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Riders break windows to escape after train's motor overheats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:31pm

A Boston commuter train's motor has overheated, causing the train to fill with smoke and panicked passengers to break windows to escape.

Samsung reports sharp fall in profit on Galaxy Note 7 recall

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:31pm

Samsung Electronics reported a sharp fall in its quarterly earnings Thursday as the unprecedented recall and discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones wiped out its mobile profit.

Canadians not travelling as time running out EU trade deal

Raf Casert and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:31pm

A Canadian delegation would not be heading off to Europe late Wednesday to sign a landmark free trade deal with the European Union after Belgium failed to make decisive headway to lift a crucial veto of one of its regions.

Oregon's top civil rights lawyer alleges racial profiling

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:50pm

Oregon's top civil rights lawyer filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against his boss and others in the state Department of Justice after learning that his colleagues surveilled his Twitter account because one of his posts turned up in a search for the Black Lives Matter hashtag.

The Trump-Clinton Twitter war: Bludgeon vs. stiletto

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:22pm

Back in June, when Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Twitter, the Democrat's campaign was quick to tweet back a chilly three-word response: "Delete your account ."

South Dakota chef revitalizing Native American cuisine

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:12pm

Sean Sherman is working to help Native Americans reclaim their identity one meal at a time.

Judge rejects claim to Prince estate from woman and girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:01pm

A Minnesota judge ruled Wednesday that a woman and girl who claim to be Prince's niece and grandniece will not be considered heirs to the late music superstar's estate.

Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:41pm

The average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year, the federal government said on Wednesday.

Tesla Motors surprises with 3rd-quarter profit

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:31pm

Electric car maker Tesla Motors posted its first quarterly profit in three years on Wednesday, giving investors reason to cheer after months of doubt.

Tense standoff at Dakota Access protest encampment

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:31pm

The prospect of a police raid on an encampment protesting the Dakota Access pipeline faded as night fell Wednesday, with law enforcement making no immediate move after protesters rejected their request to withdraw from private land.

AP News Guide: New phase for Dakota Access Pipeline protests

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:31pm

Police and activists protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline are in a tense standoff over the activists' occupation of private land owned by the pipeline developer. Here's a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest:

SkyWest pilot suspected drunk, arrested in South Dakota

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:01pm

Police arrested the pilot of a SkyWest Airlines plane on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol Wednesday before the passenger jet could leave a South Dakota airport.

Harvard's dining workers end strike after demands are met

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:40pm

Harvard University's cafeteria workers are ending their strike after agreeing to a new labor contract.

At Trump hotel in Washington, alternate reality: All is well

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:40pm

Donald Trump may be spending most of his days inside the frantic hurricane of the presidential campaign, but inside his new hotel in Washington, calm and luxury prevail.

Nissan Mexico announces end to popular Tsuru model

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:02pm

Automaker Nissan's Mexico unit announced Wednesday that it will cease production of the long-running Tsuru model that has been sold in the country since the mid-1980s.

Mondelez and Akamai rise while Apple and Chipotle skid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:31pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Proposed settlement in West Virginia chemical spill

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:12pm

A proposed settlement has been reached between Charleston residents and a chemical company accused of not doing enough to safeguard West Virginia's capital city from a spill that polluted the drinking water of thousands of people in 2014.

Nigerian leader asks for $30 billion in foreign loans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:11pm

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari wants $30 billion in foreign loans for infrastructure and other projects over the next three years to overcome a recession in Africa's biggest economy.

A Twitter election: A look at some memorable hashtags

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:01pm

The 2016 presidential campaign has played out on Twitter as much as it has on TV, in convention halls and diners, rallies and watercoolers across the country.

US stocks slip but steer clear of larger losses

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:51pm

U.S. stocks dodged bigger losses and finished barely lower on Wednesday. Health care companies fell and Apple pulled technology companies down, but banks rose.