- A monumental task: Getting Mainers to support a new park
August 27, 20168:25 AM ET
MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Among the empty storefronts on once-bustling Penobscot Avenue, longtime resident Jean McLean stood in her art gallery, the sole employee left at a business that once had three.
- Scams & waste loom as charity millions donated after Orlando
August 27, 201612:52 PM ET
The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight.
- Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable
August 26, 20161:28 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.
- Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers
August 27, 20169:41 AM ET
MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims were all young women trapped in a dressing room while changing into their work clothes.
- Wal-Mart takes Texas to court to crack liquor-sales market
August 27, 201610:56 AM ET
HOUSTON (AP) — Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded.
- GM recalling about 368,000 vehicles to fix windshield wipers
August 27, 201611:14 AM ET
General Motors is recalling nearly 368,000 vehicles to fix a defective part that could prevent the windshield wipers from working.
- US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring
August 26, 20169:27 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending.
- US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers
August 26, 20164:54 PM ET
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.
- Court sides with Trader Joe's in suit over alleged knockoff
August 26, 20166:03 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who purchased the company's products and resold them in Canada at "Pirate Joe's," a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe's, a federal appeals court said Friday.
- FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
August 26, 20163:40 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.