posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:06 AM
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York, promising thousands of new jobs, economic salvation for a depressed region, and a cheap, abundant,...
posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:04 AM
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews worked Tuesday to stop two large Nevada wildfires advancing through rugged mountain areas, including one billowing smoke visible from downtown Las Vegas and another southwest of Reno.
Fifty firefighters were...
posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Requiring meat labels to have more details about a product's origins is too costly and serves no public health or safety benefit, industry groups said Tuesday in announcing a lawsuit against U.S. Department of...
posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work.
From Wal-Mart to General Motors to PepsiCo, companies are increasingly turning to temps and to a much larger universe of...
posted on July 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to...
posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union confirmed Tuesday that free-trade negotiations with the United States should kick off as planned next week, despite widespread concerns over the alleged eavesdropping of EU diplomats.
posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For decades, country and city interests had come together every few years to pass the farm bill, a measure that provided billions of dollars in subsidies to farmers and businesses in rural areas and food stamp money...
posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:26 PM
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Shortly before flames engulfed his comrades, the Hotshot firefighters' lookout radioed his team that the blaze had shifted direction with the wind and that he was fleeing for safety.
The harrowing experience of the...
posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:24 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Frustrated with state and federal officials, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are turning to low-level county commissions and zoning boards in a new attempt to slow a project that has become a focal point of national...
posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.
The national average for a gallon has fallen for 21 days straight and is now...
posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:19 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A heat wave smothering the West was rewriting record books, likely tying a more than century-old U.S. record in California as Las Vegas and other cities came out of their hottest June ever into a July that brought little...
posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:11 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The general manager of Des Moines Water Works said Tuesday the agency might be forced to sue the government if state regulators and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fail to limit the nitrate levels that enter...
posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:09 PM
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A coalition of animal protection groups is asking a federal court in northern California to block the revival of domestic horse slaughter at commercial processing plants.
A lawsuit filed Monday by the Humane Society...
posted on July 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Japan launched an impassioned defense Tuesday of its harpooning of whales in the icy seas around Antarctica, insisting the hunt is legal because it gathers valuable scientific data that could pave the way to a...
posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his chamber won't pass an extension of farm policy this year and is pressuring the House to figure out how to pass a farm bill.The House rejected its version of a five-year,...