- 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.
- Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 13 people Updated: Jul-05-15 11:20 pm
BEIJING - A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 30, state media reported.
- Denver police stumped by car-share drive-by shooting Updated: Jul-05-15 3:01 pm
DENVER - Denver police are stumped by a January drive-by shooting in which the suspects used fictitious names to rent Car2Go vehicles.
- Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's recalls some products Updated: Jul-05-15 2:34 pm
NEW YORK - Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's is recalling some of its products because a routine test found Listeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs.
- New lodges replace old cabins at Yellowstone's Canyon area Updated: Jul-05-15 2:29 pm
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - Five new lodges are under construction at Yellowstone National Park's Canyon Lodge that will replace 400 outdated cabins.
- Meth lab seizures drop in W.Va.; 123 busts so far this year Updated: Jul-05-15 1:22 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Methamphetamine lab seizures are down 20 percent in West Virginia compared to the first six months of 2014.
- Institutions like hospitals can help local mid-size farms Updated: Jul-05-15 1:04 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - At Oregon Health & Science University recently, the lunch offerings included sandwiches made with organic chicken breast - locally sourced - on focaccia bread, baked locally and delivered daily. Plus salad made from local greens. Not a pre-packaged, mass-produced item in sight.
- Historic Tampa cigar factory destroyed in fire Updated: Jul-05-15 12:07 pm
TAMPA, Florida - A historic Tampa cigar factory has been destroyed in a fire.
- Wineries, craft breweries experience growth in Kansas Updated: Jul-05-15 11:23 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The thirst for Kansas-produced alcoholic beverages is growing, with wineries multiplying and the state's largest craft beer brewer moving into a larger facility.
- July deadline set for 'Hunters Helping the Hungry' program Updated: Jul-05-15 5:04 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska meat processors have until July 20 to apply for this year's Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which provides ground venison to needy residents.
- For tobacco growers, farming is a family affair Updated: Jul-05-15 12:34 am
NEWBERRY, Florida - Trevor Bass walked among the rows of tobacco plants - the broad, green leaves up to his chest - and declared a good crop.
- Wildlife group: Bird ban hurts educational presentations Updated: Jul-04-15 2:51 pm
DAYTON, Ohio - A recent ban meant to protect Ohio's $2.3 billion poultry industry from a deadly bird flu virus has hampered educational wildlife presentations, environmental educators and volunteers argue.
- Bills to allow beer on pedal-powered trolleys go to Snyder Updated: Jul-04-15 1:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys isn't getting unanimous support from people who shuttle people around town.
- More ways to gamble with more casinos coming to upstate NY Updated: Jul-04-15 12:22 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Well before dice start tumbling at new upstate casinos, gambling operations in New York are evolving to stay competitive.
- After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M Updated: Jul-04-15 12:19 pm
SEATTLE - Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.
- Judge holds fate of Covington's historic Bavarian Brewery Updated: Jul-04-15 12:04 pm
COVINGTON, Kentucky - The fate of the historic Bavarian Brewery in Covington is now in the hands of a Kenton County judge.
- Hungry students propose expanding food truck operating hours Updated: Jul-04-15 9:04 am
ROCKVILLE, Maryland - Victor Barkley, 16, wanted something different for lunch. Instead of the usual cafeteria fare, the Wheaton High School junior yearned for grilled fish from Go Fish, his favorite food truck.
- Florida craft brewers toast as new growler law takes effect Updated: Jul-04-15 3:07 am
GAINESVILLE, Florida - Florida breweries toasted as a new state law allowing them to fill 64-ounce take-home growlers took effect.
- Land board approves fines for lava tour company Updated: Jul-03-15 7:04 pm
HILO, Hawaii - A Big Island tour company that operated unpermitted tours of the lava flow near the Puu Oo volcanic cone is facing more than $9,000 in fines.
- Pols: NJ casino expansion vote likely not happening in fall Updated: Jul-03-15 5:39 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers say there is almost no chance a statewide vote on whether to expand casino gambling beyond Atlantic City will be held this fall.
- Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers Updated: Jul-03-15 4:10 pm
BOSTON - New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet.
- Mountaineer opens $2M smoking pavilion to comply with ban Updated: Jul-03-15 12:53 pm
NEW CUMBERLAND, West Virginia - Mountaineer Casinos, Racetrack & Resort has opened a $2 million smoking pavilion to comply with a local clean air regulation.
- Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future? Updated: Jul-03-15 9:37 am
NEW YORK - Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny.
- Owner of Maine inn made $900,000 through essay contest Updated: Jul-03-15 7:40 am
CENTER LOVELL, Maine - State police say the owner of a Maine inn who held an essay contest to give away her business made more than $900,000 through the endeavor.
- Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure Updated: Jul-03-15 6:53 am
PARIS - Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.