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Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:11am

The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

SALADA Tea Launches New Line of USDA Certified Organic Herbal Teas

Salada, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:50am

Uplifting Cinnamon Mint, Refreshing Raspberry Hibiscus, and Calming Vanilla Chamomile, available at Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Tops Markets, Weis Markets, Wegmans and other major supermarkets throughout the Northeast and online nationally at GreenTea.com.

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:30am

Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.

Groups ask Kasich to end funds to Planned Parenthood

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:50am

Anti-abortion groups in Ohio have called on Gov. John Kasich to block Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, though federal health officials have warned other states that such a move could violate the law.

Blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 2, wounds 6

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:50am

An explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed at least two people, wounded six and left four others missing on Monday, police said.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:40am

Grain futures were mostly lower in early trading Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Ex-IBM executive is last finalist for U. Iowa presidency

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:50am

A corporate executive who says he helped turn around the IBM Corporation is the fourth finalist to be the next University of Iowa president.

Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:50am

Blue Bell ice cream is back.

Maersk to develop large North Sea gas find off Britain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:30am

Maersk Oil says it has permission from British authorities to develop a gas field off the British coast in the largest find in the North Sea in a decade.

UN climate negotiators work in Bonn on deal to fight warming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:30am

U.N. climate talks began anew Monday in Germany, three months before world governments are supposed to adopt a landmark deal to fight global warming.

Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:00am

Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China.

Economy boosts Portuguese government's re-election bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:10am

Economic news is continuing to give heart to Portugal's center-right government as it aims for re-election in October.

Eurozone inflation stable at low rate of 0.2 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:20am

Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows — another weak figure that may help push the European Central Bank toward doing more economic stimulus.

Medical marijuana cultivation center takes shape near Anna

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:20am

The owner of a southern Illinois medical marijuana cultivation center says he expects his new facility to be complete by next month.

Students with disabilities complete workforce skills program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:10am

More than 80 Tennesseans with disabilities have celebrated the completion of workforce development and pre-vocational skills programs meant to help them reach their employment goals.

Maryland teachers' group launches ad campaign on testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:20am

Maryland educators are launching an advertising campaign to reduce standardized testing requirements.

Travelers stranded as striking French workers block Calais

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:21pm

Some travelers trying to cross the English Channel are stranded because French workers are blockading the port of Calais.

Analysis: Holes and worries emerge in Louisiana's budget

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:51pm

As lawmakers patched their way through this year's budget, many of them talked as if they had drawn up a six-month plan, fully expecting Louisiana's next governor to come in with a broader blueprint for fixing the state's financial mess.

Nestle: Forced labor has no place in our food supply chain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:40pm

Nestle says "forced labor has no place in our supply chain" following a U.S. class action lawsuit that alleges the Swiss food company knowingly supported a system of slave labor and human trafficking to make its Fancy Feast cat food.