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Kashif Saleem, producer for Whitney Houston, dies at 59

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:03pm

Kashif Saleem, the singer, songwriter and producer who crafted dance-funk hits in the 1980s and also produced Whitney Houston's first big hit, died Sunday from undetermined causes in his California home, his representative said Tuesday. He was 59.

As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate

Lisa Lerer and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:52pm

A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks.

China's Wanda Group in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:44pm

China's Dalian Wanda Group is in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes and the "Miss America" pageant.

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:43pm

Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unconstitutional power grab.

91-year-old ex-AIG boss Greenberg testifies at state trial

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:42pm

A 91-year-old former chief executive of insurance company AIG seemed eager to defend himself Tuesday against civil fraud charges, insisting he had no reason to attempt to hide several hundred million dollars in losses from the auto warranty wing of a mammoth business operating in 137 countries.

Debate renews attention on Trump's tax returns

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:42pm

Donald Trump says "you don't learn that much from tax returns," a dubious assertion that has renewed attention on his refusal to release documents that could shed light on his tax rate, charitable giving and foreign business ties.

California heat wave intensifies wildfire threatening homes

Noah Berger and Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:40pm

A heat wave stifling drought-stricken California worsened a wildfire Tuesday that burned buildings and forced people from their homes in remote communities along the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Justice Dept. top national security official to leave post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:40pm

The Justice Department's top national security official is leaving his position next month, the department announced Tuesday.

Boeing unveils deal to boost Moroccan aerospace industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:30pm

Boeing Co. has signed an agreement with Morocco's government that the North African kingdom hopes will create 8,000 jobs and an additional $1 billion a year in export revenue.

The Latest: Prosecutors: Mother of 2 slain kids cooperating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:21pm

The Latest on the deaths of two children whose bodies were found in a vehicle in northern Indiana (all times local):

House explosion kills fire battalion chief, a rising star

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:13pm

A battalion chief who had been considered a rising star in the Fire Department of New York was killed Tuesday when a row house exploded as he was supervising an evacuation following a report of a gas leak, and authorities are looking into whether the building was being used to grow marijuana.

'Food truck' voting hoping to drive up Idaho voter turnout

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:12pm

Idaho election workers say it's no longer enough to encourage people to get out to the polls. Instead, it's time to bring the polls to the people.

WHY IT MATTERS: Debate showed how divisive trade has become

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:11pm

THE ISSUE: Free trade has become a ripe target in the U.S. presidential campaign.

Tech and consumer companies lead US stocks higher

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:01pm

U.S. stocks rebounded Tuesday and climbed after a survey showed consumer confidence is at a nine-year high, a sign Americans will keep spending in the months to come. Technology and consumer stocks made the largest gains.

3 contractors picked for Penn Station overhaul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:51pm

Three contractors have been picked to work on the expansion and transformation of Manhattan's Penn Station, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday, a key step in the construction of what he called a "world class, 21st-century transportation hub."

US probing possible worker abuse by Wells Fargo

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:41pm

The U.S. Labor Department is investigating possible abuses of employees by Wells Fargo in connection with the bank's alleged efforts to open millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals.

Debate appears likely to topple 36-year ratings record

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:41pm

The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday appears likely to set a record for the most-watched presidential debate ever.

Pilots, air traffic controllers shifting to text messaging

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:34pm

Airline pilots and air traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation's busiest airports by the end of the year, a milestone that holds the potential to reduce delays, prevent errors and save billions of dollars in fuel cost, says the Federal Aviation Administration.

Greece transfers utilities to fund's control in bailout move

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:14pm

Amid street protests, Greece's parliament voted Tuesday night to transfer control of public utilities to a new asset fund created by international creditors.