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Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:27pm

Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday.

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US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

Ellen Knickmeyer and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:23pm

The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars.

Mavenir lance le programme de partenaires professionnels de messagerie RCS pour favoriser, chez les ORM, la croissance du chiffr

Mavenir, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:03pm

détenant une part de marché de 85 % en Amérique du Nord — a annoncé aujourd’hui son programme de partenaires professionnels de messagerie RCS, qui inclut 15 partenaires confirmés.

Rapper Post Malone's jet lands safely after 2 tires blow

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:57pm

A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who "wished death" on him while he was in the air.

Bid to create new city in Georgia triggers a federal lawsuit

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:52pm

Lawyers representing Stockbridge, Georgia, have filed a federal lawsuit claiming a plan to carve off part of that city to create a new, wealthier city is unconstitutional.

Edible Arrangements to move headquarters to Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:48pm

The fruit bouquet company Edible Arrangements is moving its corporate headquarters from Connecticut to Georgia.

The Latest: Judge: President, Congress should eye 3D guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:43pm

The Latest on a lawsuit aimed at blocking a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns. (all times local):

Toll Brothers, Medtronic gain, while Coty, Nordson fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:34pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Computer system glitch halts trains to and from Amsterdam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:26pm

Almost all trains in and around Amsterdam and its busy airport have been halted by a problem with one of the rail operator's traffic management systems, stranding thousands of passengers.

The Latest: Post Malone tweets thanks after jet lands safely

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:30pm

The Latest on a small jet that blew two tires while taking off (all times local):

Ranks of most valuable companies shifted during bull market

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:25pm

The most valuable American companies at the start of the current bull market included an oil company and retail and consumer goods giants, and just one technology company.

Brazil's real below $0.25 amid uncertainty ahead of election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:24pm

Brazil's currency is falling against the U.S. dollar, continuing a slide fueled by uncertainty ahead of presidential elections.

Editor-in-chief of Brazil's most read newspaper dies at 61

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:55am

Otavio Frias Filho, who as editor-in-chief helped turn a mid-sized, conservative paper into Brazil's most read daily, has died. He was 61.

Wallet lost decades ago finally returned to soldier's family

Michael Casey and Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:43am

Sharon Moore had heard the stories about her father getting his duffel bag stolen on his way back from the Korean War. The New Hampshire woman never expected to see any of the contents.

Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:11am

Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to secure and modernize its elections systems.

Italian company says new bridge can be built in 8 months

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:04am

The board of the private company that controls the bridge that collapsed in Genoa approved on Tuesday an initial 500 million euros ($576 million) in funding to help victims and finance a new steel bridge that it says can be ready in about eight months.

Judge orders UTA to reinstate whistleblower, pay back wages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:53am

The Utah Transit Authority illegally fired a transit planner for warning the agency that it was violating safety rules, according to a new federal ruling.

The Latest: EU, Britain agree to fast-track Brexit talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:34am

The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):

Michigan man who swallowed BBQ grill bristle loses lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:31am

A Michigan man who says he swallowed a stray bristle from a grill brush after barbecuing chicken has failed to persuade an appeals court to revive his lawsuit.

Utah gets $4.1M in grant money to fortify election systems

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:06am

The state of Utah will use $4.1 million in federal grant money to help buy new voting equipment, replace the state's voter registration database and to train county and state officials on new voter security measures.