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Clinton receives first intelligence briefing as nominee

Ken Thomas and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:31pm

Hillary Clinton received her first national security briefing Saturday as the Democratic presidential nominee, meeting with intelligence officials for an overview of the major threats facing the nation around the globe.

Washington responders to get notice of oil train shipments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:00pm

Emergency responders in communities along oil train routes in Washington state will start receiving advance notice of the shipments this fall.

Voting closes in Gabon where president vies to extend power

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:40am

Voting closed Saturday evening in Gabon, where the president is vying for re-election and voters weighed whether to maintain a family dynasty that stretches back to the 1960s.

Regulator: Dakota Access pipeline worker killed in accident

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:00am

A man working on the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline was killed in an apparent accident in western North Dakota, a state regulator said Saturday.

Maine seafood company pleads guilty to trade violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:51am

A New England seafood company has pleaded guilty to illegally importing sea urchins from Canada in violation of federal wildlife trading laws.

Wal-Mart takes Texas to court to crack liquor-sales market

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:21am

Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded.

Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:11am

Native Americans from reservations hundreds of miles away from North Dakota have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's growing protest against a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline that they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members and millions further downstream.

You talkin' to me? English no longer a must for NYC cabbies

Deepti Hajela and Ezra Kaplan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:01am

People who hope to drive New York City's famous yellow cabs must pass tests on such details as driving rules and where they can pick up passengers. But one test they no longer have to take? Whether they have a grasp of English.

After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:12am

For most Vermonters, Tropical Storm Irene was a disaster that tore roads, communities and lives apart. But for many of the state's neediest mental health patients, it was a blessing in disguise.

Little precedent for $400 million cash payment to Iran

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:02am

A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.

Malaysian students rally to demand prime minister's arrest

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:20am

Malaysian student activists led a rally Saturday to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund.

Tunisia's new government seeks stronger economy, security

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:20am

Tunisia's Parliament has approved Youssef Chahed as prime minister along with a new government focused on boosting the economy and fighting terrorism.

Tank explodes at California refinery; no injuries reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:11pm

A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:21pm

Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."

Other controversial remarks made by GOP Maine Gov. LePage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:21pm

Republican Gov. Paul LePage left an obscene tirade on the voicemail of a Democratic lawmaker who criticized his remark that 90 percent of the drug dealers arrested in the state are black and Hispanic. He also told reporters he wished it were 1825 so he could challenge the lawmaker to a duel and point a gun between his eyes. LePage later said that was a metaphor and he meant no physical harm.

Oldest floating US post office scrapes rock, runs aground

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:04pm

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night could stop a U.S. mail boat — and then it ran aground in New Hampshire.

The colonel's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:02pm

Has Colonel Sanders' nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC's fried chicken empire?

Facebook reduces role of human editors in 'trending topics'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:50pm

Facebook is taking new steps to reduce the role of human judgment in its "Trending Topics" feature, which drew controversy earlier this year over claims the service was suppressing conservative views.

Lockheed Martin unit to manage former Nevada nuke test site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:21pm

A subsidiary of defense giant Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $5 billion contract to manage a vast federal Department of Energy reservation where the nation used to conduct nuclear testing north of Las Vegas.