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Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:10am

President Barack Obama is just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal and cement a foreign policy legacy.

Report: Malware targeting Android smartphones on the rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:40am

Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought.

Obama visit puts spotlight on rough plight in rural Alaska

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:30am

It's a good bet that President Barack Obama will never use a honey bucket.

Texas man gets 17 years in prison in fake Disney park scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:40am

A man has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison for swindling investors with a fake story about a Walt Disney theme park in North Texas.

US productivity advances at 3.3 percent rate in spring, best showing since late 2013

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:31am

US productivity advances at 3.3 percent rate in spring, best showing since late 2013.

Nations' pledges to cut emissions called insufficient

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:20am

Analysts tracking efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions say the reductions pledged by major economies ahead of an envisioned climate pact this year won't be enough to avoid warming the Earth by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) or more.

Blue Bell resumes production at Oklahoma facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:10am

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed operations at a northwestern Oklahoma facility a day after the company's products returned to the shelves at select locations in Texas and Alabama.

New York reaches deal with Cooper Union, plaintiffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:51am

New York's attorney general has reached an agreement that would end a suit against Cooper Union and create an independent monitor into the financial management of the engineering and architecture school.

Toy maker Lego sees strong growth, profit in all regions

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:40am

Lego says its popular multi-colored toy blocks were in strong demand around the world in the first half of the year, boosting its earnings and the outlook for the full year.

Health care costs in Massachusetts surged in 2014

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:30am

The cost of health care soared nearly 5 percent in Massachusetts last year, despite efforts to hold costs down.

Alaska Supreme Court to hear school funding lawsuit soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:30am

Attorneys for both the state of Alaska and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough are preparing to make their cases on education funding before the Alaska Supreme Court this month.

Wills of millions of Americans now available online

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:20am

Ancestry.com is making available online for the first time tens of millions of wills and probate records from ordinary Americans to the nation's most famous citizens.

Head of major unmanned aircraft systems company to tour ND

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:10am

The head of a major unmanned aircraft systems company is making his second trip to North Dakota to tour area colleges and other facilities associated with drone development.

Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to have contract extended to 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:10am

Top directors at German carmaker Volkswagen plan to give a two-year contract extension to CEO Martin Winterkorn, who emerged on top of a power struggle this year with company patriarch Ferdinand Piech.

Group proposes cigarette tax to lower college tuition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 3:20am

A group has proposed a 2016 ballot initiative that would raise Idaho's cigarette tax and use the money to lower tuition at the state's public colleges and universities.

Utah lawmaker: Military pensions should be tax-exempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 3:10am

A state lawmaker says retired service members in Utah should be allowed to collect their military pensions without the state taking out income tax.

Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 3:10am

Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials said.

Novartis, Amgen partner on Alzheimer's, migraine treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 2:50am

Swiss drug maker Novartis says it will cooperate with California-based biotech giant Amgen to develop and sell neuroscience treatments for illnesses and ailments like Alzheimer's disease and migraine headaches.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 2:31am

Nevada officials say an $11 million grant from the federal government could help them reduce suicide attempts and improve school performance among children with mental illnesses. Gov. Brian Sandoval and director Richard Whitley of the state Department of Health and Human Services announced the four-year grant yesterday.