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Iraqis find bomb factory, tunnels on long road to Mosul

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:12pm

Iraqi forces explored a network of tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility on Thursday in a village near Mosul that was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, offering a glimpse of the challenge they will face as they move closer to the city.

Michigan men adopt stray dog, puppies at bachelor party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:11pm

A group of men from Michigan have returned from a bachelor party in Tennessee with a stray dog and her litter of puppies in tow.

Auto insurers: Distraction big factor in traffic death surge

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:11pm

An auto insurance industry official says insurers believe distracted driving is a big factor behind the recent surge in traffic fatalities and injuries.

UPS orders 14 Boeing 747 jumbo jets to carry air freight

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:02pm

The Boeing 747 revolutionized air travel and ushered in the era of jumbo jets back in the 1970s, but these days it is often used to carry packages, not people, and its future is uncertain.

The Latest: Pipeline protesters retreat but remain in camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:01pm

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

Real-life angry birds: Town tries to rein in rowdy turkeys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:01pm

Leaders of a California college town are working to relocate turkeys that have been harassing people on the streets.

Trump targets Bill Clinton and his foundation in new attack

Lisa Lerer and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:53pm

Seeking to lash Hillary Clinton to her husband's sprawling post-presidential empire, Donald Trump accused the couple of turning to corruption to enrich themselves while in public service.

Failure on casino expansion could be boon for Atlantic City

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:51pm

Casino expansion throughout the Northeast 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.

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.

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.