Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

GMO initiative to appear on Nov. 4 ballot in Maui

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Maui County voters will cast ballots in November on a proposal to impose a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms.

Tyson Foods closing 3 plants in Iowa, NY, NM

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed.

Correction: Rural Investment Dollars story

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

In a story July 24 about a new rural investment fund announced by the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado-based CoBank is donating $10 billion to a fund for rural investment projects. The bank is making the money available for loans.

House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are again attempting to find a compromise.

Earthquakes jolt 4 different areas of Alaska

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Earthquakes jolted four different parts of Alaska on Friday.

US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.

Louisiana firm wins West Pier contract

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The Port of Gulfport has awarded a $47 million contract for work on the port's West Pier.

Board told premium subsidies unaffected by ruling

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

New Mexicans will continue to qualify for subsidies if they buy medical insurance from a government online marketplace, a state insurance exchange official said Friday.

Visa and Amazon are big market movers

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: