07/15/2014 12:20amRim Ok Hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China with a mixture of satisfaction and concern. Rows of young potato plants, lush and green against the deep brown of the wet soil, stretch into the distance almost as far as the eye can see.
07/15/2014 12:32amWilliam "Jackrabbit" Large pulls his SUV onto the side of a downtown Seattle street, parking behind an Amazon Fresh delivery truck and carrying a product the online retailer doesn't offer: marijuana.
07/15/2014 1:40amThe Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department's assistant inspector general don't believe it.
07/15/2014 3:30amA survey shows that German investor confidence fell for the seventh consecutive month in July, in another indication that Europe's biggest economy may be coming off the boil.
07/15/2014 4:51amSpecialty chemicals company Albemarle is buying counterpart Rockwood Holdings Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion.
07/15/2014 5:00amKerry says he'll consult with Obama, Congress about possible extension of nuclear talks.
07/15/2014 5:10amRim Ok Hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance.
07/15/2014 5:21amCORRECTS: Cigarette maker Reynolds American to buy rival Lorillard in $27B deal. (Corrects APNewsAlert to correct deal value.)
07/15/2014 6:41amUS retail sales ticked up 0.2 percent in June, a sign cautious consumers may restrain growth.
07/15/2014 7:10amBritain's financial regulator on Tuesday announced new limitations on what payday lenders can charge their customers, the latest step in moves to tackle poor conduct in the short-term credit industry.
07/15/2014 7:33amU.S. retail sales increased slightly in June, evidence that consumers remain cautious despite steady job gains this year.
07/15/2014 8:01amCellphones may find their way on to Lafayette high school students' back-to-school lists.
07/15/2014 8:10amUS businesses restock inventories at solid pace in May in anticipation of sales gains.
07/15/2014 8:10amGermany's antitrust authority has imposed fines totaling 338 million euros ($460 million) on 21 sausage manufacturers for colluding on prices.
07/15/2014 8:41amHewlett-Packard's interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.
07/15/2014 8:41amAn executive for an Indianapolis-based nonprofit educational advocacy group has been named executive director of Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education.
07/15/2014 9:11amJPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank by assets, said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings fell 9 percent as revenue at its investment banking and mortgage businesses dropped.
07/15/2014 9:21amGrain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/15/2014 10:20amThe Tribune Co. has set Aug. 4 as the date for the expected spinoff of its newspaper publishing business.
07/15/2014 10:21amThe British pound spiked near a six-year high against the dollar Tuesday after a surprisingly big increase in U.K. inflation fueled expectations that the Bank of England may start raising interest rates soon, possibly by the end of the year.
07/15/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
07/15/2014 10:21amU.S. companies restocked their store shelves and warehouses at a steady pace in May, a sign they expect sales will remain solid in the months ahead.
07/15/2014 11:11amThe head of Hungary's largest broadcaster said Tuesday the company wants to remain in the country despite being seen as the main target of a new tax on advertising revenues.
07/15/2014 11:30amThe day that Donald Hodge Sr. fell and died in Allen Parish, state agriculture officials issued a quarantine against his Lake Charles deer farm.
07/15/2014 11:41amThe University of Illinois is seeking about a 4 percent increase in state funding for the 2016 fiscal year.
07/15/2014 12:00pmThe next big thing in aviation may be really small.
07/15/2014 12:20pmAmerican palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's?
07/15/2014 12:31pmonly to find out it is an unwanted sales call or someone attempting to collect personal information to attempt identity theft.
07/15/2014 12:41pmPresident Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports temporary measures to keep federal transportation aid flowing to the states and to keep construction crews on the job, while he also pressed Congress for a more permanent solution to the longstanding shortfall in funding for road and bridge-building projects.
07/15/2014 1:01pmThe Bureau of Indian Affairs has ordered the northern Idaho city of Kamiah to vacate a 4.6-acre section of land the bureau says is owned by the Nez Perce Tribe.
07/15/2014 1:20pmJoe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man.
07/15/2014 1:20pmNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is channeling Hollywood in his push for more cuts to state workers' benefits.
07/15/2014 1:31pmKansas City, Kansas, officials say a contractor for BNSF Railway died after falling into a train car full of grain.
07/15/2014 1:31pmMaggots in food, staffing shortages and reports of running out of main and side dishes are among new complaints against the vendor that won the contract to feed Ohio inmates.
07/15/2014 1:31pmThe University of Alaska Fairbanks needs to find a new home for the nearly 25,000 seedlings growing in its greenhouse, which are used every year to beautify campus.
07/15/2014 1:31pmAdvocates for people with autism want state senators to vote on a bill that would extend insurance coverage for autism therapy in North Carolina.
07/15/2014 1:41pmIn a story on July 11 about Amazon seeking permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones, The Associated Press misstated the year that Congress gave the FAA a deadline for granting drones access to U.S. skies. Congress set the September 2015 deadline in 2012, not last year.
07/15/2014 1:51pmAnxiety grew among the nearly 300,000 daily riders caught in the middle of a labor dispute as a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad grew closer.
07/15/2014 1:51pmState officials say Idaho closed the 2014 fiscal year with $7.2 million more than anticipated.
07/15/2014 2:11pmDemocratic challenger Paul Davis sought Tuesday to give his campaign for Kansas governor a bipartisan boost by announcing endorsements from more than 100 moderate Republicans who've split with conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback over education and tax policy.
07/15/2014 2:51pmDespite recent sizable job gains, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is signaling that her agency is in no rush to withdraw the massive support it is providing the U.S. economy.
07/15/2014 2:51pmThe GOP-controlled House has voted to slash the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and make it more likely that people who cheat on their taxes will get away with it.
07/15/2014 3:01pmThe House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
07/15/2014 3:11pmWyoming regulators have extended deadlines for a Utah energy developer to line up financing and begin construction on a planned wind farm with 46 turbines near Glenrock.
07/15/2014 3:20pmGoogle has appointed Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford Motor Co., to its board.
07/15/2014 3:21pmWarren Buffett has given several charities Berkshire Hathaway stock worth more than $2.8 billion as part of his plan to give away his fortune gradually through annual gifts.
07/15/2014 3:22pmWith an August deadline looming, the House voted Tuesday to temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial footing for the long term.
07/15/2014 3:31pmA few commuters in Boulder, Colorado, may have arrived at work dripping wet because they observed Tube To Work Day.
07/15/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Tuesday:
07/15/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Tuesday:
07/15/2014 3:50pmThe American Hospital Association has disclosed spending $212,000 on television advertisements praising Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts as he faces tea party challenger Milton Wolf in the state's Aug. 5 primary.
07/15/2014 4:10pmThe leaders of five emerging market powers said at a summit Tuesday that they gave final agreement to creating their own development bank worth $100 billion that will have its headquarters in China.
07/15/2014 4:20pmApple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.
07/15/2014 4:30pmInsufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year's Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
07/15/2014 4:30pmEnvironmental groups asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing oil train wrecks and explosions and the agency's own findings that accidents pose an imminent hazard.
07/15/2014 4:43pmSilicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states, a move he said would create governments that are more manageable and responsive to residents' needs.
07/15/2014 5:00pmThe Senate approved two nominees for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday under an unusual political deal in which a FERC staff member will eventually be promoted to lead the commission.
07/15/2014 5:01pmAnother solution to unravel North Carolina's budget knot was proposed Tuesday, this time by Senate Republicans offering 8 percent average pay raises for teachers but retaining the elimination of funding for other classroom personnel.
07/15/2014 5:10pmJournalist Paul Cuadros traveled to North Carolina in 1999 seeking to report on immigrant poultry industry workers in the South. He stayed as a high school soccer coach who saw the sports program become a boost for its Latino players and a bridge between people.
07/15/2014 5:41pmTennessee leaders downplayed the often public wrangling over organized labor's role at Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory on Tuesday, focusing on the company's recent announcement that it would add a new line there to produce a seven-passenger SUV.
07/15/2014 6:20pmAfter investigating for more than a year, authorities on Tuesday arrested two former Utah attorneys general on charges of bribery, misusing public funds and other counts. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill on Tuesday laid out allegations against John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff that involve gold coins, luxury houseboats and jets and thousands of dollars in cash or campaign contributions. Swallow and Shurtleff, both Republicans, have denied wrongdoing and the accusations against them.
07/15/2014 7:20pmPresident Barack Obama sought to allay German concerns Tuesday over allegations of espionage, pledging to work to improve cooperation during his first conversation with Germany's leader since two Germans were revealed to have spied on their country for the United States.
07/15/2014 7:30pmPregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination.
07/15/2014 7:40pmSling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room.
07/15/2014 9:31pmFor months, Chinese state television has publicized a steady drumbeat of accusations of bribery and other abuses by a string of officials. Now, the state-run broadcaster faces allegations of graft in its own ranks.
07/15/2014 9:50pmLong-haul budget airline AirAsia X has inked a deal to buy 50 Airbus A330neo planes as part of its regional expansion.
07/15/2014 10:00pmA Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval Wednesday for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules.
07/15/2014 10:41pmThe United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to take tougher action against Moscow, according to U.S. and European officials.