Judge denies class action for Wal-Mart bias suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt to file a class action discrimination lawsuit on behalf of Wal-Mart women workers in California who claimed their male colleagues were paid more and promoted faster than them.…

State: Bar that served Cowboys may have violations

DALLAS (AP) — State liquor control authorities say there’s evidence a Dallas nightclub was over-serving patrons the night of a fatal crash involving a Dallas Cowboys player. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said Friday that it found “sufficient…

A-Rod homers with drug penalties likely Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was back with the Trenton Thunder on Friday and hit what might be his last home run in a while. With a lengthy suspension looming, the New York Yankees star hit a…

FDA links stomach bug in 2 states to Mexican farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska is linked to salad mix served at local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and supplied by a Mexican farm.…

Mexico: methane gas build-up, spark caused blast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gas could have built up for decades before an explosion caused three floors of the headquarters of the national oil company to collapse, killing 37 people, Mexican federal prosecutors said Friday. Methane gas combined…

Longtime USA Today music critic Steve Jones dies

HERNDON, Va. (AP) — USA Today reports that its longtime music critic, Steve Jones, who impressed people with his mental warehouse of music history and his unflappable cool, has died. He was 57. Jones, whose career spanned nearly…

A-Rod homers with drug penalties likely Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was back with the Trenton Thunder on Friday and hit what might be his last home run in a while. With a lengthy suspension looming, the New York Yankees star hit a…

A-Rod homers with drug penalties likely Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was back with the Trenton Thunder on Friday and hit what might be his last home run in a while. With a lengthy suspension looming, the New York Yankees star hit a…

Report: Inmates control all 24 prisons in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras’ 24 prisons are controlled by inmates because the state has abandoned its role in rehabilitating people convicted of crimes, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said in a report released Friday. The commission…

US issues railroad safety order after deadly crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the wake of a deadly train accident in Canada, the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration has issued a series of measures to be undertaken by all railroads to help prevent trains operating on mainline tracks…

Phone company ordered to pay Calif. $24.4M in fees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A phone company owned by the world’s richest man, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, has been ordered by the state’s public utility regulator to pay California $24.4 million in unpaid fees and interest. TracFone Wireless,…

Taylor Swift’s childhood home in Pa. on market

WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) — Taylor Swift’s childhood home in Pennsylvania is on the market, but fans looking to “Begin Again” in Pennsylvania may be too late. Century 21 Gold agent Lisa Tiger says the six-bedroom home in Wyomissing,…

Michael Ansara, TV and movie actor, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The actor who played the original Klingon on TV’s “Star Trek” has died. A longtime friend and spokesman for Michael Ansara says the actor died Wednesday at his home in Calabasas, Calif. after a…