- 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case Updated: May-25-15 8:04 am
WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans - not White House officials - who have been talking about damage control.
- Downtown Kingman post office to remain open Updated: May-25-15 6:14 am
KINGMAN, Arizona - Kingman's historic downtown post office is no longer on the verge of closing.
- Turkmenistan unveils massive gold-leaf statue of president Updated: May-25-15 5:46 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan has unveiled a grandiose gold-leafed statue of the president carrying a dove and riding atop a horse - a move aimed at burnishing the leader's burgeoning personality cult.
- 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.
- Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains Updated: May-25-15 4:49 am
SEATTLE - One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.
- Department of Ag to hold hearing on Adams County hog farm Updated: May-25-15 4:10 am
QUINCY, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing on a proposed hog confinement facility in western Illinois.
- 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.
- Japan trade gap returns to deficit in April, more red ahead Updated: May-25-15 3:07 am
TOKYO - Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen.
- Florida's bee colonies on the rise thanks to new program Updated: May-25-15 3:04 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's managed bee colonies have increased by more than 145 percent in the last eight years, thanks to a successful partnership between beekeepers and growers.
- Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela Updated: May-25-15 12:22 am
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.
- Asian stock markets mostly higher in quiet trading day Updated: May-24-15 11:31 pm
BEIJING - Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on a quiet trading day with Hong Kong, Wall Street and London closed for holidays.
- 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.
- Some Iowa farmers upset with government's bird flu response Updated: May-24-15 6:10 pm
SIBLEY, Iowa - Iowa farmers who have been dealing for weeks with thousands of rotting dead chickens are frustrated by the government's response to the Midwest bird flu outbreak.
- Molokai ferry wants to operate 'as needed' Updated: May-24-15 5:20 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii - Sea Link of Hawaii withdrew last week its petition to reduce its twice-daily ferry route between Molokai and Maui and intends to submit a new petition to run the ferry only on an "as-needed" basis, according to company President and Senior Capt. Dave Jung.
- Company behind giant telescope moves forward amid talks Updated: May-24-15 5:19 pm
HILO, Hawaii - Aside from the ongoing standstill atop Mauna Kea, those behind the Thirty Meter Telescope are moving forward with the $1.4 billion project.
- Wealthy new owners fuel Kahala Avenue revival Updated: May-24-15 4:16 pm
HONOLULU - An eccentric Japanese billionaire riled residents of a prestigious seaside street in Honolulu when he bought $180 million of property and then left houses and landscaping to deteriorate.
- New Haven span a step closer to completion Updated: May-24-15 3:22 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven is a step closer to carrying traffic.
- Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success Updated: May-24-15 3:21 pm
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds.
- Mayor: Plan for bullet train likely stopped in its tracks Updated: May-24-15 3:15 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Chattanooga is looking into the possibility of building light commuter rail throughout the city, Mayor Andy Berke said.
- 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.
- Nigerian cellphone provider needs fuel to prevent shut-down Updated: May-24-15 2:19 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's leading cellphone provider said Sunday it urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide - the latest business hit by a months-long fuel crisis in Africa's biggest oil producer.
- 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.
- New Census numbers show Casper population exceeding 60,000 Updated: May-24-15 1:46 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Casper has exceeded 60,000 in population for the first time in its history thanks largely to active oil drilling in the area, and a state economist says he believes the recent downturn in oil prices won't cause the large population losses that the city and state experienced in past boom-to-bust cycles.
- EXCHANGE: Program for injured veterans promotes fitness Updated: May-24-15 1:26 pm
PLAINFIELD, Illinois - Keith Aguina, a veteran who is a quadriplegic, often encountered poor attitudes and physical barriers at the gym.