SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved two bills designed to encourage motorists to buy low-polluting vehicles.
FRESNO . (AP) - Jessie Lopez De La Cruz, a longtime leader in the national farmworker movement, has died. She was 93.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign will soon light up the night with help from the sun.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers are sending a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown that would bar employers from having policies that prohibit offering life-saving medical help in an emergency.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's troubled smartphone business represents a daring $7.2 billion attempt by the software giant and a once-influential cellphone maker to catch up with the mobile computing revolution that threatens to leave them in the technological dust.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Gimme a break, Google. Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar.
NEW YORK (AP) - News Corp., the owner of The Wall Street Journal, is trimming its newspaper portfolio by selling 33 smaller publications, including eight dailies.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The commercial salmon catch in Alaska reached a record 260 million for the 2013 season as of last week, up from 221 million in 2005, officials said.
LONDON (AP) - Call them '60s relics or hippy home accessories, lava lamps have been casting their dim but groovy light on interiors for half a century, having hit British shelves 50 years ago on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon will own its wireless business outright after agreeing Monday to pay $130 billion for the 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless owned by British cellphone carrier Vodafone.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - The Minnesota-based Famous Dave's BBQ has claimed top honors at the 25th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in northern Nevada.
SEATTLE (AP) - For at least six years, federal drug and other agents have had near-immediate access to billions of phone call records dating back decades in a collaboration with AT&T that officials have taken pains to keep secret, newly released documents show.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - "It's a banana car!"
I frequently tell folks that despite the subject matter, my column generally isn't really for senior citizens. Once you are getting a Social Security check, I really don't have too much news or information for you. But if you are approaching retirement age (somewhere in your late mid 50s to early 60s) then I have tons of advice to help you decide when and why and how to take your Social Security checks.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. is starting domestic sales of televisions powered by its internally developed operating system.
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices plunged on Wednesday, ending a four-day rally, after the U.S. government reported that crude inventories surged last week.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Kohl's rose Wednesday after the department store operator said it was pleased with its fourth quarter sales and said its base business improved.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Technology's big-spending trio of Google, Facebook, and Amazon.com appear to be tightening their belts - at least a notch - in a concession to cost-conscious investors and a strong dollar that's taking a big bite out of their revenue.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is planning another large bond sale at a time when investors are paying near record premiums for high-quality bonds.
NEW YORK (AP) - An estimated 114.4 million people watched New England's thrilling win over Seattle, making it the fifth time in six years that a Super Bowl game has set a record for the most-watched event in U.S. television history.
PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard boss Meg Whitman has graduated from the dollar-a-year club, as the struggling company prepares to split up.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday.
MENLO PARK (AP) - For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 24-hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip that opened to long lines of the burger chain's fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening.
MENLO PARK (AP) - No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.
SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Calling it "ridiculous" and "baseless," IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people.