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Bridge collapses in south China, killing 11

05/04/2014 2:50am
A stone arch bridge under illegal construction in a village in southern China collapsed, killing 11 people and injuring several others, state media and an official said Sunday.

Vermont program turns professionals into teachers

05/04/2014 6:40am
A Vermont program aimed at people changing professions mid-career is turning out licensed teachers in eight months by giving them intensive experience in the classroom with mentors.

Passenger train derails in India; at least 19 dead

05/04/2014 6:40am
A passenger train derailed in western India on Sunday, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 100, police said.

State considering survey on Medicaid doctors

05/04/2014 7:20am
Medicaid enrollments through the new health exchange in Washington state have exceeded officials' expectations, but questions remain about whether there will be enough doctors to serve the influx of newly insured low-income patients.

Weather, low prices hurt lucrative baby eel market

05/04/2014 7:31am
Maine's lucrative baby eel season is off to a slow start, with cold weather and resurgent foreign markets combining to depress catch and prices paid to fishermen, officials say.

UGA employees want gender identity protections

05/04/2014 7:51am
Faculty members at Georgia's largest university say they want discrimination against employees for gender identity banned more explicitly — on par with race, sex and religion.

Cruise ship stuck in New York river tugged to pier

05/04/2014 9:20am
The Coast Guard says a cruise ship from the Caribbean suffered a steering glitch near its New York City port and had to be tugged to shore.

Mideast airline Etihad offers bed and bath suites

05/04/2014 9:42am
Talk about some serious legroom.

New Jersey sports gambling suit tab: $2.8M, rising

05/04/2014 10:20am
New Jersey's bid to legalize sports gambling has endured defeat after defeat in the courts, but one big winner has emerged, at taxpayer expense — the law firm hired to help Gov. Chris Christie defend a lawsuit filed by the four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA.

Nez Perce gambling profits up slightly in 2013

05/04/2014 11:21am
The Nez Perce Tribe reports that gambling revenue increased slightly in 2013, while total earnings for its business division took a small dip.

Schnucks Kitchen recalling chicken salad product

05/04/2014 11:21am
A Missouri company is recalling chicken salad because of possible listeria contamination.

Official says 9 acrobats seriously injured after falling from platform at Rhode Island circus

05/04/2014 11:40am
Official says 9 acrobats seriously injured after falling from platform at Rhode Island circus.

Nuclear experts to meet on Iran this week

05/04/2014 12:51pm
Nuclear experts from Iran and six world powers are meeting in New York this week amid rising hopes that an agreement can be reached to limit Iran's ability to produce nuclear weapons before a July 20 deadline.

Mideast airline Etihad offers bed and bath suites

05/04/2014 12:51pm
Talk about some serious legroom.

States seek a spot in retirement plan landscape

05/04/2014 1:00pm
Dorry Clay, a small business owner unable to save for retirement, is counting on the Connecticut legislature to establish a state-run retirement savings account accessible to millions of workers.

Kentucky Lottery plans new ad campaign

05/04/2014 1:00pm
The Kentucky Lottery plans a new advertising campaign this summer that focuses on how ticket purchases support college scholarships.

Survey: US gas prices jump 3 cents per gallon

05/04/2014 1:20pm
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. rose 3 cents, to $3.72, during the past two weeks, marking the 12th straight week of price hikes at the pump.

'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

05/04/2014 1:41pm
Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.

Ky. spends millions to bus kids to private schools

05/04/2014 1:50pm
Kentucky has spent nearly $18 million over the past six years to bus students to private schools, most of which are religious. That's despite the fact that the state constitution prohibits state funds from aiding any "church, sectarian or denominational" school.

Powerade drops controversial ingredient

05/04/2014 3:01pm
Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.

China premier arrives in Africa eyeing better ties

05/04/2014 3:41pm
China's prime minister arrived Sunday in Ethiopia for a four-country tour of Africa, calling for deeper ties with his country and seeking to recast a relationship that has admittedly faced difficulties.

Portugal PM: No need for new aid after bailout

05/04/2014 4:20pm
Portugal will not seek a protective line of credit after its government fulfils requirements imposed by foreign bailout creditors as part of a 78 billion euro ($107 billion) rescue package, its prime minister said Sunday.

Indiana college puts wind turbine plans on hold

05/04/2014 4:50pm
An eastern Indiana college has placed its plans to draw energy from a wind turbine on hold while it tries to placate neighbors concerned about noise from the giant blades.

Death toll climbs to 12 in Colombia mine accident

05/04/2014 5:00pm
More bodies have been pulled from a collapsed gold mine in southwestern Colombia, bringing the number of confirmed fatalities to 12. Four miners are still unaccounted for but presumed dead.

Tech college gets land for marine safety building

05/04/2014 7:30pm
South Central Louisiana Technical College is celebrating a big step toward a permanent home for its marine safety training center.

Chinese portal Sina fined over 'indecent' material

05/04/2014 8:20pm
Sina Corp., a popular Chinese Internet portal operator, says regulators have fined it $815,000 for allowing "unhealthy and indecent content" on its websites.

Acrobats fall during Ringling Bros. circus stunt

05/04/2014 9:20pm
A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday.

Asia stocks slip as China manufacturing shrinks

05/04/2014 9:50pm
Asian stock markets slipped Monday after a survey showed that Chinese manufacturing shrank in April for the fourth month in a row.

Vietnam protests Chinese oil rig in disputed sea

05/04/2014 10:40pm
Vietnam has protested China's decision to send an oil drilling platform to a disputed area of the South China Sea.