- Officials: Broken rail caused West Virginia train derailment
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. (AP) — A fiery oil train derailment in southern West Virginia last February resulted from a broken rail that started with a crack that should have been detected but was missed in two inspections, federal investigators said Friday.
- $2M bail set for diplomat charged in UN bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) — Over a prosecutor's objection, bail has been set at $2 million for a Dominican Republic diplomat arrested in a bribe-related criminal case that also landed a former president of the United Nations Assembly behind bars.
- UAW leaders approve richer Fiat Chrysler contract
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union unveiled a richer proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler on Friday, a week after angry union members voted down a previous agreement.
- Christie and wife earned nearly $1 million in 2014
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie and his wife reported nearly $1 million in income last year, according to tax returns released by the New Jersey governor's office Friday.
- Analysis: GOP is party desperately in search of a leader
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is a party in chaos, desperately in search of a leader.
- Mariners fire Lloyd McClendon after 2 seasons
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners fired manager Lloyd McClendon on Friday after two seasons as new general manager Jerry Dipoto looks to bring in his own field boss.
- Recalls this week: Highchairs, off-highway vehicles
About 35,000 highchairs are being recalled this week because nearly a dozen children have suffered injuries after removing the tray and falling. Other recalled consumer products include off-highway vehicles with a fuel tank defect.
- Petition drive assures House vote to revive Ex-Im Bank
WASHINGTON (AP) — Main St. Republicans have teamed up with Democrats to assure a House vote on reviving the U.S. Export-Import Bank, giving it new life more than three months after its charter lapsed.
- US rig count declines by 14 this week to 795
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by 14 to 795.
- Manfred: Pace discipline not appropriate in postseason
TORONTO (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says it's "not appropriate" to enforce pace-of-play rules as strictly during the postseason.
- USDA lowers corn, soybean harvest estimates by 1 percent
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its corn and soybean harvest estimates based on updated harvest figures across the U.S.
- House OKs lifting 40-year-old US ban on oil exports
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports.
- Glencore shares storm ahead on zinc cutback news
LONDON (AP) — Shares in commodities group Glencore rose strongly Friday after the company said it is slashing its zinc production by a third and cutting jobs in response to a sharp fall in the price of the metal.
- New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data
NEW YORK (AP) — California now requires police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation's most-populous state.
- US stocks waver, still on track for best week this year
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are little changed in midday trading Friday, but the market is still on track to close out its best week this year. Airlines and industrial stocks rose. Markets continue to be driven by confidence that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for several more months.