- Report: Toyota executive arrested in Japan to be released Updated: Jul-07-15 3:58 am
TOKYO - The American Toyota executive who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations is expected to be released Wednesday without being prosecuted, according to Kyodo News service.
- Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77 Updated: Jul-06-15 10:20 pm
NEW YORK - One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah.
- Uber to cease operations in Broward County Updated: Jul-06-15 5:16 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The popular ridesharing service Uber has announced it is leaving Broward County.
- Connecticut agency tracks down $85.8M in uncollected taxes Updated: Jul-06-15 3:58 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's Department of Revenue Services announced Monday it unearthed about $85.8 million in uncollected tax revenue after ramping up efforts to resolve audit disputes with larger companies and making more personal visits to delinquent businesses.
- Honda chief: Product development needs more time for quality Updated: Jul-06-15 12:58 am
TOKYO - To illustrate his vision for a turnaround at recall-slammed Honda, Takahiro Hachigo, the new chief executive, showed video footage set to a light-hearted 50s-style rock music of happy people with Honda products, like a lawn mower and the Asimo walking robot.
- KU Hospital uses $12.5M grant to improve rural health care Updated: Jul-05-15 5:59 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The University of Kansas Hospital is teaming up with 14 small hospitals and medical centers in the western part of the state to make improvements to rural health care.
- NASCAR driver Kyle Busch wants grass removed from tracks Updated: Jul-04-15 7:23 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - Kyle Busch has become the unwitting poster boy for NASCAR safety improvements.
- Dr. Dre announces new radio show on Apple Music service Updated: Jul-03-15 5:17 pm
NEW YORK - Dr. Dre will be busting through your speakers with a new radio show on Apple Music.
- Worker's family sues over fatal Boeing 777 air bag injury Updated: Jul-03-15 2:22 pm
SEATTLE - The family of a man who was fatally injured while he was working on a seat belt air bag replacement that inflated explosively is suing Boeing Co. and a supplier.
- Montana had 2nd highest rate of health exchange re-enrollees Updated: Jul-03-15 2:04 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana has the nation's second highest rate of people re-enrolling in the health exchanges established under the federal health care law.
- Vermont officials warn about dangers of fireworks Updated: Jul-03-15 3:37 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's Division of Fire Safety says public fireworks displays put on by trained professionals and supervised by local fire departments are the smartest and safest way to enjoy fireworks.
- Bourbon boom: Kentucky inventory reaches 40-year high Updated: Jul-02-15 5:22 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky's bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades.
- FDA clears drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis Updated: Jul-02-15 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. But it will come at a steep price - more than $250,000 for a year's treatment.
- In Tech: Lifetime video service, Sprint's new price plans Updated: Jul-02-15 4:07 pm
Fans of Lifetime's melodramatic movies can now see them for $4 a month - without subscribing to cable.
- Top US auto safety regulator says Chrysler to face sanctions Updated: Jul-02-15 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Fiat Chrysler will be punished soon for failing to follow the law in 23 recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles, the nation's top auto safety regulator said Thursday.
- Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas' Updated: Jul-02-15 3:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.
- Participation in motorcycle safety classes low in Minnesota Updated: Jul-02-15 1:02 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minnesota - At least 31 motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads so far this year, accounting for more than 18 percent of all traffic deaths, according to the State Patrol.
- Ford recalls 432K cars because of software problem Updated: Jul-02-15 12:49 pm
NEW YORK - Ford is recalling 432,000 Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down.
- Oregon senators pass bill tracking toxic chemicals in toys Updated: Jul-01-15 10:18 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon senators took steps to regulate toxic chemicals in children's products and toys when they approved legislation Wednesday requiring a state agency to build a list of chemicals, such as arsenic, mercury and formaldehyde, found in items made for kids under the age of 12.
- 3,000 baby floats recalled because they can deflate Updated: Jul-01-15 6:20 pm
NEW YORK - About 3,000 inflatable baby floats are being recalled because they can deflate, posing a risk that a child could drown.
- IndyCar CEO: Rules package was off for Fontana race Updated: Jul-01-15 5:50 pm
The CEO of IndyCar said Wednesday that the series went too far with the rules package for last weekend's race at California, where many drivers sharply criticized what they said was dangerous pack racing.
- Sale of IBM microchip plants in Vermont, New York completed Updated: Jul-01-15 12:53 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - GlobalFoundries announced Wednesday it had completed its purchase of IBM's microchip plants in Vermont and New York, giving a new lease on life to a big employer in Vermont and New York's Duchess County.
- Vanderburgh County finds it difficult to get workers to jobs Updated: Jul-01-15 9:17 am
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - Transportation availability wasn't one of the hurdles of daily life in the East Coast metropolitan communities Janet Rodriguez came from before moving to Indiana.
- Company acquires Avectus Healthcare Solutions Updated: Jul-01-15 8:26 am
CORINTH, Mississippi - Corinth-based Avectus Healthcare Solutions has been acquired by a Kentucky company.
- Private towers fund NYC waterfront public park Updated: Jun-30-15 9:38 pm
NEW YORK - Brooklyn is taking the next step toward turning New York City's most populated borough into a 21st century residential enclave - with two private towers helping fund 85 acres of public parkland set against the Manhattan skyline, officials announced Tuesday.