SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

AP Photo/Alex Brandon NEW YORK (AP) — Six months into her tenure as head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon sees a split among small business owners – they are increasingly optimistic, she says, but many are held back by their inability to get loans...

US demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States won’t settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began. President Donald Trump has called the...

The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair each year, and sometimes it seems like every one of them is clustered around the Butter Cow’s climate-controlled glass enclosure. Here are some details...

Police: Teacher let son sell LSD and allowed teens to use it

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces charges she let her 15-year-old son sell LSD and allowed teenagers to use it in her home. Forty-year-old Amy Panzeca, of Springboro, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Warren County to charges including permitting...

University of Florida bars white nationalist event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida on Wednesday denied a request by a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer to rent space on the campus for a September event and his supporters vowed to file a court challenge. UF President W. Kent Fuchs said in a...

Protests at Google offices over worker's firing are canceled

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Protests planned at Google offices around the country over the firing of an employee who questioned company diversity efforts have been postponed. A statement on the “March on Google” website says Saturday’s protests were being canceled...

Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

AP Photo/Matt Rourke MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated...

Silent song finds iTunes popularity due to special role

NEW YORK (AP) — No, the volume is just fine. It’s the song. An unusual tune has found its way onto the top 50 on the iTunes charts, alongside Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban hits. The song is completely silent. “A a a a a Very Good Song” costs 99 cents for just...

Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

AP Photo/Uncredited LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday’s solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. An astronomer who specializes in solar imaging, he’s been photographing eclipses for more than three decades, and will be using 14...

Crash occurs at Main Street and Trenton Avenue

An injury crash occurred this morning about 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Main Street and Trenton Avenue. At least three cars were involved in the accident and two people were transported. The truck ended up in the water. Staff photographer Randy Roberts was on scene. More...