• Bids sought for energy department waste trucking contracts

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy is taking bids to replace two waste trucking contracts that are now worth half their original estimated value of $239.5 million in 2012.

  • Ex-‘Survivor’ contestant charged with possessing child porn

    CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities have charged a former “Survivor” contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme.

  • A collapsed crane fills the street on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. The huge construction crane was being lowered to safety in a snow squall when plummeted onto the street in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan.  (Brian Marrone via AP)

    Officials working to determine cause of NYC crane collapse

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously.

  • Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, left, smiles as he listens to a reporter's question as he leaves a new conference after a meeting Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Irving, Texas. Big 12 presidents and chancellors came to one agreement while working through the possibility of a football championship game, expansion and a league-wide television network, they are going to defer all comments to commissioner Bowlsby. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    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 comments to Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

  • DraftKings makes long delayed push into UK

    BOSTON (AP) — As its industry continues to tangle with U.S. policymakers, daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings is making its long-anticipated international push with a launch Friday in the United Kingdom.

  • In this Feb. 2, 2016 photo, Chen Xiao, a real estate agent, checks on her smartphone as she prepares to leave her house to go back to her hometown for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shanghai, China. The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. The apps give an alternative to pricey airfares and hard-to-score train tickets. (AP Photo/Paul Traynor)

    Chinese turn to carpooling aps to get ride home for holidays

    SHANGHAI (AP) — The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.

  • Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has book deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has a book deal.

  • Company in West Virginia chem spill receives ‘symbolic’ fine

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents was fined $900,000 on pollution charges Thursday, with a judge noting that Freedom Industries likely could never pay it.

  • Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago-based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. He is chief operating officer, not chief financial officer. Also, one reference to the casino company used its former name, MGM Mirage. It is MGM Resorts International. A corrected version of the story is below:

  • Uber, Lyft bill fixing New Mexico impasse heads to committee

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A key House panel has approved a bill aimed at welcoming and regulating ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft.