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Uber starts food delivery in Japan after ride-share stumbles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:30pm

Uber, which has struggled to win Japan over to its ride-sharing service, is hoping to fare better with takeout deliveries.

Puerto Rico finds unexpected source of growth in agriculture

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:30pm

Puerto Ricans are buying rice produced on the island for the first time in nearly 30 years. They are also eating locally grown mushrooms, kale and even arugula, along with more traditional crops such as plantains and pineapples.

Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech's potential

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:22pm

Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He runs a racing team and a foundation. He's raced a sailboat using his chin. But the man who raced in the Indianapolis 500 hasn't been able to drive around his neighborhood — until now.

Asian stock markets turn lower after Wall Street gains

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:03pm

Major Asian stock markets were lower Tuesday after investors were reassured by trade-friendly Hillary Clinton's performance in a U.S. presidential debate with rival Donald Trump.

Explosion kills 19 in "illegal" coal mine in northern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:03pm

Chinese authorities blamed illegal mining activities for a gas explosion at a coal mine that killed 19 people and left one other miner missing, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

Report: Utah could be losing out on alcohol tax revenue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:41pm

An audit shows Utah's alcohol regulators have failed to check the accuracy of sales reports from some liquor outlets, which could result in the loss of tax revenue to the state.

As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate

Lisa Lerer and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:31pm

A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks.

California heat wave intensifies wildfire threatening homes

Noah Berger and Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:02pm

A grass fire along a Northern California highway spread to parched trees, and flying embers landed on nearby homes, setting at least eight homes on fire, authorities said.

Canadian government approves natural gas project

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:01pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved Tuesday a $27 billion liquefied natural gas project on British Columbia's northwest coast in a decision that's considered a litmus test for a government that has vowed to do more for the environment.

Justice Dept. top national security official to leave post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:10pm

The Justice Department's top national security official is leaving his position next month, the department announced Tuesday.

NBC sued over 'Timeless' series days before its premiere

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:51pm

The NBC show "Timeless" hasn't aired its first episode yet, but it has already prompted a copyright infringement lawsuit by the makers of a Spanish-language series.

Wells Fargo claws back part of CEO, other executive's salary

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:41pm

Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions of dollars in pay as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices.

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:11pm

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 unconstitutional power grab.

Governor signs bill targeting 'doctor-shopping' for opioids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:50pm

California doctors will be required to check a database of prescription narcotics before writing scripts for addictive drugs under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Tuesday that aims to address the scourge of opioid abuse.

AP-GfK poll: Americans divide on importance of tax returns

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:40pm

American voters are divided along party lines about whether it's important for presidential candidates to release their tax returns, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:40pm

The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.

Senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown this weekend

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:30pm

A must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus is stalled in the Senate, held up by bipartisan opposition as the clock ticks toward a Friday deadline.

Idaho county launches 'food truck' polls for early voting

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:30pm

Idaho election workers say it's no longer enough to encourage people to get out to the polls. Instead, they say, it's time to bring the polls to the people.

Sheriff's office: Oil pipeline protesters gather at 2 sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:20pm

Authorities say people protesting the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota gathered Tuesday at two construction sites on private property.

Reports of plastic prompt recall of Tyson chicken nuggets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:41pm

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets.