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Police identify man killed in Virginia workplace shooting

Alanna Durkin Richer and Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:34pm

Authorities in Virginia on Wednesday identified a man who was fatally shot and three others who were wounded after a former co-worker opened fire at a rail car factory.

Ford recalls nearly 412K SUVs to fix fuel leaks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:33pm

Ford is recalling nearly 412,000 older SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leaks that could cause fires.

Police say they are poised to remove oil pipeline protesters

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:32pm

Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they are poised to remove about 200 protesters trying to halt the completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota after the demonstrators refused to leave private land owned by the pipeline company.

Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:31pm

The government says the average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than they did the previous year.

Trump promotes his new luxury hotel _ along with campaign

Lisa Lerer and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:31pm

With his White House dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump is spending precious campaign time promoting his private business in the final weeks of the long race. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is using his appearances to undermine his business credentials out on the campaign trail, accusing him of having "stiffed American workers."

EU-Canada deal still uncertain day ahead of planned signing

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:23pm

In a race against the clock, the European Union edged closer Wednesday to being able to sign a free trade deal with Canada the next day after Belgium made progress in lifting the veto of one of its regions.

Proposed settlement in West Virginia chemical spill

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:12pm

A proposed settlement has been reached between Charleston residents and a chemical company accused of not doing enough to safeguard West Virginia's capital city from a spill that polluted the drinking water of thousands of people in 2014.

Airbnb taxes boost income for Santa Fe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

The vacation rental company Airbnb will now tax visitors who rent Santa Fe accommodations, adding money to the city's coffers.

The Latest: Trump holds Dakota Access pipeline company stock

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local):

Judge drops case against limo driver in crash that killed 4

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:02pm

A judge on Wednesday dismissed criminally negligent homicide and other charges against a limousine driver whose four passengers were killed in a crash after leaving a vineyard on Long Island.

US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

Edith M. Lederer and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:54am

The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed.

Toyota adds 5.8M vehicles to global Takata recall total

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:52am

Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

The Latest: Cuba organizes vote-watching party on US embargo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:33am

The Latest on the U.S. abstention from a U.N. resolution condemning the embargo against Cuba (all times local):

Arby's to sell venison sandwiches in 6 deer-hunting states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:31am

Deer hunting season is on the way, but fans of venison might not have to trek out into the woods this year to get their fix.

Boeing has a banner 3Q and sees more of the same ahead

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:31am

Boeing's third-quarter profit rose 34 percent on lower taxes, and the company raised its forecast for 2016 earnings, revenue and airplane deliveries.

South African police use stun grenades on student protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:31am

South African police have used stun grenades to disperse student protesters outside parliament, where the finance minister was giving a budget speech.

Windows 10 to bring 3-D to two-dimensional experiences

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:22am

Microsoft wants to bring life to common computing experiences by adding a third dimension to widely used software such as Windows and Office.

A fast track to ruin? Amtrak opponents fear high-speed plans

Susan Haigh and Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:21am

This quaint shoreline community, proud of its role as a nursery of American Impressionist art, fears the destruction of its heritage if a federal proposal to someday run an East Coast high-speed rail line through its historic center becomes reality.

Are there 'vertical integration' benefits? Look at Comcast

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:21am

While many are skeptical of the business logic behind AT&T's desire to buy Time Warner, a similar deal from earlier this decade, Comcast's marriage with NBCUniversal, foreshadows some of the possibilities — as well as the potential competitive and consumer harms — that could result.

Ex-coal CEO argues he's wrongly imprisoned after 29 deaths

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:11am

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was wrongly convicted and sent to prison because jury instructions made it too easy to conclude that he willfully violated safety rules at a West Virginia coal mine, his attorneys argued Wednesday.