• Business

    Entrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) The name of Jenn Tompkins' company sends customers into fits of laughter."When I answer the phone and I say, 'Rent The Chicken, this is Jenn,' they giggle and say, 'I would like to rent the chicken.' And then they giggle...

    By Kathy Matheson, Associated Press|

  • News

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. RIOTS ERUPT IN BALTIMORE AFTER FUNERAL OF BLACK MAN WHO DIED IN POLICE CUSTODYThe governor declares a state of emergency and calls in the...

    The Associated Press|

  • Business

    Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

    MIAMI (AP) With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the dogs are sent in. When it comes to protecting the world's supply of guacamole, no weapon can be spared.On...

    By Tamara Lush, Associated Press|

  • News

    Popular zoo elephants likely to get harder to see in future

    SEATTLE (AP) Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle's zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to play with balls and snack on carrots and apples.The elephants would sometimes exhibit other...

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press|

  • News

    The Latest on Nepal Quake: UN says 8 million affected

    4.45 p.m. (1100 GMT)The United Nations says 8 million people have been affected by the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed nearly 4,400 people and 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance, but the challenge would be to reach...

    The Associated Press|

  • News

    New things we learned about Colorado theater shooting

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) Opening arguments in the Colorado theater shooting trial revealed a torrent of new details about James Holmes and the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70. The judge had ordered attorneys not to talk about many...

    By Dan Elliott, Associated Press|

  • Horoscopes

    Horoscope: April 28, 2015

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Jenna Ushkowitz was born in Seoul, South Korea, today in 1986. This birthday gal has co-starred as Tina Cohen-Chang on "Glee" since 2009 and she played the same role in "Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie." Besides her TV work, Ushkowitz has performed on the stage in productions of "Hair," "Spring Awakenings" and "The King and I."

    By Jeraldine Saunders Tribune Media Services|

  • Business

    Bill seeks to expand coverage for Hawaii fertility law

    HONOLULU (AP) A proposal in Hawaii's Legislature would expand a state mandate on fertility treatments to include same sex couples and single women, updating a law that now only offers such benefits to women who are married to men.Hawaii is one...

    By Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Filmmaker among 4 Americans killed on Everest

    A documentary filmmaker from Colorado was among four Americans killed in a Mount Everest avalanche triggered by the earthquake that shook Nepal.Thomas Ely Taplin, 61, was working on a film about the community of climbers at base camp and had been...

    By Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses

    WASHINGTON (AP) Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit...

    By Kimberly Hefling, AP Education Writer|

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