• Navajo Mine owner to research possible methane leaks

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Researchers will look at whether methane is escaping from Navajo Mine.

  • In this photo taken Dec. 28, 2015, water covers a low-lying areas along the Bonneville Salt Flats during an especially wet winter from the rest area in Wendover, Utah, on the north side of U.S. Interstate 80, about 10 miles east of the Nevada-Utah line. Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

    Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren’t doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held.

  • This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world edged higher Thursday, May 26, 2016, as traders interpreted the rise in oil prices to $50 a barrel for the first time this year as a positive sign for the global economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks edge higher, led by consumer companies and banks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday to wrap up their strongest week in almost three months. Banks gained ground after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank intends to keep raising interest rates provided the economy continues to improve.

  • Navajo farm faces $17.5 million loss due to water line break

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the largest farm on the Navajo Nation say they could face a $17.5 million loss in revenue if repairs to an irrigation line that broke two weeks ago are not completed by mid-June.

  • This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world edged higher Thursday, May 26, 2016, as traders interpreted the rise in oil prices to $50 a barrel for the first time this year as a positive sign for the global economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks barely budge as banks slip after two-day surge

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday as investors maintained a cautiously optimistic outlook while they waited for U.S. economic data and remarks by the Fed chief.

  • In this May 3, 2016 file photo, World War II veteran Lester Tenney, 95, holds a bamboo stick that he said Japanese soldiers used to beat him while he was held as a prisoner of war, at his home in Carlsbad, Calif. The former Army staff sergeant believes President Barack Obama should keep ex-POWs like him and others in mind when he makes his historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday, May 27. (AP Photo/Julie Watson, File)

    VOICES: Hiroshima serves as memorial for all victims of WWII

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The suffering he endured during World War II still haunts 95-year-old Lester Tenney, who has black lung disease from working as a prisoner of war in a Japanese coal mine.

  • Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., speaks with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2016, before joining a bipartisan group of senators at a news conference to discuss legislation to improve the federal regulation of chemicals and toxic substances.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House set to approve bill to regulate toxic chemicals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.

  • This Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, shows the Monsanto logo seen at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. Monsanto is rejecting Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate. However, the seed company suggested Tuesday, May 24, 2016, that a higher bid might be accepted, saying that it remains open to talks. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

    Monsanto rejects $62B Bayer bid, but still open to talks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Monsanto rejected Bayer’s $62 billion takeover bid, calling it “incomplete and financially inadequate.”

  • In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015, file photo, bottles of Bayer aspirin appear on display on a shelf in the employee shop at the Bayer Pharmaceuticals facility in Whippany, N.J. German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday, May 23, 2016, that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto. A merger between Bayer and Monsanto would put together two giant makers of chemicals, one that focuses on people and animals, and another that focuses on plants. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    Bayer and Monsanto could combine plant, pet, people products

    A merger between Bayer and Monsanto would put together two giant chemical makers, one focused on plants and another that also makes products for people and animals. Here’s a look at their products, which have more than $65 billion in total annual revenue.

  • The Oct. 2, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Bayer at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Schoenefeld, Germany. German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG says it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto Company. Bayer said Monday, May 23, 2016 that the all-cash offer values Monsanto shares at $122 each. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

    Germany’s Bayer makes $62 billion offer for Monsanto

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers.