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US-China tensions spilling over into the military arena

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:47pm

A deterioration in U.S.-China relations, seen most dramatically in their trade dispute, is spilling over into the military arena.

Dog pepper sprayed at Wyoming shelter, board members resign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:22pm

Two members of a Wyoming animal shelter board have resigned after the board suspended the CEO instead of firing him for ordering a dog to be pepper sprayed after it bit a shelter employee.

Iranian president says 'unilateral' U.S. sanctions amount to "economic terrorism"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:18pm

Iranian president says 'unilateral' U.S. sanctions amount to "economic terrorism" .

Wisconsin workplace shooter passed company background check

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 11:55am

A man who shot and wounded four co-workers at a Wisconsin software company last week passed the firm's background check.

Big donation to fund career and technical education center

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 11:38am

A school district in north-central Idaho got a big donation this week to go toward a new career and technical education center.

Quirk resolved: Border Missourians get Missouri addresses

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:42am

A quirk in the mail delivery system that forced some rural Missouri residents living along the Iowa and Arkansas borders to have mailing addresses in neighboring states has been fixed, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Tuesday.

Owner of Texas 3D gun company resigns after arrest

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:36am

An activist who garnered national attention for running a Texas company that sells blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns has resigned from the firm he founded after being arrested on charges of having sex with an underage girl.

California ballot initiative seeks to end high speed rail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:31am

Opponents of the California gas tax increase passed by state legislators last year on Tuesday proposed a new ballot measure for 2020 to provide money for road repairs and eliminate the state's $77 billion high-speed rail project.

Argentina's unions stage nationwide strike to protest crisis

Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:29am

A nationwide strike to protest the Argentine government's handling of the country's economic crisis is grounding flights and paralyzing bus and train lines.

Minnesota Democratic chairman says Ellison probe wrapping up

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:17am

Minnesota's Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he expects an investigation of allegations of physical abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison to be completed and released soon, well ahead of the November election.

Town council withdraws Nike boycott following criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:17am

A Rhode Island town council that approved a nonbinding resolution to boycott Nike products has reversed course.

Just Dunkin': Dunkin' Donuts to change its name

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:07am

from its name, anyway.

O'Rourke condemns activists for forcing Cruz from restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:58am

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is condemning a protest that forced his opponent in Texas' closer-than-expected Senate race to leave a Washington restaurant.

Construction prices, steel tariffs drive up project by $25M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:34am

The estimated cost for a new wastewater treatment plant in northern Utah has increased by $25 million over the last two years, and officials say it's because of climbing construction costs and President Donald Trump's steel tariffs.

BMW expects hit from trade dispute and emissions tests

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:24am

German luxury automaker BMW said Tuesday that its profits and sales will fall short of its forecasts this year, saying that fear of international trade conflicts has weighed on pricing and citing the impact of new emissions tests on European markets.

West Coast winery aids Virginia vineyard hit by grape heist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:08am

Despite the theft of nearly its entire crop of grapes, a Virginia winery will be able to raise a glass of its 2018 vintage to a new friendship.

Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:00am

The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation.

Woodson, Groff among finalists for $50,000 literary prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:52am

A story collection by Lauren Groff and a middle grade novel by Jacqueline Woodson are among the finalists for the $50,000 Kirkus Prize.

Trump opens UN address with boasts of US economic and military might, rejection of 'global governance'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:52am

Trump opens UN address with boasts of US economic and military might, rejection of 'global governance' .