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Report blasts plan to change at-risk kids' psychiatric care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:00am

The state Juvenile Justice Commission is accusing the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources of operating under a "cloak of secrecy" while negotiating new contracts to place youths in residential psychiatric facilities.

EU rejects US Treasury concerns over tax probe bias

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:00am

The European Commission is rejecting U.S. Treasury Department complaints that probes into sweetheart tax deals between governments and big companies are hitting U.S. firms hardest.

Romanian PM says first loan to Moldova has been paid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:00am

Romania's prime minister says his country has paid 60 million euros ($68 million) to Moldova, the first part of a larger loan, and urged the government to continue making reforms.

Spain revises Q2 growth estimate upward to 0.8 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:40am

Officials have revised Spain's quarterly economic growth figure for the April-June period upward, from 0.7 percent to 0.8 percent, welcome news for a country in its eighth month without a fully functioning government.

UK report urges social media companies to tackle extremism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:30am

A new U.K. parliamentary report is demanding that social media companies do more to tackle sites that promote extremism.

Report: Iran detains Greek national for smuggled oil tankers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:20am

An Iranian state-run daily is reporting that authorities in Tehran have detained a Greek national they accuse of embezzling money from smuggled oil and selling three oil tankers for $100 million.

FDA: Listeria found in Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams kitchen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40am

The Food and Drug Administration says Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is battling listeria again, a problem that disrupted the company's business last year.

Mobile homes returning to Louisiana after deadly flooding

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:22am

Mobile homes will fill front yards across southern Louisiana again, just like after Hurricane Katrina, as federal authorities bring in temporary housing for thousands of people displaced by catastrophic flooding.

In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:41am

The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor.

Clinton's Gold Rush: $18 million raised on three-day swing

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:02am

Hillary Clinton mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson and Apple CEO Tim Cook, vamped in a photo booth with actor Justin Timberlake and dined with some of California's richest families on what was likely the most lucrative fundraising swing of her presidential campaign.

Thai farmers launch (bee) sting operation to stop elephants

Vicky By Huang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:52pm

To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, set off firecrackers and even switched their crops from pineapples to pumpkins, which the pachyderms don't relish much. Nothing worked, so the villagers decided on Plan Bee.

Bill provides $6.5M to bring fresh food to underserved areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:10pm

A lawmaker is advocating for $6.5 million in funding to make fresh and nutritious food available in underserved communities across Michigan.

Indonesia finds ship that was taken by disgruntled crew

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:20pm

Indonesia's navy said Thursday it has located a fuel tanker that was missing for a week after being taken from port by its disgruntled crew.

Sen. Manchin mum on EpiPen hikes by daughter's drug company

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:01pm

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin remained mum Wednesday as a pharmaceutical company run by his daughter faced mounting criticism for hiking prices on life-saving allergy injection pens.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:54pm

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

The Latest: Trump won't address immigration in Phoenix

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:50pm

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California lawmakers approve extension of climate change law

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:21pm

California lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state's landmark climate change law — the most aggressive in the nation — by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other business interests to keep the program alive at least through 2030.

Appeal seeks to overturn 'Blurred Lines' copyright verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:11pm

Attorneys for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams on Wednesday asked an appellate court to overturn a copyright infringement verdict against them over the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines."

Cruise line CEO details Alaska bear mauling of 2 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:51pm

A bear that mauled two cruise ship wilderness guides during a hiking excursion in Alaska attacked so quickly that there was little time to defend against the animal, the CEO of the cruise ship company said.