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New plan cuts more than $1B off New York rail tunnel cost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:47am

New York and New Jersey submitted a new plan for a rail tunnel project under the Hudson River that cuts nearly $1.5 billion off the previous cost estimate, as officials seek to break a funding impasse with the federal government that has stalled progress in recent years.

Police: Man fatally shot by officer in DUI processing area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:19am

Police in a Salt Lake City suburb say an officer fatally shot a man during an altercation in a DUI processing area.

New Mexico high school to build 'tiny houses'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:43am

A western New Mexico high school is making plans to become a tiny house factory to build affordable housing in a city near the Navajo Nation.

Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:32am

Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.

Montana is back among states without state-funded preschool

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:19am

Montana enters the upcoming school year back among the handful of states without publicly funded preschool, and the unions and education groups that are otherwise staunch allies of Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock are a big reason why his fledgling pre-kindergarten program fizzled.

Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:18am

University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory.

After underwhelming first year, can casino improve fortunes?

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:04am

Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a five-tier birthday cake: Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino is throwing itself an indulgent birthday bash Saturday.

4 European countries agree on trade deal with Mercosur

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:36am

The European Free Trade Association, a group of four countries outside the European Union, has largely concluded a free-trade agreement with Mercosur, a South American trade bloc that includes Brazil.

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

Lori Hinnant, David McHugh and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:20am

The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo.

Frustrated with event ticketing? New ventures try to help

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:09am

Event organizers hoping to eliminate ticket scams and huge markups in the secondary market are increasingly turning to companies that use technology to allow fans to buy and resell their tickets while putting caps on prices.

Lebanese president says Beirut will overcome economic crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 6:41am

Lebanon's president said Saturday his country will emerge from its difficult economic conditions by making decisions that boost production, and a top politician said politicians will be called for a meeting "to discuss the challenges."

The Latest: Trump dining with G-7 leaders in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 5:08am

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Trump arrives at summit in France of world leaders amid anxieties over global economic slowdown, trade war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 5:06am

Trump arrives at summit in France of world leaders amid anxieties over global economic slowdown, trade war.

Coffee growers help reforest Mozambique's Mount Gorongosa

Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 3:24am

A wiry woman, Querida Barequinha intently sorts through the coffee beans laid out on racks to dry in the sun, plucking out any that are cracked or misshapen.

The Latest: 68 arrests reported at protest near G-7 summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 3:02am

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The Latest: Iran imposes sanctions on US think tank

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 1:17am

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Disney Legends honor prompts Robert Downey Jr. pot story

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 12:59am

Robert Downey Jr. says he had a wild Disneyland ride in his younger days.

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:08pm

Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit in France.

Trump heads to France after ratcheting up China trade war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:40pm

President Donald Trump is heading to France for an annual summit of leaders of the world's richest democracies.