- Supercharged Corvette can go 0-60 in 2.95 seconds
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 02:11 PM
General Motors says a new high-performance version of the Chevrolet Corvette can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds. The 2015 Corvette ZO6 is the fastest car GM has ever made.
- Respiratory virus seen in 3 deaths; role unclear
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 01:55 PM
Health officials say three people died who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. Federal officials have detected the virus in two other patients who died, but again say the virus's role was unclear.
- Court blocks parts of new NC voting law
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 01:46 PM
A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters. The Republican-backed law was challenged by civil rights groups and the U. S. Justice Department.
- A decade after welcoming wind, states reconsider
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 01:17 PM
A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace and envisioned a bright future with cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for landowners.
- Dow drops 200 points on lackluster economic news
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 01:09 PM
Stocks are slumping in early afternoon trading, putting the market on course for its third straight day of losses.
- 'Interstellar' to be released 2 days early on film
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 12:45 PM
Christopher Nolan's space epic "Interstellar" will open two days early in theaters projecting the movie on film, rather than digital.
- Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 12:11 PM
The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go.
- 5 reasons bonds may be less safe than you think
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 12:06 PM
Burned by the stock-market crash during the financial crisis, investors have poured a trillion dollars into bond funds in the past six years. They like the interest payments that bonds throw off, and that their prices barely move day to day.
- New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 11:29 AM
New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.
- Pace of US factory activity slipped in September
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 11:17 AM
The pace of U. S. manufacturing growth slowed in September, as expectations for hiring and new orders slipped from their August levels.
- Pepsi to launch soda sweetened with stevia
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 11:03 AM
There's Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and now, Pepsi True, a midcalorie version of the soda made with natural sweeteners.
- Mom: Jailed Marine in Mexico suffering greatly
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 10:40 AM
The mother of a Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country says her son tried to kill himself in detention after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution. Officials say they found a rifle, shotgun, pistol and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his pickup truck.
- US construction spending down 0.8 percent
San Antonio Express-News, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 10:39 AM
Overall construction spending totaled $960.96 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in August, 5 percent higher than a year ago. In August, spending on office buildings, shopping centers and hospital construction all declined. Part of the rebound reflected a recovery in residential construction, which grew at an annual rate of 8.8 percent in the spring, the first positive growth after two quarters of declines. Economists are forecasting growth of around 3 percent in the gross domestic product for the third quarter but the recent weakness in construction spending could cause revisions in those estimates.
- GM says parts are ready to fix recalled small cars
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 10:35 AM
General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide.
- 920 California chickens killed with golf club
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 10:32 AM
Authorities in central California are searching for those who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and used a golf club to kill more than 900 birds.
- Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 10:17 AM
Olympic champion Michael Phelps is facing five traffic charges, including three involving drunken driving, after being pulled over by police in Baltimore.
- US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 10:02 AM
US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors.