By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke Energy Corp. asked state regulators Tuesday for a weekslong postponement of testimony by two top directors about the surprise CEO switch at the top of America's largest electric company.
The North Carolina Utilities Commission
By JOE MANDAKAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The lawyer for a black high school student who said he was beaten and wrongly arrested by three white city police officers told a jury Tuesday that the police version of events is a "fairy tale."
J. Kerrington Lewis, the attorney for Jordan Miles,
By SUE MANNINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - For elephants to fly, you have to do more than load trunks on a plane.
Pat Derby, co-founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society, has been working for two years to get three 10,000-pound elephants in the air. The elephants are scheduled to
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - An inmate who once bragged about the headlines generated by the carjacking and murder that sent him to death row will be noted in Texas history for a different reason: Yokamon Hearn will be the first prisoner executed under the state
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSAssociated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Two men accused in a shooting rampage in Tulsa are headed to court in a case closely watched by some residents who say it has highlighted the city's racial divisions.
Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 33, face murder and hate crimes
By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former U.S. Navy SEAL was sentenced Tuesday to 17½ years in prison after prosecutors said he led a scheme to sell machine guns, explosives and military hardware smuggled into the U.S. from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Nicholas Bickle, who was
DENVER (AP) - Insurers estimate that recent wildfires in Colorado caused at least $449.7 million in damage.
The figure released Tuesday by the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association is based on claims filed so far for houses lost at the High Park Fire in Larimer County and the Waldo
By ROBERT JABLONAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney's office has renewed its call to blame mortgage lenders for urban blight sparked by the collapsed housing market, saying in a lawsuit that US Bank is a slumlord that illegally evicted homeowners and then
SEATTLE (AP) - Talk about rising college costs has centered on double-digit tuition increases. But tuition is only one part of the sticker shock awaiting students at Washington's four-year colleges and universities. Along with the typical fees for dorm rooms, books and meals,
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A motorist who offered a couple a ride to Idaho suffered a possible broken collarbone when his passenger allegedly hit him with a crystal ashtray in apparent confusion over the route they were taking. The Missoulian reports 48-year-old Michael John Miller of