Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college.
Two Congressmen said Monday they want the House Armed Services Committee to hold hearings on problems with a federal contractor that led to the disappearance of hundreds of privately owned vehicles belong to military members who have served overseas.
The NCAA's best argument against the Ed O'Bannon ruling may be the financial limits imposed by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken — the same ones the NCAA lauded in her decision.
Authorities investigating a weekend shooting that injured six people at a crowded Salt Lake City nightclub said Monday they are hoping someone took video that will help them identify the gunmen.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay wants to delay his trial on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a March traffic stop.
One of the nation's oldest museums and its art college will be allowed to merge with two larger institutions, effectively dissolving one of the few independent art galleries in the nation's capital, a judge ruled Monday.
Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah.
Many Americans are not saving for retirement, nor are they talking to their children about money (especially not to daughters)
Two surveys Monday show that Americans are not saving for retirement, nor are they evenly educating their children about saving money
Aeropostale is reinstating a past leader as it struggles with sliding sales.
Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.
Stocks climbed on Monday after a bidding contest erupted for discount retailer Family Dollar and as concerns eased about the situation in Ukraine.
Britain's government says it will pay some 224 million pounds ($373 million) to defense firm Raytheon Systems Ltd. for unlawfully ending a contract for a program meant to collect information in advance about passengers traveling to and from Britain.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall.
Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
Mexico says it expects to put out for bid $4.9 billion in electrical generation and natural gas pipeline projects as part of the opening of the nation's state-run energy sector.
Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets.
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Iceland has raised its alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange —the second-most severe level.
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were unchanged in Monday's auction.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse over his extradition were resolved.
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.
Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday.
The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.
The Screen Actors Guild is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her professional and humanitarian accomplishments.
Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.
The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should be charged.
This fall more than a fifth of all University of California freshmen will come from out of state, providing the system with an estimated $400 million in extra revenue.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $95.74 per barrel at 12 p.m. Tuesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
U.S. stocks are moving higher, following big gains in Europe and the latest moves in corporate dealmaking.
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer.
Yields on Ireland's government bonds have fallen to record lows following a ratings upgrade, a stunning turnaround for a country that faced bankruptcy in 2010.
Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.
Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
With TV viewers awash in choices, how can a network bolster a freshman hit's chances of repeating its success in year two? Plot a marketing extravaganza that's nearly inescapable.
At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.
U.S. stocks are opening higher, following gains in Europe.
Ingersoll-Rand PLC said Monday that it has agreed to buy the centrifugal compression business from Cameron International Corp. for $850 million, as it looks to grow its compression business.
Sensata Technologies plans to inflate its presence in pressure sensing equipment with a $1 billion deal to buy privately held Schrader International, which makes tire pressure monitoring sensors.
A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.
New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.
The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc.
Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid.
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Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms.
China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry.
Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after U.S. markets rose on news of diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in Ukraine.
Two bad innings turned a potential fruitful day into a pair of losses for the Cincinnati Reds.
If the owners of Revel Casino Hotel had their way, the $2.4 billion resort would have been shut down on Monday.
Michael Cuddyer returned from a long absence in a big way.
Martin Piller won the News Sentinel Open on Sunday at Fox Den to give himself a chance to earn a PGA Tour card through the regular-season money list.
Increasing workers' earning power and offering Latino-owned companies easier access to funding that can be used for growth and expansion can help improve the social and economic status of Latinos in the U.S. and throughout Latin America, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told a group of religious and community leaders Sunday.
A few hundred people who lost their homes or other buildings in wildfires in north central Washington are getting property tax refunds.
Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.
In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.
One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance — a so-called poor door.
Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.
The FBI's premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100 million from bank accounts worldwide.
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
Cemeteries with thirsty lawns are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California's drought.
Capitol Hill and courthouse shadows will cloud the Lake Tahoe Summit that convenes Tuesday.
Americans are changing their minds about gays at a startling pace, driven by young people coming of age in a new era and by people of all ages increasingly familiar with gays and lesbians in their families and their lives, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.
U.S. Coast Guard experts have been unable to restart the engines of a chemical tanker after a deadly fire left it adrift 700 miles off the Oregon coast.
Expensive delays are piling up for the companies building new nuclear power plants, raising fresh questions about whether they can control the construction costs that crippled the industry years ago.
New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop.
Tacoma civic and business leaders have great hopes for the city’s new Amtrak station, but given the short timetable for design and what may be a modest budget is the best they can hope for a functional building?
NASCAR has thrived for years thanks to the personalities of some of its biggest stars and that includes an occasional feud, gesture or angry encounter on the track. But less than a week after Kevin Ward Jr. was killed during a sprint car race in New York after being struck by a car driven by Tony Stewart, NASCAR on Friday barred its drivers from approaching the track or moving cars after an incident during the race.
On Wednesday, less than a week after President Obama signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 to mandate that VA offer more timely and convenient to veterans, VA announced expansion of its new Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) contracts so they deliver primary care too to veterans when and where VA cannot.
Claiming the City of Ruston hasn’t cleaned up its own environmental act, the $1 billion Point Ruston development filed claims this week for more than $150 million in compensation from the small city
It’s been difficult for American chemical companies to crack the European market because the safety standards there are tougher than they are in the U.S. But that might be changing.
A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by a famed racing driver and Olympic gold medalist has sold for $34.65 million.
The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes.
The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry will close a week earlier than originally planned, the company announced in an email Friday.
Biogen Idec says that federal regulators have approved the specialty drugmaker's new treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles.
An investor group representing rival bidders is asking shareholders of Chiquita Brands to vote against the banana company's proposed combination with Irish produce distributor Fyffes.
A federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the Maldives gave new insight into the breadth of his activities.
Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say.
Federal authorities should consider further restrictions for electronic cigarettes on planes, airport officials said after one of the devices apparently started a small fire that forced passengers to briefly evacuate a plane last weekend.
A memorabilia dealer has counter-sued Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown for $1 million in a dispute over his 1964 NFL championship ring.
The stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed on Friday. The Ukrainian president said his military destroyed most of a Russian military convoy that entered his country. Russia denied it.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
In a story Aug. 13 about business owners with autism, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name and abbreviation of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, or SARRC.
Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Where Thursday saw no retail outlets for marijuana sales in Tacoma, Friday dawned with the promise of three.
After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.
More than 150,000 smoke alarms that can fail to alert consumers when a fire occurs are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty space heaters.
It's last call for Colossus.
When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property.
The husband of a Tennessee pilot killed in the crash of a UPS cargo jet in Alabama is suing the company that makes equipment used in the aircraft.
A loyal Foursquare user since 2010, I was annoyed to learn that my favorite "check-in" app was reinventing itself.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose five this week to 1,913.
Local students in grades 6 through 12 can participate in the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a year-long program that helps them launch and run their own business or social movement.
Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom.
Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year.
The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings.
An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $96.64 per barrel at 12 p.m. Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Students and faculty at one of the nation's few free colleges asked a judge Friday to block the school's plan to start charging undergraduate tuition, a move the school calls a financial necessity but opponents say will alter the culture of a storied institution.
Reports of renewed fighting in Ukraine are sending stocks lower in midday trading.
Gannett Co. Inc. announced plans to split off its print division before activist investor Carl Icahn could start pushing the media company in that direction, according to a recent regulatory filing.
NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over a Russian aid convoy bound for eastern Ukraine.
Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Genentech's Avastin for a new use against late-stage cervical cancer, the seventh indication for the blockbuster biotech drug.
U.S. stocks are opening higher as the market heads for a solid weekly gain.
Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in June, topping $6 trillion for the first time.
U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals.
Hungary's prime minister said the West is "shooting itself in the foot" with inadequately thought through economic sanctions against Russia.
Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check.
Unsecured general creditors of Lehman Brothers will get $4.6 billion in their first round of payouts from the bankrupt investment bank next month.
A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.
Police say a body found drifting in Lake Constance may be that of a former Liechtenstein fund manager suspected of fatally shooting a bank's chief executive earlier this year.
German-American billionaire Nicolas Berggruen has given up his stake in Germany's Karstadt department store chain after failing to turn the ailing company around.
The founder of a web marketing company has pleaded guilty to helping delete Internet posts and spreading false information to make money and gain followers, Chinese media reported Friday, using the case to praise a government crackdown on online expression.
A Hong Kong pro-democracy media magnate appeared in a humorous video to counter a fake obituary of him published Thursday in a rival newspaper.
Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.
Elio Motors, a Phoenix-based startup, is developing a three-wheeled commuter vehicle that could go on sale as early as next fall. Here are some facts.
Your next commuter car might have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.
It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories.
The recently acquired film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that a review has uncovered possible accounting irregularities.
It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation.
What the organizer calls the “first annual” cannabis convention arrives for a four-day run at the Tacoma Dome.
The government of Argentina will seek criminal charges against representatives of a U.S.-based global printing company that abruptly shuttered its plant in the South American country, the president said Thursday.
Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked.
Fourteen families who live in a community once controlled by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs could be evicted from their homes on the Utah-Arizona border in the coming weeks if they don't begin paying a $100-a-month fee to authorities appointed to oversee their property.
FairPoint Communications said Thursday it had received a contract proposal from two unions representing more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and had asked for time to evaluate it.
The Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to say how many people were being fired and who they were.
A four-year-old rail venture is shutting down its six-weekly express train operations between the Northwest and the Midwest because of delays brought on by congestion along BNSF Railway’s northern corridor.
Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won't be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work.
Nick Gill says he was warned by a teammate on his indoor volleyball team about what Cleveland might be like before they left Portland, Maine, for the Gay Games this week.
Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks.
The Legislature had the right to eliminate state employee pension increases that were approved during the stock market boom of the 1990s, the Washington Supreme Court said unanimously Thursday in two decisions that save the state billions of dollars but leave many public employees feeling cheated.
Clear Choice Cannabis will open Friday morning on Hosmer Street in South Tacoma.
In a story Aug. 14 about changes to Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, The Associated Press reported erroneously the company had reduced its stake in engineering and construction firm Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. by 1.1 million shares. Berkshire Hathaway has increased its position in Chicago Bridge & Iron by 1.2 million shares.
Banana distributor Chiquita Brands says it is rejecting the $611 million buyout offer from investment firm Safra Group and the Brazilian agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group.
Better corporate earnings helped nudge the stock market higher on Thursday in one of the quietest sessions this year. Health-care companies led the major indexes to slight gains, while Berkshire Hathaway crossed another milestone, trading above $200,000 a share for the first time.
The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales.
J.C. Penney Co. (JCP) reported a narrower loss for its second quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.
A large Jordan-based bank funneled tens of millions of dollars to the families of suicide bombers and terrorist operatives with ties to Hamas during a deadly Palestinian uprising from 2001 to 2004, lawyers for American terror victims said Thursday at a federal trial in Brooklyn.
The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator said Thursday.
Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth.
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Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.
Grain futures were higher on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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