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Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:42pm

The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

'Compton' tops box office for 3rd week; 'War Room' surprises

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:30pm

The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends" fell completely flat and the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" keeps chugging along.

General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:41pm

General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.

Trump's mass deportation idea was tried in the 1930s

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:10am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 11

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:10am

A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200, officials in the kingdom said.

Slow-moving school finance case heads to Texas Supreme Court

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:50am

Kids who were barely a month into their first year of high school when Texas' latest school finance trial began are now seniors — and there's still no end in sight.

Maersk to develop large North Sea gas find off Britain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:30am

Maersk Oil says it has permission from British authorities to develop a gas field off the British coast in the largest find in the North Sea in a decade.

UN climate negotiators work in Bonn on deal to fight warming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:30am

U.N. climate talks began anew Monday in Germany, three months before world governments are supposed to adopt a landmark deal to fight global warming.

Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:20am

Blue Bell ice cream is back.

Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:00am

Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China.

Economy boosts Portuguese government's re-election bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:10am

Economic news is continuing to give heart to Portugal's center-right government as it aims for re-election in October.

Eurozone inflation stable at low rate of 0.2 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:20am

Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows — another weak figure that may help push the European Central Bank toward doing more economic stimulus.

Medical marijuana cultivation center takes shape near Anna

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:20am

The owner of a southern Illinois medical marijuana cultivation center says he expects his new facility to be complete by next month.

Students with disabilities complete workforce skills program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:10am

More than 80 Tennesseans with disabilities have celebrated the completion of workforce development and pre-vocational skills programs meant to help them reach their employment goals.

Maryland teachers' group launches ad campaign on testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:20am

Maryland educators are launching an advertising campaign to reduce standardized testing requirements.

Travelers stranded as striking French workers block Calais

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:21pm

Some travelers trying to cross the English Channel are stranded because French workers are blockading the port of Calais.

Analysis: Holes and worries emerge in Louisiana's budget

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:51pm

As lawmakers patched their way through this year's budget, many of them talked as if they had drawn up a six-month plan, fully expecting Louisiana's next governor to come in with a broader blueprint for fixing the state's financial mess.

Nestle: Forced labor has no place in our food supply chain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:40pm

Nestle says "forced labor has no place in our supply chain" following a U.S. class action lawsuit that alleges the Swiss food company knowingly supported a system of slave labor and human trafficking to make its Fancy Feast cat food.

New boss of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants plans expansion

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:50pm

The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers.

All state turkey farms hit by bird flu restocked, recovering

Kevin Burbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:41am

All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover.