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North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.

1st professional circus school in US coming to Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

No clowning around: The first full-time, professional training school for circus artists in the United States is set to open in Philadelphia next year.

State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI

Eric Tucker and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.

Intoxicated in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rare

Scott Mayerowitz and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:44pm

Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying.

20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:42pm

In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.

The Latest: Election systems could be designated 'critical'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:40pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Florida votes in primary featuring Rubio, Wasserman-Schultz

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:31pm

Florida voters are casting ballots today in a primary featuring two politicians hoping to hold onto their seats after this year's bruising presidential contest -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Target's chief marketing officer to leave, join Uber

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:31pm

Target's chief marketing officer is leaving the company and heading to Uber.

Blaze erupts at Gap Inc. distribution center in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:20pm

A massive blaze that ripped through a Gap Inc. distribution center in New York has been largely extinguished.

Christie nixes bill to raise New Jersey minimum wage to $15

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:10pm

Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday shot down an attempt to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in the next year and to at least $15 over the next five.

US stocks are mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:03pm

U.S. stocks were slightly lower in afternoon trading Tuesday in another quiet day as the slow summer season comes to an end. Hershey plunged after the company walked away from a merger proposal, and Apple slipped after the company was hit with a large tax bill in Europe.

Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:01pm

Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes.

High court dismisses ex-Miss Utah's case against Provo

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:51am

Citing an unpaid court fee, the Utah Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Miss Utah who says she was wrongly arrested on suspicion of stealing from the skin-care company Nu Skin.

France wants halt to 'imbalanced' EU-US trade deal talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:42am

The French government wants the European Union to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that it sees as too friendly to U.S. businesses.

French economy chief Macron, eyeing presidential bid, quits

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:42am

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, an outspoken former investment banker who has encouraged startups and more labor flexibility, has quit the socialist government amid speculation that he is considering a presidential bid.

Prosecution presents case to oust Brazil President Rousseff

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:41am

The lead prosecutor in the trial to oust Brazil's first female president said Tuesday that Dilma Rousseff had committed "fraud" in her accounting practices, then came to tears saying she hopes the leader forgives her for causing her to suffer.

Las Vegas, Asian investors bet on Sin City's Chinese tourism

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:40am

Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans.

Vista Outdoor to build Lewiston ammunition plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:31am

Outdoor recreation company Vista Outdoors is planning a $70 million expansion to its ammunition plant in Lewiston.

EU orders Apple to pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

John-Thor Dahlburg and Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:23am

Apple has to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) — plus billions more in interest — in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant contributed almost no tax across the bloc's 28 countries for 11 years.

Negotiations resume Friday as Minnesota nurses strike looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:20am

Negotiators will return to the bargaining table Friday in hopes of averting a nurses' strike at five Twin Cities hospitals.