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Trade group raises 2016 sales growth forecast to 3.4 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:20am

A trade group is raising its forecast for retail sales growth this year to 3.6 percent, with more help from online sales, as the economy improves.

Coast Guard recruit who died in training donates heart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:10am

A Coast Guard recruit from Virginia who collapsed and died after a physical fitness run at a New Jersey training center has donated his heart.

The Latest: Hearses arrive at site of Japan knife attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:10am

The Latest on Tuesday's knife attack at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 dead (all times local):

New Mexico lawmaker eyes 'right to die' bill amid court loss

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:00am

A New Mexico state lawmaker is pushing for a law to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with help from doctors.

US OKs end to Arizona enrollment freeze in program for kids

X, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:00am

Federal officials have approved Arizona's plan to allow additional low-income families in need of affordable health insurance to enroll their children for coverage for services in September.

Bloomington assistant principal skydives with Golden Knights

Jonathan Streetman-Times, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:10am

What did you do over your summer break?

Explosion kills 1, injures 5 in Bosnian paper factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:50am

Authorities say an explosion at a paper production company in the northern part of Bosnia has killed one worker and injured five others.

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:30am

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:00am

The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.

In 10th convention speech, Bill Clinton faces tougher crowd

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:52am

Bill Clinton was once the Democrats explainer-in-chief, electrifying the convention crowd with his support of President Barack Obama.

Energy company BP says 2Q earnings fell 45 percent

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:40am

BP's second-quarter earnings fell 45 percent as lower oil prices hit the British energy company.

Hyundai Motor reports 10th straight quarterly profit drop

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:30am

Hyundai Motor Co. has reported a tenth straight quarterly profit decline due to weak demand for passenger sedans and higher marketing expenses for its luxury brand, despite improved China sales.

Craft breweries try to stand out with creative tap handles

Carrie Antlfinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:31am

Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas — they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed.

Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:31am

A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval.

Jordan deal with donors means legal work for Syria refugees

Layla K. Quran, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:10am

Syrian refugee Fawaz al-Jasem used to drop his tools and run when he saw police approaching the farm in northern Jordan where he has been picking vegetables for the past three years.

Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:01am

It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation's top producer of ponderosa lumber.

United flight lands safely after landing gear problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:20pm

A United Airlines flight carrying 56 people landed safely at a Colorado airport after the pilot reported a problem with the forward landing gear.

Shutting down 'shark finning': US fishermen promise a fight

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:50pm

American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world.

General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:10pm

General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported.

US, Japan, Australia step in for weak SEAsia to chide China

Vijay Joshi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:02pm

The United States, Japan and Australia have urged China not to construct military outposts and reclaim land in the disputed South China Sea, in a strong show of support for Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with Beijing in the resource-rich area.