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  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A dispute over utilities that is keeping Atlantic City's former Revel casino from reopening is getting worse. Bank of New York Mellon is seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit between ACR Energy Partners and Florida developer Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club, the casino's new owner. "At present, ACR's viability as a going concern is in...

  • On Monday, the online home rental service will send 100,000 hosts in Florida, Louisiana and other states tips from FEMA's Ready campaign on how to prepare for hurricane season. During a disaster, FEMA will also provide Airbnb with real-time information so that the company can better figure out where its help is needed. And earlier this year, FEMA signed an...

  • 5 ways airlines are actually making flying better Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    The $25 fee to check bags is a fact of life on most airlines. But until recently, only Alaska Airlines thought the extra money should guarantee passengers something in return. If not, passengers get a $25 voucher for a future flight or 2,500 bonus frequent flier miles.

  • WASHINGTON— Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. In the dispute over the lethal-injection drug, midazolam was used in Arizona, Ohio and...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost. Those included six cargo runs for NASA under a 15- flight contract worth more than $2...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station, NASA said. The 208- foot-tall rocket was the company's 19th Falcon 9 launch since its 2010 debut, including six previous...

  • An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. "We're good from a food and water standpoint," NASA's top spaceflight official, William Gerstenmaier said at a press conference. This puts added pressure on another resupply launch scheduled for Friday by Russia, its first attempt since...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide. "The challenge in America is the scale of America," said Robert Eckels, chief executive of the...

  • Erba Diagnostics reports 1Q loss Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    MIAMI _ Erba Diagnostics Inc. on Friday reported a first-quarter loss of $1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Miami- based company said it had a loss of 2 cents. Keywords: Erba Diagnostics, Earnings Report.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., June 26- Walt Disney Co will ban selfie sticks starting next week at its theme parks around the world, the company said on Friday, joining a growing list of attractions that restrict the camera accessories for safety reasons. Beginning Tuesday, the company will not allow selfie sticks- extension rods used for taking self-portraits with smartphones-...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia. Besides food and experiments, the Dragon cargo ship ordered up by NASA holds a new docking port, or parking place, for future commercial crew capsules. In October, an Orbital Sciences Corp....

  • ORLANDO, Fla., June 26- Walt Disney Co will ban selfie sticks starting next week at its theme parks around the world, the company said on Friday, joining a growing list of attractions that restrict the camera accessories for safety reasons. Beginning Tuesday, the company will not allow selfie sticks- extension rods used for taking self-portraits with smartphones-...

  • PITTSBURGH— A federal grand jury has indicted a foreign citizen in a conspiracy to file more than 900 phony federal tax returns seeking $2.2 million in refunds by using employee information stolen from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Yoandy Perez Llanes, 31, and at least three others were part of a group who took those phony tax refunds as...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A Newark man was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme that authorities said was one of the largest in state history. Dilligard's ex-girlfriend, Monique Valentine of Roselle, was sentenced last fall to five years in prison. Dilligard's mother, 59- year-old Janice Allen of Newark, and his twin sister, Janice,...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide. "The challenge in America is the scale of America," said Robert Eckels, chief executive of the...

  • The problem is clear: Traffic congestion will become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around. The possible solutions are many, but none is easy or cheap. The nation's driving capital, Los Angeles, is making a multibillion-dollar investment in building or extending five rail lines.

  • At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of California, Los Angeles. On the return trip, Los Angeles' infamously snarled traffic often stretches their afternoon commute to three hours. "If we don't change, in 2045, the...

  • LOS ANGELES— Fewer of tomorrow's freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else. Perhaps the most ambitious highway-conversion plan is in the San Francisco Bay Area, where hills and the namesake body of water are natural barriers to mobility.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— Don't bring your selfie stick to Disney World. Spokeswoman Kim Prunty told the Orlando Sentinel selfie-sticks have become a "growing safety concern for both our guests and cast." Selfie sticks will also be banned at Disneyland Resort in California on Tuesday and at Disney's parks in Paris and Hong Kong starting July 1.

  • NEW YORK, June 25- The U.S. hospital and health insurance industries breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies for individuals under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Health economists have estimated $15 billion to $22 billion in healthcare spending was at risk with the decision.