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Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:41pm

A Pennsylvania drug company announced Monday that it has launched a clinical trial of an experimental Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus.

Ex-Chicago official gets 10 years in red-light camera case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:30pm

A former Chicago transportation official has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a company in Phoenix.

FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:21pm

There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate.

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

Bree Fowler and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:20pm

The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers breached related data systems in two states.

The Latest: 2 arrested in Italy for looting quake-hit homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:52am

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Yale grad students file petition seeking union certification

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

Yale University graduate students on Monday petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for union recognition, saying they have organized to address concerns surrounding pay and benefits and give themselves a stronger voice in university affairs.

GOP senator, son of Jon Huntsman, join Equality Utah board

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:41am

A Republican lawmaker and a son of Utah billionaire Jon Huntsman Sr. are among new board members of LGBTQ-rights group Equality Utah.

Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:32am

Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you're hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighborhood.

Foot Locker looks to play up the store experience

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:31am

Start with the shoes but move on from there. That's the plan at Foot Locker Inc., long known for its sneakers, which is reorganizing its stores to further highlight top brands, designating areas to showcase trends, and adding more displays of full sports gear to encourage broader shopping.

Challenger warns of 'manipulations' in Gabon election

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:11am

Gabon's most high-profile opposition candidate has warned of possible tampering with the outcome of Saturday's presidential election, potentially increasing tensions as this central African nation awaits an official tally.

Los Angeles airport officials say false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing came after officers detained man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:40am

Los Angeles airport officials say false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing came after officers detained man dressed as Zorro.

Train crashes into ATV with stuck tire, killing passenger

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:20am

Mississippi authorities say a train hit an all-terrain vehicle as the driver attempted to wrest a stuck tire from the tracks, killing a female passenger.

Gannett names 2 executives to lead New Jersey news company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:20am

Gannett has named two executives to lead a New Jersey media company it recently purchased.

Markets Right Now: Banks lead US stocks higher on rate hopes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:10am

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Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:00am

Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others.

Beyonce proves she's in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:53am

Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears.

The Latest: North Carolina warily watches tropical weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:43am

The Latest on tropical weather systems developing near the southeast (all times local):

EU, Germany play down reports of US trade talk failure

John-Thor Dahlburg and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:40am

Both the European Union's lead negotiator in trade talks with the United States and the spokesman for Germany's leader on Monday downplayed assertions that negotiations on the proposed landmark pact have collapsed.

Brazil's Rousseff faces senators, says accusations meritless

Mauricio Savarese and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:40am

Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office.