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A look at efforts to legalize physician-assisted deaths

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:36pm

California's governor has signed a bill that will give the terminally ill in the nation's most populous state the right to end their lives with drugs prescribed by a doctor.

Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:21pm

Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.

Students help first lady harvest White House garden

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:14pm

A gloved Michelle Obama wielded a pitchfork Tuesday to show some student helpers how to harvest the sweet potatoes in her White House garden.

Clinton says she'll offer plan for 'Wall Street abuses'

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:13pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she'll offer a plan in the next week to deal with "Wall Street abuses."

VW, with limited DC lobbying footprint, braces for Congress

Ronnie Greene and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:04pm

When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissions cheating scandal.

Manufacturer inspecting other engines after jetliner fire

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:11pm

The company that made an engine that caught fire as a British Airways plane was taking off from Las Vegas is inspecting other engine parts as part of a federal investigation of the incident.

Samsung estimates its 3Q operating profit surged 80 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:11pm

Samsung Electronics Co. says its third-quarter operating profit surged by 80 percent over a year earlier.

Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme

Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:04pm

A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.

Panel overrules judge's tossing of mine violation notice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:33pm

An administrative law judge has been ordered to revisit a finding that a Patriot Coal subsidiary displayed a "pattern of violations."

ESPN cuts sponsored daily fantasy sports elements from shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:21pm

ESPN is cutting sponsored DraftKings elements from within its shows but not commercials from the daily fantasy sports site. That's according to ESPN Outside the Lines host Bob Ley, who revealed the shift during his show Tuesday.

Chinese billionaire finds himself at center of a new scandal

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:12pm

For the second time in three decades, a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul is central to a scandal over whether his money was used to buy influence in the United States.

UAW threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:52pm

The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company.

California governor signs law targeting gender wage gap

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:52pm

Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation.

Rubio criticizes government regulation of on-demand economy

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:37pm

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio vowed Tuesday to cap the number of regulations government can impose on businesses, particularly "on-demand" startups like Uber and Airbnb that he considers models for a changing national economy.

Feds approve exploratory drilling for Idaho molybdenum mine

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:32pm

Federal officials have approved a Canadian company's request to do exploratory drilling about 55 miles northeast of Boise to determine if molybdenum, copper and silver exist in sufficient quantities to go forward with an open-pit mine.

Wal-Mart expands protein bars to main grocery aisles

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:21pm

Protein and health bars at Wal-Mart are getting ready for prime time.

APNewsBreak: Senate panel probing VW's use of tax credits

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:14pm

The Senate Finance Committee opened a probe Tuesday into Volkswagen's use of a federal tax credit intended for fuel-efficient cars as the company's emissions-rigging scandal widened.

Coffee combo: Peet's buying Stumptown Coffee Roasters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:01pm

Peet's Coffee & Tea is buying the popular premium coffee company Stumptown Coffee Roasters, bringing the once independent brand more into the mainstream.

New Roku streaming TV device has 4K resolution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 3:51pm

Streaming TV device maker Roku on Tuesday unveiled a new model that offers video in Ultra HD, or 4K, resolution, matching what's available with Amazon's new Fire TV device.