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Trump warns of regulations, taxes harming family farmers

Scott Bauer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:12am

Donald Trump said rival Hillary Clinton will push regulations and high taxes that will hurt family farmers as he campaigned in Iowa, an agricultural state that remains a presidential election battleground.

US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:35pm

The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending.

Warning of 'war' on farmers, Trump seeks support in Iowa

Scott Bauer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:11pm

Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies.

Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:30pm

Native Americans from reservations hundreds of miles away from North Dakota have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's growing protest against a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline that they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members and millions further downstream.

Authorities: chlorine leak in W.Va. under control

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:03pm

A chlorine leak in West Virginia that caused evacuations and sent at least two people to hospitals is under control, authorities said Saturday.

Defense witnesses testify in trial of Brazil's president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:51pm

Brazilian senators on Saturday questioned the last two witnesses summoned by the defense for President Dilma Rousseff in her impeachment trial for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in the management of the federal budget.

Florida-bound Southwest flight diverted by engine problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:10pm

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Orlando, Florida, made an emergency landing Saturday morning due to a major problem with one of its two engines.

Hunting, fishing licenses on sale again in Washington

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:51pm

Hunting and fishing licenses are on sale again in Washington state, after someone hacked or attempted to hack into an outside vendor's system, exposing several million records containing the personal information of hunters and anglers throughout the Northwest.

Regulator: Dakota Access pipeline worker killed in accident

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:20pm

A man working on the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline was killed in an apparent accident in western North Dakota, a state regulator said Saturday.

WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:00pm

A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

Washington responders to get notice of oil train shipments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:00pm

Emergency responders in communities along oil train routes in Washington state will start receiving advance notice of the shipments this fall.

Voting closes in Gabon where president vies to extend power

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:40am

Voting closed Saturday evening in Gabon, where the president is vying for re-election and voters weighed whether to maintain a family dynasty that stretches back to the 1960s.

Maine seafood company pleads guilty to trade violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:51am

A New England seafood company has pleaded guilty to illegally importing sea urchins from Canada in violation of federal wildlife trading laws.

Wal-Mart takes Texas to court to crack liquor-sales market

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:21am

Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded.

You talkin' to me? English no longer a must for NYC cabbies

Deepti Hajela and Ezra Kaplan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:01am

People who hope to drive New York City's famous yellow cabs must pass tests on such details as driving rules and where they can pick up passengers. But one test they no longer have to take? Whether they have a grasp of English.

After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:12am

For most Vermonters, Tropical Storm Irene was a disaster that tore roads, communities and lives apart. But for many of the state's neediest mental health patients, it was a blessing in disguise.

Little precedent for $400 million cash payment to Iran

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:02am

A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.

Malaysian students rally to demand prime minister's arrest

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:20am

Malaysian student activists led a rally Saturday to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund.

Tunisia's new government seeks stronger economy, security

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:20am

Tunisia's Parliament has approved Youssef Chahed as prime minister along with a new government focused on boosting the economy and fighting terrorism.

Tank explodes at California refinery; no injuries reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:11pm

A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire, authorities said. No injuries were reported.