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Police begin arresting pipeline protesters in North Dakota

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:23pm

Armed soldiers and law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear on Thursday began arresting protesters who had set up a camp on private land to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:23pm

Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a crash last year that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve.

Rising star: YouTube playing key role in Google's success

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:21pm

YouTube has emerged as a break-out star in Google's cast of services as the online video site upstages cable television among a younger generation of viewers looking for amusement, news and music on their smartphones.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end broadly lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:11pm

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

More changes await Twitter users as service tries to grow

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:11pm

Twitter users are bound to see changes as the beleaguered service favored by journalists, celebrities, politicians and cranks tries to broaden its appeal and attract advertisers.

The Latest: Authorities begin arresting pipeline protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:11pm

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

Iraqis find bomb factory, tunnels on long road to Mosul

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:11pm

Iraqi forces explored a network of tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility on Thursday in a village near Mosul that was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, offering a glimpse of the challenge they will face as they move closer to the city.

1 remains hospitalized after Virginia workplace shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:01pm

Officials say a person who was injured in the shooting at a rail car factory in Virginia remains hospitalized.

Ex-Bill Clinton aide memo roils wife's campaign over ethics

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:01pm

A 2011 confidential memo written by a longtime Bill Clinton aide during Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure describes overlap between the former president's business ventures and fundraising for the family's charities. The former aide also described free travel and vacations arranged for the Clintons by corporations, reinforcing ethics concerns about the Democratic presidential nominee.

UPS 3Q profit up 1 percent as US revenue increases

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:53pm

UPS said Thursday that its third-quarter profit inched higher on growing revenue in the U.S. and a more profitable international delivery business.

Amazon courts food shoppers

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:50pm

its latest effort to make its Prime subscription service a central part of food shopping, much the way it's done for other consumer goods.

Altria to close 2 tobacco facilities affecting 580 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:50pm

Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, said Thursday that it will close manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and Illinois by early 2018, affecting about 580 workers.

US goods orders dip in September with investment down

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:42pm

Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods dipped slightly in September as a key category that tracks business investment fell by the largest amount in seven months.

Hyundai, Kia reach $41.2m settlement with multiple states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:40pm

South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy ratings.

Senate panel sets hearing on AT&T-Time Warner merger

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:40pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in December on the proposed $85 billion merger of communications giants AT&T and Time Warner.

US stock indexes skid but bond yields surge

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:40pm

U.S. stock indexes are lower Thursday afternoon as consumer companies and industrial companies fall. Bond yields are climbing to their highest levels since May. That's helping send bank stocks higher, since they'll earn more from lending as interest rates rise. It's also sending high-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies lower as bonds become more appealing to investors seeking income.

Trump targets Bill Clinton ; Michelle Obama boosts Hillary

Lisa Lerer and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:40pm

Seeking to lash Hillary Clinton to her husband's sprawling post-presidential empire, Donald Trump accused the couple of turning to corruption to enrich themselves while in public service. Michelle Obama boosted Clinton at a North Carolina rally, meanwhile, as the candidate cheered her on.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Ex-National Guard member pleads guilty to terror charge

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:30pm

A former National Guard soldier from Virginia admitted traveling to Africa last year and boarding a truck to join the Islamic State group before ultimately bailing out.