By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Flash floods killed 12 people near Utah's border with Arizona when a "large wall of water and debris" triggered by heavy rain pounding nearby canyons swept them away in their cars, officials said on Tuesday. In Zion National Park to the north, three people died and four were missing after going to explore canyons, officials said. In the small city of Hildale, Utah, hundreds of volunteers were helping search for one person still missing, Washington County officials said, after floodwaters swept through streets.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governors of New York and New Jersey wrote to President Barack Obama on Tuesday asking the federal government to pay for half the cost of a new rail tunnel below the Hudson River — a sign that the long-delayed project could be moving ahead.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. is preparing to shed up to another 30,000 jobs as the Silicon Valley pioneer launches into a new era in the same cost-cutting mode that has marred much of its recent history.
Classic Cuban recordings will soon have a new outlet to the world as Sony Music signed a deal Tuesday to distribute the catalog of the state-owned label. Sony, one of the three major global labels, said it would exclusively license overseas recordings from Cuba's Egrem dating as far back as the 1960s. "This landmark agreement will help expand international awareness and appreciation of Cuban culture, Cuba's rich musical heritage and its many wonderful artists," Doug Morris, chief executive officer of Sony Music Entertainment, said in a statement.