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Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Latest: Pipeline work hasn't resumed in North Dakota

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40pm

The Latest on the status of the construction oil pipeline owned by a Texas-based company (all times local):

Groups challenge federal oil, gas leasing on climate grounds

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40pm

The federal government needs to consider greenhouse emissions and the potential contribution to climate change before allowing oil and gas development on public land, two environmental groups asserted Thursday in a lawsuit over drilling in Western states.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:34pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Homeland Security investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:32pm

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it is investigating the hack of Leslie Jones' website that revealed several private details of the actress-comedian's life.

Amazon starts car research and review site

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars.

Officer in bed of pickup shot driver 9 times; town to pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

A lawyer said a small town in Tennessee will pay a substantial settlement to the family of a man who was shot nine times as he tried to drive off with a police officer in the bed of his pickup truck.

Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:20pm

Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, attorneys for the carmaker and dealers told a federal judge Thursday.

Duke University files $9.9 million claim on McClendon estate

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:14pm

Duke University has filed a $9.9 million claim against the estate of former Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon for pledges the Duke alumnus made that the university says were unpaid at the time of his death in a fiery highway crash.

Officials: Health plans affordable despite major price hikes

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:11pm

As consumers in Utah and around the country are expected to see higher health insurance premiums and fewer choices next year under President Barack Obama's health law, the White House is on the defensive with a new report that says rates will still be relatively inexpensive for most Utah consumers.

Russian man convicted of hacking into US businesses

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:11pm

A jury convicted a Russian man Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that made him millions of dollars.

Brazilian senators blast each other as Rousseff trial starts

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:11pm

Brazil's Senate on Thursday began deliberating whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the final step in a leadership fight that has paralyzed Congress and cast a pall over a nation in the midst of a severe recession.

Texas jury deliberating on whether GM switch caused crash

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

A Texas jury is now deliberating on whether a General Motors ignition switch was to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another.

Jury convicts Russian man of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data, orchestrating international online theft sc

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

Jury convicts Russian man of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data, orchestrating international online theft scheme.

Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

Raphael Satter and Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:43pm

A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:43pm

Proponents of an NFL stadium in Las Vegas say they've narrowed their list to two potential sites and are unwilling to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will provide a new home for the Raiders.

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

Annabelle Liang and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:41pm

The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.

The Latest: Governor hears how Lake Arthur was saved

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Iowa board doesn't immediately vote on pipeline request

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

The Iowa Utilities Board has declined to take immediate action on a request by 14 landowners to halt construction of a four-state oil pipeline.