• Gas prices drop 7 cents to $2.22 a gallon

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has dropped 7 cents over the past three weeks to $2.22 a gallon for regular grade.

  • Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., listens to community leaders at a roundtable discussion on religious freedom with the regional interfaith community at All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Mosque in Sterling, Va., Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine’s cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion.

  • US rig count up 15 this week to 462

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 462.

  • Greg Rowe, left, and Vincent Napolitano, bottom, with Livermore Trading Group, monitor stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    US stock indexes inch higher in another listless day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another lazy drift higher for stocks and another record high.

  • New Mexico Gas Co. plans natural gas pipeline to Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gas Co. says it’ll seek a federal permit to begin building a natural gas pipeline from southern New Mexico to Mexico.

  • This July 3, 2014, file photo, shows the Microsoft Corp. logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft reports financial results Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren, File)

    As PCs decline, Microsoft betting its future on the cloud

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a world where there’s a smartphone app for everything, one company __ Amazon.com Inc. — has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services.

  • FILE- In this April 9, 2002, file photo, a handler prepares to release a lesser prairie chicken near Laverne, Okla. The U.S. government announced Tuesday, July 19, 2016, that it is removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act. (Chad Love /The Oklahoman via AP)

    Feds remove the lesser prairie chicken from protection list

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facing an uphill court fight, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it was formally removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Navajo Nation Council set to begin summer session in Arizona

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation lawmakers are expected to consider legislation on mining as well as potential capital projects during their summer session in Window Rock, Arizona.

  • In Saratoga Springs, reviving the wells that made it famous

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — More than a century after scores of Saratoga Springs’ famous mineral wells were capped in an early example of environmental conservation, a few of them could soon be flowing with naturally carbonated water once again.