Legislative panel debates Walz 70 percent gas tax hike plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature began work in earnest Thursday on Gov. Tim Walz's transportation plan, including his hotly disputed proposal to raise the state's gasoline tax by 70 pe...

South Dakota governor signs bills aimed at curbing abortion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed a package of bills aimed at curbing abortion. Noem said the bills will "crack down on abortion providers in Sout...

FedEx, Johnson and Johnson slump while General Mills rises

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: FedEx Corp., down $6.34 to $175.07 The package delivery company said weaker global t...

Stocks edge lower ahead of Federal Reserve policy decision

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of the latest interest rate policy decision by the Federal Reserve. Health care and technology...

APNewsBreak: Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after las...

Visitor from Myanmar attacks pork-sniffing dog at Taiwan airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A visitor from Myanmar attacked a dog trained to sniff out banned meat products and his handler upon arriving at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the Apple Daily reported W...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 20, the 79th day of 2019. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 5:58 p.m. Eastern time. Today's Highligh...

FedEx profit falls, CEO calls the results disappointing

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Shares of FedEx fell in after-hours trading after the package-delivery giant reported lower profit. Chairman and CEO Fred Smith said Tuesday the results were be...

AP Explains: Why southern African cyclone is so shattering

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The lives of hundreds of thousands of people are at risk after a cyclone ripped into central Mozambique and heavy rains continue to fall. Aid groups report people clinging to rooft...

Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of ci...

Poll: Losing Amazon second HQ deal was bad for New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blam...

Taiwan High Speed Rail announces specially priced ‘spring tour’ package

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) on March 14 announced a specially priced “spring tour” package that includes a round-trip bullet train ticket plus one ni...

This Week: FedEx results, Fed announcement, home sales

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: MIXED BAG Wall Street expects that FedEx's latest quarterly report card will s...

The Latest: Kyle Busch leads early in chase of 200th win

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local): 1:48 p.m. Kyle Busch finished in the lead under caution in the first stage of the...

Kyle Busch resumes chase of 200th NASCAR win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch is trying to tie Richard Petty's NASCAR record of 200 victories when he hits the track at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday. Busch earned his 199th caree...