Duke Energy sues insurers over coal ash cleanup costs

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The largest U.S. electric company sued 30 international and domestic insurance companies Wednesday, saying they should cover part of the utility's multibillion-dollar cleanup costs in the Carolinas for toxic byproducts left from decades of burning coal to generate power.

  • Written by EMERY P. DALESIO , AP Business Writer

'Angel of Death' serial killer badly beaten in Ohio prison

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a serial killer who admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s has been badly beaten inside his prison cell.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER , Associated Press