PwC's hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mistake

LONDON (AP) — For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards. Now its hard-won image as a dependable partner is under threat. The company has apologized for a colossal mistake at the...

Gaffe again: Oscars' 'In Memoriam' includes living producer

AP Photo/Francois Mori LOS ANGELES (AP) — The best picture mix-up apparently wasn’t the only gaffe at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. An Australian film producer says she’s “alive and well” despite her photo’s inclusion in the “In...

AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the days after President Donald Trump’s election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. It was an unusual show of political engagement from future voters who may alter...

United, after years of declining revenue, hits the thrusters

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines, which lost the distinction of being the world’s biggest carrier after shrinking for several years, plans to regain lost ground by adding more flights from key airports this summer. The airline wants to upgrade facilities at key airports...

PwC's hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mix-up

LONDON (AP) — For 82 years, global accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards. Now its hard-won status is under threat. The company was responsible for a colossal mistake at the 89th Academy...

A Neat Little Detail for Cars with Trussrods

Milepost 1171 I’m not sure if you noticed but this ventilated boxcar has trussrods underneath it.  Way back when… before steel construction became commonplace in freight car construction, the floors were made of wooden beams.  Over a period of time, these...

The Latest: Buffett says airlines fly high after bad century

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on investor Warren Buffett’s comments on a variety of topics (all times local): 5:45 a.m. Billionaire Warren Buffett says his company bought more than $9 billion of airline stocks because he believes they are operating more efficiently...

7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

LONDON (AP) — Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in “Game of Thrones” has died at 36. The Tall Persons Club says Fingleton, who was Britain’s tallest man, died Saturday. British media reported the cause as heart...

White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B

President Donald Trump speaks to a meeting of the National Governors Association,Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54...

Attorneys: 5 automakers knew Takata air bags were dangerous

FILE – In this May 4, 2016, file photo, visitors walk by a Takata Corp. desk at an automaker’s showroom in Tokyo. Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, to a criminal charge and...