- The gift of gold: Bolt wins again, with help from the US Updated: Aug-29-15 12:54 pm
BEIJING - Usain Bolt's final gold medal at the Bird's Nest came gift-wrapped.
- Professional works to teach students more about farms Updated: Aug-29-15 10:52 am
MOVILLE, Iowa - On a steamy day in July, nearly one dozen teachers file into a room at the Moville Community Center. This particular day of their summer "vacation" is filled with talk about corn, soybeans, wind power soil structure.
- Reviving history: Papaaloa store reopens Updated: Aug-29-15 8:08 am
HILO, Hawaii - Heading into Papaaloa from Hilo on Route 19, the only hint that there is anything new at Mile 24 is a discreet sign set low to the ground, featuring an orange-toned drawing of a building, and indicating the driver should take the next right turn.
- Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note Updated: Aug-28-15 7:04 pm
Well, that was exciting.
- US oil prices climb again after Thursday's big jump Updated: Aug-28-15 5:02 pm
NEW YORK - Oil prices surged again Friday, a day after recording their biggest gain in more than six years.
- Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking Updated: Aug-28-15 11:53 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Twenty-one Oregon districts ranging from small to the state's largest failed to meet federal testing targets for Smarter Balanced assessments, according to state data.
- US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am
BEIJING - The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.
- 1955 refinery explosion seemed like 'end of the world' Updated: Aug-28-15 5:10 am
WHITING, Indiana - On an already hot morning during one of the hottest summers on record, shortly after the sun peeked over the horizon, a huge blast at the Standard Oil Refinery in Whiting startled thousands out of their sleep and shattered windows as far away as Crown Point.
- Oil jumps 10 percent for biggest one-day gain since 2009 Updated: Aug-27-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - Oil soared more than 10 percent Thursday, its biggest one-day gain since March 2009, lifted by resurgent global stock markets and a report showing the U.S. economy grew faster than previously reported in the second quarter.
- EXCHANGE: Crop sprayers help farmers fight summer of mud Updated: Aug-27-15 7:56 am
KANKAKEE, Illinois - They make their living at 135 miles per hour, about eight feet off the ground. And, they've never been busier.
- Farm profits to fall second consecutive year Updated: Aug-26-15 5:01 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - It will be a less profitable year for farmers as low grain, milk and hog prices cut into income, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say.
- Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid Updated: Aug-26-15 10:10 am
WASHINGTON - Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating - at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills.
- The Latest: Dow fell more than 600 points from day's peak Updated: Aug-25-15 5:13 pm
NEW YORK - The latest on the global financial market turmoil (all times local):
- Grain mostly lower and livestock mixed Updated: Aug-25-15 3:58 pm
CHICAGO - Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- Malted barley production grows in northwestern Michigan Updated: Aug-25-15 4:17 am
KALKASKA, Michigan - Troy Jenkins stood amid the gently blowing barley grasses at his Kalkaska County farm, carefully chewed a kernel, waited to feel a crunch.
- Slaying of Indiana girl shook her family, state 20 years ago Updated: Aug-24-15 5:30 pm
PORTAGE, Indiana - On a warm August morning 20 years ago, 8-year-old Sarah Paulsen took off on her bike to find frogs.
- Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into the bull market Updated: Aug-24-15 8:01 am
NEW YORK - Well, that was fun while it lasted.
- Ford plant exhibit debuts at Iron Mountain museum Updated: Aug-24-15 4:13 am
IRON MOUNTAIN, Michigan - A new permanent exhibit featuring the Iron Mountain Ford Motor Co. plant in Kingsford is now open at the Cornish Pumping Engine and Mining Museum.
- Yankton County couple marks wedding anniversary with 4-H Updated: Aug-23-15 4:29 pm
YANKTON, South Dakota - Most married couples go out to dinner for their anniversary.
- EXCHANGE: 100 years since Lovejoy press lifted from river Updated: Aug-23-15 11:58 am
ALTON, Illinois - A century ago, Sparks Milling Company workers were dredging the Mississippi River to make way for a concrete pier when they unearthed the cast-iron yoke believed to be part of Elijah Parish Lovejoy's printing press.
- Nebraska rancher shares his passion for shortgrass prairie Updated: Aug-23-15 10:50 am
KIMBALL, Nebraska - Although Shaun Evertson was born on the Great Plains hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, he began his career in the Navy. As a search-and-rescue paramedic, he served for 14 years in some dangerous international operations.
- Officials say 84 new poultry houses in the works in Accomack Updated: Aug-23-15 9:52 am
ACCOMAC, Virginia - Accomack County's poultry industry is burgeoning, according to a new report.
- Group of Asian buyers looking at North Dakota soybeans Updated: Aug-21-15 6:04 am
FARGO, North Dakota - A group of Asian soybean buyers is visiting eastern North Dakota.
- Fire, skewers bring twist to marshmallow business Updated: Aug-21-15 5:06 am
CROWN POINT, Indiana - In less than 10 seconds, Jayme Goffin can turn a block of fluffy homemade marshmallow into gooey decadence with help from a pronged skewer and a propane torch.
- Oil lease sale western Gulf's lowest ever in bids, money Updated: Aug-19-15 6:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The smallest oil lease sale ever in the western Gulf of Mexico and one of the smallest in the entire Gulf brought only five bidders Wednesday, with low oil prices limiting interest in the prospects. Most seats in a Superdome meeting room were empty as a federal energy official read the 33 bids for tracts off the Texas coast.