• 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.

  • In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 photo, Alden Ehrenreich poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. At the age of only 26, "Hail, Caesar!" star Ehrenreich,  has already caught the attention of the Coens, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Warren Beatty. The film opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, Feb. 5. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

    Meet ‘Hail, Caesar!’ breakout Alden Ehrenreich

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This is my favorite place,” says Alden Ehrenreich.

  • Daallo Airlines CEO Mohammed Ibrahim Yassin speaks to The Associated Press at the carrier's office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The head of the airline whose jetliner was damaged in an explosion shortly after takeoff from Somalia said Thursday that investigators have found what appears to be residue from explosives, though he cautioned that the findings were inconclusive. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)

    Airline CEO: Explosive residue found in Somalia incident

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the airline whose jetliner was damaged in an explosion shortly after takeoff from Somalia said Thursday that investigators have found what appears to be residue from explosives, though he cautioned that the findings were inconclusive.

  • 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:

  • In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Gov. Rick Snyder speaks in Lansing, Mich. When Snyder disclosed a spike in Legionnaires’ cases in Flint, Mich., on Jan. 13, 2016, he said he had learned about it just a couple days earlier.  Internal emails however show high-ranking officials in Snyder’s administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    APNewsBreak: Officials warned of water, Legionnaires’ link

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gestures while speaking before the NFL Women’s Summit Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Goodell to require teams to interview women for exec jobs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a “Rooney Rule” requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league and in his own office, too.

  • This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks opened slightly lower early Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, as retail companies slipped. Energy stocks climbed early as the price of crude oil recovered. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    An early gain for stocks is gone by midday; retailers sink

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven on Friday as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how far the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen.

  • Campus beer, wine sales measure to go before committee

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s six public universities could see wine and beer sales on campus at sports and other special events under a plan that a legislative committee approved Thursday.

  • A woman waits to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Most Asian stocks jumped Thursday as oil prices bounced back and weak U.S. economic data fueled investor hopes that the Fed would slow the pace of rate hikes this year. Japanese shares fell as the yen rose against the dollar. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Most Asian stocks jump as oil rallies on weaker dollar

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened slightly lower as retail companies slipped.

  • This image provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shows a poster part of the Blue Campaign to raise public awareness of human trafficking.   Awareness campaigns are underway at airports from New York to Los Angeles, as DHS has posted messages on video monitors and airport shopping bags. Other industries, including hotels and trucking, also are increasing efforts to detect trafficking. (Department of Homeland Security via AP)

    Columbus joins airports boosting human trafficking awareness

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus airport is joining its counterparts nationwide in training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking in an effort to curb exploitation.