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Apple Watch a fine running companion, with or without Nike

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:50pm

Apple isn't the first to add GPS functionality to a smartwatch, but it's the first to make something that feels like a running watch.

AP News Guide: Pipeline activists swept off private property

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:40pm

Law enforcement in North Dakota removed activists protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline who had set up a camp on private property owned by the pipeline developer. Here's a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest:

UK Uber drivers win case to get paid vacation, minimum wage

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:33pm

Uber's claim that its drivers are contractors — and not employees entitled to vacations — was rejected Friday by a British tribunal, in a ruling that may have implications for a range of companies that rely on self-employed workers.

Users mourn as Twitter kills quirky, beloved Vine video app

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:32pm

You can watch any video for six seconds, played on an infinite loop. The funniest ones only get more ridiculous with repetition.

Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes

Jeff Martin and Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:11pm

Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South.

US economy grew at its strongest pace in 2 years

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:01pm

Don't expect much more from the U.S. economy this year — it may have already peaked.

Oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:01pm

Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they faced off Friday with authorities.

Stocks give up gains on FBI inquiry into new Clinton emails

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:42am

U.S. stocks quickly turned lower Friday afternoon after the FBI notified Congress that it will investigate new emails found in a probe of a private server that belonged to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. That injected a note of uncertainty just a week and a half before the presidential election.

NY comptroller projects higher Wall Street profits in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:31am

Wall Street is on track to post higher profits this year, ending three straight years of declines.

Frequent casino bus crashes draw mounting safety scrutiny

Brian Melley and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:13am

Rosa Ruiz returned from a gambling jaunt to San Diego before dawn Saturday and was back on another bus that evening, headed for a desert casino.

State, federal agency seek damages for Yellowstone oil spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:11am

The state of Montana and U.S. Department of Interior have notified a Wyoming company that they'll seek compensation for damages caused by more than 30,000 gallons of oil that spilled into the Yellowstone River from a broken pipeline.

Exxon 3Q profit falls 38 percent on lower oil prices

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:11am

Exxon's profit keeps shrinking because of lower oil prices, and the company is responding by sharply cutting investment in future production.

Arrestor beds help prevent disaster on Pence's campaign jet

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:11am

A field of aerated cement blocks that crumble under the weight of an aircraft helped prevent Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's campaign plane from barreling off a runway and onto New York City's busy Grand Central Parkway.

Apple raises prices in Britain due to pound's drop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:01am

Apple has raised the prices of its Mac computer range in the U.K. amid the dramatic drop in the value of the pound against the dollar following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Does baby powder cause cancer? Another jury says yes.

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:41am

For the third time, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

Analysts see GDP report as pointing to rate hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:31am

One analyst says the latest report on economic growth "points to an economy that may be gaining traction -- at last."

Scant support for Venezuelan strike to force out Maduro

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:11am

Some stores were closed and traffic was lighter but for the most part residents of Venezuela's capital ignored calls to stay home Friday to protest President Nicolas Maduro, handing a rare victory to the embattled socialist leader.

Volkswagen introduces new American-built 7-passenger SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:11am

Volkswagen took a big step toward recovering from its emissions-cheating scandal by introducing a new seven-passenger SUV.

Ex-UK leader says voters should be able to reconsider Brexit

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:01am

Britain's former leader, Tony Blair, said Friday that the nation's voters should be given another chance to weigh in on whether the U.K. should leave the European Union.