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Maine ski resort focuses on safety after chairlift accidents

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 8:01am

A Maine ski resort that's responsible two of three chairlift mechanical failures that led to injuries in the past five years is working to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Race to settle budget fight means resolving policy disputes

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 7:32am

Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.

What to know about 'BernieCare,' Sanders' health overhaul

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 6:51am

The most ambitious "repeal and replace" health care plan from a presidential candidate comes from Sen. Bernie Sanders, not from a Republican.

Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:21pm

Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.

Rocker Jack White's Third Man Records store opens in Detroit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 4:00pm

Rocker Jack White has opened a Third Man Records store in his hometown, the Motor City.

Ole Miss to demolish site where Faulkner wrote landmark book

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 1:31pm

Late one night at the University of Mississippi power plant, William Faulkner turned over a wheelbarrow, used it as a makeshift table and began writing the classic novel "As I Lay Dying" — but where in the building did he do it?

Stocks inch higher in quiet trading, but Disney stumbles

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 12:51pm

Stocks finished mostly higher Friday as they wrapped up a quiet week of trading.

Local free community college plans may be template for US

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:41am

An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans.

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey including ban on some goods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:51am

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey including ban on some goods.

State wants to hear from insured denied health services

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 9:51am

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says some patients are reporting that providers are not accepting their Community Health Alliance insurance.

Iran unveils upgraded model for oil contracts

Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 9:50am

Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.

Higher education board to address on-campus beer sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 9:20am

South Dakota's governing body on higher education is mulling whether to allow beer sales on the state's six public university campuses.

Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 9:12am

Only 1,200 people live in Kansas' smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.

Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 9:01am

Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for more than two years for a chance to convince a judge that she qualifies for federal disability benefits.

Qatar bans contractors leaving country in rain-damage probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:20am

Qatar has banned contractors from leaving the small, oil-rich country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways.

British Airways passengers who fled plane fire file lawsuit

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 5:40pm

Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's manufacturer and the maker of the engines.

APNewsBreak: Cincinnati abortion clinic granted variance

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 2:51pm

A Cincinnati abortion clinic can legally continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies, though that status lasts only about six months under Friday's decision from the state.

Grain lower and livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 1:51pm

Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Chile's Codelco Jan-Sept earnings drop by nearly half

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:30am

Chile's state-run copper giant Codelco says its profit plunged by 47 percent in January to September 2015 from the same period a year before because of tumbling prices for the metal.

Swiss court convicts ex-HSBC employee for leaking bank data

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:21am

A Swiss court has convicted in absentia a former employee with international bank HSBC for economic espionage and sentenced him to five years in prison.