• Wildfires plunge vineyard workers, owners into same struggle

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety.

  • New Mexico horse-racing tracks see drop in slot revenue

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Revenue from slot machines at New Mexico horse-racing tracks has declined to its lowest point since the opening of the state’s newest track in 2005, but no one is quite certain what’s driving the drop.

  • Orange is the new white? Unique amber wine creates buzz

    BURDETT, N.Y. (AP) — The sloping vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine.

  • Alcohol might be sold at Arizona Wildcats basketball arena

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona is applying for a liquor license to sell beer and wine at men’s basketball games.

  • Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

    DETROIT (AP) — Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the verdant hills of Pittsburgh and the pitched avenues of San Francisco. They may soon be tested by the chaos of Manhattan, where pedestrians, taxis, buses and bikes embark daily on an eternal quest to avoid impact.

  • Ford offers repairs to address Explorer exhaust gas concerns

    DETROIT (AP) — AP is retransmitting this story from Oct. 13 on Ford offering to inspect and repair Explorer SUVs to remove a quotation that did not meet AP’s news policies on the use of anonymous content.