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Snyder OKs $2.2M more for lawyers in Flint water crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:40pm

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has approved spending up to $2.2 million more in state money for outside legal services related to Flint's lead-tainted water crisis.

Prankster who tossed crickets on subway train arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:40pm

A Brooklyn woman has been arrested after police say she tossed hundreds of live crickets and worms on a crowded subway train as part of a video prank.

Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:31pm

Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber.

The Latest: Senators want info. about driver in US illegally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:31pm

The Latest on fatal bus crash in Louisiana (all times local):

1st professional circus school in US coming to Philadelphia

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:30pm

No clowning around: The first full-time, professional training school for circus artists in the United States is set to open in Philadelphia next year, officials announced Tuesday.

Brazil Senate debates fate of Rousseff, final vote Wednesday

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:21pm

Senators deciding whether to oust President Dilma Rousseff headed into a long night of debate Tuesday, with so many wanting to speak that the judge presiding over the impeachment trial put off the final vote until Wednesday.

North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:00pm

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.

20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:52pm

In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.

Correction: Clean Energy-New England story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:43pm

In a story Aug. 28 about Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island evaluating proposals for clean-energy projects, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Rhode Island's deputy commissioner of energy. He is Nick Ucci, not Rick Ucci.

Bus in crash carried potential flood-remediation workers

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:34pm

Construction workers on a bus involved in a fatal crash were heading to Baton Rouge to apply for flood-remediation jobs with a company partly owned by an Arkansas legislator, an attorney for the company said Tuesday.

SEC: Former Monsanto exec to get $22.5M as whistleblower

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:32pm

A former Monsanto Co. financial executive who tipped off regulators about the agribusiness giant's accounting practices involving rebates for its Roundup weed-killer will get nearly $22.5 million as a whistleblower, federal securities regulators announced Tuesday.

Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill

John-Thor Dahlburg, Brandon Bailey and Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:21pm

The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America's biggest corporations are paying their fair share around the world.

The Latest: Congressman says doctors repaired heart artery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:11pm

The Latest on a heart attack suffered by a Nevada congressman (all times local):

The Latest: Actors union endorses Clinton for president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:04pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Beats wins in case alleging double dealing before Apple sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:03pm

A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners before negotiating its $3 billion sale to Apple two years ago.

Hershey, Abercrombie & Fitch sink; United Continental gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:02pm

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APNewsBreak: Ohio State tells alumni clubs to fall in line

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:01pm

Ohio State University is requiring its roughly 150 alumni clubs and societies to keep mum when it comes to disparaging comments about the school, or risk losing the money and other perks it provides them. For the most part, they are signing on.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:51pm

Stocks fell slightly on Tuesday in another quiet day on Wall Street as hesitant investors remained on the sidelines as a slow summer winds down.

US stocks mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:44pm

Stocks fell slightly on Tuesday in another quiet day on Wall Street as hesitant investors remained on the sidelines as a slow summer winds down.