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Chef Paul Prudhomme, who popularized Cajun fare, dies at 75

Janet McConnaughey and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:02am

At his New Orleans restaurant, legendary chef Paul Prudhomme proudly showed off dishes and ingredients from his upbringing in Louisiana's rural Cajun country: blackened redfish, jambalaya and sweet potato pecan pie drew diners by the droves to his K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen.

US maritime schools feel connection to cargo ship sinking

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 12:01am

The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline come into view as the ship sails into New York Harbor on calm waters. A moment later, the sky darkens, lightning flashes and the ship is rocked by roiling waves. Alarm bells warn of shallow waters or an impending collision with a massive liquefied natural gas tanker.

$338M fund in deadly oil train derailment close to approval

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:42pm

A Canadian railroad's withdrawal of opposition to a $338 million fund for victims of an oil train derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec has set the stage for final approval and compensation for victims.

Asian stocks gain on hopes Fed won't hike rates this year

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:01pm

Asian stock markets rose Friday on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for several more months. Energy stocks advanced with the price of oil.

Beyond 'Like:' 6 ways you might soon emote on Facebook

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 9:02pm

Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?

Prudhomme, Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun food, dies

Janet McConnaughey and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:51pm

Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75.

The Latest: Homeland Security chief to visit South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:11pm

The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

The Latest: Airman who helped stop train attack called tough

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 6:21pm

The latest on the stabbing of a U.S. airman who helped stop a gunman on a French passenger train (all times local):

VW executive apologizes but says scandal not his fault

Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:29pm

Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker, asserting top corporate officials had no knowledge of the cheating software installed in 11 million diesel cars.

Baker culinary student wins top state award

Bob Gross(port Huron), Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:30am

Calie Nelson likes food.

East Central Community College latest to become smoke-free

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:10am

East Central Community College will become the next state institution to ban tobacco anywhere on campus.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:40am

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan. Trump made the comments yesterday afternoon at a rowdy rally inside a packed Las Vegas theater at the casino-hotel Treasure Island. Trump says Bergdahl is a "no-good traitor" and would have been shot 30 years ago.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:40am

The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining says a gravel mine near Draper has been digging outside its permit area, moving across the Utah County line into Salt Lake County. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that officials with the Geneva Rock mine denied that they were conducting any unauthorized mining in their Point of the Mountain operation.

Frisbee named executive director of WVU Alumni Association

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:11am

Retired Air Force Col. Sean Frisbee has been named executive director of the West Virginia University Alumni Association.

Glencore cutting back zinc metal production

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 12:30am

Commodities group Glencore says it is reducing zinc metal production in Australia, South America and Kazakhstan in a move prompted by low zinc and lead prices.

US treasury secretary blames Congress for debt limit delays

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:31pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew admonished Congress on Thursday for not moving fast enough to raise the government borrowing limit at a time of heightened fragility in the global economy.

800-pound man orders pizza, booted from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 6:41pm

An 800-pound Rhode Island man says he's been kicked out of a hospital's weight loss program for ordering pizza.

Iamgold to cut 10 percent of workers at Suriname gold mine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 6:31pm

A Canadian company that operates a gold mine in Suriname says it will dismiss roughly 10 percent of its workforce to reduce costs amid low global prices for the precious metal.

NY minimum wage push spurs US debate, faces hurdles at home

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 6:21pm

New York's plan to give fast-food workers a $15 minimum hourly wage is spurring similar efforts in other states even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's effort to enact a $15 wage for all workers faces vocal opposition at home.