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Stunt plane crashes ahead of NY air show, killing pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:02pm

A pilot died when his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday.

Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:02pm

Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

Brazil's GDP posts second consecutive contraction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:01pm

The Brazilian government says gross domestic product contracted for the second consecutive quarter, sending the economy of Latin America's biggest country into a technical recession.

Criminal probe into tribal lender includes Nevada partners

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:31pm

A federal criminal investigation into the former leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe's online lending operations now includes a Nevada company the tribe partnered with in its first attempt to offer payday loans.

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:21pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

Oregon firm joins Wyoming university on research initiative

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:01pm

A scientific and technical instrument manufacturer is teaming up with the University of Wyoming on what officials say will be cutting-edge research to improve extraction of oil and gas.

US oil prices climb again after Thursday's big jump

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:01pm

Oil prices surged again Friday, a day after recording their biggest gain in more than six years.

Fed vice chair in spotlight as markets seek rate hike clues

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:41pm

What once seemed a sure bet — that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September — suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence.

New Bedford firm recalls macadamias for possible Salmonella

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:21pm

Sid Wainer and Son, a New Bedford produce and specialty foods company, is recalling macadamia nuts due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:20pm

The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

Feds win fight for access to indicted Paul aide's Gmail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:20pm

Federal prosecutors prevailed Friday in their yearlong fight to force Google Inc. to turn over the emails of an indicted Republican consultant with close ties to Ron and Rand Paul.

Nevada casino win down 1 percent; July revenue a mixed bag

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:41pm

Baccarat revenues in Nevada casinos continue to disappoint, but better showings among slot machines are helping reduce the hit in state gambling revenues.

Grain mixed and livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mixed and livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:22pm

Strong winds and high waves that pounded the northern coast of Alaska have led Royal Dutch Shell PLC to temporarily stop exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

4th congressional hearing planned on Colorado mine blowout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:21pm

A fourth congressional hearing is planned on the release of tainted wastewater from a Colorado gold mine that affected three states.

School employee harassed by co-worker sues Portland district

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:11pm

A Portland Public Schools employee who was harassed by a co-worker seeks $650,000 in a lawsuit against the district.

Apple's music service losing key player as exec resigns

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:51pm

Apple's online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews.

Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:32pm

Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware on Friday became the 30th senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows.

Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:11pm

A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air.