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Hospital, hepatitis C outbreak victims reach settlement

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:02pm

Trinity Health and its hospital in Minot have agreed in principal on a legal settlement with 21 victims of the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history, though Trinity's legal fight with a nursing home where most people were sickened will continue.

Lawyer investigating lead at Indiana housing complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:01pm

An attorney for families in an Indiana public housing complex slated to be demolished because of lead contamination says he's investigating whether public officials knew about the problem and allowed children to be "poisoned."

Los Angeles developer buys iconic Tribune Tower in Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:50pm

The iconic Tribune Tower on Chicago's Michigan Avenue will have a new owner.

Newmont inks deal to help sage grouse habitat in Nevada

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:41pm

Newmont Mining Corp. has reached an agreement with the U.S. government and the state of Nevada to protect some of the most critical sage grouse habitat in the West in exchange for assurances it will be able to develop other public lands in the future.

APNewsBreak: Ohio State tells alumni clubs to fall in line

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:41pm

Ohio State University is requiring its roughly 150 alumni clubs and societies to keep mum when it comes to disparaging comments about the school, or risk losing the money and other perks it provides them. For the most part, they are signing on.

California farmworkers on edge over historic overtime bill

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:34pm

Many California farmworkers who make up the backbone of the nation's No. 1 agricultural state on Tuesday were praising historic legislation that brings them closer to receiving the same overtime pay as the rest of the state's workers who are paid by the hour.

The Latest: Buffett, Bon Jovi help Clinton raise money

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:32pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Senators want info on driver of bus that crashed, killing 2

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:31pm

Louisiana's U.S. senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring three dozen.

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High court dismisses ex-Miss Utah's case against Provo

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20pm

Citing an unpaid court fee, the Utah Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Miss Utah who says she was wrongly arrested on suspicion of stealing from the skin-care company Nu Skin.

Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20pm

Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber.

Prankster who tossed crickets on subway train arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:11pm

A Brooklyn woman who tossed hundreds of live crickets and worms on a crowded subway train last week as part of a video prank was arrested Tuesday.

David's Bridal says its CEO has stepped down

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:00pm

David's Bridal says its CEO Pam Wallack has left the company and chairman Paul Pressler will replace her.

Gov. Matt Mead says more budget cuts would require layoffs

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:50pm

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says the state government won't be able to implement further budget cuts without laying off state employees.

Snyder OKs $2.2M more for lawyers in Flint water crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:40pm

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has approved spending up to $2.2 million more in state money for outside legal services related to Flint's lead-tainted water crisis.

The Latest: Senators want info. about driver in US illegally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:31pm

The Latest on fatal bus crash in Louisiana (all times local):

1st professional circus school in US coming to Philadelphia

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:30pm

No clowning around: The first full-time, professional training school for circus artists in the United States is set to open in Philadelphia next year, officials announced Tuesday.

Brazil Senate debates fate of Rousseff, final vote Wednesday

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:21pm

Senators deciding whether to oust President Dilma Rousseff headed into a long night of debate Tuesday, with so many wanting to speak that the judge presiding over the impeachment trial put off the final vote until Wednesday.

North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:00pm

Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.

20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:52pm

In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.

Correction: Clean Energy-New England story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:43pm

In a story Aug. 28 about Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island evaluating proposals for clean-energy projects, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Rhode Island's deputy commissioner of energy. He is Nick Ucci, not Rick Ucci.