- Raiders in Las Vegas? It's still several hurdles away Updated: Apr-29-16 8:47 pm
LAS VEGAS - Raiders owner Mark Davis pledged this week to relocate his NFL team from Oakland to Las Vegas if a proposed $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium is built. Here are some hurdles the proposal would have to clear before becoming reality.
- Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat Updated: Apr-29-16 7:20 pm
VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina - Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.
- Can South Dakota tax online sales? State presses to find out Updated: Apr-29-16 6:30 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota wants to collect state sales tax on purchases from Overstock.com and other Internet retailers. The state is pressing for the revenues with a lawsuit against several remote retailers that ultimately seeks to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
- Top Venezuela beer maker halts production amid shortages Updated: Apr-29-16 6:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's largest brewer said it shut down beer production Friday at the last of its four factories due to a shortage of imported supplies.
- Jury acquits felon, 2 others in Everett casino land deal Updated: Apr-29-16 5:20 pm
BOSTON - A federal jury has acquitted three men accused of trying to hide a convicted felon's ownership stake in land Wynn Resorts wants to develop into a casino in Massachusetts.
- Mexico arrests 73, breaks up highway blockade Updated: Apr-29-16 4:57 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexican police have arrested 73 people after breaking up a protest by taxi drivers that blocked the main highway leading from Mexico City to Acapulco.
- Group of retailers offers new plan for Kansas liquor sales Updated: Apr-29-16 4:19 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A group of grocery and convenience stores in Kansas has proposed a new plan for expanding liquor sales, saying it would generate a $41 million cash infusion toward the state's budget deficit.
- Whole Foods exec: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet Updated: Apr-29-16 3:40 pm
NEW YORK - Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won't be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet.
- Dogfish Head's annual Analog-A-Go-Go festival relocating Updated: Apr-29-16 1:32 pm
WILMINGTON, Delaware - One of Delaware's major music festivals is moving to New Castle County.
- Casinos call for vote on Atlantic City aid, takeover bills Updated: Apr-29-16 1:09 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City's casinos, saying they are "on the edge of the abyss," want an immediate vote on bills in the state Legislature that would help the casinos and let the state take over the city's finances.
- Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill? Updated: Apr-29-16 12:22 pm
MIAMI - The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within - but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective.
- Royal Caribbean profit more than doubles on more passengers Updated: Apr-29-16 9:37 am
MIAMI - Royal Caribbean Cruises said Friday that its first-quarter profit more than doubled from the same period a year before as more people cruised on its ships and spent more money while onboard.
- Australia blocks farm sale to Chinese over national interest Updated: Apr-29-16 3:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea.
- As researchers fret, Devil's Hole pupfish just keep swimming Updated: Apr-29-16 2:05 am
LAS VEGAS - For one of the world's most endangered species, the Devil's Hole pupfish is having a pretty good year.
- Maine small business grants going to brewer, other companies Updated: Apr-29-16 12:24 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Lubec brewing company, a Greenville candle maker and a Sangerville cleaning service are among the businesses that will receive nearly $700,000 in Maine community development money.
- Winery near Traverse City paying for trees in state parks Updated: Apr-28-16 9:12 pm
OLD MISSION PENINSULA, Michigan - A winery near Traverse City is donating $10,000 to plant nearly 200 trees in Michigan state parks.
- Bill on beer coolers advances in Missouri Legislature Updated: Apr-28-16 6:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A measure to allow beer-makers to lease coolers to stores to keep drinks frosty has passed the Missouri House.
- McCrory seeks extra lottery profits for new initiatives Updated: Apr-28-16 6:09 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory wants legislators to let him use unanticipated extra profits from the North Carolina lottery in part for several new education initiatives and others that never before benefited directly from the state-run numbers games and scratch-offs.
- State denies gambling license for proposed Brockton casino Updated: Apr-28-16 6:00 pm
BOSTON - Two major resort casinos won't duke it out in Massachusetts' southeastern corner after all.
- Gasoline prices in Arizona now at $2.15 per gallon Updated: Apr-28-16 5:20 pm
PHOENIX - Gasoline prices around Arizona are basically the same this week at the pumps.
- Raiders owner to Las Vegas: Build it and we will come Updated: Apr-28-16 4:51 pm
LAS VEGAS - Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver "Las Vegas Raiders" banner. He made a few jokes before delivering a $500 million commitment to a new stadium in the city for his team.
- AP Source: Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks Updated: Apr-28-16 4:50 pm
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership.
- Nevada gambling revenue down 3 percent in March Updated: Apr-28-16 4:32 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada gambling revenue dropped 3 percent in March compared with last year, weighed down by bettors playing less baccarat and casinos having a less-lucky month in slots and sports betting.
- Cuban exiles drop lawsuit over Carnival cruise to island Updated: Apr-28-16 4:09 pm
MIAMI - Two Cuban exiles have dropped their federal discrimination lawsuit against Carnival Corp. after the cruise line reached an agreement with the communist-run island to permit Cuban-born passengers to make the voyage.
- After 38 years, well-known Auburn barbecue spot to close Updated: Apr-28-16 3:38 pm
AUBURN, Alabama - After 38 years in Auburn, Price's Barbecue House will close at the end of May.