By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press
August 20, 2014 6:29 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.
By NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press
August 20, 2014 6:14 p.m.
NEW DELHI — Wildlife poachers, hindered by India's efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say scores of the country's lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as a result.
The two companies proposing to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver plan to release a new economic analysis of the project during an invitation-only event Friday. Meanwhile, Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are calling their joint venture by a new name: Vancouver Energy.
Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman, in Vancouver to attend an expo Thursday of U.S. Postal Service customers, sees a bright future for the quasi-governmental organization's expansion of its package delivery and business services.
By Deon Roberts, The Charlotte Observer
August 20, 2014 5:07 p.m.
Bank of America’s nearly $17 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over soured mortgage bonds could be announced as early as Thursday, a source familiar with the talks told the Charlotte Observer Wednesday.
By MATT VOLZ Associated Press
August 20, 2014 4:50 p.m.
HELENA, Mont. — The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the luxury resort's co-founder might have hidden from bankruptcy proceedings.
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors’ renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook’s ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.