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Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Over 40 pct. of VW owners seek emissions cheating settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:23pm

About 210,000 owners of Volkswagens with 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests have registered to settle with the company under the terms of a June court agreement.

The Latest: Rousseff backers promote new Brazil election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:20pm

The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

Banks lead gains on Wall Street on hopes for higher rates

Seth Sutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:01pm

Banks are leading the stock market higher in afternoon trading Monday as investors anticipate that the Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising interest rates this year from their historically low levels. That could help banks by making lending more profitable. Herbalife rose after activist investor Carl Icahn, the company's largest shareholder, said he has increased his stake. The market is coming off of three days of losses.

Ex-Chicago official gets 10 years in red-light camera case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:01pm

A former Chicago transportation official was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a company in Phoenix.

Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:41pm

Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco.

Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:41pm

A Pennsylvania drug company announced Monday that it has launched a clinical trial of an experimental Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus.

In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:31pm

A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region.

FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:21pm

There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate.

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

Bree Fowler and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:20pm

The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers breached related data systems in two states.

The Latest: 2 arrested in Italy for looting quake-hit homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:52am

The Latest on Italy's devastating earthquake (all times local):

Yale grad students file petition seeking union certification

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

Yale University graduate students on Monday petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for union recognition, saying they have organized to address concerns surrounding pay and benefits and give themselves a stronger voice in university affairs.

Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:32am

Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you're hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighborhood.

Foot Locker looks to play up the store experience

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:31am

Start with the shoes but move on from there. That's the plan at Foot Locker Inc., long known for its sneakers, which is reorganizing its stores to further highlight top brands, designating areas to showcase trends, and adding more displays of full sports gear to encourage broader shopping.

Challenger warns of 'manipulations' in Gabon election

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:11am

Gabon's most high-profile opposition candidate has warned of possible tampering with the outcome of Saturday's presidential election, potentially increasing tensions as this central African nation awaits an official tally.

Los Angeles airport officials say false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing came after officers detained man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:40am

Los Angeles airport officials say false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing came after officers detained man dressed as Zorro.

Train crashes into ATV with stuck tire, killing passenger

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:20am

Mississippi authorities say a train hit an all-terrain vehicle as the driver attempted to wrest a stuck tire from the tracks, killing a female passenger.