Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination

AP Photo/Mel Evans The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat. The foam was likely used around the country at certain...

Ole Miss to investigate Tunsil’s comments on receiving cash

AP Photo/Michael Conroy Mississippi says it will investigate former offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil’s comments that he accepted money from a member of the football staff while playing at the school. The university said in a statement Friday it is “aware of the reports...

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents. A panel of FDA advisers meets next week to review risk-management...

Valeant files overdue financial report, ending debt default

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has filed its long-overdue financial report for 2015, plus restated results for several quarters, resolving its default on some of its $30 billion in debt and averting other problems. The filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission confirm...

Major League Soccer

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ New York City FC 1, Montreal 1, tie New England 1, Portland 1, tie Vancouver 1, Sporting Kansas City 1, tie FC Dallas at New York, 7 p.m. San Jose at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Colorado at Montreal, 4 p.m. Vancouver at New York...
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Exxon’s 1Q profit plunges 63 percent on lower oil prices

AP Photo/Reed Saxon DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil produced its weakest quarter in more than 16 years as lower oil prices pushed its profit down by 63 percent. Revenue tumbled 28 percent, and the oil giant lost money in its vaunted exploration and production business despite a 2...

Ohio’s Top Utility Regulator To Leave Job For Private Sector

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top utility regulator is stepping down from his post about a year after being appointed. Andre (OHN’-dray) Porter, chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, submitted his resignation letter Friday. He will leave the post May 20...

Prominent Russian novelist attacked

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin’s spokesman has denounced nationalist demonstrators who threw green liquid on a prominent Russian novelist. The Thursday attack occurred outside a central Moscow theater where the Memorial civil rights organization was holding an awards...

Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider

GENEVA (AP) — It’s one of the physics world’s most complex machines, and it has been immobilized — temporarily — by a weasel. Spokesman Arnaud Marsollier says the world’s largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN outside of...

Cooper Tire quarterly profits up 45 percent

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. ballooned profit 45 percent last quarter from a year earlier to $59 million, selling more high-profit tires and benefiting from low raw material costs. Earnings in the January-March quarter translated to $1.05 per diluted share. Sales declined 2...