At a Zodiac Aerospace seat factory in the small town of Santa Maria north of Los Angeles, workers on the assembly line frequently sit idle, waiting for parts to arrive. The factory's output has more than doubled in recent years, and much of the factory is working overtime shifts and weekends, workers say. The parts supply and other problems at the California factory offer explanations for Zodiac's warning to shareholders on Thursday that it likely would fail to meet its target of generating operating income close to last year's in the financial year ending on Aug. 31.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge said Thursday that enough evidence exists to charge two white policemen in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy who was holding a pellet gun, a largely symbolic ruling because he can't compel prosecutors to charge them.
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators believe a female prison employee had agreed to be the getaway driver in last weekend's escape by two killers but never showed up, a person close to the case told The Associated Press on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Union-backed Democrats launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to scuttle President Barack Obama's trade agenda by sacrificing a favored program of their own that retrains workers displaced by international trade.