Lifestyle

Layton gets first Sonic 3D in the nation

Sonic 3D

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

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

Volvo to open South Carolina, first in United States

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Volvo Cars is officially opening its South Carolina plant — the Swedish carmaker’s first plant in the United States The first of Volvo’s redesigned S60 sedans will roll off the assembly line at the Berkeley County plant this fall. Volvo is officially opening the plant...


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,...


Auto

Ford celebrates purchase of iconic Detroit train station

Detroit Train Station Ford

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its purchase of Detroit’s long vacant train depot that the company plans to redevelop for research and development of self-driving vehicles. The company’s executive chairman, Bill Ford, has used the Michigan Central depot as a backdrop while publicly...


Business

Ford, VW study commercial vehicle alliance that could grow

DETROIT (AP) — Ford and Volkswagen are exploring joint development of future commercial vehicles in a possible alliance that could lead to cooperation in other areas. The companies announced the collaboration in a statement on Tuesday. They said that any alliance would not involve cross ownership...


National Business

American: Computer system behind cancellations 'stabilized'

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it has “stabilized” a computer system that failed at one of its affiliate carriers, causing the cancellation of 2,500 flights over the past week. The failure occurred in computers used to schedule crews for PSA Airlines, which is owned by American and operates...


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