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Hospital, hepatitis C outbreak victims reach settlement

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:30am

Trinity Health and its hospital in Minot have agreed in principal on a legal settlement with 21 victims of the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history, though Trinity's legal fight with a nursing home where most people were sickened will continue.

Intoxicated in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rare

Scott Mayerowitz and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:22am

Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying.

FBI to soon release documents related to Clinton email probe

Eric Tucker and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:20am

The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.

Potash Corp. and Agrium say they are in talks to combine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:20am

Fertilizer makers Potash Corp. and Agrium say they are in talks to combine into one company.

North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:20am

Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.

The Latest: White House worries Apple deal to cost taxpayers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:12am

The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in back taxes (all times local):

Markets Right Now: US markets edge lower at midday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:00am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

US stocks are mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:00am

U.S. stocks were slightly lower in midday trading Tuesday in what looks to be another quiet day as the summer comes to an end. Hershey plunged after the company walked away from a merger proposal, and Apple slipped after the company was hit with a large tax bill in Europe.

US bank earnings in Q2 climbed 1.4 percent to $43.6B

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:53am

U.S. banks' earnings in the April-June period rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier as growth in lending fueled interest income.

Christie nixes bill to raise New Jersey minimum wage to $15

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:50am

Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday shot down an attempt to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in the next year and to at least $15 over the next five.

French economy chief Macron, eyeing presidential bid, quits

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:50am

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, an outspoken former investment banker who has encouraged startups and more labor flexibility, has quit the socialist government amid speculation that he is considering a presidential bid.

Why Ireland doesn't want to take billions from Apple

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:31am

In normal circumstances, a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) cash award would make any country ecstatic. But Ireland is no ordinary country when it comes to tax law — and its government insists it doesn't want the colossal windfall.

French official: Business-friendly Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron resigns ahead of possible presidential bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:21am

French official: Business-friendly Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron resigns ahead of possible presidential bid.

Ask Brianna: Should I ask for more money at my first job?

Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:20am

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Comey: FBI wants 'adult conversation' on device encryption

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:20am

FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an "adult conversation" next year.

Iowa at center of debate over 'shadow insurance' deals

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:10am

For cash-strapped life insurance companies, the deal sounds almost too good to be true: A state law allows them to create complex financial instruments to transfer liabilities to new subsidiaries, instantly wiping huge debts off their books.

EU orders Apple to pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

John-Thor Dahlburg and Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:07am

Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant had paid next to no tax across the bloc's 28 countries for over 11 years.

Shop sells shirts to raise $40K for fallen officer's family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:53am

A Tennessee sporting goods store has raised $40,000 by selling thousands of T-shirts to benefit the family of a fallen police officer.

US consumer confidence in August highest in 11 months

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:52am

U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level in 11 months, suggesting economic growth could pick up in the second half of the year.

The Latest: Bodies found in small plane pulled from La. lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:51am

The Latest on New Orleans plane crash (all times local):