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Officer in bed of pickup shot driver 9 times; town to pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:10am

A lawyer says a small town in Tennessee will pay a substantial settlement to the family of a man who was shot nine times as he tried to drive off with a police officer in the bed of his pickup truck.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate unchanged at 3.43 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:03am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates didn't budge this week, remaining at historically low levels that continue to lure prospective home buyers.

Spain revises Q2 growth estimate upward to 0.8 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:01am

Officials have revised Spain's quarterly economic growth figure for the April-June period upward, from 0.7 percent to 0.8 percent, welcome news for a country in its eighth month without a fully functioning government.

Company expands payment breaks, but stands firm on price

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:01am

Even though the maker of the EpiPen is expanding programs that help patients pay for it, the company -- Mylan -- isn't budging on the price of the emergency allergy treatment.

Brazil Senate starts impeachment trial of President Rousseff

Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:00am

Brazil's Senate on Thursday began deliberating whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the final step in a leadership fight that has paralyzed Congress and cast a pall over a nation in the midst of a severe recession.

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:00am

Automakers say cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road.

German business confidence drops unexpectedly, survey shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:00am

Business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has dropped unexpectedly as managers' assessment of both their current and future situations darkened following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, a survey showed Thursday.

Obama administration pushing state-run retirement plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:00am

The Obama administration has finalized a new rule intended to encourage states to set up their own retirement plans.

Kansas City Council panel discusses incentive limits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:51am

A Kansas City Council committee is considering economic development incentive limits.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:51am

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

Panel to study how to prevent Ravenel Bridge suicides

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:40am

A committee is discussing ways to try to stop people from jumping to their deaths from the Ravenel Bridge linking Charleston and Mount Pleasant after more than two dozen people have killed themselves since the bridge was opened more than a decade ago.

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:33am

In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality — in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

Markets Right Now: Stocks are slightly lower in early trade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:21am

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Idaho Fish and Game halts online sales after computer breach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:20am

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says there's been a computer breach and it has suspended online sales of licenses and tags.

The Latest: Georgia groups send supplies to Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:20am

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:00am

The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor.

Orders for US durable goods rebounded in July

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:40am

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods surged in July, lifted in part by the biggest increase in orders in a key investment category since January.

Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:32am

Mylan, in the face of heated criticism over price hikes for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, is bulking up programs that help patients pay for the drug.

Applications for US unemployment benefits slipped last week

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:20am

Slightly fewer people filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign the American job market remains healthy.