- Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone
ATLANTA (AP) — The last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied, the town's mayor said this week.
- A glance at US mortgage rates
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed this week in response to higher yields for 10-year US Treasury notes.
- Kremlin says nationalizing sanction-hit Rusal is an option
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says a temporary nationalization of aluminum producer Rusal is being discussed after the company was hit by United States sanctions.
- Power largely restored across Puerto Rico after blackout
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's power company said Thursday that it has restored electricity to more than 80 percent of customers affected by an island-wide blackout that was caused by an excavator hitting a transmission line, but tens of thousands of families still remain without normal service seven months after hurricanes Maria and Irma.
- US stocks move broadly lower in early trading; Oil climbs
U.S. stocks were broadly lower in early trading Thursday, weighed down by losses in technology companies and makers of consumer products. Banks bucked the trend, climbing along with bond yields. Crude oil prices climbed, hitting the highest level in more than three years.
- 'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey _ for federal prison stay
FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) — The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.
- Average US 30-year mortgage rate rose to 4.47 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed upward this week, slightly worsening affordability for homebuyers.
- Ghost in the machine: Indian motorcycles may self-start
DETROIT (AP) — There may be a ghost in the machine in about 3,300 Indian brand motorcycles. The engines can start by themselves because of a faulty switch.
- Cell phones, biometrics fuel jump in bank account ownership
NEW YORK (AP) — Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now have some form of a bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts and other simple bank account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president
HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states.
- Thai court acquits northeastern gold mine protesters
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand found seven environmental activists not guilty Thursday of violating a law on public gatherings that imposes severe penalties for actions that disrupt public services.
- Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly lower
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
- P&G reports flat 3Q profit, buys Merck unit
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. reported flat fiscal third-quarter profit as it faces increased competition for consumer products such as shaving cream and household goods.
- Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday after their 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season.
- US reflects on the pros, cons of legal cannabis ahead of 420
America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year.