- FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 05:32 PM
Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago.
- Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 04:41 PM
A federal judge has fined a California company $25 million for misleading 110,000 people to buy into a work-at-home scheme that almost never paid off.
- Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower
Kansas City Star, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 04:32 PM
Stocks are ending lower, breaking a four-day winning streak, as a drop in the price of oil dragged energy companies lower. …
- Golf prodigy began by swinging a broken broomstick
San Antonio Express-News, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 04:20 PM
Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Tomatoes, onions and even crushed cigarette packages were his first make-believe golf balls. Dylan says his idol is Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, the world's top-ranked player and winner of the U.
- AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 04:19 PM
Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took new steps to do just that.
- Norfolk Southern CEO says rail mergers won't work
Kansas City Star, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 04:17 PM
Norfolk Southern Corp.'s CEO doesn't think railroad mergers are a good idea even if regulators might approve one. …
- DHS: No specific threat to US amid Canada shooting
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 03:57 PM
The Homeland Security Department says there is no specific threat to the U. S. amid the ongoing shooting incident in Ottawa, Ontario.
- California malpractice cap generates big spending
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 03:56 PM
Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.
- SHR swaps crews for Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 03:48 PM
Stewart-Haas Racing will swap the teams of Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch after this Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.
- Senate candidates in Kan. seek to bolster support
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 03:39 PM
A high-profile endorsement in hand in the unlikeliest of battleground states, veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is seeking to bolster support in Kansas' rural west, where he needs to win big to fend off independent challenger Greg Orman. Roberts looked vulnerable after the Aug. 5 primary campaign during which Wolf portrayed the 78-year-old senator as a creature of Washington, not Kansas.  he's overhauled his campaign, at the behest of national GOP leaders, and has been traveling the state. From Thursday through the weekend, Roberts is scheduled to make seven stops in western Kansas, where a substantial turnout in his favor will be needed to overcome the edge Orman is expected to have in Kansas' urban and suburban counties.
- Renee Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 03:02 PM
Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life."
- NBA owners vote down lottery reform
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 02:58 PM
NBA owners have voted down proposed changes to the league's draft lottery system, staving off efforts to curb tanking for the time being.
- Kirk looking for the next level
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 02:54 PM
Chris Kirk had a five-week break from golf that featured no Ryder Cup and no complaints. Considering how the Americans fared at Gleneagles and the ugly fallout fr…
- Small business view: Ebola, energy and elections
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 02:20 PM
Some items are on back order because of higher demand from individuals and medical facilities, says Kevin Morales, sales and marketing director for the Hammond, Indiana company. Amerinet, which helps medical facilities find and purchase supplies, is getting more inquiries about buying protective garments including gowns, masks, caps and shoe covers body, says Dale Wright, chief contracting officer for the St.
- ACC cherishes exposure of Thursday Night Lights
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 01:53 PM
Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.
- A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 01:53 PM
If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. John McCain, who has found fault with nearly every aspect of President Barack Obama's national security policies. The senator who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election has never suffered fools — or equivocating witnesses — gladly, and he would be certain to use his new perch for tough questioning about Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and military spending. The Arizona lawmaker has made it clear that if Republicans win the Senate, he would pursue the chairmanship under GOP rules that allow a senator to serve as chairman for six years despite hitting the six-year limit as ranking member. Mississippi Sen.
- Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 01:52 PM
Albania's prime minister said Wednesday that his nation and Serbia must try to end decades of hostility toward one another by focusing on major issues such as their mutual desire to join the European Union, not last week's dispute over a soccer match.  the trip was postponed until Nov. 10, after the two nations competed in a soccer match last week that descended into an on-field brawl after a drone carrying an Albanian nationalist banner flew over the stadium in the Serbian capital. Rama, who became prime minister following a landslide election victory last year, again urged Belgrade to reconsider its position on Kosovo. UEFA, Europe's governing body for soccer, plans to consider penalties against Albania and Serbia on Thursday over last week's match, which was abandoned goalless and in chaos.
- Sax player behind 'Baker Street' solo dies at 60
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 01:02 PM
Musician Raphael Ravenscroft, who played one of the most famous saxophone solos of all time on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street," has died. He was 60.