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Verizon: Call records of 'fewer than 500' customers breached

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:20am

A Verizon Wireless spokeswoman says it appears that "fewer than 500 customers" had their private information accessed in 2014 in a federal computer breach case involving a former Verizon Wireless network technician.

Drone fly-by closes Dubai's busy airport for a half hour

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:40am

Officials say Dubai International Airport closed for a half hour after a drone flew by its airspace.

Trump has turned over tax returns _ for lawsuits and loans

Chad Day and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:22am

While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him.

Yellen likely to face questions about Wells Fargo

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:21am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who has been in the hot seat over the central bank's interest-rate policy, now has another headache: Wells Fargo.

Explosion kills 18 in 'illegal' coal mine in northern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:11am

Chinese authorities blamed illegal mining activities for a gas explosion at a coal mine that killed 18 miners left two others missing, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

Uber starts food delivery in Japan after ride-share stumbles

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:00am

Uber, which has struggled to win Japan over to its ride-sharing service, is hoping to fare better with takeout deliveries.

Asian stock markets turn lower after Wall Street gains

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:00am

Major Asian stock markets were lower Wednesday after investors were reassured by trade-friendly Hillary Clinton's performance in a U.S. presidential debate with rival Donald Trump.

9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

Paul Elias and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:40am

From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug.

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:40pm

Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Puerto Rico finds unexpected source of growth in agriculture

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:30pm

Puerto Ricans are buying rice produced on the island for the first time in nearly 30 years. They are also eating locally grown mushrooms, kale and even arugula, along with more traditional crops such as plantains and pineapples.

Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech's potential

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:22pm

Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He runs a racing team and a foundation. He's raced a sailboat using his chin. But the man who raced in the Indianapolis 500 hasn't been able to drive around his neighborhood — until now.

Report: Utah could be losing out on alcohol tax revenue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:41pm

An audit shows Utah's alcohol regulators have failed to check the accuracy of sales reports from some liquor outlets, which could result in the loss of tax revenue to the state.

As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate

Lisa Lerer and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:31pm

A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks.

California heat wave intensifies wildfire threatening homes

Noah Berger and Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:02pm

A grass fire along a Northern California highway spread to parched trees, and flying embers landed on nearby homes, setting at least eight homes on fire, authorities said.

Canadian government approves natural gas project

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:01pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved Tuesday a $27 billion liquefied natural gas project on British Columbia's northwest coast in a decision that's considered a litmus test for a government that has vowed to do more for the environment.

Justice Dept. top national security official to leave post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:10pm

The Justice Department's top national security official is leaving his position next month, the department announced Tuesday.

NBC sued over 'Timeless' series days before its premiere

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:51pm

The NBC show "Timeless" hasn't aired its first episode yet, but it has already prompted a copyright infringement lawsuit by the makers of a Spanish-language series.

Wells Fargo claws back part of CEO, other executive's salary

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:41pm

Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions of dollars in pay as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices.

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:11pm

Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unconstitutional power grab.