By ALICIA CHANGAP Science Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coastal waters off California are getting more acidic. Fall-run chinook salmon populations to the Sacramento River are on the decline. Conifer forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada have moved to higher elevations over the past half
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Even though U.S. auto sales are close to returning to pre-recession levels, don't expect to see a new Ford factory anytime soon.
Jim Tetreault, Ford's North American manufacturing chief, says his mandate is to squeeze more production
By LOUISE WATTAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - A botulism scare has soured China's taste for New Zealand milk powder that amassed big sales on a reputation for purity, but consumers even more wary of their own country's dairy industry likely won't eschew the foreign product for long.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge in Albuquerque has postponed until Thursday a bond hearing for the animal rights groups who won a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter.
The Humane Society of the United States, Front Range Equine Rescue and others on Friday won a temporary restraining
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - The London Metal Exchange and Goldman Sachs are being sued in a U.S. court over alleged anti-competitive and monopolistic behavior in aluminum storage.
The metal exchange will fight the class-action lawsuit, which its management believes is without
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets sagged Monday after a disappointing U.S. jobs report sparked worries about the health of the world's biggest economy.
The U.S. economy added 162,000 jobs in July, about 20,000 less than expected, while gains for the previous
By BOB LEWISAP Political Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The electric-car company headed until last fall by Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and a sister company led by the brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are under federal scrutiny over how they used a
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Saturday mail delivery would be ended in a year and the Postal Service could start shipping alcoholic beverages under a plan offered Friday by two key senators seeking to turn around the struggling agency's finances.
Senate Homeland Security and
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two Northern California men accused of sexually abusing a teen runaway and keeping her in a metal box on their marijuana farm pleaded not guilty on Friday to federal drug charges.
The men appeared in San Francisco federal court in shackles and jail garb and were returned to
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, a modest increase and the fewest since March. Still, the unemployment rate fell to a 4½-year low of 7.4 percent, a hopeful sign.
Unemployment declined from 7.6 percent in June because more