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Senate to vote on massive defense bill

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:01am

The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday on a $612 billion defense policy bill that President Barack Obama says he'll veto over a larger dispute about government spending.

FanDuel bans employees from all daily fantasy play for money

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:00am

Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel says it is banning all employees from playing any daily fantasy sports for money in hopes of rebuilding trust following reports a DraftKings employee may have had access to unfairly valuable data before winning $350,000 in a FanDuel contest.

Abe reshuffles Cabinet, adding minister to focus on economy

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:31am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday to focus on reviving the world's No. 3 economy, adding a new minister to coordinate recently announced economic projects.

As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise

Lisa Lerer and Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:14am

President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."

APNewsBreak: Endangered Species Act list won't add US eels

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:53am

American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen of the increasingly valuable species.

Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:51am

Streaming music company Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450 million in a move that takes the company into ticket sales and event marketing.

Indiana legislative panel focuses on e-cigarette regulation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:51am

Public health advocates told an Indiana legislative committee there's no scientific consensus on whether electronic cigarettes pose any health risks, even as a growing number of Indiana youths are trying the devices.

Government tests technology to find illegal drone operators

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:41am

A top aviation official says the government is testing technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports.

Cash-strapped group says it'll sell historic ship for scrap

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:21am

A historic cruise ship moored in Philadelphia could be destined for the scrap heap if a group trying to save it doesn't get an infusion of cash.

Baker schools superintendent announces more layoffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:51am

Nine more teachers and staff have been laid off from the Baker School System, according to Superintendent Herman Brister Sr..

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:51am

A defense lawyer says a Las Vegas physician will plead not guilty today to 32 felony counts accusing him of drugging and sexually assaulting patients. Binh Minh "Ben" Chung is also accused of making video recordings of himself having sex with at least one underage girl. Chung's medical license was suspended after his arrest June 20.

Former Idaho hospital CFO surrenders on embezzlement charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:51am

The former chief financial officer of an Idaho hospital has turned herself in on embezzlement charges.

Urban Outfitters to end on-call scheduling in New York

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:51am

Urban Outfitters will end on-call scheduling at stores in New York state, becoming the latest retailer to respond to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's inquiry into the practice of requiring workers to report for shifts on short notice.

Belgian government faces big protests over austerity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:41am

Trade unions on Wednesday mobilized about 100,000 workers for the second time in a year to protest the free-market regulations and austerity measures that the center-right government has been pushing through during its first year in office.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:31am

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

Haskell in Lawrence deals with flat funding

Mike Hendricks and Mará Rose Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:21am

Normally this time of year at Haskell Indian Nations University, they'd be getting ready for the homecoming football game.

Renewed AB InBev bid for SABMiller ups stake in beer battle

Raf Casert and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:51am

Any talk of a union between Budweiser and Miller — in fact, any talk of the creation of beer behemoth reaching all parts of the globe for that matter — should be put off for now as the owners of two of the world's most famous beers continue to haggle over the terms of a merger.

VW elects Poetsch as chairman of board of directors

David McHugh and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:41am

Volkswagen on Wednesday elected Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch to chair its board of directors, a move that came as the German automaker struggles to contain a scandal over emission-test rigging in the U.S.

Ohio jury to decide suit over chemical DuPont put in water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:31am

Jurors are deliberating in the federal case of an Ohio woman who says she got cancer after drinking water contaminated by a chemical from a DuPont plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia.