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News Corp confirms return of Rebekah Brooks in top role

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:50am

News Corp, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has confirmed that Rebekah Brooks is back at the top spot in London more than a year after she was acquitted of charges in a hacking scandal that shocked the U.K.

US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:21am

Orders to U.S. factories posted a modest gain in July, helped by the biggest rise in motor vehicles orders in a year and a solid gain in a category that tracks business investment plans.

Wills of millions of Americans now available online

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:16am

Ancestry.com is making available online for the first time tens of millions of wills and probate records from ordinary Americans to the nation's most famous citizens.

US markets open solidly higher a day after big plunge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:50am

U.S. stocks are opening broadly higher as the market bounces back from a plunge the day before.

Survey: US businesses hired at steady pace in August

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:32am

U.S. businesses added jobs at a steady pace last month, with construction and manufacturing showing solid gains, a private survey found.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 9:01am

A Nevada jury resumes deliberations today in the trial of a former Las Vegas firefighter accused of hiring a homeless ex-convict to bludgeon his estranged wife to death with a hammer nearly three years ago. A prosecutor said yesterday that testimony showed George Tiaffay (TEE'-uh-fay) manipulated Noel Stevens into killing Shauna Tiaffay in 2012. Stevens has already pleaded guilty. The defense says Stevens is responsible for the crime, and his word can't be trusted.

Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 9:00am

Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

New collars monitor pets for pain, problems

Sue Manning, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:41am

You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals' physical activity.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:41am

Grain futures were mixed in early trading Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:21am

Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France and Britain after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials said Wednesday.

US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July as business investment shows strength

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:00am

US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July as business investment shows strength.

Amazon adds more Dash buttons after rollout

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:50am

Amazon's futuristic "Dash" buttons appear here to stay.

Blue Bell resumes production at Oklahoma facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:40am

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed operations at a northwestern Oklahoma facility a day after the company's products returned to the shelves at select locations in Texas and Alabama.

US offers $10 million in grants for railroad crossing fixes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:30am

U.S. transportation officials will offer $10 million in grants for states to upgrade highway-rail crossings and tracks in response to a recent surge in flammable fuel shipments.

US productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:20am

U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:00am

A state lawmaker says retired service members in Utah should be allowed to collect their military pensions without the state taking out income tax. Utah is one of 16 states that don't offer income tax exemptions for retired military members but Rep. Lee Perry is working on legislation that would change that. The Standard Examiner reports about 16,000 Utah residents receive a military pension.

Texas man gets 17 years in prison in fake Disney park scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:40am

A man has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison for swindling investors with a fake story about a Walt Disney theme park in North Texas.

US productivity advances at 3.3 percent rate in spring, best showing since late 2013

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:31am

US productivity advances at 3.3 percent rate in spring, best showing since late 2013.

Nations' pledges to cut emissions called insufficient

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:20am

Analysts tracking efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions say the reductions pledged by major economies ahead of an envisioned climate pact this year won't be enough to avoid warming the Earth by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) or more.