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May 11, 2015 - 6:52am
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Volvo Cars will build a $500 million plant in South Carolina that will eventually employ up to 4,000 people.

South Carolina Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said Monday morning that the state offered an incentive package worth about $150 million to attract Volvo, which Hitt said had considered five states.

Officials in Georgia had said last week their state was the other finalist and that Volvo had turned down their offer....

May 11, 2015 - 6:24am
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BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A reactor at a New York nuclear power plant could be offline for weeks because of a transformer fire and oil leak.

Several thousand gallons of oil spilled into the Hudson River after a Saturday transformer fire on the non-nuclear side of the Indian Point plant.

The plant owner says it could be weeks before the plant's Unit 3 is restarted. The transformer must be replaced.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says transformer...

May 11, 2015 - 5:57am
1 week 5 days ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. SMALL NORTH TEXAS TOWN DECIMATED

About two dozen people are injured and some homes destroyed after a severe storm strikes the small Texas town of Van.

2. MOROCCAN FIGHTER JET MISSING AHEAD OF YEMEN CEASE-FIRE

Shiite rebels and allies in Yemen's armed forces routinely fire anti-aircraft guns at Saudi-led...

May 11, 2015 - 4:42am
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GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Alabama woman to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter.

Joyce Hardin Garrard held hands with her defense lawyer as Etowah County Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree handed down the sentence Monday.

Nine-year-old Savannah Hardin collapsed after running and died three days later in 2012. Prosecutors say Garrard made the child run for hours as...

May 11, 2015 - 4:32am
1 week 5 days ago

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for one of two Mississippi officers killed Saturday in a traffic stop.

A funeral home in Hattiesburg released a statement saying that 34-year-old Officer Benjamin Deen will be buried Thursday following a funeral in nearby Sumrall.

Authorities say that Deen, a former Hattiesburg "Officer of the Year," and Officer Liquori Tate died after being shot by Marvin Banks, who has been charged with...

May 11, 2015 - 3:37am
1 week 5 days ago

An emergency management official in a northeastern Texas county says about two dozen people are injured and homes have been completely destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van.

The storm hit the east side of Van Zandt County and the city of Van around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service says the storm likely produced a tornado.

Chuck Allen, the Van Zandt County fire marshal and emergency management coordinator, said in...

May 11, 2015 - 3:35am
1 week 5 days ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York industrial plant has agreed to a $12 million settlement with federal and state officials who accused it of numerous environmental violations.

The agreement announced Monday requires Tonawanda Coke Corp. to spend $7.9 million on pollution-reducing upgrades, plus $1.3 million for environmental projects near the plant located north of Buffalo. The settlement also includes $2.75 million in civil penalties.

Located...

May 11, 2015 - 3:01am
1 week 5 days ago

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood, instead of taking tissue from the tumor itself.

A lot is still unknown about the value of these tests, but many doctors think they are a big advance that could make personalized medicine possible for...

May 11, 2015 - 2:38am
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Overall performance of the private health care provider for New York City's jails failed to improve last year amid heightened scrutiny over inmate deaths that put the company's contract under review.

City health department ratings obtained by The Associated Press show the Brentwood, Tennessee-based Corizon Health Inc. received an overall rating of "fair" in 2014 for the second straight year. It had previously been downgraded from "good."...

May 11, 2015 - 2:35am
1 week 5 days ago

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska corrections officials have identified the two inmates killed during a disturbance at a maximum security prison in the southeast corner of the state.

The state Department of Correctional Services says Donald Peacock and Shon Collins were found dead Monday as officials regained control of the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. Both were 46.

Corrections Director Scott Frakes declined to release details of their...

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