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Horse industry worries about plans to curb casino subsidies

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 11:03pm

Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering-industry.

Asian stock markets ebb ahead of US jobs report

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:31pm

Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as caution prevailed before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption of trading on Chinese stock markets next week.

Police: Man who shot trooper died from own gunshot wound

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:58pm

Authorities say a man who was killed after a shootout with a highway trooper died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Airman who helped stop train attack set returns to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 11:01pm

The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night.

Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

Bree Fowler and Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 10:31pm

The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film.

California governor offers $3.6 billion annual highway plan

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:01pm

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure, with some of the money to come from a $65 annual fee on vehicle registrations and increases in diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation.

Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River

Bruce Schreiner and Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 7:31pm

Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

Hospice chain settles whistleblower suit for $5.9 million

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 7:11pm

A chain of hospices in four states has agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit concerning overbilling for $5.9 million.

New indictment adds charges against Washington state auditor

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 7:01pm

A new indictment from a federal grand jury on Thursday added money laundering and tax evasion counts to a long list of charges against Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, who has been on unpaid leave while fighting allegations that he stole more than $1 million from clients of his former business.

Metrolink evaluating train car safety in wake of accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 6:52pm

Metrolink is evaluating the safety of its crash-resistant cars and removing them from the front of trains in the wake of a deadly Southern California derailment, the railroad said Thursday.

Norovirus suspected for Chipotle illnesses in Simi Valley

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 6:41pm

Health officials say a foodborne virus may have sickened nearly 100 customers and employees last month at a Chipotle restaurant in Ventura County.

Disabled vet suing Reno Housing Authority over US labor laws

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 6:41pm

The Reno Housing Authority is accused of violating U.S. labor laws by hiring assistant apartment managers at public housing units to work long hours for only a fraction of the minimum wage, with no overtime, in exchange for free rent.

Companies to stop 'revenge makeover' ads using ex-governor

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:41pm

Two online marketing companies that ceased publishing ads depicting former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer as an over-the-hill divorcee who needed a "revenge makeover" could still face legal action from her.

US Army suspends operations at labs due to anthrax probe

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:21pm

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs around the country and the world.

New indictment adds money laundering to charges against Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:21pm

New indictment adds money laundering to charges against Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley .

Kraft Heinz expands Kraft Singles recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:11pm

Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought.

Business expert picked as next University of Iowa president

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:11pm

The University of Iowa's governing board on Thursday named a corporate management expert with little higher education experience as the school's next president, an unusual choice meant to shake up the culture of the state's flagship academic institution.

Southwest reaches contract with pilots pending ratification

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:11pm

Southwest Airlines says it has reached an agreement with union negotiators on terms for a new contract with pilots, whose approval would be needed before it takes effect.

Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:00pm

Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said.