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  • PHOENIX— Airliners began flying over Twila Lake's bungalow-style house in a historic district three years ago, taking off every one to two minutes from the Phoenix airport and roaring over her neighborhood. The Federal Aviation Administration started revising flight paths and procedures around the United States in 2014 under its air traffic control...

  • BRIDGEPORT, Conn.— A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit against Philip Morris in connection with the lung cancer death of a Connecticut woman who smoked the company's Marlboro cigarettes. The trial over Vernon resident Jeanette Bifolck's death in 2000 is scheduled to begin Monday in federal court in Bridgeport. Bifolck's husband, Vincent Bifolck, filed a...

  • ROME, N.Y.— Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safety and performance testing. The unmanned aircraft traffic management...

  • Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Framingham, ignored warning signs that his production methods were unsafe and decided instead to gamble with patients' lives, Assistant U.S. "This was a crisis of epic proportions, and it was looming... and Glenn Chin just didn't care," Strachan said. He is charged in the deaths...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- President Donald Trump has concluded interviews with the five candidates he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve and could announce a decision as early as next week, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday. Other contenders to lead the U.S. central bank are top Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn, Fed Board Governor Jerome...

  • DANVILLE, Va. _ American National Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $4.8 million. The bank, based in Danville, Virginia, said it had earnings of 55 cents per share. American National Bankshares shares have risen 21 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RESTON, Va. _ WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $5.6 million. The bank, based in Reston, Virginia, said it had earnings of 41 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • A Vector Space Systems “Vector-R” rocket sits next to a launch tower at the Virginia Space mid-Atlantic regional spaceport (MARS), located on the southern portion of NASA Wallops Island.

    Vector will conduct three commercial missions from Virginia Space's mid-Atlantic regional spaceport.

  • LOS ANGELES— Iridium Communications says its next two launches of new-generation satellites will use refurbished SpaceX Falcon 9 first-stage boosters that have flown previously. Hawthorne, California- based SpaceX has had successful landings of Falcon 9 first stages after launches from both coasts. Thirty new satellites are in orbit and the fourth launch...

  • NEW YORK— In a story Oct. 18 about lending to women-owned businesses, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the bank surpassed its goal for loans to women-owned companies in 2013. NEW YORK— Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses. Kirsten Curry has had three rejections in the past six months and is waiting to hear from a...

  • Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg

    Boeing has been investing in the development of autonomous, electric-powered and long-flight-duration aircraft for its commercial and military businesses.

  • Oct 19- Boeing Co said on Thursday it invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh- based firm that develops technologies enabling autonomous flight such as drones. Near Earth Autonomy, a spin-off from the Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, develops technologies including sensor suites, three dimensional mapping and survey, and collision...

  • RESTON, Va. _ NVR Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $162.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $36.11 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • ATLANTA— The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later. Carry Guard insurance was launched this past spring by the NRA. Rates range from $13.95 a month for...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week. The states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, asked a judge in San Francisco for an emergency...

  • The U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque confirmed Wednesday that art gallery owner Nael Ali has pleaded guilty to misrepresenting Indian-produced goods in violation of the Indian Arts and Craft Act. Ali was accused of selling fake Indian art at two galleries in the Old Town neighborhood of Albuquerque. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque confirmed...

  • Oct 18- A Native American tribe sued Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday for infringing supercomputer patents it is holding for a technology firm. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned the patents by SRC Labs LLC in August, in a deal intended to use the tribe's sovereign status to shield them from administrative...

  • Oct 18- A Native American tribe sued Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday for infringing supercomputer patents it is holding for a technology firm. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned the patents by SRC Labs LLC in a deal intended to use the tribe's sovereign status to shield them from administrative review.

  • LAWSUITS IN FEDERAL COURT IN VIRGINIA CLAIM TECH GIANTS VIOLATED SUPERCOMPUTER PATENTS.

  • NEW YORK— Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses. Kirsten Curry has had three rejections in the past six months and is waiting to hear from a fourth bank. The survey conducted by researchers at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun& Bradstreet Corp. questioned owners of companies with up to...