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General Mills recalling 1.8M Cheerios boxes on allergy risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:31pm

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.


Medical emergency sends Boston-bound plane to NY; pilot dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:31pm

An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Syracuse, New York, Monday morning after the captain became ill and later died, according to an airline spokeswoman.

Tsipras urges reform as part of strategy to exit crisis

Nicholas Paphitis and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:11pm

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted Monday that the priority of his newly re-elected government is to deliver on its bailout promises so that the country can start tapping international bond markets for money by 2017.

US stocks end sharply higher; GE leads gains in industrials

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 2:42pm

Stocks rallied in the U.S. and overseas Monday after last week's gloomy jobs report led investors to expect that the Federal Reserve will wait even longer before making its first interest rate increase since the financial crisis.

Republican Gov. John Kasich says he's a 'troublemaker'

Alanna Durkin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 2:32pm

Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich said Monday that some people don't get him or his economic message, which he described as focused on ensuring that no American gets left behind.

2nd body recovered after New York City building explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 2:21pm

New York City police and fire officials have found a second body in the rubble of an apartment building that exploded over the weekend.

Lawmakers continue studying broadband options for Idaho

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:51pm

School districts in Idaho should continue securing their own Internet rather than relying on a statewide system, an Internet provider told lawmakers Monday.

New Mexico to license 12 new medical marijuana producers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:41pm

The New Mexico Department of Health says it will issue licenses to a dozen new producers as part of the state's medical marijuana program.

Publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers'

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:32pm

The publisher of a high school textbook that referred to slaves brought to America as "workers" is apologizing and says more diversity will be added to review boards.

Buyouts coming at company behind Chicago Tribune, LA Times

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:31pm

The owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers is offering buyouts to employees.

US, states announce settlement with BP over gulf oil spill

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:31pm

The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

DuPont CEO Kullman retiring effective Oct. 16

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:31pm

The DuPont Co. has announced the sudden retirement of Ellen Kullman as chairwoman and CEO.

Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:31pm

Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed — a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry.

University of Oklahoma to move baboons from closing facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:21pm

Hundreds of baboons will be removed from a University of Oklahoma facility as it closes within three to four years.

Data hack at 7 Trump hotels confirmed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:11pm

Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year.

Amtrak train from Vermont to DC derails after hitting rocks

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:01pm

An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said.

Rhode Island Blood Center to lay off 10 percent of staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 2:51pm

The Rhode Island Blood Center is cutting about 10 percent of its staff and eliminating smaller blood drives to offset the costs of screening for an emerging tickborne disease.

Civil rights leader, journalist Jerry Mondesire dies at 65

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 2:41pm

Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.

Wolf: Deal on taxes is necessary to avoid worse consequences

Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 2:21pm

Gov. Tom Wolf warned Monday that steep cuts in education spending and higher borrowing costs are among the inevitable consequences if he cannot persuade enough lawmakers to support higher taxes to pay for a long-term budget deficit he inherited.

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

Paul Wiseman and Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 2:11pm

Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.