- South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee Updated: May-24-16 12:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea - An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.
- Tony Gwynn's family sues tobacco industry over star's death Updated: May-23-16 9:56 pm
SAN DIEGO - Tony Gwynn's widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death.
- Electric carmaker to start moving to North Las Vegas Updated: May-23-16 7:08 pm
LAS VEGAS - Electric carmaker Faraday Future said Monday it will move heavy equipment and a handful of employees early next month to North Las Vegas, where the upstart company is planning a 3 million-square-foot manufacturing plant.
- Toyota adding 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall Updated: May-23-16 5:47 pm
DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.
- Deal reached to keep Atlantic City from running out of cash Updated: May-23-16 4:57 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers agreed Monday on an Atlantic City rescue package to keep the iconic home of Miss America, salt water taffy and oceanfront casinos from running out of money.
- 2015 was a corporate buyout bonanza; here comes the sequel Updated: May-23-16 4:41 pm
After 2015's blistering global buyout pace, this year is shaping up to be quite the sequel with Bayer's $62 billion attempt to buy Monsanto and create a global seed giant.
- 2 Verizon store employees sprayed with mace during robbery Updated: May-23-16 4:26 pm
SNELLVILLE, Georgia - Gwinnett County police are searching for two men accused of spraying two Verizon store employees with mace during a robbery.
- AC casino profits up 31 percent in hopeful sign for city Updated: May-23-16 4:11 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Atlantic City's casinos saw their collective operating profit rise by 31 percent in the first three months of the year in another hopeful sign that the struggling industry may be stabilizing.
- April Mississippi casino revenue rises along coast and river Updated: May-23-16 3:40 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gamblers lost more money at Mississippi casinos along both the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River in April.
- Bridgestone abandons crisis-wracked Venezuela after 62 years Updated: May-23-16 3:36 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Tire maker Bridgestone is selling its business in Venezuela after six decades in the country, the latest blue chip company to abandon the country as a result of runaway inflation and strict currency controls.
- Alaska inmate escapes, then comes back to try to free others Updated: May-23-16 2:58 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A minimum-security prisoner who escaped from a halfway house in Alaska came back three hours later, but it wasn't to turn himself in.
- Food manufacturer to pay $949K in settlement Updated: May-23-16 2:17 pm
GREENVILLE, New Hampshire - A food manufacturer has agreed to pay $949,000 to the state of New Hampshire as part of a settlement with the attorney general's office over water pollution and waste disposal allegations.
- Fed inspectors find sick, dead animals at pet dealer ranch Updated: May-23-16 12:09 pm
Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.
- US attorney rejects claims of misconduct in Rubashkin case Updated: May-23-16 10:40 am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Federal prosecutors are rejecting allegations that they committed misconduct against imprisoned kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin.
- UK restaurant owner guilty of manslaughter in allergy death Updated: May-23-16 10:37 am
LONDON - A British man was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday after being convicted of manslaughter because a customer at his Indian restaurant died of a peanut allergy.
- Long Island hospital welcomes Mickey, a falcon chick Updated: May-23-16 10:23 am
EAST MEADOW, New York - A Long Island hospital has helped with the birth of dozens of babies since 1997. But these little ones aren't human.
- Ohio gas prices continue to increase heading toward holiday Updated: May-23-16 8:42 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gas prices around Ohio have continued to increase heading toward the Memorial Day weekend.
- Gas prices climbing in northern New England Updated: May-23-16 8:27 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gas prices have gone up a bit in northern New England.
- West Virginia raw milk law takes effect Monday Updated: May-23-16 4:29 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginians are now allowed to drink raw milk through animal-sharing agreements.
- Furniture cut-and-sew job tax credit continues until 2019 Updated: May-22-16 7:52 pm
TUPELO, Mississippi - It's not clear how many furniture makers use Mississippi's $2,000-a-job tax credit, but they have it for 2½ more years.
- Sunday brunch booze sales start in Shepherdstown Updated: May-22-16 12:12 pm
SHEPHERDSTOWN, West Virginia - Restaurants and other businesses in Shepherdstown are now able to serve alcohol on Sunday mornings.
- Summary of charges against the speaker of Alabama's House Updated: May-22-16 11:43 am
OPELIKA, Alabama - Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard goes on trial Tuesday. He is accused of using his political positions to make money and obtain financial favors from lobbyists and companies with business before the Alabama Legislature. Hubbard says he is innocent. Among the charges:
- New craft beer trail comes to the Shenandoah Valley Updated: May-22-16 11:07 am
STAUNTON, Virginia - Like Nelson County has the Brew Ridge Trail, the Shenandoah Valley now has its very own beer trail snaking down Interstate 81.
- Scenic railroad hopes repairs complete by Aug. 1 Updated: May-22-16 9:01 am
CUMBERLAND, Maryland - Repair of a landslide that has kept Western Maryland Scenic Railroad excursions from reaching their Frostburg destination is expected to be completed by Aug. 1.
- Art Van launches fundraising competition for nonprofits Updated: May-21-16 5:21 pm
WARREN, Michigan - A Michigan-based furniture retailer has launched a competition to distribute more than $300,000 in grants to Midwestern nonprofit groups that raise the most money during the campaign.