MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Business

    Judge's ruling could delay California's water tunnel project

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A Northern California judge's ruling could delay construction of two large tunnels to more easily move water from the state's central valley to the parched south.The Sacramento Bee reported (http://tinyurl.com/zoabwnt)...

    |

  • Business

    Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3B

    DETROIT (AP) Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.Up to...

    By Tom Krisher And Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers|

  • Business

    The Latest: Volkswagen settles emissions claims with states

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Latest on the settlement of environmental and consumer claims against Volkswagen over its emissions-cheating scandal (all times local):12:00Volkswagen has also agreed to pay $603 million to 44 U.S. states, the District of...

    |

  • Business

    Airport security fix: better training _ for humans and dogs

    GLYNCO, Ga. (AP) Covering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on...

    By David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer|

  • Business

    US stocks rebound as anxiety over British vote eases

    U.S. stock indexes moved higher in morning trading Tuesday as investors welcomed encouraging data on the economy and housing. The rebound followed even bigger gains in Europe as global markets recovered from a two-day rout triggered by Britain's...

    By Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer|

  • Business

    FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

    WASHINGTON (AP) Federal health officials have approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.The Food and Drug Administration...

    |

  • Business

    Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after 6 kids killed

    NEW YORK (AP) Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the units toppled over and fell on them.The chests and dressers are unstable if they are not secured to a wall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...

    By Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer|

  • Business

    CSU faculty urges 4 years of high school math for freshmen

    In the not-too-distant future, high school students bound for a California State University campus who thought they could slide through their senior year without taking a math course might instead be hitting the books.CSU's Academic Senate, which...

    By Pat Maio, EdSource|

  • Entertainment

    Fiat Chrysler gearshift probe finds 266 crashes, 68 injuries

    DETROIT (AP) A government investigation into confusing gear shifters like the one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin found 266 crashes that injured 68 people.The numbers are in documents posted Tuesday on the U.S....

    By Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer|

  • Business

    Markets Right Now: US stocks open higher, pound stabilizes

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street following even bigger gains in Europe as global markets recover from a two-day rout triggered by...

    |

Humboldt Beacon: BLOGS