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Michigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes
Drivers in the state that put the world on wheels are flat-out embarrassed by the state of Michigan's roads and some are even scared.
VW board chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO
Volkswagen says board chairman Ferdinand Piech has resigned.
With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot
Law firms and marijuana have long intersected in criminal court.
Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday
A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.
Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls
Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.
Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon
Oregon legislators want to curb the use of antibiotics in agriculture, joining a national movement concerned that germs are becoming more resistant and causing infections in human.
Proposed Los Angeles-area NFL stadium boasts lightning bolts
New designs for a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area include simulated lightning bolts for the San Diego Chargers and a flame honoring late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.
BYOB: It's Brew Your Own Beer at some colleges
Studying for a bachelor's in beer? Or perhaps a master's in malt?
What could McDonald's do to fix its business?
When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently.
Comcast is dropping $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid
Comcast is dropping its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable after heavy regulatory pushback.
First lady: Tech industry to train, hire 90,000 veterans
Michelle Obama says the technology industry has committed to hiring or training 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years.
Toyota to provide 1st hydrogen-fueled pace car
A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond.
Study: Self-driving 'taxibots' could replace 9 in 10 cars
Transportation experts say car-congested cities could become a thing of the past, provided people are prepared to ride-share with a robot driver.
Survey: 1,400 casino jobs available; 350 are full-time
While most of the openings are temporary seasonal jobs, even those will help in Atlantic City where 8,000 jobs were lost when four casinos shut down last year.
Americans dial up more Domino's pizzas in first quarter
Domino's reported a higher quarterly profit on Thursday as an uptick in pizza orders drove up sales in the U.S.
Environmentalists protest theme park's solar farm plan
Environmentalists are upset about a New Jersey theme park's plan to cut down 19,000 trees to build a solar farm.
Germany beer consumption up in 2014, helped by World Cup
Germany saw a slight uptick in beer sales last year, boosted in part by the country's run to the soccer World Cup title.
Feeling safe? Try attending Internet security conference
A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart.
Hello? Facebook launches phone-calling app for Android
Hello? Anyone there? Facebook unveiled a new voice-calling app for Android phones on Wednesday, the same day that its WhatsApp messaging service introduced voice-calling for iOS devices.
Detective: Key man in bourbon theft promoted the victim
A detective says a Kentucky distillery worker who's accused of leading a bourbon theft ring wore shirts promoting the distillery where he worked as he delivered stolen liquor.
New York aims to cut waste by 90 percent by 2030
New York City is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by more than 3 million tons by 2030.
Indiana Senate backs bill loosening rules on wine sales
Indiana residents will have an easier time having wine shipped to their homes under a bill approved by state lawmakers.
Lawmakers propose stricter state regulation of pipelines
Minority Democrats in the Michigan House say they're reintroducing a package a bills in an effort to ensure better state oversight of oil and gas pipelines.
With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak of a deadly strain of bird flu that has cost turkey and chicken producers more than 6.7 million birds since early March.
US Treasury freezes assets of Japanese yakuza
The U.S. Treasury Department says it has taken action against a major affiliate of the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest and most prominent "yakuza" crime syndicate.
Teva offers to buy Mylan in $40.1B cash-and-stock deal
Generic drug giant Teva formally offered to buy fellow drugmaker Mylan about $40.1 billion in cash and stock on Tuesday, despite Mylan's cold shoulder and the certainty the proposed acquisition will bring intense scrutiny by antitrust regulators.
Detroit City Council approves rezoning for new hockey arena
City officials have approved rezoning property for a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena just north of downtown.
Nissan launches production of redesigned Maxima sedan
Nissan has launched production of its redesigned Maxima sedan at a ceremony at the Japanese automaker's sprawling Tennessee plant.
Harley-Davidson beats 1Q profit forecasts
Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $269.9 million.
Beaver blamed for knocking out power to thousands in Maine
A beaver is being blamed for knocking out power to thousands of electric customers in eastern Maine.
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