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Timber business booming throughout northeast Florida

Melissa Nelson-Gabriel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:40am

The towering grove of century-old longleaf pines surrounding Roger Ward's family home is a rare site in this verdant swath of north-central Florida — most pines here are cut and processed for profit as soon as their 15-to-18-year growth cycle is complete.

From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 1:43am

The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?"

Conceding defeat, Iran deal opponents at least want a vote

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 1:40am

Opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement have given up trying to block it. Now they're just hoping for a final Senate vote on a resolution disapproving it — even though such a resolution would be vetoed by the president.

Refugees on train, police in 2nd day of standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 1:10am

Refugees who had hoped to move on from Hungary are continuing to refuse to leave a train stopped near a center where authorities are demanding that they register.

Dollar higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 8:11am

The U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading.

NYC exhibit highlights transit response to 9/11, superstorm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:30am

An upcoming exhibit highlights the critical role of New York City transit workers during natural and man-made disasters, including 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy.

Indonesia drops high-speed train plan, chooses slower option

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:11am

Indonesia has dropped its plan to build a high-speed train line and is shifting instead to more economical medium-speed technology, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

Pump Prices Low for Labor Day Weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:01am

For the first time in a decade, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.50 for the final summer getaway of the season.

US employers added 173,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate falls to 7-year low of 5.1 pct.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:31am

US employers added 173,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate falls to 7-year low of 5.1 pct.

UMass, 7 unions reach deal to pay $10.9M in back pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:10am

The University of Massachusetts and seven labor unions have reached an agreement to pay $10.9 million in retroactive pay to faculty and staff.

Las Vegas expects 315,000 visitors this Labor Day weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 4:20am

Sin City is expected to see a boost in Labor Day traffic and visitors with officials estimating 315,000 people will fill most of the Las Vegas area's 149,000 hotel rooms.

Spanish train drivers go on strike but impact appears muted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 4:11am

Spanish rail company Renfe says around a quarter of its commuter and long distance trains have been canceled owing to a strike by drivers.

Middleton school bus company accused of overcrowding buses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 3:40am

A Middleton school bus company has been cited with a misdemeanor in connection to accusations of overcrowding.

Thieves break into mail trucks while workers make deliveries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 3:30am

Police say a group of burglars has been breaking into U.S. Postal Service trucks and stealing mail while the postal workers are making deliveries.

Airman who helped stop train attack returns to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 2:40am

The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night.

Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

Bree Fowler and Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 2:30am

The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film.

Airman who helped stop train attack returns to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 2:21am

The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train is back in his native California.

California governor's highway plan includes $65 driver fee

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 2:20am

More than two months after calling a special session to address California's transportation funding backlog, Gov. Jerry Brown has begun circulating a list of administration proposals on how to pay for it, including a $65 annual fee for drivers and increases in the diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation.

German factory orders drop in July

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 1:50am

German factory orders dropped a larger than expected 1.4 percent in July compared to the previous month, dragged down by flagging foreign demand.