Search for couple suspected in crime spree ends in shootout

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — The search for a Missouri couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended in a shootout in the Florida Panhandle early Friday that left the man dead and the woman wounded, authorities said.

  • Written by MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL, Associated Press

State IG: Classified email found from Powell, Rice tenures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the immediate staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also received classified national security information on their personal email accounts, according to a memo written by the State Department watchdog that was released Thursday.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

Company in West Virginia chem spill receives 'symbolic' fine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents was fined $900,000 on pollution charges Thursday, with a judge noting that Freedom Industries likely could never pay it.

  • Written by JOHN RABY, Associated Press

US added 151k jobs in Jan.; unemployment at 4.9 pct.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pay, more people felt confident enough to look for work and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent, its lowest level since 2008.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer