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Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service
Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service

The latest rail layoffs this week, combined with an investment fund's ongoing campaign for control of Norfolk Southern, are renewing concerns among unions and regulators about all the cuts hurting safety and service.

Kansas City Chiefs superfan 'ChiefsAholic' pleads guilty to charges tied to bank robberies

Kansas City Chiefs superfan 'ChiefsAholic' pleads guilty to charges tied to bank robberies

A Kansas City Chiefs superfan known as “ChiefsAholic” has pleaded guilty to a string of robberies and attempted robberies of financial institutions in multiple states.

Fast-moving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle grows to nearly 800 square miles, second-largest in state's history

Fast-moving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle grows to nearly 800 square miles, second-largest in state's history

Fast-moving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle grows to nearly 800 square miles, second-largest in state's history.

Rapidly expanding wildfires in the Texas Panhandle prompt evacuations

Rapidly expanding wildfires in the Texas Panhandle prompt evacuations

Rapidly expanding wildfires fueled by surging winds have prompted safety warnings for several towns and at least one evacuation order in the far northern Texas Panhandle.

A mower sparked a Nebraska wildfire that has burned an area roughly the size of Omaha, officials say

A mower sparked a Nebraska wildfire that has burned an area roughly the size of Omaha, officials say

State officials say a mower sparked a wildfire that has burned about 110 square miles of prairieland in central Nebraska.

Nebraska prosecutors to pursue death penalty in only one of two grisly small-town killings

Nebraska prosecutors to pursue death penalty in only one of two grisly small-town killings

Nebraska prosecutors have decided not to seek the death penalty in the December killing of a Catholic priest inside his home, but are pursuing execution in the brutal killing of a retiree during a break-in that happened in the same tiny town four months earlier.

Wild weather hits Northwest with snow even as Midwest gets a taste of summer

Wild weather hits Northwest with snow even as Midwest gets a taste of summer

February’s end is bringing wild weather to much of the United States.

US government may sue PacifiCorp, a Warren Buffett utility, for nearly $1B in wildfire costs

US government may sue PacifiCorp, a Warren Buffett utility, for nearly $1B in wildfire costs

The U.S. government is threatening to sue PacifiCorp, a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, to recover nearly $1 billion of costs related to the 2020 wildfires in southern Oregon and northern California.

Warm weather brings brings a taste of spring to central and western United States

Warm weather brings brings a taste of spring to central and western United States

A warm front is sweeping springlike weather across a large swath of the country in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year.

A collection of the insights Warren Buffett offered in his annual letter Saturday

A collection of the insights Warren Buffett offered in his annual letter Saturday

Billionaire Warren Buffett is known as one of the world’s greatest investors, and the 93-year-old has a devout following of people who admire his track record and appreciate his sage advice on life and investing.

Warren Buffett tells investors to ignore Wall Street pundits while paying tribute to Charlie Munger

Warren Buffett tells investors to ignore Wall Street pundits while paying tribute to Charlie Munger

Warren Buffett credited his longtime partner — the late Charlie Munger — with being the architect of the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate he’s received the credit for leading and warned shareholders in his annual letter not to listen to Wall Street pundits or financial advisors who urge them to trade often.

EPA approves year-round sales of higher ethanol blend in 8 Midwest states

EPA approves year-round sales of higher ethanol blend in 8 Midwest states

Drivers in eight Midwestern states will be able to fuel up with a higher blend of ethanol throughout the year under a ruled finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency.

U.S. casinos won $66.5B in 2023, their best year ever as gamblers showed no economic fear

U.S. casinos won $66.5B in 2023, their best year ever as gamblers showed no economic fear

New figures from the gambling industry show America's commercial casinos won more than $66 billion from gamblers in 2023, the industry’s best year ever.

Ukrainian man pleads guilty in cyberattack that temporarily disrupted major Vermont hospital

Ukrainian man pleads guilty in cyberattack that temporarily disrupted major Vermont hospital

The U.S. Department of Justice says a Ukrainian man has pleaded guilty to involvement in two separate malware schemes, including a cyberattack that temporarily shut down some vital services at a major hospital in Vermont.