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Former UK Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe dies at 88

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 8:01am

Former British Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe, a prominent figure in Margaret Thatcher's government who helped bring about her downfall after they parted ways over policy toward Europe, has died at 88.

Thousands demonstrate in Germany against EU-US trade deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 7:50am

Tens of thousands of people marched through downtown Berlin on Saturday to protest a planned trans-Atlantic free trade pact.

Future of New York City mass transit hinges on funding fight

David Klepper and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:10pm

The New York subway system was a gleaming symbol of American ingenuity when it opened in 1904. Now it rattles along past aging stops, controlled by cloth-insulated electrical wiring and signal devices almost as old as the tunnels themselves.

Judge issues restraining order that allows Uber in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:11pm

A Brazilian judge has issued a temporary restraining order against recently approved legislation that banned the use of smartphone-based ride-hailing-apps like Uber in Rio de Janeiro, the country's second largest city.

Development banks boost funding to fight climate change

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:20pm

The world's top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change's impact, aiming for the goal of $100 billion a year that rich countries have pledged to transfer to developing countries by 2020.

Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:12pm

Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire on the city's streets.

New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:22pm

California will require police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation's most-populous state.

Gov. Ricketts determined to address Whiteclay beer sales

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:41pm

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's determined to address the problems that plague the village of Whiteclay and is working with a Native American activist to seek solutions.

Elderly woman fears home loss in Atlanta flood-control plan

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 7:22am

An elderly woman fears that a plan by Atlanta city officials to fix a neighborhood flooding problem will force her out of her home, even though her home hasn't been flooded.

Agency cuts Catalonia's credit rating amid political tension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 3:50am

Uncertainty over Catalonia's political future is set to hurt the independence-minded Spanish region's public finances after an international agency lowered its credit rating.

Gas container explodes in restaurant in China, killing 17

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 2:31am

A liquefied gas container exploded in a restaurant in eastern China at lunchtime on Saturday, causing a fire and killing 17 people, according to a local authority.

Rep. Donna Edwards to hold annual college and career fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 2:21am

Rep. Donna Edwards is hosting her annual College and Career Fair.

First lady to christen Navy submarine named after Illinois

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 12:52am

First lady Michelle Obama, the sponsor of a Navy submarine named after her home state of Illinois, is christening the vessel at a ceremony Saturday at a Connecticut shipyard.

The Latest: California to extend health coverage to all kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:11pm

The Latest on California legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown ahead of a Sunday deadline (All times local):

Health insurer to stop offering plans on Kentucky exchange

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:51pm

A Kentucky nonprofit that emerged as one of the largest insurance providers on the state's health exchange has given notice that it won't offer plans for 2016, a decision affecting tens of thousands of customers ahead of the next enrollment period starting in a few weeks.

Oregon pot stores sell more than $11 million in first 5 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:31pm

Retailers sold more than $11 million of marijuana during Oregon's first week of legal recreational sales, outpacing the early business done in other states that have legalized pot, according to the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:31pm

Las Vegas police unions have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the department's interpretation of a new law about pay for employees doing union work is unconstitutional. At issue is the law that requires unions to pay for any leave taken by employees performing union-specific duties.

Prosecutors play back ex-coal CEO's phone calls at trial

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:02pm

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship lamented a push by his board to cap his salary at $12 million, called the group "so unappreciative," and said at least a quarter of his wealth was tied up in his company's stock, according to phone calls he secretly recorded in his office.

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:31pm

Governor approves first oversight scheme to regulate California's medical marijuana industry.

Small hospitals get state aid, but some call it smoke screen

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:11pm

Connecticut will redistribute $14.1 million to help smaller, financially strapped hospitals in the state, but not the larger hospitals, which already have healthy margins, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget office said Friday.