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    Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals, the...

    By Emery P. Dalesio, AP Business Writer|

  • Entertainment

    NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant

    NEW YORK (AP) NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.The network said it...

    By David Bauder, AP Television Writer|

  • Business

    'Citizen of the year' awaits sentence in fraud scheme

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A former California real estate developer who bilked millions of dollars from investors had every intention of finishing development projects that went belly-up during the 2007 housing collapse, his attorney argued in court on...

    By Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Crashes in Alaska brought safety steps for tourism flights

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) A federal agency installed weather cameras and took other steps in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes like the one that crashed last week and killed all nine people aboard, officials said...

    By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Swedish woman gets $18M in sex harassment suit against boss

    NEW YORK (AP) A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday.Hanna Bouveng, 25, accused Benjamin Wey in an...

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  • Entertainment

    LA Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract for "breach"

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Kings terminated Mike Richards' contract Monday, claiming the underachieving forward committed a "material breach" of its terms.The move is a surprising tactic in the Kings' prolonged attempt to get out...

    By Greg Beacham, AP Hockey Writer|

  • Business

    Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall.Chobani, a manufacturer of Greek yogurt, officials announced Monday it had been selected by the U.S....

    By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union saying members will continue to show up for work even if the state begins operating...

    By Sara Burnett And John O'connor, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

    WASHINGTON (AP) A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI."After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring away from Cape Canaveral,...

    By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer|

  • Business

    Airline ops manager working on 9/11 is charged in sex sting

    PITTSBURGH (AP) An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting.Ray Howland is...

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