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UN body says Sioux should have say in pipeline project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:11pm

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is calling on the U.S. government to allow the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to have a say regarding a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members.

NRC: Uranium miner agrees to fix radioactive sludge leaks

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:01pm

A uranium mining company has agreed to take corrective measures after radioactive sludge from a Wyoming mine leaked from a truck onto a highway in southeastern Utah, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday.

Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:01pm

Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending.

If 1 lens on a phone camera is good, are 2 better?

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:44pm

Apple isn't saying much about its next iPhones, but there's been plenty of speculation that the giant Plus model will have two camera lenses side by side on the back.

Police look into whether sun glare was factor in kayak crash

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:35pm

Authorities are looking into whether sun glare was a factor in an accident in which a ferry departing a pier slammed into a group of kayakers, critically injuring one and knocking some into the Hudson River.

The Latest: Brazil's Temer tasks Cabinet with pushing reform

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:32pm

The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

Tough economic outlook in Brazil after president removed

Martin Crutsinger and Stan Lehman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:13pm

Two dramas that grabbed global attention — the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the removal of Brazil's president — have now concluded. But Brazil is far from answering the biggest challenge facing the country: How can Latin America's largest economy climb out of a deep recession?

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:02pm

U.S. stocks took small losses Wednesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil and chemical and materials companies traded lower. That pulled the market lower for August, ending a five-month winning streak. The losses were small, and this proved to be one of the quietest months in recent history for stocks.

Samsung updates smartwatch, Lenovo ditches laptop keyboard

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:01pm

Samsung's next smartwatch will come with GPS capabilities and the ability to call or text for help by triple-tapping a side button.

2 months later, flood-ravaged West Virginia town rebuilds

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:50pm

Two months after a freak storm flooded homes and killed 23 people in West Virginia, residents in impoverished Rainelle curl up in tents and campers at night while their homes are gutted during the day.

Energy companies pull US stocks lower as oil prices fall

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:50pm

U.S. stocks took small losses Wednesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil and chemical and materials companies traded lower. That pulled the market lower for August, ending a five-month winning streak for stocks. The losses were very small, though, as this proved to be one of the quietest months in recent history for stocks.

Central Idaho wildfire continues rapid expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:41pm

A giant central Idaho wildfire burning timber in mountainous terrain consumed another 26 square miles Wednesday, a day after torching 45 square miles.

Lawmakers say FEMA too slow to set up mobile homes

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:32pm

State lawmakers Wednesday lambasted the pace of mobile home setup for flood victims, saying it's unacceptable that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has moved only one manufactured housing unit into a yard nearly three weeks after the catastrophic flooding.

Historic commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:31pm

The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.

The Latest: Women at flooded prison moved to other lockups

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:31pm

The Latest on flooding in Louisiana (all times local):

Volkswagen stakes hopes of US sales revival on new SUV

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:21pm

Volkswagen's new SUV comes with a feature that automatically controls braking to each wheel as the seven-seater descends on slippery off-road terrain. The German automaker is staking its hopes on the new model being just as adept at arresting the company's sales woes in the United States.

Clarification: Travel-Sept 11-New Downtown story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:20pm

In a story Aug. 30, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Alliance for Downtown New York, reported that 266,000 workers are employed in the private sector in Lower Manhattan. That number represents total employment for the area, not just private sector.

Markets Right Now: Stocks edge lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:13pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Navajo lawmakers to consider Grand Canyon tram legislation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:12pm

Navajo Nation lawmakers are set to consider a highly disputed plan to develop tourist attractions at the edge of the Grand Canyon.