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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.

Democrats poised to block stopgap funding bill over Flint

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:12am

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.

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.

Shell: Fire forces closure of key oil pipeline in Nigeria

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:03am

A fire has forced the closure of a key oil pipeline in Nigeria, Shell and an environmental activist said Monday.

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.

The Latest: Bridge case jurors hear how scheme unfolded

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

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

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.

US stocks open higher, led by tech and consumer companies

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:30am

U.S. stocks are rising in Tuesday morning trading as technology and consumer companies move higher. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil returns some of Monday's gains. Bond prices continue to rise and yields continue to slip.

Michigan inmates get job training in 'vocational village'

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:30am

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

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.

UK amusement park firm fined $6.5M for roller coaster crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:00am

The owner of Britain's Alton Towers amusement park has been fined 5 million pounds ($6.5 million) for a roller coaster crash that left five people seriously injured.

US home prices climbed again in July

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:00am

U.S. home prices rose again in July, pulled up by strong gains in Portland, Seattle and Denver.