Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating...

Judge threatens to force PG&E to hire more tree trimmers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday threatened to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northern Calif...

Kentucky coal miners end protest with paychecks

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of Kentucky coal miners who blocked a railroad track for three days over unpaid wages have ended their protest, claiming victory with their paychecks. ...

Sonoma County prepares to sue PG&E for damages from fire

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A county in Northern California wine country is exploring plans to sue a utility over a massive wildfire last fall that combined with rolling power shutoffs caused losses of $725...

Kentucky coal miners remain on tracks blocking coal shipment

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — About a dozen Kentucky coal miners remained on train tracks Tuesday, saying they haven't been paid for producing the coal in the train cars. The tracks lead fro...

Kentucky miners block coal train over missed paychecks

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentucky coal miners and their families stood on train tracks Monday to prevent a train loaded with coal from leaving, saying they had worked since Dec. 16 without being pai...

Ex-drug company execs face reckoning in opioid bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addi...

Fugitive Ghosn brings global attention to Japanese justice

TOKYO (AP) — Though former Nissan Chairman Ghosn is unlikely to stand trial in a real court, he has made himself a key witness in putting Japan's justice system on trial. In his fir...

Warren's new bankruptcy plan may spark a clash with Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is promising to remake the nation’s consumer bankruptcy system if elected president, returning to her political roots while also potentially picking a fight wit...

Business Highlights

___ Oil price keeps rising as industry eyes Iran-US conflict PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The global benchmark for crude oil has risen above $70 a barrel for the...

California eyes climate bond to prepare for disasters

SACRAMENTO, CAlif. (AP) — In a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits. ...

Amid clergy abuse, survivors of color remain in shadows

The Samples were a black Chicago family, with six children and few resources. The priest helped them with tuition, clothes, bills. He offered the promise of opportunities — a better life. ...

Turkish jet firm says employee falsified Ghosn records

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish airline company whose jets were used to fly former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon said an employee falsified records and that Ghosn's name did not a...

What's known and not known about Ghosn's case after escape

TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn fled Japan this week while awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges and appeared in Lebanon. A look at the unfolding case of the fallen...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 31 The Houston Chronicle on the anti-Semitic attacks in New York: ...