NEW YORK — Many retailers reported modest sales gains for January, compared with a sharp decline a year ago, as limited racks of holiday clearance items failed to entice shoppers to spend more freely. But the well-off seem to be back to splurging.
INDIANAPOLIS — Work on another section of the Interstate 69 extension between Indianapolis and Evansville is expected to begin by April after receiving Federal Highway Administration approval, transportation officials said Wednesday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A winter storm moving through New Mexico gave many students a get-out-of-school free pass, but created extra work for road crews and police as wet snow caused intermittent highway closures and dozens of crashes on slick and icy roads.
FARMERVILLE, La. — Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley says businessman J.A. Auger and his wife, Relda, were so close in their 75 years of marriage it seemed natural that they would leave the world together.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A $1 billion road construction plan stalled in the Alabama Senate for the second year because the sponsor couldn’t muster enough support Tuesday.