Lifestyle

Layton gets first Sonic 3D in the nation

Sonic 3D

The 3D stands for “Drinks, Dogs, & Desserts.”

Business

Electric promise: Volvo Cars opens first US factory

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Volvo Cars, the first major automaker to abandon cars powered solely by internal combustion engines, is officially opening its first plant in the United States. The Swedish carmaker aims to make 130,000 hybrid or all-electric vehicles a year at the South Carolina factory,...


World

Summer drinks may lack fizz amid carbon dioxide shortage

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LONDON (AP) — A British trade group says there’s a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. Gavin Partington, director-general of the British Soft Drinks Association, says the shortage is due to...


Auto

Hyundai Motor, Audi join hands for fuel cell technology

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Group said Wednesday it signed an agreement with Audi AG to jointly develop electronics vehicles powered by fuel cell. Under the multi-year agreement, Hyundai’s affiliates including Kia and Audi’s parent company Volkswagen AG will share components, supply...


Business

FDA backs off added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is backing off its plan to label pure natural products like maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. Maple syrup and honey producers had rallied against the plan, saying FDA’s upcoming requirement to update nutrition labels to...


Lifestyle

Philadelphia Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Zoo has welcomed a baby giraffe. Zoo officials announced Tuesday that Beau was born June 10 to parents Stella and Gus. Beau stands 5-foot-7-inches and weighs an estimated 125 pounds. Beau has a 7-year-old sister Abigail. The four are the only giraffes at the zoo....


Business

Alexa, I can trust you with my checkbook, right?

Voice Assistant Banking

NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Alexa, what’s my bank account balance? Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants — Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant — in a way that will allow customers to check their balances, pay bills and, in the near...


Business

The Latest: Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas OK contract

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the ratification of a contract covering unionized workers of MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Housekeepers, bartenders, cooks, bellmen and other unionized workers of casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas...


Business

Honolulu mayor vetoes bill to limit Uber, Lyft 'surge' fares

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s mayor has vetoed a bill aimed at setting limits for what ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand. Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday he wants to see new technology blend with old. The bill sought to prevent “surge pricing” rates getting...


Business

Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas ratify contract

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, approved a new five-year contract Tuesday. The contract includes wage increases, new paid bereavement leave and stronger protections against...


Lifestyle

NOT REAL NEWS: Erupting Hawaii volcano not raining gemstones

Not Real News Hawaii Volcano Crystals

HONOLULU (AP) — The ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is not causing crystals to rain from the sky despite reports of residents finding little green gems in the area. “Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Is Literally Raining Gemstones Now, And We Want Some,” said a headline on sciencealert.com,...


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