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Utah pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely in NY

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:25pm

An American Airlines captain from West Jordan died Monday while flying from Phoenix to Boston.

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.

Fire crews extinguish small fire at Three Mile Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 11:01pm

A small fire at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant has been extinguished and officials say there's no danger to the public.

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

Paul Wiseman, Christopher S. Rugaber and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 11:00pm

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached a contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects the intellectual property of multinational corporations. Now each country must sell the deal to skeptical lawmakers.

Grocer finds buyers for 36 stores in California, Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:10pm

Grocery chain Haggen has found buyers for 36 of its stores in California and Nevada.

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.

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.