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  • Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It’s another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks…

  • Goodell encourages NFL teams to fairly pay cheerleaders

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he is encouraging NFL teams to properly compensate cheerleaders. Goodell, speaking at his annual Super Bowl news conference Friday, said he respects the cheerleaders’ role for…

  • EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

    DENVER (AP) — A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.…

  • Judge who presided over Martha Stewart’s NY trial dies at 86

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart’s criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86. Manhattan U.S. District Court Chief Judge Loretta Preska says Cedarbaum suffered a…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth WASHINGTON (AP) — Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. hiring was a downer — 151,000…

  • The Latest: Building owners ‘saddened’ by NYC crane collapse

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a deadly crane collapse in New York (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A spokesman for the owners of a New York building where a crane collapse killed a…

  • Stocks lose more ground as jobs report disappoints

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month. Technology stocks fell especially hard, and…

  • Raiders owner Mark Davis intrigued by Las Vegas as NFL city

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Owner Mark Davis has a sly response when it comes to his interest in moving the Oakland Raiders to Sin City. “First off, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” he…

  • LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site’s market value. A surprise forecast…

  • HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country’s economic meltdown,…

  • Big 12 leaders agree to single voice dealing with big issues

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 presidents and chancellors came to one agreement Friday: While working through the possibility of a football championship game, expansion and a league-wide television network, they are going to defer…

  • Mediator: 2 of 6 Argentina bondholders agree to settlements

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two of six leading bondholders that years ago refused Argentina’s invitation to trade their bonds at steep discounts have agreed to settle their longstanding claims after the South American nation offered…

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month. Technology stocks fell especially hard, and…

  • EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems

    DENVER (AP) — Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source. Two…

  • Goodell proposes what might be called Odell Beckham Jr. Rule

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to require the ejection of any player who is flagged for two personal fouls in a game. “We…