United Airlines put its 787 back in the air on Monday, with both the airline and Boeing hoping to put the plane's four-month grounding behind them.
The flight from Houston to Chicago was just the kind of 787 flight that airlines are hoping for: uneventful.
HELENA, Mont. - Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Monday that he is "focused like a laser" on improving the Stillwater Mining Co. after being elected chairman of the board — but he also isn't ruling out a potential U.S. Senate run.
The Democrat told The Associated Press in an interview that he has always been good at "keeping a couple of balls in the air."
WASHINGTON - Apple Inc. employs a group of affiliate companies located outside the United States to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. income taxes, a Senate investigation has found.
The world's most valuable company is holding overseas some $102 billion of its $145 billion in cash, and an Irish subsidiary that earned $22 billion in 2011 paid only $10 million in taxes, according to the report issued Monday by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities have suspended the explosives licenses of a company accused of improperly storing millions of pounds of a military propellant in Louisiana.
Explo System was blamed for the evacuation of Doyline, La., last year after an explosion.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The price of oil rose Monday, taking its cue from the stock market and the dollar.
Benchmark oil for June delivery gained 69 cents to close at $96.71 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Small-company stocks were a bright spot in a slow and choppy start to the week for Wall Street.
The Russell 2000, an index of small-company stocks, climbed above 1,000 points for the first time and ended higher Monday, even as the Dow Jones industrial average, the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite index all edged lower.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An accounting executive for AEG Live LLC testified on Monday that the company spent $24 million producing Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concerts.
Julie Hollander, a vice-president and controller of event operations for AEG Live, testified during the trial of a lawsuit filed by Jackson's mother against AEG claiming the company was negligent in hiring the doctor later convicted in the death of the pop star.
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Organizers of an annual conference for people who manage more than $3 trillion in public sector pension funds say administrators are skipping this year's meeting in Hawaii to avoid the perception they're wasting money by heading to the island paradise.
Hank Kim is the executive director of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems. He says roughly 650 attendees are coming to this year's conference, which started Monday in Waikiki. That compares with about 1,000 attendees at last year's weeklong conference in New York.
Yahoo is paying $1.1 billion to buy the popular blogging site Tumblr. It's part of Yahoo's comeback efforts, after years in a financial funk. Tumblr will give Yahoo more opportunities to sell advertising. Here's how the two companies compare:
BOISE, Idaho - An Internet entrepreneur and former Wall Street derivatives analyst contends central Idaho's Sun Valley resort and the Twitter Inc. social media site heisted his handle.
Leonard Barshack, who in the 1990s founded the Internet email listing service Bigfoot, is suing Twitter and the Sun Valley Co., demanding they return the handle "SunValley."
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Britain's biggest theatre group has reached across the Atlantic Ocean and bought Broadway's biggest theatre from Live Nation Entertainment for about $60 million.
Ambassador Theatre Group said Monday it has acquired The Foxwoods Theatre, the current home of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." The theatre has about 2,000 seats.
OMAHA, Neb. - Meeting Warren Buffett is exciting, but 10-year-old Matthew Meyer says winning $5,000 and 10 shares of stock in Buffett's company made Monday the best day of his life.
Matthew says winning the grand prize in a contest tied to "The Secret Millionaire's Club" cartoon makes him "rich-ish." The Cincinnati boy won the individual competition with a writing aid he designed.
WASHINGTON - A new government report details 87 shipwrecks — most sunk during World War II decades ago — that could pollute U.S. waters with tens of millions of gallons of oil.
Even so, the potential for pollution is less than scientists had expected. The report released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concludes "the scope of the problem is much more manageable than initially feared.... Our coastlines are not littered with 'ticking time bombs.'"
Yahoo has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to buy blogging forum Tumblr, ranking it in among the top 10 tech deals announced this year, according to research firm Dealogic. Here's a list of the top 10 tech mergers and acquisitions in 2013. Valuation is based on Dealogic's criteria and includes debt.
1. Dell Inc., to Silver Lake Management LLC (original bid), Feb. 5, 2013, $20.7 billion for 85 per cent of company.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The state of Alaska on Monday proposed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar plan aimed at determining the true oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
State officials hope the plan will reinvigorate — and reshape — the debate over whether to drill on the refuge's coastal plain.
WASHINGTON - Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills unchanged while rates on six-month bills rose to the highest level in five weeks.
The Treasury Department auctioned $30 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.045 per cent. That's unchanged from last week. Another $25 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.085 per cent, up from 0.080 per cent last week.
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times.
The deal announced Monday is Mayer's boldest move since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo's latest comeback attempt. It marks Yahoo's most expensive acquisition since the Sunnyvale, California, company bought online search engine Overture a decade ago for $1.3 billion in cash and stock.
CHICAGO - Grains futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Wheat for July delivery rose 2 cents to $6.8525 a bushel; July corn fell 3.25 cents to $6.495 a bushel; July oats fell 12.25 cents to $3.6325 a bushel; while July soybeans jumped 16 cents to $14.645 a bushel.
PORTLAND, Maine - L.L. Bean's grandson Leon Gorman is retiring as chairman of the outdoors retailer after more than a half-century as the company's chairman or CEO, but the privately held firm is keeping the position in the family.
The Maine-based outdoors retailer informed its 5,000 full- and part-time workers Monday that Bean's great-grandson Shawn Gorman is the latest family member to serve as chairman, underscoring a commitment to family ownership in an era in which most large retailers are publicly traded.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he does not know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns.
It's the first time the governor acknowledged serious worries about the structural integrity of the $6.4 billion infrastructure project to build a new eastern span of the bridge. Brown had dismissed concerns about broken bolts earlier this month.
MONTREAL - The Queen would likely not be amused by the way Victoria Day was observed in downtown Montreal on Monday.
At a rally of hardcore Quebec nationalists, a handful of people threw darts at a photo of the Queen. Others held up signs saying "Down with the monarchy" and "Quebec will soon be a republic."
WINNIPEG - Hundreds of people lined up inside the Manitoba legislature Monday to pay their respects to Elijah Harper, the aboriginal politician whose quiet but firm resistance to the Meech Lake constitutional accord became a symbolic moment for indigenous rights.
"He gave us all inspiration to know that it's OK to say no sometimes," Derek Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said before taking his turn to walk by Harper's casket.
TORONTO - For decades visitors to the D-Day beaches on the northwest coast of France have looked out at the English Channel, taking in the journey made by Allied troops that marked a turning point in the Second World War.
The view from some of those sites — including Juno Beach where 359 Canadians died — could soon change if a plan succeeds to build an army of wind turbines some 10 kilometres offshore.
EDMONTON - Police in Edmonton have laid numerous impaired driving charges after a toddler was killed by an SUV that smashed through a restaurant patio.
Investigators say a family was dining at an outdoor table at a restaurant in southwest Edmonton on Sunday evening when an Acura MDX crashed into them, pinning a two-year-old boy to a wall.
OTTAWA - The federal New Democrats have asked the Mounties to determine whether Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former right-hand man broke any laws by cutting a personal cheque to cover an embattled senator's improper housing expenses.
The NDP's ethics critic, MP Charlie Angus, wrote to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson on Monday asking the force to look into the actions of Nigel Wright.
TABUSINTAC, NEW BRUNSWICK, - The deaths of three New Brunswick fishermen have cast a pall over the northeastern communities where they lived and worked, but a local leader said Monday the healing can begin now that their bodies have been recovered.
The coming weeks will be very difficult for the men's families, but the tight-knit village of Tabusintac — where one of the fishermen lived — will rally around them, said Chris Avery, chair of the community's local service district.
OTTAWA - The prime minister heads to South America this week to suss out membership in a new trading bloc that many aren't sure Canada ought to join.
The Pacific Alliance was formed by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru in 2011 and Canada took a spot on the sidelines the next year, along with several other countries as observers.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - Mexican media are reporting that a Canadian and an American have gone missing from the resort city of Puerto Vallarta.
The online newspaper Noticias PV says Diego Hernandez, a Canadian martial arts instructor, and his friend Craig Silva vanished on May 8.
MONTREAL - A philosophy professor who famously wore a panda costume to lighten the mood throughout last year's Quebec student protests has found a new cause.
Anarchopanda, the unofficial mascot of the Quebec student strikes, has completed a fundraising campaign to contest fines levied against protesters in recent months.
Note to readers: Corrects spelling of costume
Get ready to break out the sunscreen Canada, but don't worry about sizzling all season.
Meteorologists at AccuWeather.com say the majority of Canadians can look forward to a more "typical" summer this year, when hot spells will be interspersed with cooler periods.
TABUSINTAC NEW BRUNSWICK, - A minister of a United Church in a New Brunswick village says the community is in mourning after several weeks marred with tragedy for the local fishing industry, including the death of three fishermen.
Olive Ann Archibald of the Tabusintac Pastoral Church said the crowd at Sunday morning's service was "sombre," as search and rescue teams continued to comb the waters offshore for two missing fishermen.
TORONTO - A public relations expert suggests Rob Ford's decision not to host his weekly radio show on Sunday may indicate the Toronto mayor has yet to fully figure out how to respond to allegations he was recorded on video appearing to smoke crack cocaine.
Queen's University Professor Monica LaBarge said Ford should come out and directly say whether the alleged drug use the video reportedly appears to show is true — something she says Ford could have used this week's edition of his Toronto talk radio show to do.
OTTAWA - A look at the life and career of Ray Novak, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's new chief of staff:
Born: March 30, 1977
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version wrongly said Novak's birthday was May 30, 1977 and that he had completed a master's degree in political science.
OTTAWA - Emerging from a dramatic week that has seen him lose two senators and his chief of staff, Stephen Harper will focus now on calming down his anxious caucus and righting a listing Conservative ship.
Tory MPs have been hearing from upset constituents about the Senate expenses controversy that has become one of the most serious challenges for the prime minister's administration.
A group that includes some prominent Canadian actors, writers and politicians is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to change the name of Victoria Day.
Author Margaret Atwood, Green Party leader Elizabeth May and actor Gordon Pinsent are among those behind an online petition to rename the public holiday, which is celebrated on Monday, as "Victoria and First Peoples Day."
OTTAWA - The Harper government is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars advertising a program that does not yet exist.
Prime-time ads began airing this week during NHL playoff games — currently the priciest advertising real estate on the dial — that tout a new federal Canada Jobs Grant for training workers.
OTTAWA - Here is a timeline of the Senate audits controversy.
OTTAWA - A team of 15 Canadian soldiers has been dispatched to Kandahar on a month-long assignment to assess whether dozens of military containers are still seaworthy enough to be brought home.
Over 375 shipping containers full of military supplies remain stranded at Kandahar Airfield nearly 18 months after Canada's withdrawal from the war-torn province, and almost two years since combat operations ceased.
HEDLEY, B.C. - Adrian Dix was inside the Hitching Post Restaurant drinking from a mug stamped with twin six-shooters while outside on the old mining town's main street, with dusk starting to cover the mountaintops, his campaign workers were counting potential seats in what appeared to be a shoo-in win.
How many? Forty-seven? Fifty-three? Maybe even 60 seats.
OTTAWA - A growing number of Canada's car dealers are removing fuel-efficiency labels that the industry agreed to display on each vehicle under a voluntary deal reached with Ottawa 15 years ago.
A survey of almost 600 dealerships across the country found that the labels were attached to only 63 per cent of the new vehicles on outdoor lots.
TORONTO - R.A. Dickey and the Jays found the win column, notching a valuable victory against an American League East opponent, but remain very much a work in progress.
Toronto needed Tampa Bay to help its cause Monday, with Rays reliever Josh Lueke walking four — one intentionally — in an ugly seventh inning that propelled the Jays to a 7-5 win on a sun-splashed Victoria Day matinee.
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Don't judge the New York Rangers by the scores of their two losses to the Boston Bruins.
According to coach John Tortorella, the Rangers played much better in the Game 2 blowout than in their overtime defeat in the series opener.
Looks like Skylar Diggins will have a new ride when she goes to Tulsa to join the Shock.
The former Notre Dame star tweeted her thanks to sports agency Roc Nation, backed by rap superstar Jay-Z, along with photos of a new white Mercedes she said the agency surprised her with.
SASKATOON - In most other years, London Knights forward Max Domi would probably garner more attention at the MasterCard Memorial Cup.
The son of former tough guy Tie Domi is expected to be taken in the first round of next month's NHL draft, but with the three top North American-based prospects all playing at the Credit Union Centre, the 2013 edition of Canadian Hockey League's showcase event is far from normal.
OTTAWA - Craig Anderson has returned to form just in time to give the Ottawa Senators a chance against the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
Anderson was a pivotal part of Ottawa's 2-1 double-overtime win over Pittsburgh on Sunday that cut the Penguins' lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven second-round playoff series.
TORONTO - Given his numbers at triple-A Buffalo, Anthony Gose wasn't expecting a call from the Blue Jays.
When it came, he still didn't quite believe it.
TORONTO - It appears Bryan Colangelo is out as president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors, but he could be staying with the team in another capacity.
According to multiple media reports, the Raptors are negotiating with Colangelo to take on a corporate, non-basketball role with the team.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur who made history at Augusta National, is bringing his game to Jack Nicklaus' backyard.
Guan, who last month became the youngest player to make the cut in a major championship when he finished 58th at the Masters, has accepted an exemption to play at the Memorial Tournament next week.
PHILADELPHIA - Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth innings Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Chapman (3-2) blew his second straight save opportunity after converting his first eight chances this season.
SASKATOON - After being swept in the first round of the Western Hockey League playoffs, many questioned whether the host Saskatoon Blades even belonged at the MasterCard Memorial Cup.
They emphatically put those doubts rest with a gritty win over the Canadian Hockey League's top team.
OTTAWA - As good-luck charms go, fibreglass shrapnel isn't high on most hockey players' lists.
But it seemed to do the trick for Colin Greening, whose double-overtime heroics lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
ARLINGTON, Texas - David Murphy's three-run shot was barely enough against Miguel Cabrera's three home runs.
Murphy put Texas ahead for good with a drive just over the wall in right field in the sixth inning, and the Rangers spoiled the second three-homer game of Cabrera's career with an 11-8 victory on Sunday night.
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OTTAWA - Colin Greening scored 7:39 into double overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins that cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Sunday night.
Daniel Alfredsson got Ottawa even 1-1 by scoring a short-handed goal with 29 seconds left in regulation, just after the Senators pulled goalie Craig Anderson for an extra skater.
ARLINGTON, Texas - David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.
Murphy's shot just over the fence in right field gave Texas an 8-7 lead and answered a bases-loaded double from Prince Fielder that put Detroit up by two in the sixth inning after the Rangers had walked Cabrera intentionally even though first base wasn't open.
IRVING, Texas - Sang-Moon Bae watched anxiously after hitting his tee shot at the par-3 17th hole Sunday in the Byron Nelson Championship.
When the ball landed on the front edge of the green fronted by water, he bent his knees and leaned backward obviously relieved. He was only a few shots away from his first PGA Tour victory and a congratulatory hug from the widow of the tournament's namesake.
BOSTON - Claude Julien wanted his Bruins to play more aggressively in the third period. The Boston coach got his wish with the help of some shaky defence by the New York Rangers.
A rare rough day for goalie Henrik Lundqvist certainly helped, too.
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before.
The Memphis Grizzlies looked like the first-timers still trying to adapt to their first conference finals appearance.
STOCKHOLM - Sweden became the first host country to win an IIHF World Championship in 27 years in large part because of the addition of Vancouver Canucks forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin during the tournament.
Henrik scored the winning goal, assisted on a third goal and scored into an empty net in Sweden's 5-1 victory over Switzerland in Sunday's sold-out championship game at Globe Arena.