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Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:11pm

Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.

US stocks edge lower; energy shares reverse a slide

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:51pm

Stocks remained mostly lower in midday trading Monday, but a spike in oil prices helped energy shares reverse an early decline. Investors continue to focus on the Federal Reserve, which appears on track to raise interest rates as soon as September.

Unstable antenna atop Trump tower closes streets in Toronto

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:41pm

Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto's downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto.

Massive gas find a boon for Egypt, salve for energy crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:40am

The discovery of a huge natural gas field off the Egyptian coast is a major boon for the country that will help alleviate energy shortages and boost the economy, experts said Monday.

Acosta Unveils Grilling 'Season' Insights Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

Acosta, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:31am

a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry — that reveals new findings about grilling 'season.' The findings released today from the forthcoming 12 th edition of The Why? Behind The Buy™ provide insight into the popularity of grilling as a year-round method of cooking, extending well beyond the Labor Day weekend.

Grain mixed and livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:51pm

Grain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Boston mayor, city councilors seek hefty pay raises

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:51pm

Boston's mayor and City Council are again looking for pay raises.

NY ethics board drops Trump complaint about attorney general

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:51pm

New York's ethics commission has dropped Donald Trump's complaint that the state attorney general engaged in misconduct during an investigation of the former Trump University.

Huge blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5, wounds 6

Ciaran Giles and Alan Clendenning, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:41pm

A huge explosion Monday at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed five people and injured six others, authorities said.

Grain mixed and livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:40pm

Grain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:31pm

Blue Bell ice cream is back.

Washington budget writer leaving House to run Early Learning

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:31pm

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday he has appointed Rep. Ross Hunter, the House budget writer, to be the new director of the Department of Early Learning.

US treasurer oversees town hall meeting on $10 bill design

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:21pm

Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the most cited nominees to be pictured on the $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in upstate New York.

Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:12pm

A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group that challenged a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.

APNewsBreak: Email shows U. Iowa 'mandate' for female coach

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:10pm

University of Iowa athletics department administrators ordered a female be hired over male candidates for an assistant track coaching job regardless of qualifications, an internal email from the head coach alleges.

California doctor faces murder trial in 3 men's drug deaths

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:21pm

Attorneys were set to deliver opening statements Monday in the trial of a California doctor charged with murder in the deaths of three young men who overdosed on prescription pain killers.

Jeep recalling 206,668 Cherokee SUVs for wiper defect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:51am

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 206,668 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because the windshield wipers can stop working unexpectedly.

Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:11am

The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending.

Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:52am

Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.