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  • WASHINGTON, June 13- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing a $350,000 civil fine against Amazon.com Inc for allegedly violating hazardous materials regulations, the latest in a series of violations. The FAA alleges that on Oct. 15, 2014, Amazon sent a UPS package with a one-gallon container of "Amazing! The package leaked and nine...

  • Thousands mourn Muhammad Ali

    The three-time heavyweight champion and his family planned the funeral for 10 years to ensure it would honor his Muslim faith.

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- Twenty-one U.S. states led by Texas and Arkansas on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Delaware, accusing it of violating federal law by snatching up to $400 million in unclaimed checks that should have gone to other states. "Delaware has our money," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • WASHINGTON, June 7- The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would revamp federal chemical safety protections for the first time in decades, sending it to President Barack Obama for his expected signing into law. The Senate approved the measure that was overwhelmingly passed by the House of Representatives on May 25. "No one disputes that this bill...

  • DETROIT, June 7- Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are cutting production of smaller cars and idling workers at some North American factories, while boosting output of sport utility vehicles in reaction to a long-term shift toward larger vehicles, the companies said on Tuesday. The Detroit- area plant that makes the slow-selling Ford Focus and C-Max...

  • FORD SAYS WILL LESSEN BY 1 WEEK SUMMER SHUTDOWNS AT KENTUCKY TRUCK, LOUISVILLE ASSEMBLY, OHIO ASSEMBLY PLANTS.

  • NEW YORK, June 7- Nearly a decade after electronic readers revolutionized how people read books, paperbacks and hardcovers have become cool. "It is like a hipster movement to get back into reading," said Trish Caudill, manager of Books-A-Million in Corbin, Kentucky. Her peers are drawn in by graphic novels, the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" series, and memoirs and essays...

  • A meet official surveys the damage to the field after severe weather and high winds interrupted the NCAA West Region track and field meet on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.

    Sever storms brought tornadoes in Kansas and Texas and flash-flood fears near Austin, NBC News reports.

  • California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures as he answers a reporter's question concerning his revised 2016-17 state budget plan released May 13, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif.

    California's economy is on fire but the state's finances are another story and the governor is warning of a slowdown or recession down the road.

  • May 20- A consortium that includes sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp and U.S. buyout firm KKR& Co has ended discussions to buy a stake in Yum Brands Inc's China unit, according to people familiar with the matter. Louisville, Kentucky- based Yum Brands, owner of the Pizza Hut and KFC fast-food chains, has been looking to spin off its 7,205 China restaurants by...

  • NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, May 19- Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and a consortium that includes China Investment Corp and KKR& Co have advanced to a second round of bidding for a minority stake in Yum Brands Inc's China unit, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Louisville, Kentucky- based Yum Brands, owner of the Pizza Hut and KFC fast food chains, aims...

  • NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, May 19- Singapore's Temasek Holdings and a consortium that includes China Investment Corp and KKR& Co have advanced to a second round of bidding for a minority stake in Yum Brands China unit, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Louisville, Kentucky- based Yum Brands, owner of the Pizza Hut and KFC fast food chains, aims to spin off its...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- U.S. states owed $968 billion in unfunded pension benefits for retirees in 2013, the highest level in a decade, according to a report released Tuesday by Pew Charitable Trusts. The states also reported $587 billion in unfunded retiree health care liabilities and $518 billion in outstanding debt in 2013, according to Pew.

  • 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...

  • OxyContin 80 mg pills are shot in the studio on August 1, 2013.

    A judge has unsealed records from a Kentucky lawsuit against the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin.

  • May 11- Health Insurer Aetna Inc on Wednesday said it plans to continue its Obamacare health insurance business next year in the 15 states where it now participates, and may expand to a few additional states. "We have submitted rates in all 15 states where we are participating and have no plans at this point to withdraw from any of them," said company spokesman Walt...

  • Nyquist Derby fav to beat

    Undefeated Nyquist is the favored horse to beat in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Net income attributable to Duke fell to $694 million, or $1.01 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $864 million, or $1.22 per share, a year earlier. Total operating revenue fell 7.3 percent to $5.62 billion. Duke sells power to 7.3 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

  • American Pharoah living the good life in retirement

    The prized racehorse is retired, spending his time breeding, eating grass, and greeting tour groups.