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Prosecutors: Chinese citizen arrested in Chicago for spying on U.S. engineers, including defense contractors, for China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:35pm

Prosecutors: Chinese citizen arrested in Chicago for spying on U.S. engineers, including defense contractors, for China.

US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:12pm

A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate.

'America's Got Talent' finale gives boost to NBC

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:09pm

"America's Got Talent" ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer.

Kavanaugh classmate who wrote of partying goes silent

Stephen Braun, Jeff Horwitz and Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:51pm

Mark Judge spent decades mining his recollections and writing books and articles full of semi-confessional details about the suburban Maryland prep school he attended with future Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Now, though, Judge's memory has drawn a blank.

Sonic and Halliburton rise; Facebook and CenturyLink dip

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:34pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Parent company of Boise psychiatric hospital goes bankrupt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:19pm

A company that owns one of Idaho's only independent psychiatric hospitals has declared bankruptcy, putting the future of the facility in question.

Wildfire smoke costs famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:18pm

The famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival that attracts tourists from around the world said Tuesday that it lost $2 million this summer because wildfire smoke forced it to cancel more than two dozen outdoor performances.

The Latest: Gas tax fans, critics spar over new initiative

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:12pm

The Latest on a proposed California gas tax initiative (all times local):

Judge upholds unemployment benefit denial for fired diabetic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:58pm

A judge has upheld the denial of unemployment benefits for a diabetic worker fired by a Delaware poultry company.

4th Circuit halts pipeline work in national forest land

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:52pm

A federal appeals court has halted work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through stretches of national forest land.

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 escalating 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.

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:47am

The Federal Reserve is all but certain Wednesday to raise its key short-term interest rate for the third time this year and to signal that another hike is likely before the year ends.

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.

Proposed California initiative seeks to end high speed rail

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:31am

Supporters of a November ballot measure to repeal a California gas tax increase proposed Tuesday an initiative for 2020, saying it would provide money for road repairs and eliminate the state's beleaguered $77 billion high-speed rail project.