posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM
Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest. Republicans have seized control of statehouses across the traditional battleground region, where they've slashed budgets with a...
posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM
Throughout central California, a water war is quietly being fought underground. Farmers, residents and urban water districts have seen their wells go dry because the water table has fallen so low. Those who can afford it have been drilling deeper...
posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM
The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet, issuing new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses.
posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Guacamole connoisseurs around the U.S. will soon have a new domestic avocado to try — not from California or Florida, but Hawaii.
posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM
TORONTO (AP) — The oil carried by a freight train that derailed and exploded in Quebec this year had been misclassified as a less dangerous type of crude, Canadian officials said Wednesday, and they urged U.S. and Canadian regulators to ensure...
posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Coca-Cola signed a five-year agreement Friday to restore watersheds that have been damaged or altered by development, wildfires and agriculture as part of an initiative to slow runoff and replenish...
posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:21 PM
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Crews worked to clear a mudslide Friday and homeowners dug out property after severe thunderstorms swept across southwestern Idaho.
The storms hit Thursday afternoon, causing flash flooding in Oakley, dropping golf...
posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn't worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case.
The agency released a study Friday of arsenic in 1,300 samples...
posted on September 6, 2013 at 1:14 PM
BOSTON (AP) — Some students toted lunchboxes to the first day of school in Boston this week, but district administrators are expecting that could become a more unusual sight as parents learn about a federal program that is now providing all...
posted on September 6, 2013 at 12:39 PM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A majority of South African gold miners on strike accepted a new wage offer from their employers on Friday amid a wave of labor unrest that has hurt the continent's largest economy.
The strike by tens of thousands of...
posted on September 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Yogurt maker Chobani says the mold that triggered a recall of some of its Greek yogurt cups this week is not associated with foodborne illnesses like salmonella or E. coli.
The company identified the mold...
posted on August 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Environmental and animal welfare groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, alleging the federal agency unlawfully scrapped a rule that would have authorized it to collect information from...
posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are under way in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers planning for the biggest walkouts yet in a push for higher wages.
Whether the actions will have any impact on business isn't...
posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's an unusual twist for Washington these days: There's money left over from a $680 million settlement the federal government awarded American Indian farmers in 2010 after decades of discrimination.
A three-year claims...
posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:08 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — North Dakota feedlot operator Jeff Kvamme finishes loading cattle onto a truck and bemoans the animals' 450-mile one-way commute to Dakota City in Nebraska.
If the long-troubled Northern Beef Packers beef processing...