Last Mothers Day, Jaret Graham, 14, climbed on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by his 12-year-old cousin. As they sped down a paved stretch of country road in west Texas, the 12-year-old lost control, the vehicle went into a ditch and the cousin fell off, injuring his leg. Jaret was thrown off and hit his head on a cattle guard, a barrier made from steel pipes. He died instantly.
Charlotte-based Chiquita Brands International said Monday that it plans to merge with Irish fruit company Fyffes, splitting senior executives between Charlotte and Dublin and creating the worlds largest banana company.
Airlines are still tallying up the damage from this winter's storms, but solid demand for travel means they are likely to weather the rocky start to 2014 in good shape.
Sentencing has been delayed for an Alabama developer who filled wetlands near Bay St. Louis in violation of the Clean Water Act.
Cotton futures No. 2 closed 45 cents to $2.30 a bale higher Monday.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Certain foster children in New Mexico will be able to attend college in the state without paying tuition and fees under a new law.
Stung by internal security lapses, U.S. intelligence officials plan to use a sweeping electronic system to continually monitor workers with secret clearances, current and former officials told The Associated Press.
Southwest Airlines Co. is raising the ante over Dallas Love Field.
The company that was awarded a license for the state's first and only slots parlor says it is ready to start construction on the facility.
Same-sex couples in Indiana could pay more to file their tax returns this year because of conflicting state and federal policies.
TD Ameritrade says its investors remained active in February and continued to make shrewd trades.
The collapse of Japan's Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange is spilling into U.S. bankruptcy court as the company scrambles for legal cover after losing digital currency valued at $473 million.
Despite growing national figures, Kentuckians aren't using public transit as much as they did last year, according to new ridership numbers.
Kau farmers are anxious over the pending sale of lands where they've worked to cultivate some of world's best coffee.
Freedom Communications says it has set April 16 as the launch date for its latest newspaper venture, the Los Angeles Register.
When general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were hired by the Chiefs last year, they knew that there would be plenty of turnover on a roster that produced just two wins.
America's plan to use more natural gas to run power plants, make chemicals, drive vehicles and heat homes may not go as smoothly as expected.
The legendary racehorse Native Diver is being exhumed from the former Hollywood Park racetrack and will be moved to a new resting place in Southern California.
The Obama administration says it's pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.
The stock market ended slightly lower on Monday, barely budging after an initial slide on disappointing economic news from China and Japan. Investors were discouraged by an 18 percent slump in Chinese exports last month, the latest sign of trouble for the world's second-largest economy. Japan lowered its estimate for fourth-quarter economic growth.
Pitching himself as an ally to Silicon Valley, presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio proposed giving cellphone companies more access to government-controlled airwaves as part of a package of pro-business initiatives he said would create "thousands upon thousands of high-paying jobs."
HBO says its streaming service is running again, although disappointingly late for many anxious fans of the "True Detective" series.
The U.S. Department of Energy and the operators of the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Monday they are making plans to allow specially trained workers to enter the site for the first time in weeks after more than a dozen employees were exposed to low levels of radiation during a mysterious leak.
New York is going after "double dippers" who file for the state's STAR property rebate program while living in rent-regulated apartments.