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Va. couple seek to adopt 10-year-old from India

His infectious smile lights up the room from atop a shelf in Todd and Tobey Thurston's Campbell County home — the face of the couple's daily prayer to one day become blessed with a son.

Past work credited for luring data center to Iowa

West Des Moines officials say their past work with major companies played an important role in attracting a $1.1 billion Microsoft data center to their city.

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.

Schools slash heating bills with stimulus project

Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service Project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state's struggling timber industry.

Del. appliance store has local and global outreach

Among the myriad of modern appliances in Gary Chorman's showroom, it was a 1928 Maytag butter churn and washing machine combo that brought a customer to near tears.

Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.

Documents link state-sponsored company, pipeline

A state-sponsored company that directed millions of dollars from foreign investors to the idled Northern Beef Packers plant and other projects in South Dakota before running afoul of authorities also attempted to help finance the now-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, documents show.

Port Authority of NY and NJ taking look at reforms

A year ago this week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a public board meeting to re-elect its officers and hear from various committees. The governance and ethics committee presented its report with the following conclusion:

Lawmakers face hundreds of bills, special session

Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May, but the most contentious issues will come later.

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door.

Ryegress proving to be herbicide-resistant

LSU AgCenter scientists say Italian ryegrass found in Louisiana has developed resistance to herbicide.

Asian stocks mixed after holiday weekend

Asian stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a jump in its trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and Korea.

Children's hearing aid costs draw Indiana scrutiny

Nine-year-old Zain Hafeez hears the world differently.

Tahoe tourism officials borrow ideas from Utah

Tourism officials from several key Lake Tahoe agencies have paid a visit to Park City, Utah, to catch a glimpse at how another mountain town operates and manages its major challenges.

Suits end, queries remain on plane-into-home crash

For five years, lawyers for families of those killed when a plane crashed into a house and the airlines they blame have prepared for trial, filing thousands of court documents, interviewing witnesses, reporting to a judge.

Connected vehicles conference coming to Ann Arbor

Industry, academic and policy experts will be in Ann Arbor this week for a connected cars conference.

Cryptocurrency miners trek to Md. eatery

The Iron?Rail Diner is the only business in the area that is now accepting a cryptocurrency known as a Dogecoin.

GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

Effort underway to revitalize 'Arkansas Grown'

Two months after Arkansas agricultural officials gathered at the Governor's Mansion to announce efforts to revitalize the "Arkansas Grown" program, nearly 150 farmers and buyers have added their names to a list of willing project participants.

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