PayPal cancels N. Carolina expansion over discrimination law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — PayPal says it's canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

  • Written by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer

GOP appeal to conservatives with health care, immigrant cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the chopping block, including President Barack Obama's health care law and tax credits for children of immigrants living in the country illegally.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Ford to build small-car factory in Mexico, adding 2,800 jobs

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to build a new $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Mexico, creating about 2,800 jobs and shifting small-car production from the U.S. at a time when moving jobs south of the border has become a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

China restricts trade with North Korea over nuclear tests

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday banned most imports of North Korean coal and iron ore, the country's main exports, in a significant increase in pressure on the North under U.N. sanctions against its nuclear and missile tests.

  • Written by JOE McDONALD, Associated Press

5 killed in tourist helicopter crash in Smoky Mountains

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators were headed Tuesday to the scene of a sightseeing helicopter crash that killed five people near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee.

  • Written by STEVE MEGARGEE, Associated Press