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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.

The Latest: Visitor says quake damage "like Dante's Inferno"

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

The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

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.

AstraZeneca to sell molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:50am

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.

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.

Officials report Jordan oil spill in Red Sea, extent unclear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:00am

Officials have reported that oil has spilled from Jordan into the Gulf of Aqaba, but the size of the leak remains unclear.

Commodities giant Glencore trims loss after asset sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:00am

Swiss commodities producer Glencore says it narrowed its net loss in the first half of 2016, after selling billions of dollars' worth of assets to slash debt as global economic concerns soured the market for raw materials.

Health officials link smoothie shop to hepatitis A cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:50am

Health officials say an increasing number of people are sick with hepatitis A after ordering from a chain of smoothie shops.

US oil and gas lease sale to be broadcast live on internet

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10am

The federal government says that, for the first time, it's broadcasting an oil and gas lease sale live on the internet.

Farm safety top priority with farm tourism on the rise

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:33pm

With the growth of agritourism and more people visiting local farms, Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating farmers about how to mitigate health risks for their new visitors.

Man gets prison for killing 2 housekeepers at Ohio facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:30pm

A chef who admitted to fatally shooting two housekeepers at an Ohio assisted living facility could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Official: FBI probing attempted cyber breach of NY Times

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:31pm

The FBI is investigating attempted cyber intrusions targeting reporters of The New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible for the acts, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

Honda resumes full production at quake-hit motorcycle plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:20pm

Japan's Honda Motor Co. has resumed full production of motorcycles at a plant that was idled by major earthquakes in April.

AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:10pm

Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it.