Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of...
Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office...
Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront to the nation."
Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for...
Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
But the 17-year-old girls weren't known for frequenting parties, so...
Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
Called "Nearby Friends," the optional tool will only be available to...
Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time
MIAMI (AP) — Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.
It took the entire season to fill out those brackets.
Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant,...
Discrimination suit against BET dismissed
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Television personality and blogger B. Scott's discrimination suit against the Black Entertainment Network was dismissed today after a judge ruled the company had the creative right to ask him to change from women's to men's...
Irwindale-based Sriracha considers moving
IRWINDALE (CNS) - After a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over complaints about a spicy odor, Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said in remarks reported today that he is seriously considering moving his factory to another...
Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals...
Chipotle hiking prices as it draws more customers
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.
The Mexican food chain said Thursday that it would raise prices in the "mid-single digits" percentage wise for the first time...
LAX Terminal 7 partially evacuated after man claimed to have bomb
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Terminal 7 at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated today after person falsely claimed to have a bomb, authorities said.
The incident began about 7:40 a.m. in the ticketing area, and the terminal was...