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Airbnb taxes boost income for Santa Fe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

The vacation rental company Airbnb will now tax visitors who rent Santa Fe accommodations, adding money to the city's coffers.

EU-Canada deal still uncertain day ahead of planned signing

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:03pm

In a race against the clock, the European Union edged closer Wednesday to being able to sign a free trade deal with Canada the next day after Belgium made progress in lifting the veto of one of its regions.

Judge drops case against limo driver in crash that killed 4

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:02pm

A judge on Wednesday dismissed criminally negligent homicide and other charges against a limousine driver whose four passengers were killed in a crash after leaving a vineyard on Long Island.

Police say they are poised to clear oil pipeline protesters

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:01pm

Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they are poised to remove about 200 protesters trying to halt the completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota after the demonstrators refused to leave private land owned by the pipeline company.

US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

Edith M. Lederer and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:54am

The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed.

Trump promotes his new luxury hotel _ along with campaign

Lisa Lerer and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:53am

With his White House dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump is spending precious campaign time promoting his business in the final stretch of the long presidential race.

Toyota adds 5.8M vehicles to global Takata recall total

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:52am

Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

US stocks slip as real estate falls and industrials climb

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:41am

U.S. stocks are slightly lower Wednesday afternoon as real estate companies skid. Apple is sliding after its latest results failed to impress investors, pulling technology stocks down with it. However banks and industrial companies are trading higher.

The Latest: Cuba organizes vote-watching party on US embargo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:33am

The Latest on the U.S. abstention from a U.N. resolution condemning the embargo against Cuba (all times local):

Arby's to sell venison sandwiches in 6 deer-hunting states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:31am

Deer hunting season is on the way, but fans of venison might not have to trek out into the woods this year to get their fix.

Boeing has a banner 3Q and sees more of the same ahead

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:31am

Boeing's third-quarter profit rose 34 percent on lower taxes, and the company raised its forecast for 2016 earnings, revenue and airplane deliveries.

South African police use stun grenades on student protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:31am

South African police have used stun grenades to disperse student protesters outside parliament, where the finance minister was giving a budget speech.

Windows 10 to bring 3-D to two-dimensional experiences

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:22am

Microsoft wants to bring life to common computing experiences by adding a third dimension to widely used software such as Windows and Office.

A fast track to ruin? Amtrak opponents fear high-speed plans

Susan Haigh and Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:21am

This quaint shoreline community, proud of its role as a nursery of American Impressionist art, fears the destruction of its heritage if a federal proposal to someday run an East Coast high-speed rail line through its historic center becomes reality.

Are there 'vertical integration' benefits? Look at Comcast

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:21am

While many are skeptical of the business logic behind AT&T's desire to buy Time Warner, a similar deal from earlier this decade, Comcast's marriage with NBCUniversal, foreshadows some of the possibilities — as well as the potential competitive and consumer harms — that could result.

Ex-coal CEO argues he's wrongly imprisoned after 29 deaths

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:11am

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was wrongly convicted and sent to prison because jury instructions made it too easy to conclude that he willfully violated safety rules at a West Virginia coal mine, his attorneys argued Wednesday.

Some buyers call classes by 'Flip or Flop' stars misleading

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:02am

For Doug Stephens, the free event seemed like a good way to learn how to flip homes. An online ad for the December gathering sported pictures of Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the stars of HGTV's "Flip or Flop" who buy rundown homes, renovate them and try to sell them for a profit. Stephens watched "Flip or Flop" regularly, along with 2.8 million other Americans, so he went.

New Jersey Transit moves forward with train control system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:01am

New Jersey Transit's board has voted to secure the final piece of radio frequency spectrum it needs to install an automatic train braking system.

Pennsylvania Turnpike: Commercial scofflaws owe $1.5M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:54am

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is trying to shame trucking firms and other commercial haulers into coughing up more than $1.5 million in unpaid tolls.