- Pence to attend GM announcement in northeast Indiana Updated: May-26-15 3:43 am
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to join General Motors Corp. executives in northeast Indiana for what his office is describing as a significant announcement.
- Channeling Batman, Versailles: Macau's new wave of resorts Updated: May-26-15 2:22 am
MACAU - Macau is doubling down even as the odds change. The world's casino capital this week welcomes the first of a new wave of lavish casino resorts for its up-and-coming Cotai Peninsula.
- Couple bring vintage vibe to North Bend's Itty Bitty Inn Updated: May-25-15 5:49 pm
NORTH BEND, Oregon - Although the North Bend hotel they own is tiny from the outside, there's nothing small about the lives and personalities of the Itty Bitty Inn's owners Rik and Donna Villarreal - or the inn itself.
- Standoff between Rauner, Democrats hangs over Legislature Updated: May-25-15 5:41 pm
CHICAGO - A standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Illinois Legislature is threatening to derail action on a long list of issues as lawmakers enter the final days of their spring session.
- Mississippi casino revenues rise on river and coast in April Updated: May-25-15 4:19 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gamblers lost more money at Mississippi casinos in April, as continued gains at Gulf Coast gambling halls were joined by a rare up month at casinos along the Mississippi River.
- Beef jerky comment gets northern Idaho lawmaker a whole case Updated: May-25-15 3:05 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho lawmaker's comment that she could go for days at a special session of the Legislature because she brought beef jerky has prompted a Washington state company to promise to send her a case.
- Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela Updated: May-25-15 2:41 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.
- Casper couple sues vapor cigarette dealer Updated: May-25-15 2:28 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - A Casper couple is suing a local vapor cigarette company, saying the battery in one of the devices exploded and caused injuries.
- WyoLotto releases CEO's salary; other salaries remain secret Updated: May-25-15 2:19 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - The Wyoming Lottery Corp. has released the salary of CEO Jon Clontz after initially declining to do so, but still refuses to disclose how much it pays other employees.
- Off-duty cops riding pedal pub foil attackers in Minneapolis Updated: May-25-15 12:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Six people are facing potential criminal penalties in a series of water attacks on three pedal pubs in Minneapolis, including one that carried six off-duty police officers.
- Mom of fallen soldier builds retreat for grieving families Updated: May-25-15 11:44 am
PORT ANGELES, Washington - A heavy door creaks and Betsy Schultz steps into a century-old cottage littered with workbenches and plywood.
- Collinsville waterpark using solar panels Updated: May-25-15 10:59 am
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A waterpark in southern Illinois is being run with energy from nearly 700 solar panels starting this summer.
- The latest on the pump-your-own-gas debate in New Jersey Updated: May-25-15 10:43 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers are reigniting a debate about self-service gas just in time for drivers to fuel up as they return from their Memorial Day weekends.
- Correction: Nigeria-Fuel Crisis story Updated: May-25-15 8:38 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - In a story May 25 about Nigeria's fuel crisis, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the country produces more than 2 billion barrels of oil a day. The correct figure is more than 2 million barrels a day.
- Report: Iran raises gas prices by 40 percent in subsidy cut Updated: May-25-15 5:25 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran will raise gasoline prices by some 40 percent beginning Tuesday, the country's official news agency reported, the latest cut to the Islamic Republic's fuel subsidies that cost it some $32 billion a year.
- Artsy coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo Updated: May-25-15 3:14 am
TOKYO - Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup.
- Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies Updated: May-24-15 7:58 pm
LOS ANGELES - Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.
- Actress Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller, dies Updated: May-24-15 7:55 pm
LOS ANGELES - Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.
- Community college offering certificates to brewing students Updated: May-24-15 2:32 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - Piedmont Virginia Community College has started offering students the opportunity to earn a certificate in the growing industry of craft brewing.
- Tok man arrested, charged with shooting into sporting store Updated: May-24-15 2:14 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A Tok man has been jailed after troopers say he fired a gun into a sporting goods store while his wife was locked inside.
- Pinot noir celebrates 50 years in Willamette Valley Updated: May-24-15 1:05 pm
SHERWOOD, Oregon - The founding families of Oregon pinot noir scoured the Pacific Northwest to find the perfect place for vines that need long, cool, consistent summers. An area with a growing season that won't freeze the buds before they burst into grapes, but won't scorch the delicate fruit, either.
- North Dakota searching for its 2015 Dairy Princess Updated: May-24-15 9:28 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota is searching for its 2015 Dairy Princess.
- Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto Updated: May-24-15 4:01 am
HONOLULU - Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.
- Jeni's scoop shops reopen after listeria-related shutdown Updated: May-23-15 6:26 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has reopened nearly all its scoop shops after a monthlong shutdown triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints.
- Millions of birds dead due to flu to be disposed of soon Updated: May-23-15 5:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of Iowa birds killed or destroyed in the wake of a bird flu outbreak should be disposed of or incinerated within the next week, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.