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  • And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why. The New York Times collected three Pulitzers and the Los Angeles Times won two as the awards honored news outlets large and small. "We felt so passionate about this project, and we felt so passionate about the...

  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:22 PM ET

    BRENHAM, Texas— Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Five others in Kansas and Texas were sickened with listeriosis, which can cause fever, muscle aches,...

  • Details on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:20 PM ET

    PUBLIC SERVICE: The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina. Reporters Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Hawes and Natalie Caula Hauff won for the series "Till Death Do Us Part," which probed why South Carolina is among "the deadliest states in the union for women." We felt so passionate about this project and we felt so passionate about the difference it could...

  • Finalists: The Boston Globe for its stories, videos, photos and graphics exposing a poorly regulated, profit-driven housing system that subjected thousands of college students in Boston to unsafe, and even deadly, conditions; and The Wall Street Journal for "Deadly Medicine," a stellar reporting project that documented the significant cancer risk to women of a...

  • NEW YORK— The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two. The Seattle Times staff took the breaking news award for its coverage of a mudslide that killed 43 people and its...

  • NEW YORK— Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said Monday that it will pay $512 million to resolve lawsuits accusing its Cephalon division of making illegal payments that kept cheaper generic versions of its sleep disorder drug Provigil off the market, boosting Cephalon's sales. The company set aside $495 million in 2013 to cover potential...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— As 800,000 past and present tobacco farmers or their heirs seek part of a $340 million reserve held by a much-shrunken tobacco marketing cooperative, North Carolina's Supreme Court was asked Monday to decide if the group is simply too big and diverse for one class-action lawsuit. The court heard from attorneys about the fight over money built up...

  • NASHUA, N.H.— Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race. But to do so, Fiorina is taking a page from the gender politics playbook herself. Speaking of Clinton in an interview with The Associated Press, Fiorina said, "She wants to make it a gender-based...

  • Correction: Bird Flu story Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak could be' devastating'. Top USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak may last for years and be' devastating' to poultry.

  • DETROIT, April 17- Volvo Cars is weighing a site in South Carolina against another southern state as it prepares to invest $500 million in its first U.S. plant, people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. "Soter is the spirit of safety in Greek mythology and Volvo's cars have a long-standing reputation for safety. The Georgia Department of Economic...

  • April 17- The union trying to organize Boeing Co's South Carolina plant withdrew its petition for an April 22 election, citing "a toxic environment and gross violations of workers' lawful organizing rights." The decision, which delays the date for an election by at least six months, was made after organizers for the International Association of Machinists&...

  • April 17- The International Association of Machinists& Aerospace Workers withdrew its petition for an April 22 election at Boeing Co's South Carolina plant, citing "a toxic environment and gross violations of workers' lawful organizing rights." The decision, which delays the date for an election by at least six months, was made after IAM organizers conducted...

  • April 17- The International Association of Machinists& Aerospace Workers withdrew its petition for an election at Boeing Co's South Carolina plant on April 22, citing "a toxic environment and gross violations of workers' lawful organizing rights."

  • Machinists withdraw request for SC Boeing union vote Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, S.C.— The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that it's withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of what it called a toxic atmosphere and political interference. Boeing employs nearly 7,500 workers in South Carolina. "I hold the Boeing Company, South Carolina...

  • Maine fishermen are by far the largest supplier of elvers in the U.S. The fishery for the baby eels is one of the most valuable in Maine, even though value dropped in 2014. Fishermen caught 9,690 pounds of elvers last year at an average price of $874.52 per pound, according to state data. Maine fishermen face a maximum catch of 9,688 pounds, and the season ends May 31.

  • Clifford spoke on a visit to Minnesota, the state hit hardest by outbreaks that have cost Midwest producers over 2 million turkeys and chickens since early March. He said the fact that the highly pathogenic H5N2 virus has already appeared as far east as southern Ontario means there's an uncomfortable risk of it spreading to the East Coast where much of the U.S....

  • CHARLESTON, S.C.— Amid reports Volvo may be looking at South Carolina to build a new plant, Berkeley County has applied for a permit to fill wetlands and clear land for a manufacturing operation expected to employ 4,000 workers within a decade. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a public notice...

  • Sonoco misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Sonoco Products Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $87.9 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 58 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.24 billion.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. But first, Phillips must convince skeptical lawmakers from Hawaii to Maine, who are working frantically to keep powdered alcohol off limits. Mick Devin, a Democrat who introduced a bill to ban...

  • Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    EPA officials say the rule would protect public health, fight climate change and lower electricity costs by 8 percent by 2030.. Last month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., sent a letter urging the governors of all 50 states to defy the EPA by refusing to submit the compliance plans. Opponents also are getting support from an unlikely ally, Harvard Law...