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Post-election unity? Clinton and Trump won't say yet

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:32pm

With a dozen days left until Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are refusing to commit to working with each other after the election, putting in question their abilities to heal the country's wounds after a volatile presidential race.

Utah officials warn about possibly contaminated rabbit food

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:31pm

Utah is warning rabbit owners to avoid feeding their animals food manufactured in Ogden after the death of more than 500 rabbits.

Election year fatigue? Blame it in part on the race of 1840

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:22pm

Presidential elections are a foundation of American democracy dating back to George Washington.

Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:21pm

Apple unveiled long-awaited updates to its Mac computers Thursday, aiming to spark consumer interest in a product line often overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone.

US stock indexes are mixed as bond yields surge

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:21pm

U.S. stock indexes are mixed Thursday afternoon as industrial companies like defense contractor Raytheon fall and drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb rise.

Opposition, socialist supporters face off in Caracas

Hannah Dreier and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:21pm

Hundreds of pro-government demonstrators massed outside Venezuela's congress on Thursday as lawmakers inside debated how to remove the socialist president from office amid an escalating political confrontation.

Dolphus Morrison, breeder of Rachel Alexandra, dies at 82

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:20pm

Dolphus Morrison, a longtime horseman and the breeder of the great filly Rachel Alexandra, has died. He was 82.

Corporate profits are up, and investors exhale a bit

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:20pm

When corporate profits are on the upswing, as they seem to be for the first time in more than a year, investors usually get excited. These are not usual times.

Idaho commodity reps join Gov. Otter on China trade mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:11pm

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and representatives of the state's milk, potato, wheat and hay industries will visit China on a trade mission.

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

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:04pm

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.

Iowa hospital: Tech swapped fentanyl for saline solution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:02pm

A pharmacy tech has admitted that he removed a potent painkiller from hundreds of vials and replaced it with saline solution, a hospital system spokeswoman said Thursday.

Ex-National Guard member pleads guilty to terror charge

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:55am

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.

The Latest: Authorities launch effort to remove protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:54am

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

Altria to close 2 tobacco facilities affecting 580 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:52am

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.

Twitter cuts staff, kills off Vine app amid pressure to grow

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:41am

Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide.

Greek opposition calls for elections after TV auction fail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:54am

Greece's conservative opposition called Thursday for early elections after a court declared illegal an auction of private television licenses — an embarrassing setback for the country's left-wing government.

Samsung still stumped by charred Note 7s; heir joins board

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:44am

Samsung Electronics is still trying to figure out why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were catching fire, the company said Thursday, as shareholders appointed the grandson of the company's founder to its board.

Wal-Mart, Target each take cue from the other for holidays

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:42am

Wal-Mart and Target are each taking a cue from the other this holiday season.

UPS 3Q profit up 1 percent as US revenue increases

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:33am

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

NJ eyes same casino expansion that has left AC struggling

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:31am

Casino expansion throughout the northeastern U.S. has been blamed for much of Atlantic City's struggles, and New Jersey's first attempt to cash in on those same expansion benefits seems destined to fail.