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GOP's tough talk doesn't square with US-China relationship

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:41pm

If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.

UK prosecutors mull charges for News Corp. over hacking

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:20am

British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.

Workers overcome by gases at China paper mill, 7 die, 2 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:00am

Workers were overcome with toxic gas from a paper mill's waste pool and seven of them died, authorities said Saturday, in China's latest deadly accident involving dangerous chemicals.

New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:20am

New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

Getting kids interested in fruits, vegetables

Nikki Work, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:10am

When a farmer offered her a bag of baby carrots at the Greeley Farmers Market, 3-and-a-half-year-old Elizabeth Shaw wasn't interested. Her father, Jon, offered her a tiny, ripe tomato, but she turned her head. It wasn't until he flashed a bright orange bell pepper and knelt to the little girl's level that Elizabeth's curiosity peaked. Her big brown eyes widened and her little fingers carefully reached out toward the vegetable, as if it might bite.

Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:21pm

A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday.

Barge tips, vehicles fall into Victoria harbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:11pm

British Columbia's Ministry of Environment says a barge has tipped in Victoria's harbor, dumping as many as 20 vehicles into the water.

Ex-Subway ad exec says he didn't know of Fogle's sex crimes

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:11pm

A former executive who was in charge of Subway's advertising says he wasn't aware of pitchman Jared Fogle's criminal sexual conduct with minors.

Brazil recession: GDP plunges 1.9 percent in second quarter

Brad Brooks, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:11pm

The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil's economy, with the government reporting Friday that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again throwing the nation into a technical recession.

Criminal probe into tribal lender includes Nevada partners

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:51pm

A federal criminal investigation into the former leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe's online lending operations now includes a Nevada company the tribe partnered with in its first attempt to offer payday loans.

Ohio State University trustees approve $4.4 billion budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31pm

Ohio State University trustees have approved a $5.5 billion annual budget and authorized new construction projects that include a new student-athlete development center and multi-sport arena.

Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:11pm

Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out.

Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:02pm

Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

Stunt plane crashes ahead of NY air show, killing pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:02pm

A pilot died when his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday.

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:21pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

Oregon firm joins Wyoming university on research initiative

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:01pm

A scientific and technical instrument manufacturer is teaming up with the University of Wyoming on what officials say will be cutting-edge research to improve extraction of oil and gas.

US oil prices climb again after Thursday's big jump

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:01pm

Oil prices surged again Friday, a day after recording their biggest gain in more than six years.

Fed vice chair in spotlight as markets seek rate hike clues

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:41pm

What once seemed a sure bet — that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September — suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence.

New Bedford firm recalls macadamias for possible Salmonella

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:21pm

Sid Wainer and Son, a New Bedford produce and specialty foods company, is recalling macadamia nuts due to a potential Salmonella contamination.