Iran Reports Drone Attack on Defense Facility

Iran Reports Drone Attack on Defense Facility

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Defense Ministry says one of its factories was attacked by drones in the central city of Isfahan. A statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency says the attack occurred late Saturday and caused minor damage to a rooftop. The report says three drones were shot down by … Read more

US Sweetens Pot to Study Siting for Spent Nuke Fuel Storage

US Sweetens Pot to Study Siting for Spent Nuke Fuel Storage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government has long struggled to find a permanent solution for storing or disposing of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plants, and opposition to such a site is flaring up again as New Mexico lawmakers debate banning a facility without state consent. The state’s prospective ban cleared its … Read more

HarperCollins, Striking Workers Agree to Federal Mediation

HarperCollins, Striking Workers Agree to Federal Mediation

“We are excited to have this opportunity to continue bargaining with HarperCollins and hope they finally are ready to put a fair offer on the table,” Olga Brudastova, president of Local 2110 UAW, said in a statement Thursday. “We have been on strike for over two months at this point. It is time for us … Read more

Germany Apologizes for Leopard Jibe That Upset Some Africans

Germany Apologizes for Leopard Jibe That Upset Some Africans

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Germany apologized on Thursday for using a leopard emoji in a jibe at Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Twitter that ended up offending some Africans. The German foreign ministry poked fun at Russia’s top diplomat during his tour of Africa when it tweeted that he wasn’t there looking … Read more

Yellen Discusses Energy Transition in South Africa

Yellen Discusses Energy Transition in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is discussing South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener energy sources during talks with the country’s finance minister Thursday. Yellen made brief remarks to reporters ahead of a meeting with Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in Pretoria but avoided mention of South … Read more

Elon Musk’s Tweeting Style Seizes Spotlight in Tesla Trial

Elon Musk's Tweeting Style Seizes Spotlight in Tesla Trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s impulsive and sometimes inflammatory usage of Twitter took center stage Wednesday in a trial focused on whether he misled investors with his 2018 tweets indicating he had lined up financing to take the electric automaker private, a proposal that rapidly unraveled. The spotlight on Musk’s tweeting habits … Read more

Record 16.3 Million Seek Health Coverage Through ‘Obamacare’

Phoenix Man Accused of Offering Tiger Cub to Cops for $20K

More than 3 million new members joined the marketplace, also known as “Obamacare,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services. “We made unprecedented investments to expand our enrollment organization footprint into nearly every county in the country and targeted the hardest to reach communities,” she said. Political Cartoons President Joe Biden and a … Read more

Jamaica: FBI to Help Probe Massive Fraud Case Targeting Bolt

Jamaica: FBI to Help Probe Massive Fraud Case Targeting Bolt

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaica’s government has turned to the FBI for help as it investigates a massive fraud case involving a private investment firm where $12.7 million belonging to renowned sprinter Usain Bolt has gone missing. The fraud lasted 13 years and also ensnared elderly clients and government agencies. Authorities don’t yet … Read more

Union Pacific 4Q Profit Slips 4% on Weather, Hiring Problems

Union Pacific 4Q Profit Slips 4% on Weather, Hiring Problems

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific’s fourth-quarter profit slipped 4% as severe winter weather snarled shipments in late December and the railroad continued to struggle to improve its operations enough to handle all the cargo businesses want to ship. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said it earned $1.6 billion, or $2.67 per share, in the fourth … Read more

State Officials Back $1.5M in Tax Breaks for Iowa Beef Plant

State Officials Back $1.5M in Tax Breaks for Iowa Beef Plant

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials agreed Friday to provide a beef processing company with $1.5 million in tax breaks to help finance a $48 million expansion that will double its production. The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board approved providing the Upper Iowa Beef plant in Lime Springs with about $863,000 in tax credits … Read more