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Jeb Bush to teach, lecture on education at Harvard this fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:40am

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be spending time at Harvard University this fall.

Consumer companies lead indexes higher; energy drops

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:34am

U.S. stocks are higher Tuesday as solid quarterly results from cruise line operator Carnival give travel-related companies a boost. Technology companies are also gaining. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil returns Monday's gains. A survey showed consumer confidence is at a nine-year high.

Shell: Fire forces closure of key oil pipeline in Nigeria

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:32am

A fire has forced the closure of a key oil pipeline in Nigeria, Shell said Tuesday, amid ongoing challenges including militant attacks that are losing oil multinationals billions of dollars in what used to be Africa's biggest petroleum producer.

The Latest: Ex-ally: Christie seemed happy about gridlock

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:31am

The Latest on the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local):

Democrats poised to block stopgap funding bill over Flint

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:31am

Senate Democrats on Tuesday threatened to block must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, battle the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.

Michigan inmates get job training in 'vocational village'

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:30am

Few states have been more aggressive in releasing inmates and diverting offenders than Michigan, where a decade ago, 1 out of every 200 people was in prison, and penal costs were beginning to crowd out basic government services.

Feds charge seller of mislabeled Chinese 'Viagra substitute'

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:21am

Federal prosecutors say an Alabama man who imported a Chinese drug sold as a Viagra substitute has been charged with intentionally defrauding and misleading consumers. They say the drug sold as Zhen Gong Fu fails to list a potentially dangerous ingredient on its label.

Trump on the defensive after combative debate with Clinton

Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:21am

Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto the defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of attacks about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate.

Germany orders end to Facebook/WhatsApp data sharing project

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:21am

German data protection authorities on Tuesday ordered Facebook to delete data, such as phone numbers, it has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp.

'Tristan' makes Rattle want to 'curl up in a fetal position'

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:20am

Simon Rattle thought back to his first staged performance of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" in Amsterdam in 2001.

US consumer confidence jumps in September

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:10am

U.S. consumer confidence in September rose to the highest level in nine years, a hopeful sign that economic growth will accelerate in coming months.

Colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy students

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:03am

Spencer Mulligan knew his family could pay for his college education, even without loans or grants. So when the University of Connecticut offered a merit award of $20,000 over four years, he saw it as a bonus.

New Jeep Compass SUV looks like shrunken Grand Cherokee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:51am

The fastest-growing part of the U.S. auto market is getting another new vehicle.

Iran dims hopes for deal on output freeze this week

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:51am

Iran played down hopes Tuesday that a deal to limit oil production will emerge this week in a meeting in Algeria, prompting big falls in oil prices.

California mountain communities evacuated as wildfire grows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:42am

More California residents were ordered from their homes Tuesday as a growing wildfire threatened remote communities in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:41am

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

Putin praises farmers for Russia's strong grain harvest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:41am

President Vladimir Putin has praised farmers for making Russia's grain harvest this year the highest in post-Soviet times.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:41am

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

Firefighter dies in NYC house blast after report of gas leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:41am

A firefighter who responded to a report of a gas leak at a home was killed Tuesday morning when the residence exploded shortly after authorities discovered a possible drug lab there, officials said.

DC appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:10am

The federal appeals court in Washington began hearing oral arguments Tuesday in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.