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Ohio voters' measured view of 2016 race as wild summer fades

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 7:43am

It's been a tumultuous political summer.

Fishing in New Bedford: 3 centuries and still going strong

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 7:30am

For three centuries, fishing has been a way of life in New Bedford — and it's still going strong.

New England port lore: Whaling, pizza and a perfect storm

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 7:20am

New England's ports are reinventing themselves to compete with one another and from larger ones, but they were once legendary. From one of the world's great whaling ports to the Navy's first submarine base and the city featured in "The Perfect Storm," here is a look at their lore:

Congress returns to weighty list of unfinished business

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 6:52am

Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer — cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.

Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:29pm

Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

Energy company Emera plans to buy Teco Energy for $6.48B

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:51pm

Canadian energy and services company Emera said Friday it will buy Teco Energy, an electric and gas utility that does business in Florida and New Mexico, for about $6.48 billion.

Cardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 4:21pm

White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition.

US stocks drop; mixed jobs report clouds rate outlook

Steve Rothwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 3:51pm

It's an adage that investors hate uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, they got more of it on Friday.

Giant sinkhole in Russia's Urals growing in size

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 8:00am

A giant sinkhole that appeared in the Russian city of Solikamsk nine months ago is growing in size.

Minority winemakers look to change industry's stereotypes

Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 7:41am

Oregon's first black winemaker is making a documentary film to give more visibility to the increasing number African-American, Latino, Asian and gay vintners.

San Diego firm recalls cucumbers after salmonella outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 11:10pm

A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.

Latvian man pleads guilty in worldwide computer virus case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:34pm

A Latvian computer code writer who helped create a virus that spread to more than a million computers worldwide and corrupted some at NASA may be returning home soon after pleading guilty to a federal charge on Friday.

Report: Massachusetts agency failed to save boy now in coma

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:31pm

The Department of Children and Families failed to protect a 7-year-old boy who police say was beaten and starved by his father and who is now in a coma, according to a report released Friday.

Man famous for MIT blackjack exploits to address casinos

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:51pm

A man who wouldn't be welcome to play blackjack in any Las Vegas casino will be the keynote speaker at the gambling industry's annual Global Gaming Expo.

Brownback says Kansas public pension system on right track

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:41pm

Gov. Sam Brownback is satisfied that Kansas' public pension system is on a solid financial footing, though he said Friday that he's still open to big changes such as creating a 401(k)-style plan for new teachers and government workers.

Judge approves $90M settlement for ex-Boeing workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:12pm

Boeing will pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit filed by former Boeing workers over retirement and medical benefits after the sale of the company's Wichita operations.

Ruling: More Nevada workers eligible for higher minimum wage

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:01pm

A Carson City judge's recent decision about Nevada's two-tier minimum wage law could mean more workers are eligible for the higher $8.25 per hour rate, rather than the $7.25 allowed if the employer provides health insurance.

McGraw-Hill Education files for $100M IPO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:01pm

Educational content maker McGraw-Hill Education plans to go public.

New University of Iowa president overcame critics at IBM

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 4:11pm

University of Iowa president-select J. Bruce Harreld has faced and erased doubts about his qualifications before, but this time could be tougher.

Northern Arapaho Tribe appeals Affordable Care Act ruling

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 4:11pm

The Northern Arapaho Tribe wants a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's recent ruling that the tribe is legally a large employer under federal health care law — a designation that requires the tribe to provide insurance coverage for its hundreds of employees.