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Iowa board doesn't immediately vote on pipeline request

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

The Iowa Utilities Board has declined to take immediate action on a request by 14 landowners to halt construction of a four-state oil pipeline.

Philadelphia train station's departures board to make exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

The ticking departures board at Philadelphia's main train station could make its own exit soon. But just how long the letters will continue to flip and signal passing trains at 30th Street Station remains in question.

Stocks move lower in afternoon trading on mixed earnings

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:23pm

Stocks are moving lower in afternoon trading Thursday as investors sift through a handful of earnings reports. Tiffany & Co. rose on higher profits, but Signet Jewelers and Dollar General fell after reporting results that disappointed investors.

Obama administration taps Kim for second term at World Bank

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:23pm

The Obama administration is nominating current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for a second term leading the 189-nation international lending organization.

India: French submarine data leak no security threat

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:21pm

India said Wednesday that the leak of documents from a leading French builder of Scorpene submarines designed for India's navy was investigated and did not pose any security compromise because sensitive information was blacked out.  

ICE, Homeland Security investigate Leslie Jones website hack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:21pm

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security investigators said Thursday they are investigating the hack of Leslie Jones' website that revealed several private details of the actress-comedian's life.

Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:41am

Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal.

Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:41am

A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.

Biden warns Europe against Russian energy reliance

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:34am

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has cautioned Europe against a new natural gas pipeline planned to stretch from Russia to Germany, saying it "looks like a fairly bad deal" for Europe because it further increases its energy dependency on Moscow.

Harvard, Bloomberg launch $32M project to train US mayors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

Harvard University says it's partnering with business titan Michael Bloomberg to provide leadership training to mayors across the U.S.

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:20am

Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say.

Dollar General, Dollar Tree report weak sales growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:11am

Discount-store rivals Dollar General and Dollar Tree reported weaker-than-expected sales figures Thursday, as struggling lower-income shoppers spent less at their stores.

Manchin to review Mylan response to criticism over EpiPens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:11am

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he's concerned about skyrocketing prices for life-saving allergy injection pens made by a company headed by his daughter.

Apple issues security update following discovery of iPhone spyware circulating in Middle East

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:10am

Apple issues security update following discovery of iPhone spyware circulating in Middle East.

Miami, Fort Lauderdale airports reopen after brief shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00am

The Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports are reopened after power was restored to the air traffic control center that monitors arriving and departing flights in the area.

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00am

In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality — in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

Idaho Fish and Game halts online sales after computer breach

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:50am

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says there's been a computer breach and it has suspended online sales of hunting and fishing licenses.

Can Tokyo avoid the curse of the Olympics?

Jethro Mullen, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:46am

Rio has handed over the Olympic flag to Tokyo, but Japan has a tough job on its hands to make an economic success of the 2020 Games.

Brazil Senate starts impeachment trial of President Rousseff

Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:30am

Brazil's Senate on Thursday began deliberating whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the final step in a leadership fight that has paralyzed Congress and cast a pall over a nation in the midst of a severe recession.

Indian textile maker Welspun under scrutiny over sheets

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:10am

U.S. retailers including J.C. Penney and Wal-Mart are scrutinizing whether sheets Welspun India Ltd. had said were high-end Egyptian cotton were actually cheaper knock-offs, questions that have sent the textile company's shares plunging more than 40 percent.