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AP-GfK poll: Americans divide on importance of tax returns

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:40pm

American voters are divided along party lines about whether it's important for presidential candidates to release their tax returns, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:40pm

The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.

Wells Fargo claws back part of CEO, other executive's salary

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:30pm

Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's consumer banking division will forfeit tens of millions of dollars in bonuses as it tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices.

Senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown this weekend

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:30pm

A must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus is stalled in the Senate, held up by bipartisan opposition as the clock ticks toward a Friday deadline.

Idaho county launches 'food truck' polls for early voting

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:30pm

Idaho election workers say it's no longer enough to encourage people to get out to the polls. Instead, they say, it's time to bring the polls to the people.

Sheriff's office: Oil pipeline protesters gather at 2 sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:20pm

Authorities say people protesting the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota gathered Tuesday at two construction sites on private property.

Reports of plastic prompt recall of Tyson chicken nuggets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:41pm

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets.

West Coast dockworkers, employers to talk contract concept

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:40pm

Representatives of dockworkers who load and unload cargo at 29 West Coast sea ports will meet with their employers to discuss the concept of extending their contract, even though it doesn't expire until 2019.

Justice Dept. top national security official to leave post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:31pm

The Justice Department's top national security official is leaving his position next month, the department announced Tuesday.

'Dramatic slowing' seen in global trade, as rhetoric rises

Jamey Keaten and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:10pm

Trade, that lifeblood of the world economy, is growing at its slowest rate in seven years and could falter even more should anti-globalization sentiment encourage governments to throw up more barriers.

Kashif Saleem, producer for Whitney Houston, dies at 59

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:03pm

Kashif Saleem, the singer, songwriter and producer who crafted dance-funk hits in the 1980s and also produced Whitney Houston's first big hit, died Sunday from undetermined causes in his California home, his representative said Tuesday. He was 59.

As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate

Lisa Lerer and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:52pm

A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks.

China's Wanda Group in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:44pm

China's Dalian Wanda Group is in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes and the "Miss America" pageant.

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:43pm

Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unconstitutional power grab.

91-year-old ex-AIG boss Greenberg testifies at state trial

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:42pm

A 91-year-old former chief executive of insurance company AIG seemed eager to defend himself Tuesday against civil fraud charges, insisting he had no reason to attempt to hide several hundred million dollars in losses from the auto warranty wing of a mammoth business operating in 137 countries.

Debate renews attention on Trump's tax returns

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:42pm

Donald Trump says "you don't learn that much from tax returns," a dubious assertion that has renewed attention on his refusal to release documents that could shed light on his tax rate, charitable giving and foreign business ties.

California heat wave intensifies wildfire threatening homes

Noah Berger and Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:40pm

A heat wave stifling drought-stricken California worsened a wildfire Tuesday that burned buildings and forced people from their homes in remote communities along the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Boeing unveils deal to boost Moroccan aerospace industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:30pm

Boeing Co. has signed an agreement with Morocco's government that the North African kingdom hopes will create 8,000 jobs and an additional $1 billion a year in export revenue.

The Latest: Prosecutors: Mother of 2 slain kids cooperating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:21pm

The Latest on the deaths of two children whose bodies were found in a vehicle in northern Indiana (all times local):

House explosion kills fire battalion chief, a rising star

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:13pm

A battalion chief who had been considered a rising star in the Fire Department of New York was killed Tuesday when a row house exploded as he was supervising an evacuation following a report of a gas leak, and authorities are looking into whether the building was being used to grow marijuana.