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'Compton' tops box office for 3rd week; 'War Room' surprises

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:21am

The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends" bombed spectacularly and the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" keeps chugging along.

Trump's mass deportation idea was tried in the 1930s

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:10am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 11

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:10am

A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200, officials in the kingdom said.

Slow-moving school finance case heads to Texas Supreme Court

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:50am

Kids who were barely a month into their first year of high school when Texas' latest school finance trial began are now seniors — and there's still no end in sight.

Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:20am

Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a 'McWhopper'

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:59pm

This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King asked McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:38pm

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.

More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack

Thomas Adamson and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:01pm

European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday.

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:40am

With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.

All state turkey farms hit by bird flu restocked, recovering

Kevin Burbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:41am

All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover.

New boss of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants plans expansion

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:02am

The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers.

Italian energy giant Eni says it's found the largest-ever gas field in Mediterranean off Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:30am

Italian energy giant Eni says it's found the largest-ever gas field in Mediterranean off Egypt.

Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:22am

Gunmen attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing two officials, authorities said.

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:50am

A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. 

Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:40am

Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. say an arbitration tribunal has formally put an end to a failed alliance between the two companies to develop green cars, and Suzuki will buy back the 19.9 percent stake that Volkswagen held.

Sandoval's back from European trade mission. What's next?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:31pm

Gov. Brian Sandoval and more than 60 business, government and education officials recently returned from a three-week trade mission to England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Italy.

Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:32pm

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's target level have likely begun to fade.

Study: Monroe could drop a few pant sizes

Scott Rogers-Star, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:30pm

John Humble jumped into the Biggest Loser Northeast Louisiana Edition at 315 pounds, coming off recent back surgery.

Golf club owner agrees to pay $100,000 over manure incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:10pm

The owner of a Southern California golf club, who raised a stink by spreading chicken manure on the course, has agreed to pay $100,000 to air pollution regulators.

Construction delays start of school year in Stafford

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:10pm

Students at a new high school in Stafford are getting an extra six days of summer vacation due to a construction delay.