New Ford CEO says company will balance present with future

AP Photo/Paul Sancya DETROIT (AP) — The new CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the company isn’t taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future. Jim Hackett, who replaced Mark Fields in May, says new mobility projects such as buying a shuttle...

Empty Feeling

Being a movie buff, I am thrilled to literally dive into a bin of discount DVD movies at any store in search of a hard-to-find gem. I know, I know: it’s easier to click on an Amazon button and have any movie magically arrive at my door. But where’s the...

China warns Washington against 'trade war'

BEIJING (AP) — China has warned “there is no winner in a trade war” after an aide to President Donald Trump called in published comments for a tougher stance toward Beijing. A foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said Thursday both sides have benefited...

Mississippi holds on to state flag with Confederate symbol

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — White supremacists waved the Confederate battle flag amid weekend violence in Virginia, prompting critics to say Mississippi should remove the symbol from its state banner. Critics said the same thing two years ago after an avowed white supremacist...

President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SUN CITY, Arizona (AP) — President Donald Trump’s most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists. Some Republican members of...

Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with longer travel range

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor said Thursday it plans to launch early next year a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups. If delivered as promised, the new fuel cell...

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz NEW YORK (AP) — If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of...

National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Park Service said in a statement it...

Tense days for business owners without legal status in US

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky MIAMI (AP) — Maribel Resendiz and her husband came to the U.S. from Mexico, sold cool drinks to workers in the tomato fields of South Florida and eventually opened a bustling shop in a strip mall offering fruit smoothies and tacos. Now she is preparing...

LL Bean boosting production of iconic boot

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean hopes to give the boot to backlogs of its most iconic product. The Maine-based retailer is expanding production to keep up with demand for its leather-and-rubber “duck boot” with a new manufacturing...