A ban on using tap water has been lifted in at least three areas affected by a chemical spill in West Virginia, where some 300,000 water customers received “do not use” advisories Thursday.
Nevada’s big casinos are on a losing streak. For the fifth straight year, the state’s largest casinos are reporting net losses – in this case, a total of $1.35 billion in the most recent fiscal year.
The amount of a dangerous chemical in West Virginian’s tap water is more diluted, but it is still unsafe for drinking, washing or bathing.
The National Security Agency “would welcome” the creation of a public advocate’s position at the court that oversees its electronic surveillance programs, said its outgoing deputy director.
Saying he is “embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some people on my team,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to the people of New Jersey for his aides’ role in a scheme to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes that lead to the George Washington Bridge.
The heat in Australia “is so severe that it has already caused up to 100,000 bats to die under stress, littering the ground and alarming authorities who warn locals not to touch the animals for fear of infection.”
An intense solar flare is being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission and could force airlines to reroute some flights. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the flare is also expected to expand the viewing field of the aurora borealis southward, perhaps down to Colorado and Illinois.
The United Nations says it can no longer verify the death toll in Syria’s civil war and, as of Tuesday, will leave the figure at 100,000, where it stood in late July.
A three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday.
Boeing delivered a record 648 commercial jetliners last year, including 65 of its newest 787s and also had a record backlog of 5,080 unfulfilled orders.