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World's largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:10am

The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.

The Latest: Death toll from earthquake in Italy climbs to 73

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:10am

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The Latest: Oil lease sale: 3 companies bid on 24 tracts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:00am

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Man gets prison for killing 2 housekeepers at Ohio facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:00am

A chef who admitted fatally shooting two housekeepers at an assisted living facility in suburban Cleveland is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty and saying he can't explain a motive for the murders.

Kenya's president signs law to cap banks' interest rates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:00am

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he has signed into law a bill that caps interest rates for bank lending and deposits.

The Latest: Libertarian Johnson to appear on Ohio ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:51am

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Markets Right Now: US stocks open lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:50am

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AstraZeneca to sell molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:50am

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca plans to sell its molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer in a deal that will be valued in excess of $1.5 billion when rights, royalties and other payments are included.

Another Portugal bank needs help, this time for $5.7 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:50am

For Portuguese taxpayers fed up with coming to the rescue of troubled banks, there's bad news: another one needs help.

Ford recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30am

Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel pump problem.

28 students to get police escort due to oil pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:30am

Some students who attend school in Mandan will be getting a police escort to classes due to a protest over an oil pipeline.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:30am

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.

Qatari state fund buys stake in NY's Empire State Building

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:10am

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America — a stake in the company that owns New York's Empire State Building.

Medical errors at Massachusetts hospital on the rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:40am

State public health officials say preventable medical errors reported by full-service Massachusetts hospitals jumped 60 percent last year, but attributed the rise in large part to a problem at a single hospital.

EU backs former Greek statistics chief facing trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:30am

The European Union's executive commission has publicly defended Greece's former statistics chief, who is facing trial for allegedly misreporting deficit figures.

Medicaid to pay for repellent in Virginia to ward off Zika

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:00am

Officials say Virginia's Medicaid program has begun covering the cost of mosquito repellent to prevent people from being infected by the Zika virus.

Indian submarine data leaked from French shipbuilder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:51am

Sensitive data on submarines designed for India's navy have leaked from a leading French shipbuilder with military customers around the world.

Chicago Board of Education to vote on $5.4 billion budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:40am

The Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote on a $5.4 billion budget that will include increased property taxes.

Appalachian coal towns hit by layoffs due money for growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:40am

Federal officials say they are announcing "significant" investments in projects in Appalachian communities hit hard by layoffs in the coal industry.