PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who were asleep on the bus woke up to the sound of crushing metal and screams.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Monday afternoon following a series of corporate deals. AT&T is falling as investors wonder if its plan to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion will be approved by regulators. Aerospace company Rockwell Collins agreed to buy B/E Aerospace. Technology companies are making the largest gains while energy companies fall with the price of oil.