find themselves on the brink of a rare public bankruptcy, and wondering about possibly selling off the county's road equipment, public...

  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • The Oceti Sakowin Camp was completely vacated shortly after 2:00 p.m. CST, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. About a dozen Humvee vehicles entered the camp at around 12:30 p.m. CST and a helicopter flew low overhead, with more police officers and National Guard members stationed outside the site. Around 200 law enforcement...

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ ProAssurance Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $54.8 million. The Birmingham, Alabama- based company said it had net income of $1.02 per share. ProAssurance shares have risen almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SAO PAULO/ ESSEN, Feb 22- Thyssenkrupp AG has struck a deal to sell money-losing Brazilian steel mill CSA Cia Siderúrgica do Atlántico SA to Ternium SA for 1.26 billion euros, ending a foray into the Americas that led to years of massive losses. Including debt, the deal gives CSA, the largest foreign investment project ever in Brazil, an enterprise value of 1.5...

  • SAO PAULO/ ESSEN, Feb 22- Thyssenkrupp AG has struck a deal to sell its loss-making Brazilian steel mill CSA to Ternium SA for 1.26 billion euros, ending a foray into the Americas that led to billions of euros in losses. Including debt, the deal announced by the two companies late on Tuesday gives CSA, the largest foreign investment project ever in Brazil, an...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 22- Ternium SA has agreed to buy Thyssenkrupp AG's CSA steel plant for 1.26 billion euros, ending five years of attempts by the German industrial firm to offload the loss-making Brazilian mill. Including debt, the deal announced by the two companies late on Tuesday gives CSA, the largest foreign investment project ever in Brazil, an enterprise value...

  • PARIS— Surprise new costs for the long-troubled Airbus A400M military jet sent the European plane maker's profits plunging last year and will weigh on the company's financial prospects through next year, even as it forecast a rise in aircraft deliveries and demand. Airbus CEO Tom Enders acknowledged that "the jury is still out on the long-term success" of the...

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ HealthSouth Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $65.3 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 63 cents per share. HealthSouth expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.61 to $2.73 per share, with revenue in the range of $3.85 billion to $3.95 billion.

  • View of the death chamber from the witness room at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility shows an electric chair and gurney August 29, 2001 in Lucasville, Ohio.

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to take up a challenge to Alabama's method of lethal injection. NBC News reports.

  • HAVANA, Feb 20- The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations. There is great potential for business between these ports and Cuba due to the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Top U.S. hedge funds trimmed bets on a group of closely-watched technology stocks in the fourth quarter in an apparent effort to cut their losses following Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election victory, regulatory filings showed. An analysis of nine hedge funds, including Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors and Daniel Loeb's Third Point,...

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    The sporting goods company saw same-store sales decline 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb 8- The prospect of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general has cast uncertainty over the country's nascent legalized marijuana industry, souring deals and disrupting share prices since the longtime critic of the drug was nominated. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination of Sessions by a vote of...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb 8- The prospect of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general has cast uncertainty over the country's nascent legalized marijuana industry, souring deals and disrupting share prices since the longtime critic of the drug was nominated. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination of Sessions by a vote of...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- Silenced on the Senate floor, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took her criticism of U.S. The unusual rebuke of Warren came after the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for confirming Sessions as attorney general. Warren took to the Senate floor to argue against the nomination, reading the letter Coretta Scott King wrote in...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- Silenced on the Senate floor, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took her criticism of U.S. The unusual rebuke of Warren came after the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for confirming Sessions as attorney general. Warren took to the Senate floor to argue against the nomination, reading the letter Coretta Scott King wrote in...

  • Feb 7- The S&P 500 ended barely higher on Tuesday while the Nasdaq managed to scratch out a new record as gains in big tech names countered energy declines. U.S. equities have rallied sharply after President Donald Trump's election in November, spurred by hopes the Republican-led government will cut regulations and taxes and enact higher infrastructure...

  • Eshon Trosclair holds her son Camron Chapital after a tornado tore through home while they were inside the New Orleans East neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

    At least four tornadoes ripped across Louisiana on Tuesday as a violent weather system barreled across the South, USA Today reports.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Surveys regularly find that Americans have no idea what a 529 college savings plan is, so a little tinkering under the hood is definitely needed. "There aren't enough hours in the day," said Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, who just co-sponsored a bill with Democrat Ron Kind of Wisconsin to improve 529 and ABLE accounts, which are...