Meeting may move NHL closer to decision on 2018 Olympics

FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2014 file photo, Canada forward John Tavares loses his footing against Norway defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen in the third period of a men’s ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Tavares says he and other players in...

Trump moves to scale back financial regulations

President Donald Trump holds up an executive order after his signing the order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The executive order that will direct the Treasury secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law, which...

$4.2 billion Rover pipeline wins federal approval; will cross area

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved construction of the $4.2 billion Rover natural gas pipeline project, which will pass through Seneca, Hancock, Wood and Henry counties. In 2015, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners submitted a request for approval of the...

Iraqi interpreter arrives in US after ban scuttles his plans

NEW YORK (AP) — Munther Alaskry and his family were just hours away from their dream as they boarded the final leg of a flight to the United States after waiting seven years for visas. But minutes after sitting down, they were yanked from the plane because President Donald...

Mexican bakery magnate Lorenzo Servitje dies at 98

AP Photo/MARCO UGARTE MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican bakery magnate Lorenzo Servitje has died at the age of 98 after building his Grupo Bimbo into an international snack and baked-goods empire that acquired brands like Entenmann’s, Thomas’, Freihofer’s and...

Ferragamo undeterred by US import tax proposal

AP Photo/Antonio Calanni FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The new CEO of the Salvatore Ferragamo luxury leather goods and fashion house said Friday that the prospect of a possible new tax on imports into the United States won’t deter his growth strategy in the brand’s...

Pipeline projects in limbo as energy commissioner departs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major natural gas pipeline projects along the East Coast and Midwest face months of uncertainty as the federal agency that oversees the work loses a commissioner and will be unable to decide on projects in the Trump administration. Democrat Norman Bay is...

Houston rapper Bun B on Super Bowl, Pimp C and education

AP Photo/Bill Haber HOUSTON (AP) — For Houston rapper Bun B, Sunday’s Super Bowl will be a win for him no matter who takes home the trophy. That’s because the Grammy-nominated performer has close friends on both the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots....

GOP mulls ‘repairing’ Obamacare law it vowed to repeal

FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a softening of tone that comes as their drive to fulfill a...

Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre, tourists held in lockdown

Police officers patrol at the pyramid outside the Louvre museum in Paris,Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Paris police say a soldier has opened fire outside the Louvre Museum after he was attacked by someone, and the area is being evacuated. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) PARIS (AP) —...