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Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 1:21am

President Barack Obama is just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal and cement a foreign policy legacy.

In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:30pm

President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

China leads Asian stocks lower on poor factory data

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:11pm

Asian stocks extended a global market sell-off Wednesday as poor manufacturing data from the world's two biggest economies dampened investor sentiment.

Head of major unmanned aircraft systems company to tour ND

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:10am

The head of a major unmanned aircraft systems company is making his second trip to North Dakota to tour area colleges and other facilities associated with drone development.

Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to have contract extended to 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:10am

Top directors at German carmaker Volkswagen plan to give a two-year contract extension to CEO Martin Winterkorn, who emerged on top of a power struggle this year with company patriarch Ferdinand Piech.

Group proposes cigarette tax to lower college tuition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 3:20am

A group has proposed a 2016 ballot initiative that would raise Idaho's cigarette tax and use the money to lower tuition at the state's public colleges and universities.

Utah lawmaker: Military pensions should be tax-exempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 3:10am

A state lawmaker says retired service members in Utah should be allowed to collect their military pensions without the state taking out income tax.

Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 3:10am

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

Novartis, Amgen partner on Alzheimer's, migraine treatment

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

Swiss drug maker Novartis says it will cooperate with California-based biotech giant Amgen to develop and sell neuroscience treatments for illnesses and ailments like Alzheimer's disease and migraine headaches.

Toy maker Lego sees strong growth, profit in all regions

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

Lego says its popular multi-colored toy blocks were in strong demand in the first half of the year, resulting in good growth in profits and revenue and an upbeat outlook for the full year.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

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

Nevada officials say an $11 million grant from the federal government could help them reduce suicide attempts and improve school performance among children with mental illnesses. Gov. Brian Sandoval and director Richard Whitley of the state Department of Health and Human Services announced the four-year grant yesterday.

China slowdown weighs on Australian growth in second quarter

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:50pm

Australia's economy grew a slower-than-expected 0.2 percent in the three months through June, dragged down by waning Chinese demand for resources including iron ore and coal, government figures showed Wednesday.

Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:32pm

The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.

Yahoo CEO to give birth to twins while tackling turnaround

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:21pm

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is going to give birth to twins while trying to deliver a long-promised turnaround at the struggling Internet company.

Court sides with Uber drivers to expand case over pay

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:41pm

A federal judge granted class-action status Tuesday to a lawsuit in California against Uber over the payment of its drivers, upping the stakes for the ride-hailing company in the case.

China chemical factory blast toll rises to 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:51pm

The death toll from an explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has risen to five and the cause of the blast is still under investigation, state media reported Wednesday.

Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over grocery deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:30pm

The small grocery-store chain Haggen on Tuesday sued Albertsons for more than $1 billion in damages, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in systematic efforts to eliminate it as a viable competitor in five states.

Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:30pm

Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz was recruited by Sands China Ltd. on Tuesday to argue that Nevada's Supreme Court should dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the company's former CEO five years ago.

Operators of 2 Ohio abortion clinics sue over state hurdles

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 6:31pm

The operators of two southwest Ohio abortion clinics asked a federal court on Tuesday to declare recently enacted state laws governing their operations unconstitutional.