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Barron Hilton, hotel magnate and AFL founder, dies at 91

Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:27pm

Barron Hilton, a hotel magnate who expanded his father's chain and became a founding owner in the American Football League, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 91.

Army recruit dies before training exercise in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:06pm

An 18-year-old Army recruit at Fort Jackson in South Carolina has died before a training exercise.

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

David Eggert and Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:23pm

Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically.

Marks & Spencer finance director to step down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:26am

Marks & Spencer says its chief financial officer is to step down, just weeks after the retailer learned it would drop out of the FTSE 100 of leading British shares for the first time.

'Chemical spill' at Phoenix post office involved acetone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:47am

Authorities in Phoenix say a reported chemical spill at a post office Saturday turned out to involve a shattered glass bottle of acetone, which is used in nail polish remover.

UK government urged to help save Thomas Cook holiday firm

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:07am

The British government was urged Saturday to step in and prevent Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, from going bust potentially within days, a development that could leave around 150,000 British holidaymakers struggling to get home.

GM electric car push could mean fewer and lower paying jobs

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:09am

If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble.

Paris police repeatedly use tear gas on day of protests

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:41am

Clusters of anti-government activists in Paris repeatedly scuffled with police who responded with tear gas Saturday as supporters of France's yellow vest protests tried to revive the movement opposed to President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies.

Utah unemployment rate remains steady at 2.8% in August

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:02pm

Utah's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has held steady at 2.8% for three straight months.

South Korea says 2 farms tested negative for swine fever

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:59pm

South Korea said Saturday that tests on dead pigs from two farms near its border with North Korea came back negative for African swine fever, at least temporarily easing fears over the spread of the illness that has ravaged pig herds across Asia.

2 vaping companies settle LA suit, won't sell to minors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:19pm

Two vaping companies have agreed not to promote their products to minors under a settlement with Los Angeles prosecutors.

The Latest: US to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:56pm

The Latest on the U.S. response to attacks on the Saudi oil industry (all times local):

Former Charlie Rose makeup artist sues, alleging harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:23pm

The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose's interview show is suing him, saying the disgraced television journalist ran a "toxic work environment" for women.

Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:08pm

Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs.

Goodbye, Three Mile Island: Remaining reactor shuts down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:04pm

The money-losing Three Mile Island, the 1979 site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, was shut down Friday by its energy giant owner.

Fed announces plans to provide more support for repo market

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:56pm

The Federal Reserve says it will keep pumping cash into a vital but obscure corner of U.S. financial markets in coming weeks.

House intel chief says Facebook working on election threats

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:17pm

The head of the House Intelligence Committee said Friday he has been assured by the CEO of Facebook that the company is working on ways to prevent foreign actors from disrupting next year's elections.

Feds charges 11th person in ongoing UAW corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:39pm

Federal prosecutors in Detroit have filed charges against an 11th person in an investigation of corruption in the United Auto Workers.

Company to sell stake in Louisiana medical marijuana program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:35pm

A Nevada-based company has agreed to sell its 50% stake of a Louisiana medical marijuana business.

Twitter: Accounts targeting Ecuador's president deleted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:32pm

Twitter has taken down 1,019 accounts in Ecuador, saying they're mostly fake and aimed at undermining President Lenín Moreno.