- Disaster loan center opening in Paducah for July flooding Updated: Jul-28-15 4:05 am
PADUCAH, Kentucky - Businesses and residents affected by flash flooding earlier this month in the Paducah area can apply for low-interest Small Business Administration loans.
- Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing Updated: Jul-27-15 9:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The cost of private individual health plans on California's state-run market will increase about 4 percent for the second straight year, evidence the strategy of forcing insurers to compete is controlling costs, program officials said Monday.
- Federal appeals court upholds California's shark fin ban Updated: Jul-27-15 7:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court Monday upheld a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins.
- Canceled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats Updated: Jul-27-15 12:54 pm
WENDOVER, Utah - A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds that can top 400 mph.
- Non-Mormon faux holiday 'Pie and Beer Day' gains traction Updated: Jul-24-15 4:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Most people are gathering Friday in Utah to celebrate the state's Mormon heritage at Pioneer Day parades featuring floats, carriages and women in prairie dresses. But many non-Mormons will be enjoying an increasingly popular counter-holiday with a playful name: Pie and Beer Day.
- San Francisco's Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom Updated: Jul-24-15 1:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life.
- Q&A: What happened to government's small business loans? Updated: Jul-23-15 5:50 pm
NEW YORK - The government's biggest small business loan program is on hold after running out of money.
- Desert city capitalizes as highway collapse diverts drivers Updated: Jul-23-15 1:53 pm
Yvonne Peach was up late posting a new special on the website for her historic Yuma hotel.
- Wait until later: Out of money, SBA loan program is on hold Updated: Jul-23-15 1:49 pm
NEW YORK - Small business owners hoping to get a loan from the government are going to hear "wait until later."
- San Diego's Daily Transcript to close after nearly 130 years Updated: Jul-23-15 12:26 am
SAN DIEGO - The Daily Transcript of San Diego said Wednesday it will publish its last edition Sept. 1, ending a nearly 130-year run in the newspaper business.
- Costs from regulations pile up, hurt small business profits Updated: Jul-22-15 12:41 pm
NEW YORK - It's getting more expensive to be an employer and small business owners say that's making it harder for them to make money.
- Pet porkers pack rescues as trendy teacup pigs fatten up Updated: Jul-22-15 11:43 am
LOS ANGELES - Eva Monroy bought a mini pig for her family and fed it what the breeder instructed: a half-cup of food in the morning and a half-cup at night.
- Oregon business startups have not rebounded with economy Updated: Jul-20-15 12:47 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - Oregon is known for innovative startups and entrepreneurs with an eye on opportunity.
- Bus-safety mandates introduced after deadly California crash Updated: Jul-17-15 9:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A California state lawmaker proposed sweeping bus-safety reforms Friday that were recommended by federal officials who investigated a fiery bus crash that killed five high school students on a tour last year.
- Fire, propane explosion damage Washington business Updated: Jul-17-15 9:16 pm
MOSES LAKE, Washington - A dramatic fire and explosion that sent a propane tank flying 1,000 feet burned five buildings Friday at a company that makes plastic tarps to cover haystacks and set fire to 11,000 tons of hay in central Washington state.
- New Mexico medical marijuana producers' names to be released Updated: Jul-16-15 6:34 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The names of state medical marijuana dispensaries and their employees will soon be made public, Gov. Susana Martinez announced.
- California Native American tribe plans resort, winery Updated: Jul-16-15 3:26 pm
WINDSOR, California - A casino-owning Native American tribe has plans for housing, a resort and a winery around a small Northern California town, and some locals are not happy.
- Pot-pioneering Colorado rejects marijuana as PTSD treatment Updated: Jul-16-15 11:11 am
DENVER - Colorado is known for pushing boundaries on marijuana, but health officials' decision to reject pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder shows the issue is far from settled.
- AP WAS THERE: 60 years ago, Disneyland opens in California Updated: Jul-16-15 10:52 am
ANAHEIM, California - EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 16, 1955, Associated Press reporter Bob Thomas wrote a story about the imminent opening of an elaborate theme park in California that was conceived by none other than Walt Disney. The park opened the next day.
- Blast at Washington aerospace plant hurls machinery, hurts 5 Updated: Jul-15-15 8:13 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - An explosion rocked an aerospace plant in northeast Washington, toppling large pieces of machinery, lifting an entire floor off its foundation and injuring five people, authorities said Wednesday.
- Berkeley tightens building code after fatal balcony collapse Updated: Jul-15-15 3:40 pm
BERKELEY, California - Balconies on Berkeley, California, apartment buildings will be inspected every three years under new regulations adopted by the city in the wake of a balcony collapse that left six people dead.
- Watch pets around wildlife as attacks rise in summer Updated: Jul-15-15 12:08 pm
LOS ANGELES - A 1-pound squirrel and 90-pound dog didn't let their size disparity stop them from dueling.
- Quadriplegic missionary receives $26M settlement after crash Updated: Jul-14-15 6:07 pm
HELENA, Montana - Insurers for the Southern Baptist Convention have agreed to pay $26 million to a South Carolina man who was paralyzed and suffered brain damage in a rollover crash during a 2009 missionary trip in Montana, Attorney Anders Blewett said Tuesday.
- Ski resorts, conservationists OK blueprint for Wasatch range Updated: Jul-14-15 3:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Ski resorts and conservationists have approved a wide-ranging blueprint for the future of the Wasatch Mountain range, though the deal doesn't address a contentious proposal to connect all seven area resorts to offer skiers a European-style experience.
- Colorado pot tax for schools hits record, exceeds 2014 total Updated: Jul-14-15 1:20 pm
DENVER - A year after Colorado's marijuana tax for schools came in far short of its goal, the fund is setting records and has accrued more money in the first five months in 2015 than it did for all of 2014.