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China leads Asian stocks lower on poor factory data

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:11pm

Asian stocks extended a global market sell-off Wednesday as poor manufacturing data from the world's two biggest economies dampened investor sentiment.

Yahoo CEO to give birth to twins while tackling turnaround

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:21pm

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is going to give birth to twins while trying to deliver a long-promised turnaround at the struggling Internet company.

Court sides with Uber drivers to expand case over pay

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:41pm

A federal judge granted class-action status Tuesday to a lawsuit in California against Uber over the payment of its drivers, upping the stakes for the ride-hailing company in the case.

China chemical factory blast toll rises to 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:51pm

The death toll from an explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has risen to five and the cause of the blast is still under investigation, state media reported Wednesday.

Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over grocery deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:30pm

The small grocery-store chain Haggen on Tuesday sued Albertsons for more than $1 billion in damages, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in systematic efforts to eliminate it as a viable competitor in five states.

Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:30pm

Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz was recruited by Sands China Ltd. on Tuesday to argue that Nevada's Supreme Court should dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the company's former CEO five years ago.

Operators of 2 Ohio abortion clinics sue over state hurdles

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 6:31pm

The operators of two southwest Ohio abortion clinics asked a federal court on Tuesday to declare recently enacted state laws governing their operations unconstitutional.

Bill offers state tax help for former Corinthian students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:51pm

Californians who had their student loans forgiven after the collapse of Corinthian Colleges this year could get a state income tax break.

UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:42pm

A new United Nations report says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" in less than five years if current economic trends continue.

Nigeria to deploy drones to curb oil theft

Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:32pm

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will deploy drones across the territorial waters of Africa's largest oil producer as part of a series of new efforts to help curb rampant oil theft, a company official said Tuesday.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:31pm

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says he met with Gov. Brian Sandoval during his northern Nevada campaign tour this morning, but the two didn't discuss an endorsement. Sandoval told the Las Vegas Sun that Rubio is an "impressive guy" but also said that Rubio didn't seek an endorsement.

Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:23pm

Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition.

FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:21pm

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk.

Southwest jet diverts after passengers become disorderly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:01pm

Six people face federal charges after the cabin crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight said they behaved in such an aggressive and hostile manner that the flight made an unscheduled landing in Amarillo, Texas.

McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:50pm

If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6.

Union: Fiat says Jeep Wrangler staying in Ohio, not Cherokee

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:40pm

Fiat Chrysler assembly plant managers told workers Tuesday that Jeep Wrangler production will stay in the city where the vehicle's roots date to World War II, but they also delivered a surprising announcement that the Jeep Cherokee line would be sent out of state, union leaders said.

Judge grants class-action status to case in California against Uber over payment of drivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:20pm

Judge grants class-action status to case in California against Uber over payment of drivers.

ConocoPhillips plans to cut 10 percent of its workforce

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:52pm

Energy company ConocoPhillips, which has already cut 1,000 jobs this year, says it will eliminate around 1,810 more positions following a plunge that took oil prices to their lowest levels in years.

Bill would extend California imports of kangaroo leather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:51pm

A state lawmaker is introducing last-minute legislation to allow California merchants to continue selling products made from kangaroo leather, such as soccer cleats.