Settlement approved for coal mines owned by governor-elect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement requiring a $900,000 civil penalty and pollution reductions by Appalachian coal mines owned by West Virginia Governor-elect Jim Justice.


Coast Guard, Canada Navy seize 26 tons of cocaine in Pacific

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million have been brought ashore in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy in the eastern Pacific.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Yahoo's big breach helps usher in an age of hacker anxiety

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has become the worst-case example of an unnerving but increasingly common phenomenon — massive hacks that steal secrets and other potentially revealing information from our personal digital accounts, or from big organizations that hold sensitive data on our behalf.

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer