Magic pipe: Carnival's Princess pays $40M fine for sea waste

MIAMI (AP) — Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case that involved one ship's use of a so-called magic pipe to divert oily waste into the waters, authorities said Thursday.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Sheriff: hostages freed, bank robbery suspect in custody

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After a bank robber put a gun to the back of one hostage's head, SWAT team members resolved at the first chance they had Thursday to storm a north Florida credit union where nearly a dozen people were being held captive, authorities say.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

4 changes shoppers will see as they buy on their phones

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers buying on their phones this holiday season will see new ways stores are making it easier and faster as they try to lock in sales before people swipe to the next site.

  • Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer