08/13/2014 12:30amCalifornia was ordered to educate all children who don't speak English after reports revealed a quarter of its school districts fail to meet that requirement, which is mandated by both the federal government and California itself.
08/13/2014 1:23amThe clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law.
08/13/2014 3:00amPolice say Philippine train smashes into concrete barrier, injuring scores of passengers.
08/13/2014 4:30amWhen Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket's bakery, she told him he'd never do anything more than collect grocery carts.
08/13/2014 4:50amChina's Tencent Holdings Ltd., which operates online games and the popular WeChat messaging service, said Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 59 percent due to strong growth in its mobile business.
08/13/2014 5:31amKellogg said Wednesday it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader initiative designed to be more environmentally friendly.
08/13/2014 5:50amThe Bank of England modestly upgraded its growth forecast for the U.K. on Wednesday but signaled its concerns over the failure of wages, which are actually falling for the first time since 2009, to keep track with the projected expansion.
08/13/2014 6:00amA new study finds New Jersey's public employees receive one of the most expensive health benefit plans in the nation.
08/13/2014 6:40amUS retail sales basically flat in July; recent job growth fails to boost consumer spending.
08/13/2014 7:01amA massive, dramatic dust storm more often associated with the Southwest blew through Eastern Washington and north Idaho last evening in advance of thunderstorms, lightning and rain. The National Weather Service says winds of 40 to 50 mph kicked up a wall of dust in advance of the thunderstorms as the weather front moved up through Eastern Washington and western Idaho and kept heading north.
08/13/2014 7:11amU.S. retail sales were essentially flat in July, providing evidence that consumers have yet to shed their doubts about the economy despite recent job gains.
08/13/2014 8:01amWellPoint, one of the biggest players on the health care overhaul's new insurance exchanges, wants to switch its corporate name back to the Anthem brand its customers know by the end of this year.
08/13/2014 8:01amU.S. stocks are opening modestly higher as global markets overcame a contraction in Japan's economy.
08/13/2014 8:01amLucky magazine is no longer part of the Conde Nast media company.
08/13/2014 8:03amMore than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 were released strictly for budget reasons by immigration agency officials who kept the homeland security secretary in the dark about the plan, according to a federal watchdog's report.
08/13/2014 8:10amUS businesses boosted stockpiles 0.4 percent in June; sales slowed from previous rapid gains.
08/13/2014 8:11amThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
08/13/2014 8:12amGreece's economy is shrinking at its slowest rate in nearly six years, official figures showed Wednesday, reinforcing hopes that the end of the country's punishing recession is in sight.
08/13/2014 8:21amAmazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.
08/13/2014 8:21amA Philippine commuter train rammed through a concrete barrier at the end of the rail line and rolled into a busy intersection on Wednesday, injuring at least 34 people and damaging two vehicles on the street.
08/13/2014 8:30amU.S. businesses added to their stockpiles at a slightly slower pace in June compared with May, possibly reflecting weaker sales in the past two months.
08/13/2014 8:51amA former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and his son who ran hedge funds have agreed to plead guilty to securities fraud charges that federal prosecutors say cost their investors $140 million.
08/13/2014 9:00amStudents in Boston's public schools will enjoy healthier, more locally sourced food and get a bigger say in planning menus under a new food service contract.
08/13/2014 9:10amRecently Kim Kardashian West sent her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, a text because of something she read online.
08/13/2014 9:21amJaguar Land Rover North America is recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles because the front air bag on the passenger's side might not work properly in a crash.
08/13/2014 9:51amA deal on ending the monthlong Gaza war could hinge on a seaport for the territory on the Mediterranean coast that is blockaded by Israel and Egypt.
08/13/2014 10:01amAmazon is by introducing a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.
08/13/2014 10:11amStocks are moving higher in midday trading, bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back into the black for the year.
08/13/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
08/13/2014 10:31amA growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses.
08/13/2014 11:41amOfficials say a 22-year-old beauty pageant contestant has been arrested in California after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while collecting workers' compensation benefits after saying she had a broken toe.
08/13/2014 12:11pmDeere's profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production.
08/13/2014 1:31pmThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
08/13/2014 1:31pmCrude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 22 cents -- closing at $97.59 a barrel.
08/13/2014 1:31pmThe August gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1312.80 an ounce -- up $4.00.
08/13/2014 1:51pmGrain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/13/2014 2:01pmLas Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities.
08/13/2014 2:31pmSteve Averbach was seated on a packed commuter bus in Jerusalem in 2003 when a Hamas suicide bomber disguised as an Orthodox Jew set off an explosion that left the New Jersey native paralyzed.
08/13/2014 2:39pmWhile many bosses like to motivate their employees with "fighting words," a new study says they may want to rethink their tactics because their violent rhetoric affects their employees' ethics.
08/13/2014 2:41pmMerck & Co. Inc. has won federal approval for a new type of sleeping pill designed to help people with insomnia stay asleep.
08/13/2014 2:41pmA former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak reviewed emails and documents and testified Wednesday about the company's operations.
08/13/2014 3:03pmShares of Otonomy rose Wednesday after the biotech drug developer's initial public offering raised $100 million.
08/13/2014 3:11pmThe federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for a different category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.
08/13/2014 3:13pmA day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers.
08/13/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Wednesday:
08/13/2014 3:31pmIn a story Aug. 11 about U.S. Postal Service Revenues, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the agency blamed its $2 billion loss for the quarter ending June 30 on increases in compensation and benefit costs. Although those costs did increase slightly, the overall loss reflected the agency spending $18.4 billion in operating costs against revenues of $16.5 billion.
08/13/2014 3:51pmHundreds of people turned out in Anchorage to comment on a proposal that would severely restrict development of a massive gold-and-copper mine in the Bristol Bay region.
08/13/2014 3:51pmIt could be several months before the public cafeteria reopens at Kearney's Good Samaritan Hospital, which was inundated by floodwater that overwhelmed the city's storm sewer system this past weekend.
08/13/2014 3:51pmIn public, Robin Williams shared only the joy he found in life, never the sorrow. He was the same man in private, shielding even longtime friends from the darkness of depression that finally enveloped him.
08/13/2014 4:01pmA status hearing has been postponed for a 24-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering several dogs in a Nevada motel room. Jason Brown was arrested after a maid found a dead dog in a south Reno motel room on July 9. Brown's attorney has said that his client has mental health issues. A half-dozen animal rights protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse today.
08/13/2014 4:01pmMexico's state-owned oil company will retain rights to exploit 83 percent of the country's proven and probable reserves under the newly enacted opening of the energy business, although the company will form alliances with private firms in some of those fields, the government announced Wednesday.
08/13/2014 4:10pmA Canadian drugmaker working on an experimental drug for Ebola said Wednesday that it is not ready to make the treatment available in Africa, despite assurances by international health officials that it is ethical to use untested treatments to fight the deadly outbreak.
08/13/2014 4:11pmNew Mexico officials have announced the state has opened up a "trade and higher education center" in Mexico City.
08/13/2014 4:22pmBurger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year.
08/13/2014 4:30pmAs my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts.
08/13/2014 4:31pmA group of people whose families, homes and pets came under a cloud of herbicides meant for neighboring timberlands is challenging the constitutionality of the Oregon Right to Farm and Forest Act.
08/13/2014 4:41pmA company that was part of an ethics investigation into a top Republican lawmaker is being sold to an Ohio company as part of a $2.3 billion deal.
08/13/2014 5:10pmFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were swamped with heavy credit card debt and money-losing real estate investments when they turned to a wealthy businessman for financial help, an FBI agent testified Wednesday.
08/13/2014 5:32pmMississippi is asking a federal appeals court to uphold a 2012 state law requiring abortion clinic doctors to obtain hospital admitting privileges.
08/13/2014 5:40pmThe lead producers behind the 1940s song-and-dance Broadway revival of "On the Town" are offering a modern twist for its financing: accredited folk can buy a part of it for as little as $10,000.
08/13/2014 6:11pmA former executive of a Phoenix-based company was indicted on public corruption charges Wednesday in an ongoing federal investigation in Chicago of one of the nation's largest red-light camera programs.
08/13/2014 6:11pmApple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices.
08/13/2014 6:20pmA 57-year-old woman drove herself to a hospital after she was mauled by a brown bear in Alaska, state troopers said Wednesday.
08/13/2014 9:01pmA woman who flew from San Jose to Southern California without a ticket was sentenced to 177 days in jail Wednesday after acknowledging that she violated her probation by returning to the Los Angeles airport.
08/13/2014 9:40pmLenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 23 percent on strong growth in sales of smartphones and other mobile devices.
08/13/2014 9:50pmAsian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday, with Australia's benchmark leading gains on a crop of healthy corporate earnings reports.
08/13/2014 10:31pmA panel that advises China's Cabinet on anti-monopoly policy has fired an economist who was paid to help prepare a report for Qualcomm, a U.S. company that is the target of a pricing investigation, according to state media.