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A fast track to ruin? Amtrak opponents fear high-speed plans

Susan Haigh and Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:03am

This quaint shoreline community, proud of its role as a nursery of American Impressionist art, fears the destruction of its heritage if a federal proposal to someday run an East Coast high-speed rail line through its historic center becomes reality.

Some buyers call classes by 'Flip or Flop' stars misleading

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:02am

For Doug Stephens, the free event seemed like a good way to learn how to flip homes. An online ad for the December gathering sported pictures of Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the stars of HGTV's "Flip or Flop" who buy rundown homes, renovate them and try to sell them for a profit. Stephens watched "Flip or Flop" regularly, along with 2.8 million other Americans, so he went.

Toyota adds 5.8M vehicles to global Takata recall total

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:01am

Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

New Jersey Transit moves forward with train control system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:01am

New Jersey Transit's board has voted to secure the final piece of radio frequency spectrum it needs to install an automatic train braking system.

Trump promotes his new luxury hotel _ along with campaign

Lisa Lerer and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:01am

With his White House dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump is spending precious campaign time promoting his business in the final week of the long presidential race.

The Latest: US abstains in UN on Cuba embargo for first time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:01am

The Latest on the U.S. abstention from a U.N. resolution condemning the embargo against Cuba (all times local):

Pennsylvania Turnpike: Commercial scofflaws owe $1.5M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:54am

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is trying to shame trucking firms and other commercial haulers into coughing up more than $1.5 million in unpaid tolls.

Ex-coal CEO argues he's wrongly imprisoned after 29 deaths

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:51am

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was wrongly convicted and sent to prison because jury instructions made it too easy to conclude that he willfully violated safety rules at a West Virginia coal mine, his attorneys argued Wednesday.

The Latest: Jesse Jackson joins oil pipeline protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:51am

The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local):

Proposed settlement in West Virginia chemical spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:41am

A proposed settlement has been reached between Charleston residents and a chemical company accused of not doing enough to safeguard West Virginia's capital city from a spill that polluted the drinking water of 300,000 people in 2014.

Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:34am

Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade.

US says it will abstain on UN vote on Cuba embargo

Edith M. Lederer and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:13am

The United States announced Tuesday that it will abstain for the first time in 25 years on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a resolution it had always vehemently opposed.

Subaru recalls 4 models; turbo air pump can catch fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:11am

Subaru is recalling more than 100,000 of its top-selling models in the U.S. because a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.

Markets Right Now: Stocks trade mixed on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:00am

The latest on developments in U.S. financial markets:

Report: Women won't earn as much as men for 170 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:58am

The global gap in earnings between men and women will not be closed for another 170 years if current trends continue, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.

The Latest: Police ID man killed in workplace shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:51am

The Latest on the fatal workplace shooting inside a rail car manufacturing company in Virginia (all times local):

Feds deny petition seeking probe of Nissan transmissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:41am

U.S. safety regulators have decided not to open a formal investigation into complaints that transmissions can fail in more than 857,000 Nissan trucks.

AP News Guide: New phase for Dakota Access pipeline protest

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:41am

Activists who have been protesting the nearly 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline for months ratcheted up the pressure this week by moving onto private land owned by the pipeline developer. Here's a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest:

Germany: Union calls cabin crew strike Thursday at Eurowings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:31am

A union representing cabin crew in Germany has called a strike at Lufthansa's budget offshoot Eurowings on Thursday in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Looming deadline: Small businesses prep for overtime rules

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:30am

Small business owners are rushing to get their companies — in particular their employees — ready for an upcoming change in overtime rules.