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Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

07/26/2014 3:00am
The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.

TD Ameritrade invests $1.25M in financial planners

07/26/2014 3:10am
TD Ameritrade plans to invest $1.25 million over the next decade in helping students prepare for careers as financial planners.

Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic

07/26/2014 4:10am
President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.

Health center rooted in helping migrant workers

07/26/2014 7:40am
Family — and fate — both played a part in bringing Tina Burns to the Shenandoah Community Medical Center, a decision that she made 31 years ago which still brings her great joy today.

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

07/26/2014 9:10am
The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.

Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes

07/26/2014 9:10am
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher-earners to help expand the state's share of public education funding in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar reduction in local property taxes levied by school boards.

Timber harvest on Idaho state lands hits record

07/26/2014 9:11am
A massive timber salvage sale and logging companies opting to cash in on high prices resulted in a record 347 million board feet of timber harvested from state endowment lands last fiscal year.

Oil, gas industry partners with higher ed

07/26/2014 9:11am
The oil and gas industry and south Louisiana higher education institutions have signed a pact to provide high-tech training for students seeking offshore jobs.

California trying to cut water, but is it working?

07/26/2014 9:21am
When Gov. Jerry Brown called on everyone from residents to businesses in California to curb water usage by 20 percent, he told state government to lead by example.

FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

07/26/2014 9:40am
FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

07/26/2014 9:52am
As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

07/26/2014 10:00am
As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

French minister calls on protesters to observe ban

07/26/2014 10:22am
French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Gaza demonstration on Saturday as thousands defied a ban on the protest.

Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

07/26/2014 10:52am
A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming.

Kansas City area clinic to offer HIV drug

07/26/2014 11:11am
A Kansas City, Kansas, clinic is offering a medication used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.

MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

07/26/2014 11:12am
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday, saying it has offered them no professional grief counselling in more than a week and refused to organize a flight home to Houston for the boys' grandmother.

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

07/26/2014 11:31am
Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.

Activists, others protest proposed utility fee

07/26/2014 12:11pm
Renewable-energy advocates are rallying against a proposed utility fee for Utah residents who have solar panels and wind turbines, saying it could hinder further development of renewable energy.

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

07/26/2014 1:00pm
Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive — the very experience that anchors her appeal as a moderate who gets things done without partisan wrangling.

Decatur woman lends voice to bipolar disorder

07/26/2014 1:00pm
Amy Griffith pulled the worn piece of paper from her purse. Reading over the names, she finds comfort, hope and acceptance.

Pa. suicide prevention efforts to start early

07/26/2014 1:50pm
The world changed for Rita McWilliams on Nov. 20, 2012, when her daughter, Karla, committed suicide.

Correction Aruba-Venezuela-Official Detained story

07/26/2014 3:10pm
In a story July 24 about the arrest of Hugo Carvajal, former head of Venezuelan military intelligence, The Associated Press reported erroneously that allegations he secretly met with leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia were based on emails recovered from a rebel computer. The allegations are based on recovered electronic documents and files.

Clear rules sought for musical items on planes

07/26/2014 3:10pm
The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said, after a report of problems encountered by a band flying to Rhode Island for the Newport Folk Festival.

U.Va. considers loan for financial aid program

07/26/2014 4:00pm
A University of Virginia official says the administration is considering borrowing up to $100 million to boost its student financial aid program.

Health alert for Missouri company's chicken

07/26/2014 4:10pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert because a Kansas City company refused to recall uninspected chicken products.

Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

07/26/2014 5:40pm
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie had a heated exchange over women's health issues Saturday during their first debate, with Warner accusing Gillespie of wanting to "ban certain forms of common contraception."

Boeing CEO sorry for 'cowering' workers remark

07/26/2014 6:01pm
Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday for saying the aerospace giant's employees were "cowering" during his tenure, a comment one union official called "a new low" in the company's relationship with workers.

Gunman makes off with money from Bellagio

07/26/2014 7:41pm
Police are searching for a gunman who made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Venezuela ruling party faces dissent at convention

07/26/2014 8:20pm
Venezuela's socialist party is holding its first national convention since the death last year of President Hugo Chavez, with delegates hoping to quell infighting and discontent about party leadership.

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

07/26/2014 8:50pm
Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.

Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

07/26/2014 10:30pm
A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.