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Asia stocks rise on hopes for Japan stimulus, Fed hike delay

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:40pm

Japan led Asian stocks higher Tuesday on hopes for new stimulus from its central bank while investors were also buoyed by the prospect that the Federal Reserve will wait until next year to raise interest rates.

'Fire hose' of moisture slams South Carolina; 12 killed

Seanna Adcox and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 8:06pm

People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.

As daily fantasy eschews 'gambling' label, scrutiny grows

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:20pm

Stock market traders and chess players — that's who's playing DraftKings, according to CEO Jason Robins, who told a crowd of casino executives last week in Las Vegas that fewer than 15 percent of the players on his site make wagers in traditional sports books.

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on

Jason Dearen and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 6:50pm

The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly — and tragically — adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.

2nd body recovered after New York City building explosion

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 6:30pm

A second body was discovered Monday in the rubble of an apartment building that exploded over the weekend.

VW pollution test site under scrutiny amid cheating scandal

Gillian Flaccus and Justin Pritchard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:41pm

When Volkswagen opened its gleaming pollution testing center near the California coast, a top executive from the German automaker helped snip the blue ribbon and joined a tour of a lab so advanced that VW would brag the air inside was cleaner than in the surrounding strawberry fields.

General Mills recalling 1.8M Cheerios boxes on allergy risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:21pm

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.

After 111 years, Utah power plant shuts down

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:17pm

Several people recently gathered near Provo to recognize the Olmsted Hydroelectric Power Plant as it is retired after 111 years of operation.

US, states announce settlement with BP over gulf oil spill

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 8:21pm

The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of environmental damage claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Amtrak train hits rocks on track, derails in central Vermont

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:12pm

An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said.

The Latest: Train worker has non-life-threatening injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:11pm

The latest on the derailment of an Amtrak train in Vermont (all times local):

DuPont CEO Kullman steps down, company lowers guidance

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 6:50pm

The DuPont Co. on Monday announced that CEO and Chairwoman Ellen Kullman, who earlier this year fought off a bruising challenge from a major activist investor, will retire at the end of next week.

Publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers'

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 5:43pm

One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America "workers" in a geography textbook used widely in Texas, where the wording went unnoticed during the state's combative and politically charged classroom curriculum reviews.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 5:31pm

A 13-year-old transgender student who wanted to use the boy's bathroom and locker room at his middle school in Elko County has sparked a new round of debate among legislators over the issue. The school board rejected his request, prompting the threat of legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Supreme Court declines to review insider trading case

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:44pm

The Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that made it tougher to prosecute people for trading on leaked inside information.

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

Paul Wiseman and Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:41pm

Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

Publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers'

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:31pm

The publisher of a high school textbook that referred to slaves brought to America as "workers" is apologizing and says more diversity will be added to review boards.

Student injured in Seattle bus crash sues duck boat operator

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:21pm

A 21-year-old college student who was injured in a deadly bus crash sued the operator of an amphibious vehicle and the company that refurbished the so-called duck boat.

Wolf: Deal on taxes is necessary to avoid worse consequences

Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:11pm

Gov. Tom Wolf warned Monday that steep cuts in education spending and higher borrowing costs are among the inevitable consequences if he cannot persuade enough state lawmakers to support higher taxes to pay for a long-term budget deficit he inherited.

Lawmakers continue studying broadband options for Idaho

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:51pm

School districts in Idaho should continue securing their own Internet rather than relying on a statewide system, an Internet provider told lawmakers Monday.