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If he runs, Biden would be only Dem backing Asia trade deal

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:38pm

Vice President Joe Biden became the only prospective or current Democratic presidential candidate supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday as Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition.

IMF Chief: We're cooked if we fail on climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:38pm

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says failure to take urgent action on global warming will condemn humanity to the same fate as the Peruvian poultry that so many at the group's annual meeting are enjoying this week in a country famed for its cuisine.

Senate OKs massive defense bill, sends measure to Obama

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:29pm

Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans about government spending.

An up-and-down day for stock market ends with a solid gain

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:42pm

Stocks posted solid gains in a quiet session Wednesday, helped by advances in health-care and industrial companies.

Clarification: Migratory Birds-Protections story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:39pm

In a story Oct. 4, The Associated Press reported that K&L Gates represents Duke Energy Corp. The story should have made clear that while the law firm represents Duke on some matters, it did not represent the company in a lawsuit over the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Clinton opposes Pacific trade deal in major break with Obama

Lisa Lerer and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:38pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord on Wednesday, her most significant break with President Barack Obama since launching her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Steve-O of 'Jackass' gets 30 days in jail for SeaWorld stunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:20pm

"Jackass" star Steve-O was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail for climbing at least 100 feet up a crane in Hollywood in a protest against SeaWorld that drew dozens of emergency responders.

Gasholder, piece of industrial past, faces uncertain future

Rik Stevens, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:08pm

A round, red-brick relic of this country's industrial transformation sits shakily at the southern entrance to New Hampshire's capital city, the cupola atop its conical, tree-damaged roof slumping northward.

Lumber Liquidators paying $10M in wood importation probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:38pm

Lumber Liquidators says it will pay $10 million and plead guilty to five violations of environmental law, including one felony charge, to end a federal investigation into its importation of illegally sourced wood products.

Congressional Budget Office: Budget deficit drops to $435B

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:38pm

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the federal government ran a budget deficit of $435 billion in the just-completed budget year.

Congressional Budget Office: US budget deficit drops to $435 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:29pm

Congressional Budget Office: US budget deficit drops to $435 billion.

Auto experts: Top managers probably knew of VW cheating

Tom Krisher and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:23pm

Auto industry insiders strongly suspect the emissions cheating scandal at Volkswagen is much wider and reaches higher up the corporate ladder than the company is letting on.

For 1st time, MIT's free online classes can lead to degree

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:20pm

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has offered free online courses for the last four years with one major downside: They didn't count toward a degree. That's about to change.

VW's top US executive learned of emissions issues in 2014

Michael Biesecker and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:19pm

Volkswagen's top U.S.-based executive is expected to testify before Congress Thursday that he first learned in 2014 of emissions problems with the German automaker's four-cylinder diesel cars.

California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

Michael R. Blood and Judy Lin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:47pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious climate change bill on Wednesday, aiming to increase the state's use of renewable electricity to 50 percent and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient by 2030.

Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:38pm

Streaming music company Pandora said Wednesday it is buying ticket seller Ticketfly for $450 million in a deal the two see changing the way fans find new music and learn about concerts, and artists plan their tours.

Government tests technology to find illegal drone operators

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:34pm

The Federal Aviation Administration has signed an agreement to test technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports, as the government tries to crack down on near-collisions with manned aircraft.

Feds: Eels prized by fishermen aren't a threatened species

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:28pm

American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen who catch the increasingly valuable species.

Clinton opposes Pacific Rim trade deal

Catherine Lucey and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:05pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes the big Pacific Rim trade accord backed by President Barack Obama.

Hillary Clinton says she opposes Pacific Rim trade deal, breaking with Obama

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:55pm

Hillary Clinton says she opposes Pacific Rim trade deal, breaking with Obama.