• Cedar Street in the center of the village of Nickerson, Neb., is seen at night, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. When regional officials announced plans to open a $300 million chicken processing plant employing 1,100 workers, residents packed the firehall and the village board unanimously voted against the plant, and a week later the company gave up, saying they’d take their plant and jobs elsewhere. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life

    NICKERSON, Neb. (AP) — Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

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  • In this Monday, April 25, 2016 photo, construction employees work at The Asbury hotel in Asbury Park, N.J. The Asbury, the first new hotel in more than 50 years is set to open in Asbury Park at the end of May. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Greetings from Asbury Park, opening first hotel in 50 years

    ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — In the Jersey shore city that gave Bruce Springsteen’s debut album its name, owners of the first new hotel to open there in more than 50 years hope they can convince locals and tourists alike that what was once considered a slum by the sea is now a destination with a bright future.

  • Nunez gives Mazda first IMSA pole at Laguna Seca

    MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Tristan Nunez gave Mazda its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole position and led a front-row sweep for the manufacturer team in qualifying Saturday for the Monterey Grand Prix on Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

  • Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.

  • Raiders in Las Vegas? It’s still several hurdles away

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Raiders owner Mark Davis says he’ll move his NFL team from Oakland if a 65,000-seat domed stadium is built in Las Vegas.

  • Cuban exiles drop lawsuit over Carnival cruise to island

    MIAMI (AP) — Two Cuban exiles have dropped their federal discrimination lawsuit against Carnival Corp. after the cruise line reached an agreement with the communist-run island to permit Cuban-born passengers to make the voyage.

  • Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller attends the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Mueller sketched out a wide-ranging transformation of the company that will see it focus more on electric vehicles and services like car-sharing as it seeks to get past its scandal over cheating on diesel emissions tests. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Volkswagen vows to fix diesels, launch new electric vehicles

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen’s CEO says he apologized in person to U.S. President Barack Obama for the carmaker’s emissions scandal, in which it rigged its cars to cheat on diesel engine pollution tests.

  • Mexico watches out for banned steroid clenbuterol in food

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is watching out for the banned steroid clenbuterol — on its athletes’ dinner plates.

  • Mexico watches out for banned steroid clenbuterol in food

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is watching out for the banned steroid clenbuterol — on the dinner plates of its athletes.

  • In this Dec. 4, 2015 file photo, union supporters hold up signs near the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.  The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, April 27, 2016  filed an unfair labor relations complaint against Volkswagen for the German automaker's refusal to bargain with the United Auto Workers union at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)

    Unfair labor practices complaint filed against Volkswagen

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday filed an unfair labor relations complaint against Volkswagen for the German automaker’s refusal to bargain with the United Auto Workers union at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee.