APNewsBreak: Harry to visit storm-wrecked NJ town

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a storm-wrecked New Jersey shore town says England’s Prince Harry will visit next week before heading to a news conference elsewhere in the state. Mantoloking (mahn-toh-LOH’-king) Mayor George Nebel…

Hospital fees and prices

A new study finds that the price you pay for medical care can vary greatly depending on the hospital where you're treated.…

ACT to start giving tests digitally

Starting as early as spring 2015, the ACT college admissions exam will go digital, reflecting students’ tech savvy and the demand for quicker results.…

GM recalls 38,197 cars for battery control defect

General Motors Co. is recalling 38,197 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal sedans in the U.S. because a defective battery control module could stall the engine or cause a fire.…

Calif agency says PG&E should pay $2.25B for blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California agency investigating the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a $2.25 billion fine for its negligence leading…

Pa. man accused in art thefts at NYC-area estate

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man faces larceny, money laundering and other charges stemming from the alleged theft of six art works including a Pablo Picasso etching from a suburban New York City estate. Brooklyn and Long…

Baltimore schools CEO announces retirement

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Andrés Alonso will retire at the end of the school year, after six years of leading the district and orchestrating a turnaround for a system ailing from decades of…

Tiger, mountain lions seized from Kansas property

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tiger and two mountain lions were among a menagerie of wild cats seized from private farmland in rural northeast Kansas, where they lived in inadequate chain-link enclosures and weren’t properly fed or…

Sept. 11 cited in NY courthouse security plan

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal courthouse blocks from the World Trade Center is getting a $10 million security boost. Authorities repeatedly cited the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in announcing the security improvement to Manhattan’s newest…

Jewelry store owner reaches plea deal in KPMG case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of a San Fernando Valley jewelry store has reached a plea agreement for his role in an insider-trading case involving a senior partner with KPMG LLP. The Department of Justice says that…

Minn. prepares to dispose of I-35W bridge parts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is preparing to give victims, historians and engineers a chance to claim some of the crumpled steel wreckage from the deadly 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge before the rest is sold for…