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Trump: Presidential campaign could be good for his hotels

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:33pm

Donald Trump suggests in a newly released videotaped deposition that his presidential campaign could boost business at his hotels and increase the value of his personal brand.

Minnesota regulator: Insurance market in dire situation

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:31pm

Minnesota's individual health care market is in "an emergency situation," the state's top industry regulator said Friday, noting that it took the approval of massive rate increases to persuade all its remaining insurance companies not to pull out for next year.

2PreserveLA: Embattled Palladium Gets Historic Status

Coalition By Preserve L.a., Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:21pm

at least for now.

United fails to renew liquor license; 2 dry days at Newark

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:21pm

Airlines often frustrate road warriors with delays and cancellations. But this week United Airlines did something more egregious: it temporarily stopped serving free booze at two of its lounges.

Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:11pm

Some 600 square miles of U.S. Forest Service land burned in Idaho in 2015 in one of the most destructive summers ever for the cash-strapped agency that for years has faced a backlog of projects aimed at reducing wildfire risks and completing habitat restoration work.

Gubernatorial hopeful's coal mines settle with feds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:11pm

Federal officials have reached a settlement requiring $5 million in upgrades to prevent further pollution by Appalachian coal mines owned by West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice.

Investigators want to question engineer in Hoboken crash

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:11pm

Federal investigators trying to figure out the cause of the deadly rail crash at the Hoboken station hoped to question the engineer and lift clues Friday from the train's black box recorders, though one of the devices was proving difficult to extract from the mangled wreckage.

APNewsBreak: Attorneys general cast doubt on Utah land push

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:04pm

A new legal analysis from a group of Western attorneys general casts doubt on many of the arguments Utah has put forward in its push to gain control of millions of acres of federal land.

Harvard's dining hall workers preparing for strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:01pm

Harvard University dining hall workers are preparing to go on strike.

Mexico raises interest rates, cites Trump as risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:51pm

The head of Mexico's central bank says U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump represents a "hurricane" sized threat to Mexico.

Louisiana governor sues AG over anti-discrimination clause

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:51pm

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's suing the state attorney general over his rejection of contracts with an anti-discrimination clause that would protect LGBT people.

Stocks say 'nevermind'; reverse recent losses as banks jump

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:51pm

U.S. stocks are climbing Friday and regaining the previous day's losses. Banks are recovering from a sharp drop as Deutsche Bank tries to reassure investors about its financial health. Strong earnings from Costco are giving consumer stocks a lift and energy companies are also trading higher.

Virginia's lethal injection costs set to skyrocket to $16.5K

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:43pm

In the span of a year, the cost for the state of Virginia to obtain lethal injection drugs has leapt from about $525 per execution to $16,500.

BMW issues recall for new Takata air bag problem

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:32pm

Another potentially deadly problem has surfaced with Takata air bags, this one forcing BMW to recall over 4,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada.

US Justice Department investigating Chesapeake Energy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:21pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into possible antitrust violations by Chesapeake Energy Corp.

US rig count up 11 this week to 522

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:11pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 522.

Slain officer's widow to inspect vest at center of lawsuit

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:01pm

The widow of a slain Georgia police officer hopes to learn more about why his ballistic vest didn't save him from gunshots.

Q&A: Will Deutsche Bank become the next Lehman?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:52am

Germany's biggest bank is looking shaky and some investors fear it could collapse and endanger the wider financial system.

American hopes IT switch doesn't snag flights this weekend

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:51am

American Airlines will make a big technology change this weekend involving planes and pilots, but passengers won't notice a thing if all goes well.

California OKs self-driving vehicles without human backup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:51am

A new California law allows self-driving vehicles to be tested on public roads with no human backup.