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Clarification: Migratory Birds-Protections story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:39pm

In a story Oct. 4, The Associated Press reported that K&L Gates represents Duke Energy Corp. The story should have made clear that while the law firm represents Duke on some matters, it did not represent the company in a lawsuit over the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Clinton opposes Pacific trade deal in major break with Obama

Lisa Lerer and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:38pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord on Wednesday, her most significant break with President Barack Obama since launching her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Steve-O of 'Jackass' gets 30 days in jail for SeaWorld stunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:20pm

"Jackass" star Steve-O was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail for climbing at least 100 feet up a crane in Hollywood in a protest against SeaWorld that drew dozens of emergency responders.

Gasholder, piece of industrial past, faces uncertain future

Rik Stevens, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:08pm

A round, red-brick relic of this country's industrial transformation sits shakily at the southern entrance to New Hampshire's capital city, the cupola atop its conical, tree-damaged roof slumping northward.

IMF: Up to $3 trillion in over-borrowing in emerging markets

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:55pm

The biggest risks to the global economy are now in emerging markets, where private companies have racked up considerable debt amid a fifth straight year of slowing growth, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.

Senate OKs massive defense bill, sends measure to Obama

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:48pm

Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans over government spending.

Coast Guard ending search for sunken cargo ship's crew

Curt Anderson and Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:15pm

The Coast Guard plans to end its search at sunset for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin, officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:38pm

Streaming music company Pandora said Wednesday it is buying ticket seller Ticketfly for $450 million in a deal the two see changing the way fans find new music and learn about concerts, and artists plan their tours.

Government tests technology to find illegal drone operators

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:34pm

The Federal Aviation Administration has signed an agreement to test technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports, as the government tries to crack down on near-collisions with manned aircraft.

Feds: Eels prized by fishermen aren't a threatened species

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:28pm

American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen who catch the increasingly valuable species.

For 1st time, MIT's free online classes can lead to degree

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:18pm

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has offered free online courses for the last four years with one major downside: They didn't count toward a degree. That's about to change.

Clinton opposes Pacific Rim trade deal

Catherine Lucey and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:05pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes the big Pacific Rim trade accord backed by President Barack Obama.

Hillary Clinton says she opposes Pacific Rim trade deal, breaking with Obama

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:55pm

Hillary Clinton says she opposes Pacific Rim trade deal, breaking with Obama.

Michigan House OKs bill to tax, regulate medical marijuana

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:46pm

Michigan would tax medical marijuana and regulate the drug in a tiered licensing system similar to alcohol and gambling under legislation passed Wednesday by the House, where advocates said action is necessary due to confusion surrounding the legality of dispensary businesses and non-smokable forms of the drug.

Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:46pm

Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor.

US consumer borrowing climbs to new record in August

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:34pm

U.S. consumer borrowing advanced at a solid pace in August, as Americans took out more auto and student loans.

VW's top US executive learned of emissions issues in 2014

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:27pm

Volkswagen's top U.S.-based executive is expected to testify before Congress Thursday that he first learned in 2014 of emissions problems with the German automaker's diesel cars.

Coast Guard: Search for crew members missing from sunken cargo ship to end at sunset Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:15pm

Coast Guard: Search for crew members missing from sunken cargo ship to end at sunset Wednesday.

Local health departments warn of budget impasse impact

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:15pm

An association representing nearly 100 local health departments says the state budget impasse is "eroding" the ability to respond to public health emergencies.