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Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:03pm

Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.

Hawaii volcanoes park to reopen after monthslong eruption

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:59pm

The recent eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has quieted to the point that federal officials are ready to allow people back to the dramatically changed summit crater, which has quadrupled in size, lost all of its lava and collapsed downward so far that the Empire State Building could now fit inside.

The Latest: Bourbon maker Four Roses walkout ends

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:38pm

The Latest on an agreement to settle a strike at bourbon maker Four Roses (all times local):

The Latest: Feds say canceling nuke plant could cost owners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:41pm

The Latest on cost overruns from construction at a nuclear power plant in Georgia (all times local):

PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:19pm

You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones.

Twitter finds software privacy bug affecting direct messages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:29pm

Twitter says it found a software bug that may have sent some private messages to the wrong people.

FBI arrests Oregon man over alleged YouTube threats

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:51pm

Federal agents arrested an Oregon man who threatened to kill YouTube employees and specifically threatened the CEO of the company, saying he was coming for her, the FBI said Friday.

Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

Ben Nadler and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:39pm

The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans.

Bourbon maker Four Roses reaches deal to settle strike

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:37pm

Striking employees at Four Roses will return to work next week after the Kentucky bourbon maker and union officials reached a tentative agreement Friday to end a two-week walkout, a union leader said.

McDonald's and BHP Billiton rise while Micron skids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:27pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:14pm

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement.

Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

Michael Biesecker and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:03pm

Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River.

The Latest: Trump says he won't rush North Korea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:59pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:59pm

Check out the upcoming events at Chicago's United Center and you'll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Minaj and Cher, among others.

Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:35pm

Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs.

Spat over taxes splits leading candidate, adviser in Brazil

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:59am

The key economic adviser to Brazil's leading presidential candidate cancelled two campaign events on Friday amid a disagreement with his boss.

US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:39am

U.S. officials recommended approval on Friday of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on the forested public lands that make up Yellowstone National Park's mountainous northern boundary.

EU Council President Donald Tusk says compromise "still possible" in Brexit talks with Britain

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

EU Council President Donald Tusk says compromise "still possible" in Brexit talks with Britain.

Hotplates, heaters to be given residents after gas disaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:43am

Hotplates and space heaters will be distributed to thousands of Massachusetts residents who were left without natural gas following a series of gas explosions and fires, officials announced Friday.

3 Marines killed in Vietnam War to be buried at Arlington

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

The Pentagon says the remains of three U.S. Marines killed when their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery.