The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project approved a revised $64 billion plan Thursday that calls for the train to go from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California, acknowledging the political reality that federal and private financing has fallen far short of what backers had hoped.
Jim Suhr, Associated Press | Posted Apr 28th - 5:41pm
The owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the underground blaze, a U.S. Environmental Agency administrator said Thursday.
FBI officials say there's no clear evidence the agency violated its own rules when it posed as The Associated Press to unmask a criminal, according to a report obtained through a public records lawsuit.
Philip Kives, the tireless TV pitchman whose commercials implored viewers to "wait, there's more!" while selling everything from vegetable slicers to hit music compilations on vinyl, has died at age 87.
Kevin Freking, Associated Press | Posted Apr 28th - 4:50pm
Eight former secretaries of defense are pushing congressional leaders to back one of President Barack Obama's top priorities and pass a free trade agreement they say is fundamental to national security.
Bob Salsberg, Associated Press | Posted Apr 28th - 4:00pm
The Massachusetts Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products across the state, which could make it the second to raise its threshold to 21 years old.
Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press | Posted Apr 28th - 3:41pm
Adventure Outdoors is an 80,000-square-foot store with walls lined with long guns, cases packed with handguns and aisles jammed with all the accessories an avid outdoorsman would need: coolers, clothing, ammo. At the customer service counter is a government-issued poster that warns: "Don't lie for the other guy."
Lance Armstrong has asked a federal judge to end a lawsuit against him by the U.S. government that seeks to recover millions of dollars in sponsorship money the U.S. Postal Service paid to his cycling teams.
Dave Kolpack, Associated Press | Posted Apr 28th - 3:21pm
The University of North Dakota plans to eliminate 138 faculty, staff and administration positions to help meet budget cuts ordered by the governor, the school's interim president told state Board of Higher Education members Thursday.