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Iran deal will survive in Congress despite GOP opposition

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 1:41am

The Iran nuclear deal strongly backed by President Barack Obama and just as ardently opposed by the GOP is now on track to get through Congress.

Police open Budapest rail station, but no trains to the West

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 1:41am

Migrants poured into Budapest's Keleti rail station on Thursday as police stopped blocking its main entrance, piling into trains despite announcements that there was no service to Western Europe.

Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster

Michael Rubinkam and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:30am

They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest.

In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 11:30pm

President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.

In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:12pm

President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

Afghanistan hosts regional economic forum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 2:41am

Afghanistan has opened the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference in the capital, Kabul, where officials from more than 30 nations and 40 international organizations are gathering to discuss the war-torn country's future.

French farmers stage 1,000-strong tractor protest in Paris

Maggy Donaldson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 2:10am

More than 1,000 tractors — and a few cows — descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for their goods and high taxes.

Bangladesh indicts owners for deadly 2012 factory fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 2:10am

A court in Bangladesh's capital has indicted two owners of a garment factory and 11 others for homicide over a 2012 fire that killed 112 workers.

Pacific bluefin tuna group puts off new moves to save fish

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 1:50am

An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean ended a meeting in Japan on Thursday without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna.

Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 11:01pm

A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight.

School drug counselors charged in $46 million fraud scheme

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:11pm

Some were students who had tried drugs or alcohol, but didn't have substance abuse problems. Others were young addicts in need of help.

Lawsuit: Western sheep operators colluded against workers

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:51pm

Two former shepherds from Peru are accusing key players in the sheep industry in the western U.S. of conspiring to keep wages low for foreign workers.

IMF: China, tumbling commodity prices threaten world economy

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:21pm

China's slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have raised the risks to economic growth around the world, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday.

Nuclear regulators boost oversight of Massachusetts plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:12pm

Federal inspectors say they're increasing their oversight of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts.

Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:00pm

Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

New collars monitor pets for pain, problems

Sue Manning, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:41pm

You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals' physical activity.

State orders California firm to stop tapping Sierra springs

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:22pm

Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later bottled and sold in stores, officials said Wednesday.

Medical marijuana company delays 2 clinic openings

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:21pm

Citing a need to keep costs down amid low patient enrollment, one of Minnesota's medical marijuana manufacturers announced Wednesday it's delaying its plans to open two more dispensaries this fall.

Nebraska nursing home for Native Americans to open next year

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:11pm

A long-awaited Nebraska nursing home on the border with South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will begin accepting Native American residents early next year to ease a severe care shortage in one of the nation's poorest regions, a project official said Wednesday.