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  • Q&A: Drones might help show how tornados form Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:26 AM ET

    DENVER— Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. The University of Colorado and University of Nebraska announced this week they have formed the Unmanned Aircraft System and Severe Storms Research Group to develop the program. Drones can take measurements at any...

  • Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that it has sued the third-largest U.S. cellphone carrier over billing for...

  • Kansas firm moves ahead on wind as rule is debated Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas' largest electric company announced plans Tuesday to buy power from a wind farm under development to meet a state renewable-energy mandate, as legislators prepared for another debate over repealing the requirement. Westar Energy Inc. said it expects Cedar Bluffs in Ness and Trego counties in western Kansas to start generating power by the...

  • Atkins diet co-author sentenced to 41 months Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.— A Kansas obesity specialist who co-authored the "Atkins Diabetes Revolution" has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison for tax evasion, the U.S. attorney's office announced Friday. Vernon earned almost $800,000 by working for Atkins' nutrition and weight-loss companies from 2003 to 2008. Prosecutors said that from...

  • TOKYO, Dec 12- Japan's SoftBank Corp will soon downsize its Silicon Valley offices, people with knowledge of the matter said, signalling the company won't revive efforts to buy T-Mobile U.S. Inc.. The Japanese telecommunications company is now transferring "the bulk" of manpower out of its West Coast operations, including dispersing development engineers to...

  • Kansas budget plan mostly pushes shortfall forward Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    Sam Brownback's plan for eliminating a projected $279 million shortfall in Kansas' current budget pushes most of the problem into the state's next fiscal year, according to projections released Thursday by the Legislature's nonpartisan research staff. The reductions are expected to save taxpayers $1.3 billion in the current and next fiscal years.

  • Falling oil prices raise new concerns for states Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    Some states, such as Texas, have diversified their economies since oil prices crashed in the mid-1980s. Others, such as Alaska, remain heavily dependent on oil and will have to tap into sizeable savings to get by. U.S. crude oil prices that topped $100 per barrel this summer have plunged to barely $60 this week, the result of high supplies globally and expanded...

  • Suit filed in crash that killed senator's son Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    The suit, which asks for at least $75,000 in damages, names Honeywell International Inc., Standard Aero, Standard Aero Inc. and International Jet Service Corp. as defendants, the Tulsa World reported. Honeywell spokesman Scott Sayres said in a statement that the company "firmly believes neither its engines nor any of its other products were responsible for...

  • Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado together account for almost 98 percent of the total rise in U.S. oil output since the beginning of 2008.. But Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado have collectively contributed almost an extra half million barrels per day compared with January 2008, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Lawmakers wary of genetically modified food labels Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The food industry is likely to find a receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. Congress has shown increasing interest in getting involved in the labeling debate as the food industry has faced a potential patchwork of state laws requiring it. Henry Waxman of California, the top...

  • Kansas governor unveils plan to close budget gap Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    TOPEKA, Kan.— With Kansas facing a projected $279 million budget shortfall after enacting aggressive tax cuts, Republican Gov. The plan drew immediate, bipartisan criticism from state Senate leaders because it would divert $41 million from the pension system for teachers and government workers. "Governor Brownback is threatening to undo all of the...

  • Dec 9- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, an aircraft parts maker, said it will pay rival supplier Triumph Group Inc $160 million to take over its wings contract for two Gulfstream business jets. Triumph, based in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, said the deal would immediately add to its earnings and boost annual revenue by $250 million. Gulfstream, a unit of General Dynamics...

  • Triumph to take over Spirit plane wing production Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Triumph Group will take over the production of wings for some Gulfstream planes from Spirit AeroSystems at an Oklahoma facility. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc., based in Wichita, Kansas, is shifting its focus to commercial and defense aircraft. Triumph Group Inc., based in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, already makes some components of Gulfstream planes.

  • Kansas City man sentenced in cargo theft scheme Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A Missouri man convicted in a scheme to steal more than $1 million worth of trucks and trailers from six states kept a "shopping list" of the products one of his buyers wanted and sometimes sold stolen goods from the back of the trucks, federal prosecutors said. Kenneth Ray Borders, 43, of Kansas City, was sentenced Monday to 21 years and 10 months in...

  • Dec 8- Oil and gas producer ConocoPhillips said its capital budget for 2015 would drop 20 percent to $13.5 billion, amid a steep decline in global crude prices. ConocoPhillips said it would "defer significant investment" in the Montney and Duvernay fields in Canada, the Permian Basin in Texas and the Niobrara shale field, which extends over Colorado, Wyoming,...

  • New Mexico sues nursing home chain on care, staff Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— New Mexico's attorney general on Friday sued one of the nation's largest nursing home chains over inadequate resident care, alleging that thin staffing made it numerically impossible to provide good care. It targets seven nursing homes run by Preferred Care Partners Management Group L.P. of Plano, Texas, a privately held company with operations...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 4- Thousands of U.S. fast-food workers and supporters marched in nearly 200 cities around the United States on Thursday including Chicago and Boston to advocate for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Chicago starting near the Rock' N' Roll McDonald's, the largest in the city, chanting "We can't...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 4- U.S. fast-food workers and supporters marched for higher pay in Chicago, Milwaukee and Boston on Thursday as demonstrations advocating for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights in about 190 cities began around the United States. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Chicago starting near the Rock' N' Roll McDonald's, the largest in the...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 4- U.S. fast-food workers and supporters marched for higher pay in Chicago, Milwaukee and Boston on Thursday as demonstrations advocating for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights planned in at least 160 cities began around the United States. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Chicago starting near the Rock' N' Roll McDonald's, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday to pass a long-term government spending bill next week, avoiding a government shutdown and pushing any budget fight over President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration into 2015.. At a closed meeting of House Republicans to plot strategy on how...