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Italy demands answers as student's body is flown from Cairo

Frances D'Emilio and Maram Mazen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:10am

Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine the truth about an Italian doctoral student slain and reportedly tortured in Cairo as he researched Egyptian labor movements and other social issues.

The Latest: Anti-migrant protesters rally in Prague

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:30am

The Latest on the flow of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):

Cause of deadly NYC crane collapse is under investigation

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:40am

Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously.

Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:50am

For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl.

As fix nears for gas leak, residents worry about return home

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:10am

With a possible end in sight to a massive 15-week gas leak, anxious residents displaced from a Los Angeles neighborhood are skeptical a fix is near and worry they may be forced to return too soon to unhealthy homes.

Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down

Justin Pritchard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:30pm

Like a bad love song, the weekend demolition of a bridge made famous by the movies is killing the traffic mood in Los Angeles.

The Latest: Building owners 'saddened' by NYC crane collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 5:21pm

The Latest on a deadly crane collapse in New York (all times local):

Stocks lose more ground as jobs report disappoints

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 5:21pm

Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month.

Portugal buys 50 percent of TAP airline for $2.1 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:10am

The Portuguese government says it has agreed to buy 50 percent of the country's carrier TAP Air Portugal for 1.9 million euros ($2.1 million).

Nurseries request cultivation authorization in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:50am

The nurseries selected to cultivate and distribute the first medical marijuana in Florida have requested cultivation authorization.

Drinking long intertwined in Dubuque's culture

Thomas J. Barton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:50am

Wherever Sue Greene looks, she sees alcohol ingrained into the fabric of Dubuque's culture and history.

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:40am

Spanish emergency services say an explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two people and left one survivor seriously injured.

Research looks at blight fight, recycling building materials

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:10am

Michigan State University researchers will use nearly $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to examine whether recycling and repurposing building materials is an effective way to deal with blighted areas.

Citigroup blocks fantasy sports transactions in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:50pm

As daily fantasy sports websites face increased legal scrutiny, the world's biggest credit-card lender is blocking transactions by New York residents on the country's two biggest sites.

Judge who presided over Martha Stewart's NY trial dies at 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 5:41pm

A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.

Education agency says jobs aren't restored with other funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 5:21pm

North Carolina's education department says it has cut $2.5 million from its budget and eliminated about 20 previously vacant positions without tapping into new funds from the legislature earmarked to help early-grade children with reading.

LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 4:22pm

Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site's market value.

Iowa APME contest winners

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 4:20pm

Iowa APME Newswriting and Photo Contest Winners:

HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 4:11pm

Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Mediator: 2 of 6 Argentina bondholders agree to settlements

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 4:00pm

Two of six leading bondholders that years ago refused Argentina's invitation to trade their bonds at steep discounts have agreed to settle their longstanding claims after the South American nation offered bondholders with cases in federal court in Manhattan $6.5 billion in what a court-appointed mediator described Friday as a "historic breakthrough."