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Wet spring delays California crops, snow elsewhere in West

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:16pm

California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of some crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes.

Nordstrom's sales funk worsens in fiscal 1Q

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:16pm

Nordstrom's holiday shopping season malaise carried over into the first months of the year.

City says company skipping Alabama due to abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:09pm

The city of Birmingham says a company has decided against moving to Alabama because of the state's move to outlaw virtually all abortions.

Philadelphia mayor seeks 2nd term, touting soda tax benefits

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:04pm

Democrat Jim Kenney is running for re-election as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city, facing two challengers critical of his handling of the rising homicide rate, ongoing opioid epidemic and his signature achievement, a soda tax that's helping provide free preschool classes.

Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:58pm

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be partly responsible for the opioid crisis.

Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:41pm

Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of a now-defunct psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed before a developer builds housing on the land.

AutoZone, Qualcomm rise; Kohl's, J.C. Penney fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:40pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

California Senate OKs bill creating special pot banks

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:35pm

Shut out of the traditional banking system by federal laws, the country's largest legal marijuana market in California could benefit if the state approves a measure creating a special class of banks to handle pot money.

Judge delays sentence for 'The Bachelor' star in Iowa crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:21pm

A judge will not consider requests from a dead farmer's relatives to impose prison time when she sentences "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of the accident that killed the man, she ruled Tuesday.

About 1,000 commuters spend hours trapped in Moscow subway

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:19pm

About 1,000 commuters have been trapped in a Moscow subway for several hours because of a power outage.

Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:17pm

One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports.

Minister: Gas drilling at 8 sites off Cyprus over 24 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:09pm

Cyprus' energy minister says energy companies will drill in search of natural gas in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation's southern coast at eight separate sites over the next two years.

Biden finds unexpected success with low-dollar donors

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:42pm

Joe Biden is finding unexpected online fundraising success from low-dollar donors, with more than 97% of his contributions coming from those who gave less than $200, his presidential campaign announced Tuesday.

The Latest: Michigan OKs $223M package for Fiat Chrysler

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:09pm

The Latest on plans by Fiat Chrysler to build a new vehicle assembly plant in Detroit (all times local):

Tesla reduces prices on Models S and X amid stock slump

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:48pm

Faced with a slumping stock price and questions about demand for its vehicles, Tesla has lowered the U.S. base prices of its two most expensive models.

Postal Service tests mail shipments on self-driving trucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:38pm

A self-driving truck company has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to test autonomous technology on the long-haul route between Phoenix and Dallas.

Idaho Land Board forms subcommittee to analyze land dealings

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:24pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and a financial expert will examine how the Idaho Land Board should invest $240 million from the sale of hundreds of residential home sites as well as commercial real estate properties.

Land deals, incentives OK'd for new auto plant in Detroit

Corey Williams and David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:20pm

Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 billion assembly plant in Detroit and invest $900 million to retool and modernize another.

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:11pm

Lawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration's move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport official warned it could lead to long checkpoint lines this summer.

The Latest: Epidemiologist killed in Alaska plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:00pm

The Latest on a second fatal Alaska floatplane crash in a week (all times local):