Business
February 23

President of US shipbuilder resigns following investigation

The head of Austal USA, which constructs ships for the U.S. Navy on the Gulf Coast, has resigned following an investigation by federal and Australian authorities into practices dating back more than four years, the company said Tuesday.
Business
February 23

Hawaii 1st to receive new warships that pull onto beaches

A new class of U.S. Navy vessel is expected to be deployed for the first time in Hawaii as part of a sweeping force redesign.
Business
February 23

Hawaii affordable housing guidelines could include $1M homes

Affordable housing guidelines set by a Hawaii state agency could rate two-bedroom homes costing $1 million as affordable for some households eligible for government-subsidized housing.
Politics
February 23

Biden attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off to bumpy start

The Biden administration's early efforts to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are getting a chilly early response from Tehran. Though few expected a breakthrough in the first month of the new administration, Iran's tough line suggests a difficult road ahead.
Politics
February 23

Turkey accuses Greek military of harassing research ship

The Turkish government accused Greece's military Tuesday of harassing a Turkish research vessel in the Aegean Sea and said Turkey's military had responded to the alleged intimidation.
Nation
February 23
Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, arrives for his sentencing at Brooklyn federal court, Wednesday, July 1

Wife of drug kingpin El Chapo arrested on US drug charges

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in the United States and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plot his audacious escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.
Variety
February 23

EXCERPT: 'Kill Shot' probes shadow industry, deadly disease

This is an exclusive excerpt adapted from "Kill Shot: The Untold Story of the Worst Contaminated Drug Crisis in U.S. History," by Associated Press investigative reporter Jason Dearen. The book chronicles the rare fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 that killed more than 100 people, and infected some 750 others.
Business
February 23
More than half of U.S. metro areas had a double-digit percentage home price gain in the fourth quarter.

U.S. home prices rise 10.1% in December, fastest since 2014

U.S. home prices surged at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in December, fueled by low mortgage rates and Americans moving from crowded urban areas to houses in the suburbs.
Nation
February 23

28 inmates injured after power outage hits Indianapolis jail

Nearly 30 inmates were injured in falls or fights after a power outage plunged a privately operated jail in Indianapolis into darkness and a backup generator failed to kick on, officials said.
Nation
February 23

2 teens charged with killing UW-Whitewater student leader

Two teenagers have been charged with fatally shooting a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student leader who authorities say met his assailants in Milwaukee to sell some designer eyeglasses.
Business
February 23
Medtronic operational headquarters in Fridley. (Star Tribune file photo)

Coronavirus pandemic continues to drag Medtronic earnings

Third quarter earnings are down 10% over last year.
Politics
February 23

Thousands of students rally in Greece against new police law

More than 5,000 university students and other protesters have gathered outside a courthouse in Greece's second-largest city to rally against a new campus security law.
Business
February 23

Millennial Money: 5 tips to negotiate pay in a tough economy

The pandemic-related recession has altered many job descriptions. For Haley Jones, a 24-year-old resident of Michigan, the coronavirus changed the needs of her company, and as she adapted to meet them, her responsibilities were no longer confined to her marketing specialist role.
Nation
February 23

In backing South Carolina GOP chair, Trump remains active

As political observers mull the future of the Republican Party following the presidency of Donald Trump, the former president is making it clear that he's going to continue to play an active part. Trump is endorsing South Carolina's GOP chairman Drew McKissick for a third term, wading not only into state-level politics but also playing a role in maintaining the local party framework in places that backed his presidency.
Nation
February 23

Papua New Guinea's first prime minister critically ill

Papua New Guinea's first prime minister, Michael Somare, was in critical condition in a hospital over the weekend with pancreatic cancer, his family said.
Business
February 22

The Latest: Mexico receives shipment of Sputnik V vaccine

Mexico has received its first shipment of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.
Nation
February 22

Today in History

Today in History
Nation
February 22

In Rush Limbaugh's home state, a flap over lowering flags

In life, the conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh was a divisive figure, who proudly waved the flag of conservatism and wallowed in the controversies he helped ignite. In death, those controversies follow him as partisans in his home state of Florida debate over whether to lower flags in his honor.
Nation
February 22

Half a million dead in US, confirming virus's tragic reach

one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed by COVID-19 — the toll was mostly a number. Until two women she had never met rang her doorbell in tears, seeking a place to mourn the husband and father they had just lost.
Nation
February 22

Ex-House speaker Madigan quits Democratic Party chairman job

Michael Madigan, the Chicago Democrat who for decades led the Illinois House of Representatives before recently resigning the Legislature amid an ongoing federal probe that implicated him in a long-running bribery scheme, quit Monday as state party chairman.