Starbucks plans to sell wine and beer at at least one location in Modesto. ... Vintage Faire Mall has a couple of new stores and a couple of current shops in new locations. ... A job fair aimed at veterans is set early next month.
Some observers say a North Dakota bill passed this legislative session that sets guidelines for industrial hemp production should make it easier to grow and may help create an industry for Indian tribes, although it could take a while to sort out federal policies.
An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.
The Vermont town of Norwich is now the first community in the state where all municipal buildings get their electricity from the sun through a deal with a local solar provider that sends more power from the sun onto the electric grid than is used in town buildings.
An avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17, injuring 61 and leaving an unknown number of climbers and guides unaccounted for on other routes, an official said Sunday.
The Associated Press emailed all 148 members of Michigan's Legislature asking them to answer three questions about the May 5 ballot measure that would increase the state's sales tax to trigger more money for roads:
Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company's CEO.
The state commission that owns much of the land in downtown Providence where the Pawtucket Red Sox want to build a new ballpark are asking the team's owners for detailed information about their project.
Alice Stern and Billie Schomburg were among the more than 200 people who gathered at a prayer vigil Saturday to show what they say is their unwavering support for Blue Bell Creameries, which is working to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted the company to recall all of its products.