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Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votes

Erica Werner and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:30am

President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.

News Corp confirms return of Rebekah Brooks in top role

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:22am

News Corp, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has confirmed that Rebekah Brooks is returning to the top spot in London more than a year after she was acquitted of charges in a hacking scandal that shocked the U.K.

US markets recover a day after big plunge

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:22am

U.S. and global stock markets were recovering in midday trading Wednesday after a sharp sell-off a day earlier. Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China.

APNewsBreak: Egg group scrambled over eggless mayo maker

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:02am

A California company that makes an eggless mayonnaise alternative has the U.S. egg industry scrambling.

US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:21am

Orders to U.S. factories posted a modest gain in July, helped by the biggest rise in motor vehicles orders in a year and a solid gain in a category that tracks business investment plans.

Wills of millions of Americans now available online

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:16am

Ancestry.com is making available online for the first time tens of millions of wills and probate records from ordinary Americans to the nation's most famous citizens.

Valeant will buy eye surgery device maker Synergetics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:30am

Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday it will buy eye surgery product maker Synergetics USA for as much as $192 million.

Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:11am

An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance.

US bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in 1st quarter

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:11am

U.S. banks' earnings jumped 7.3 percent in the April-June period from a year earlier as revenues increased and the volume of soured loans banks had to write off fell to the lowest level since before the financial crisis.

DC official: Woman tried to grab girl from stroller on train

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:01am

A Washington transit official says a woman tried to grab a 2-year-old girl who was strapped into her stroller while riding a train with her mother, but another passenger tackled her.

US offers $10 million in grants for railroad crossing fixes

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:01am

U.S. transportation officials on Wednesday offered $10 million in grants for states to upgrade highway-rail crossings and tracks in response to a recent surge in flammable fuel shipments.

Iran nuclear deal now assured of survival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 9:31am

Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal now have enough votes in the Senate to make sure the deal survives a challenge from Republicans.

Health care costs in Massachusetts surged in 2014

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 9:31am

The cost of health care soared nearly 5 percent in Massachusetts last year, despite efforts to hold costs down, according to a state report released Wednesday.

Qatar companies get more time to meet labor requirement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 9:20am

Companies in energy-rich Qatar will have a few more months to comply with a system designed to ensure workers get paid on time.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 9:01am

A Nevada jury resumes deliberations today in the trial of a former Las Vegas firefighter accused of hiring a homeless ex-convict to bludgeon his estranged wife to death with a hammer nearly three years ago. A prosecutor said yesterday that testimony showed George Tiaffay (TEE'-uh-fay) manipulated Noel Stevens into killing Shauna Tiaffay in 2012. Stevens has already pleaded guilty. The defense says Stevens is responsible for the crime, and his word can't be trusted.

Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 9:00am

Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

New collars monitor pets for pain, problems

Sue Manning, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:41am

You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals' physical activity.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:41am

Grain futures were mixed in early trading Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:21am

Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France and Britain after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials said Wednesday.