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The Latest: Bridge case witness testifies about cover-up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:46pm

The Latest on the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local):

US probing possible worker abuse by Wells Fargo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:41pm

The U.S. Labor Department is investigating possible abuses of employees by Wells Fargo in connection with the bank's alleged efforts to open millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals.

California heat wave intensifies wildfire threatening homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:41pm

A heat wave stifling drought-stricken California worsened a wildfire Tuesday that burned some buildings and forced people from their homes in remote communities along the Santa Cruz Mountains.

91-year-old ex-AIG boss Greenberg testifies at state trial

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

A 91-year-old former chief executive of insurance company AIG seems eager to defend himself against civil fraud charges in New York.

Colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy students

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:22pm

Spencer Mulligan knew his family could pay for his college education, even without loans or grants. So when the University of Connecticut offered a merit award of $20,000 over four years, he saw it as a bonus.

Feds charge seller of mislabeled Chinese 'Viagra substitute'

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:21pm

An Alabama man is accused of importing a Chinese drug sold as a Viagra substitute, then selling it to gas stations.

Global aviation emissions deal in Montreal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:21pm

Efforts to reach the world's first climate deal governing the aviation sector got under way at a conference in Montreal.

Consumer companies lead indexes higher; energy drops

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

U.S. stocks are climbing Tuesday and consumer stocks are making some of the biggest gains. Solid quarterly results from cruise line operator Carnival are giving travel-related companies a boost. Technology companies are also gaining. Energy companies are slipping with oil prices. A survey showed consumer confidence is at a nine-year high.

In 'Deepwater Horizon,' an ecological disaster's human toll

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:20pm

The name Deepwater Horizon is synonymous to most with environmental catastrophe and corporate negligence. For Mike Williams, who survived the April 2010 oil-rig explosion by plunging into the Gulf of Mexico from several stories up, it was about something else.

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:10pm

Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unlawful power grab.

No diesels need apply: Electric cars rule at Paris show

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:51am

Carmakers are finding the Paris auto show , held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, to be a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric vehicles.

US home prices climbed again in July

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:30am

U.S. home prices rose again in July, pulled up by strong gains in Portland, Seattle and Denver.

The Latest: 9 firefighters, 6 officers hurt in NYC explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:30am

The Latest on a house explosion that killed a New York City firefighter (all times local):

Water company workers lead Greek protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:30am

Workers from a state-run water company are blocking traffic outside Greece's parliament as lawmakers prepare to vote on a proposal to move control of public utilities to a new asset fund created by international bailout creditors.

NYC house blast kills fire battalion chief, a rising star

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:11am

A star battalion chief at the Fire Department of New York was killed Tuesday morning when a house explosion rocked a Bronx neighborhood, jolting residents out of their beds, authorities and witnesses said.

AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhite

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:02am

The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership.

'Deepwater Horizon' film stirs emotion in victims' families

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:41am

Arleen Weise was apprehensive when she learned Hollywood was making a movie about the offshore explosion that killed her son, Adam, and 10 other men aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

Helicopter crash off Angola kills 4, Chevron says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:41am

Chevron says four people were killed when a helicopter crashed on the way to an oil facility off the coast of Angola.

Putin praises farmers for Russia's strong grain harvest

Howard Amos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:21am

President Vladimir Putin praised farmers Tuesday for making Russia's grain harvest this year the highest in post-Soviet times.