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Senate to vote on massive defense bill

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:01am

The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday on a $612 billion defense policy bill that President Barack Obama says he'll veto over a larger dispute about government spending.

FanDuel bans employees from all daily fantasy play for money

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:00am

Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel says it is banning all employees from playing any daily fantasy sports for money in hopes of rebuilding trust following reports a DraftKings employee may have had access to unfairly valuable data before winning $350,000 in a FanDuel contest.

Abe reshuffles Cabinet, adding minister to focus on economy

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:31am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday to focus on reviving the world's No. 3 economy, adding a new minister to coordinate recently announced economic projects.

As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise

Lisa Lerer and Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:14am

President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."

Government tests technology to find illegal drone operators

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:41am

A top aviation official says the government is testing technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports.

Cash-strapped group says it'll sell historic ship for scrap

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:21am

A historic cruise ship moored in Philadelphia could be destined for the scrap heap if a group trying to save it doesn't get an infusion of cash.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:51am

A defense lawyer says a Las Vegas physician will plead not guilty today to 32 felony counts accusing him of drugging and sexually assaulting patients. Binh Minh "Ben" Chung is also accused of making video recordings of himself having sex with at least one underage girl. Chung's medical license was suspended after his arrest June 20.

Baker schools superintendent announces more layoffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:51am

Nine more teachers and staff have been laid off from the Baker School System, according to Superintendent Herman Brister Sr..

Former Idaho hospital CFO surrenders on embezzlement charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:51am

The former chief financial officer of an Idaho hospital has turned herself in on embezzlement charges.

Urban Outfitters to end on-call scheduling in New York

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:51am

Urban Outfitters will end on-call scheduling at stores in New York state, becoming the latest retailer to respond to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's inquiry into the practice of requiring workers to report for shifts on short notice.

Belgian government faces big protests over austerity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:41am

Trade unions on Wednesday mobilized about 100,000 workers for the second time in a year to protest the free-market regulations and austerity measures that the center-right government has been pushing through during its first year in office.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:31am

Grain futures were mixed in early trading Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Google is latest tech giant to claim space in news

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:31am

Technology giants — Apple, Facebook, Snapchat and now Google — want to take charge of how we get and see news on our phones.

Haskell in Lawrence deals with flat funding

Mike Hendricks and Mará Rose Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:21am

Normally this time of year at Haskell Indian Nations University, they'd be getting ready for the homecoming football game.

Renewed AB InBev bid for SABMiller ups stake in beer battle

Raf Casert and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:51am

Any talk of a union between Budweiser and Miller — in fact, any talk of the creation of beer behemoth reaching all parts of the globe for that matter — should be put off for now as the owners of two of the world's most famous beers continue to haggle over the terms of a merger.

VW elects Poetsch as chairman of board of directors

David McHugh and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:41am

Volkswagen on Wednesday elected Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch to chair its board of directors, a move that came as the German automaker struggles to contain a scandal over emission-test rigging in the U.S.

Ohio jury to decide suit over chemical DuPont put in water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:31am

Jurors are deliberating in the federal case of an Ohio woman who says she got cancer after drinking water contaminated by a chemical from a DuPont plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia.

French govt starts anti-jihadi ad campaign to counter IS

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 6:56am

A new French government ad campaign features mourning families to discourage young people from joining extremists in Syria — an attempt at a counter-narrative against an Islamic State publicity machine that churns out huge amounts of propaganda.

James Patterson to pay holiday bonuses to bookstore workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 6:52am

Attention employees at independent bookstores: James Patterson would like to pay you a holiday bonus.