Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
Stocks surge to new highs after hiring climbs A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to new milestones. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time early Friday, and the Standard and Poor's 500 index, a broader market measure, broke through 1,600 for the first time. More
In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion Almost 65 years after Allied planes flew Western supplies into blockaded Berlin, a new American import is arriving by air: craft beer. The beer is being flown in as part of a new surge of German interest in American brewing, upending a centuries-old relationship in which German beer defined the golden standard for brewing and Americans emulated it. More
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Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs
MIAMI (AP) — Here's the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs:
Road teams are off to a ridiculously hot start in the NBA playoffs, with seven of the eight lower seeds either leading or tied after the first two games of their respective series.
Home teams are only 7-9 through the first 16 games of the postseason, the worst record — by far — that clubs with the supposed edge have had at this point in the playoffs since the NBA went to the best-of-seven format for every round.
Chicago also dropped two games at home to open its series with Washington, stunning since the Bulls had dropped consecutive games in their building only once in 2014 before entering the playoffs.
Indiana split at home against eighth-seeded and sub-.500 Atlanta; Toronto needed to dig deep to salvage a home split with sixth-seeded Brooklyn; the Clippers gave home-court away to sixth-seeded Golden State by losing Game 1 and settling for another split; and not even the heroics of Kevin Durant could save Oklahoma City at home in Game 2 against Memphis.
A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.
Irwindale's city attorney requested the delay, saying he's in settlement talks with attorneys for Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods.
Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events.
The 18-time Olympic gold medalist will swim the 100-meter butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday, his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Games.
Phelps hasn't competed since winning a gold medal in the 400 medley relay in London, where he won his record 22nd Olympic medal.
"Just being able to get back into that mentality of competition, that's one thing I really loved the most about it when I was really competing in 2012 and throughout my career," he said after practice Wednesday.
Phelps resumed training last fall at North Baltimore Aquatic Club in his hometown, spurred on by a younger group of swimmers.
Phelps was noncommittal about whether his comeback would lead to swimming in the 2016 Rio Olympics, although he admitted that if he wants to compete at the highest level, he has to be ready by this summer.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's annual Make a Splash with Project WET Festival is set for May 8 at Blytheville High School.
The event promotes water education and offers interactive sessions on fishing, water witching and more.
Special prosecutors are being installed to handle child abuse cases in Kanawha County.
In Wednesday's order, Bloom bars Plants and his office from handling cases involving crimes of violence by a parent or guardian, abuse and neglect cases, and violations of domestic violence protection orders.
Republican U. S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is scheduled to headline a rally in Tulsa for U. S. Senate candidate T. W. Shannon.
Cruz is a favorite of tea party conservatives and a potential 2016 presidential candidate.