• RBS half-year profits surge to $2.39 billion

    The Associated Press 9 minutes ago
    LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland says it made a net profit of 1.42 billion pounds ($2.39 billion) in the first half of the year, up from 535 million pounds in 2013, as it warned that Scottish ...
  • 'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping

    The Associated Press 11 minutes ago
    'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter's backup doping sample has also come back positive for banned substances. Chika Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division last ...
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    Seafood Museum reopens Saturday

    The Associated Press 14 minutes ago
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Admission is free this weekend at the new Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum at Point Cadet. Locals and visitors will walk into what is described by architect Daria Pizzetta as a "ship in a bottle." Every floor displays ...
  • EPA has $40 million cleanup plan for river site

    The Associated Press 19 minutes ago
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal plan to clean up a Superfund site along the Blackstone River in Cumberland and Lincoln would cost more than $40 million. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency project manager David Newton tells The Providence Journal ...
  • Bentley picks McFarland as Ala rep on rail panel

    The Associated Press 19 minutes ago
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Judson College official will again serve as Alabama's representative on the Southern Rail Commission. Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed Billy McFarland Jr. has his designee to the three-state panel. McFarland is a special assistant to ...
  • Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey serving on national panel

    The Associated Press 19 minutes ago
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey is a new member of the executive committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association. The association's executive director, Julia Hurst, says Ivey was nominated by a bipartisan group of her peers to ...

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