- US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 04:50 PM
U. S. stocks are closing modestly lower, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before.
- New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 04:32 PM
Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday, accused of using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.
- Honda shows off dramatic new Civic coupe at New York show
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 04:02 PM
Soon, Honda's Civic compact won't be boring any more. The company showed off a low-riding coupe version of the popular small car at the New York auto show on Wednesday. Honda says the car has been redesigned top to bottom.
- McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 03:44 PM
McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U. S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.
- Kansas freshman Kelly Oubre Jr headed for NBA draft
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 03:34 PM
Kansas swingman Kelly Oubre Jr.
- Indiana family says their pizzeria won't cater gay weddings
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 03:21 PM
An Indiana woman whose family owns a small-town pizzeria says the state's new "religious freedom" law supports the restaurant's right to deny service to any same-sex couples who might ask them to cater their wedding.
- Lukewarm reception for new sign-up period under health law
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 03:08 PM
The Obama administration says about 36,000 people have taken advantage of a second chance to sign up for coverage under the president's health care law.
- Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5
Waco Tribune-Herald, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 02:51 PM
In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-yourself home renovators bookmark shiny turquo
- Charting the turbo-charged box office of 'Furious' franchise
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 02:49 PM
In their14-year history, the "Fast & Furious" films have become a case study in the power of international box office. In recent years, the unlikely franchise has made global appeal a priority and as a result, grosses have continued to grow. "Furious 7," out worldwide on Friday, could be the biggest installment yet.
- Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 01:48 PM
Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done.
- Mexican oil rig burns off coast, 4 dead, 16 injured
Associated Press, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 01:38 PM
A fire at a shallow-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four workers, injured 16 and forced the evacuation of 300, Mexico's state-owned oil company said Wednesday.
- Mark Wahlberg to produce Boston Marathon bombing movie
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 01:29 PM
CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce "Patriots' Day," a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis' firsthand account.
- 4th man guilty in 2007 slaying of Redskins' Sean Taylor
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 01:28 PM
A fourth man has been convicted in the 2007 shooting death of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor during a botched burglary.
- Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 01:02 PM
A publicist says Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatle John Lennon, has died of cancer at her home in Spain. She was 75. The news was announced Wednesday on the website of her son, Julian Lennon, and was confirmed by his representative.
- Stewart: F1 should stand by traditional European races
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 12:55 PM
Formula One great Jackie Stewart has bemoaned the downfall of the German Grand Prix and is urging the sport's bosses not to forsake tradition for money as the number of European races on the c…
- Old colonial statues are in the crosshairs in South Africa
Waco Tribune-Herald, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 12:35 PM
It began with a container of excrement.
- Tim Clark to miss Masters with elbow injury
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 04/01/2015 - 12:10 PM
Tim Clark of South Africa will miss the Masters next week as he recovers from an elbow injury.