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  • NEW YORK, May 25- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog's report released on Wednesday. Clinton's use of the private email server in her home in Chappaqua,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary. The Senate has approved by 55-43 a resolution that would void the regulations, if the House agrees and Obama signs on. Thad Cochran, R- Miss. The law took safety oversight of catfish and other ray-finned fish away from the Food and Drug...

  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • DETROIT— Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The action expands what was already the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history. The U.S. government announced earlier this month that 17 automakers— including Toyota— are adding 35...

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Hibbett Sports Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $27.9 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.20 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $285.4 million.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— In a move that would allow craft brewers the freedom to make boozier beers, Ohio lawmakers have voted to scrap a cap on alcohol content for beer that's been on the books since just after Prohibition. Ohio legislators this week followed the lead of other states in voting to get rid of the 12 percent cap to make life easier for the booming craft beer...

  • In a 2-1 decision on Thursday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the FDIC did not wait too long to sue Credit Suisse Group AG, First Horizon National Corp, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Wells Fargo& Co and seven other banks for selling or underwriting toxic mortgage securities that Colonial bought. Banks have agreed to pay tens of billions of dollars to...

  • *Stocks, volatile after Fed meeting minutes, end flat. May 18- Wall Street closed flat on Wednesday after a volatile session, supported by bank shares, as the minutes from the Federal Reserve's April meeting signaled a potential interest rate increase in the near term. "It did catch the market by surprise," said Bucky Hellwig, senior vice president at BB&T Wealth...

  • Among the states affected are Florida and Oklahoma, which have been among the leaders in executions since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.. Drug scarcity is also an obstacle for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wyoming. Ohio, which has executed 53 inmates since...

  • May 17- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is making the opioid antidote naloxone available without a prescription in all its pharmacies in New Mexico, part of a plan to make the drug readily available in 35 states by the end of this year. The drugstore chain has already made naloxone available without a prescription in Alabama, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New...

  • Several designs for the new generation reactors are in the pipeline to be certified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said in a Monday phone interview. TVA is asking the commission to approve a site plan that could accommodate any one of those designs at its 1,200- acre Clinch River site near Oak Ridge. TVA is the first utility in the...

  • Pfizer says it's blocking use of drugs for lethal injections. News that Pfizer is blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections comes as executions continue to decline in the U.S. as states struggle to find execution drugs. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved...

  • GALVESTON, Texas— The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for a passenger missing from a cruise ship sailing out of Galveston, Texas. A Coast Guard statement says its district command center in New Orleans was contacted by the master of the cruise ship Carnival Liberty. A Coast Guard aircraft was dispatched from Mobile, Alabama, to search the area about...

  • Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put them off limits. "Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve. Its action is an enhancement of a previous policy that...

  • LEBANON'S TV STATION AL-MAYADEEN: HEZBOLLAH'S BADREDDINE KILLED IN AN ISRAELI ATTACK NEAR DAMASCUS AIRPORT.

  • BOGOTA, May 12- Colombia's government needs to offer more protection to mining companies who are being threatened by leftist rebels and criminal gangs in control of illegal mines, the country's mining association said on Thursday. "Illegal mining has taken advantage of us," Santiago Angel, the president of the Colombian Mining Association, said in a press...

  • May 2- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, rebounding from losses last week, as financials gained with Berkshire Hathaway and weakness in the dollar eased worries about earnings for multinationals. Amazon shares jumped 3.7 percent to $683.85, giving the S&P 500 and Nasdaq their biggest boosts, while both the consumer discretionary sector and staples gained more than 1...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Civil rights groups and fast-food workers in Birmingham, Alabama, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday claiming a state law that prohibits cities from instituting higher minimum wages is racially discriminatory. The lawsuit, which names Governor Robert Bentley and state Attorney General Luther Strange as defendants, says the legislation...

  • April 25- Costco Wholesale Corp plans to expand business with chicken supplier Pilgrim's Pride Corp even after building its own poultry processing plant in Nebraska, a senior executive at the retailer told Reuters. Shares of Pilgrim's Pride have fallen more than 5 percent since April 14 when a development council in Nebraska unveiled plans for the Costco...

  • Airbus' first U.S.-built plane, the largest A320-family jet known as the A321, rolled out before a large crowd at the new $600 million factory in Mobile, Alabama, a site that was an empty field three years ago. "We are so honored to be the first delivery here," JetBlue Chief Executive Officer Robin Hayes said at the handover ceremony. The plant employs about 600 people...