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SEC: Former Monsanto exec to get $22.5M as whistleblower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:41pm

A former Monsanto executive who tipped off regulators about the agribusiness giant's accounting practices involving rebates for its Roundup weed-killer will get nearly $22.5 million as a whistleblower.

NBC sees winning streak snapped at 21 nights

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:41pm

NBC, which is increasingly owning the summer months, reached an historic 21 nights in a row as the nation's most popular television network before having its winning streak snapped.

The Latest: Clinton wraps up money blitz in glitzy Hamptons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:41pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:20pm

Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.

Markets Right Now: US markets end lower in quiet trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:10pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Intoxicated in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rare

Scott Mayerowitz and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01pm

Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying.

APNewsBreak: Ohio State tells alumni clubs to fall in line

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:54pm

Ohio State University is requiring its roughly 150 alumni clubs and societies to keep mum when it comes to disparaging comments about the school, or risk losing money and other perks it provides them. For the most part, they are signing on.

State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI

Eric Tucker and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:44pm

Grain futures were lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Beats wins in case alleging double dealing before Apple sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners before negotiating its $3 billion sale to Apple two years ago.

Alaska agency turns to crowdfunding for park project

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:24pm

With Alaska's fiscal crisis drying up funding for a number of state projects, officials hope a crowdfunding campaign will raise $50,000 toward shoring up a crumbling riverbank creeping toward century-old buildings at a state park.

Chlorine leak at West Virginia chemical plant investigated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:10pm

Officials are investigating the cause of a chlorine leak at a chemical plant near Proctor, West Virginia.

Comey: FBI wants 'adult conversation' on device encryption

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:10pm

FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an "adult conversation" next year.

Chipotle's latest freebie: Kids eat free on Sundays

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

Chipotle's latest burrito giveaway is for children.

1st professional circus school in US coming to Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

No clowning around: The first full-time, professional training school for circus artists in the United States is set to open in Philadelphia next year.

Intoxicated in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rare

Scott Mayerowitz and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:44pm

Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying.

20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:42pm

In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.

Florida votes in primary featuring Rubio, Wasserman-Schultz

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:31pm

Florida voters are casting ballots today in a primary featuring two politicians hoping to hold onto their seats after this year's bruising presidential contest -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Target's chief marketing officer to leave, join Uber

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:31pm

Target's chief marketing officer is leaving the company and heading to Uber.

Blaze erupts at Gap Inc. distribution center in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:20pm

A massive blaze that ripped through a Gap Inc. distribution center in New York has been largely extinguished.