By SCOTT SONNERAssociated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures from Puget Sound to the Rocky Mountains.
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's lower house of Congress began a raucous, marathon debate expected to last through the night and well into Thursday on historic legislation that would open the state-run oil industry to private investment.
Just hours after the
By JUSTIN PRITCHARDAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal bus safety regulators have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe outfits, including lines whose drivers had suspended licenses or worked routes of more than 800 miles without rest.
By TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida's - and possibly the entire nation's - citrus crop.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce Thursday that
By ALEX VEIGAAP Real Estate Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - While foreclosures remain a concern in select states, the number of U.S. homes entering the path to foreclosure or winding up repossessed by lenders has fallen to levels not seen in more than six years.
The trend is the latest sign foreclosures
By ALEX VEIGAAP Real Estate Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of U.S. homes entering the path to foreclosure or winding up repossessed by lenders has fallen to levels not see in more than six years.
Foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday that lenders initiated foreclosure action
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - A Chinese bad-debt management company's shares soared in their Hong Kong debut Thursday, highlighting strong investor appetite for a business that will flourish if the world's No. 2 economy stumbles.
China Cinda Asset Management's shares
By YOUKYUNG LEEAP Technology Writer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A Seoul court rejected Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple over rights to technologies that power smartphones
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An aircraft fleet owned by Google's founders and former CEO received improper discounts on jet fuel that saved the three billionaires up to $5.3 million dating back to depths of the Great Recession in 2009, according to a government
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Hilton is back, and in a big way.
The hotelier, which went private in 2007, on Wednesday priced its initial public offering at $20 per share. The company and a shareholder are selling 117.6 million shares, about 5 million more than originally
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
Pleading with the Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is confirming that the U.S. is suspending nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria amid reports that Islamic Front fighters have seized assets from mainstream, Western-backed rebels.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. is concerned about reports that
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' budget office estimates that the just-announced budget deal would increase the deficit over the next two years by $41.4 billion.
The analysis also says the deal would save taxpayers $23 billion, when calculated over the coming decade