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Iowa hospital: Tech swapped fentanyl for saline solution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:02pm

A pharmacy tech has admitted that he removed a potent painkiller from hundreds of vials and replaced it with saline solution, a hospital system spokeswoman said Thursday.

Ex-National Guard member pleads guilty to terror charge

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:55am

A former National Guard soldier from Virginia admitted traveling to Africa last year and boarding a truck to join the Islamic State group before ultimately bailing out.

The Latest: Authorities launch effort to remove protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:54am

The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local):

Altria to close 2 tobacco facilities affecting 580 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:52am

Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, said Thursday that it will close manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and Illinois by early 2018, affecting about 580 workers.

Police in riot gear begin to remove oil pipeline protesters

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:52am

Armed law enforcement officers and soldiers, including some in riot gear, moved in on Thursday to remove Dakota Access pipeline protesters camped on private land in the path of the oil pipeline in North Dakota.

Apple refreshes Mac lineup with new keyboard touch functions

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:51am

Apple is announcing long-awaited updates to its Mac computers, aiming to spark consumer interest in a product line that often seems overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone.


Twitter cuts staff, kills off Vine app amid pressure to grow

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:41am

Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide.

Dolphus Morrison, breeder of Rachel Alexandra, dies at 82

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:41am

Dolphus Morrison, the breeder of the great filly Rachel Alexandra, has died. He was 82.

Greek opposition calls for elections after TV auction fail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:54am

Greece's conservative opposition called Thursday for early elections after a court declared illegal an auction of private television licenses — an embarrassing setback for the country's left-wing government.

Samsung still stumped by charred Note 7s; heir joins board

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:44am

Samsung Electronics is still trying to figure out why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were catching fire, the company said Thursday, as shareholders appointed the grandson of the company's founder to its board.

Wal-Mart, Target each take cue from the other for holidays

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:42am

Wal-Mart and Target are each taking a cue from the other this holiday season.

Stock indexes are mixed in afternoon trade; bond yields rise

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:41am

U.S. stock indexes are mixed Thursday afternoon as industrial companies like defense contractor Raytheon fall and health care stocks including Bristol-Myers Squibb rise.

UPS 3Q profit up 1 percent as US revenue increases

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:33am

UPS said Thursday that its third-quarter profit inched higher on growing revenue in the U.S. and a more profitable international delivery business.

NJ eyes same casino expansion that has left AC struggling

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:31am

Casino expansion throughout the northeastern U.S. has been blamed for much of Atlantic City's struggles, and New Jersey's first attempt to cash in on those same expansion benefits seems destined to fail.

Broadband privacy rules approved despite industry pushback

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:23am

Federal regulators have approved new broadband privacy rules that make internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon ask customers' permission before using or sharing much of their data, potentially making it more difficult for them to grow advertising businesses.

Man arrested over brass theft from historic Philly building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:21am

Police say a man is in custody for damaging an exterior staircase at a historically significant building in downtown Philadelphia.

Nokia in Q3 loss, sales drop amid networks downturn

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:11am

Mobile networks operator Nokia continued to be hit by a downturn in the industry, reporting a loss in the third quarter and a 12-percent drop in sales that saw the company's share price plunge more than 7 percent.

Ford's 3Q profit falls on recall, truck launch

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:11am

Troubles in Ford Motor Co.'s home market — including slowing U.S. sales, a massive recall and the difficult launch of new heavy-duty pickups — are hurting the company's bottom line.

Grim budget news for Wyoming K-12 funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:01am

State budget analysts say Wyoming K-12 schools will be short $103 million for the current two-year funding cycle because of the economic downturn.