What mackerel and a volcano can tell us about climate change

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today’s era of global warming? Quite a bit, researchers say. A group of scientists and academics with the...

Samsung: Note 7 battery design, manufacturing caused fires

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire. The announcement of results from the company’s investigation into...

Shyamalan's 'Split' rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller “Split” blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Though many were focused on Friday’s...

UK's May to discuss trade, NATO in White House with Trump

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she meets President Donald Trump in Washington on Friday. May is set to become the first foreign leader to...

How Trump's executive order impacts future of 'Obamacare'

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first executive order targets the sweeping “Obamacare” law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good....

Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae

AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the...

WNBA players starting to invest in food industry

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer NEW YORK (AP) — Whether it’s to plan for their future once basketball is done, promote healthy living or just to have some fun, WNBA players such as Sue Bird and Maya Moore are getting involved in the food industry. The key is to do it with...

Chinese express doubts about US relations under Trump

BEIJING (AP) — Citizens of China’s capital Beijing are expressing doubts about President Donald Trump’s ability to steer the U.S. economy and manage China-American relations. Aaron Wang, who works for a logistics company, said Saturday he hoped for the best but...

Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land deals

AP Photo/Eric Risberg HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii lawmaker said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that could force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into mediation before he is allowed to buy real estate on Kauai island. State Rep. Kaniela Ing said Hawaii’s sugar...

Report: 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules to be chief regulator of the nation’s airwaves and internet connections. Citing unidentified people, Bloomberg and Politico both reported...