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After big win, India's new leader faces backlash

08/22/2014 12:00am
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster foreign policy.

Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares

08/22/2014 1:20am
A woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about the moment that nearly killed her.

Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders

08/22/2014 1:20am
Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the 1970s, has died at age 75.

Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

08/22/2014 1:32am
Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.

SD school gets over $59K for training of miners

08/22/2014 4:20am
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has received more than $59,000 in federal funds for health and safety training of miners.

Ukraine's Security Service chief calls movement of the Russian aid convoy a "direct invasion"

08/22/2014 5:00am
Ukraine's Security Service chief calls movement of the Russian aid convoy a "direct invasion"

China's Xi courts public opinion in Mongolia

08/22/2014 5:10am
With assurances of mutual development and good neighborliness, Chinese President Xi Jinping courted public opinion Friday in Mongolia, a country that has often been wary of domination by its massive southern neighbor.

Yellen speech awaited for any hint on rate timing

08/22/2014 5:10am
Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with investors seeking any clear hints of when it will start raising rates.

Germany backpedals on claim Qatar funds extremists

08/22/2014 5:51am
Germany is seeking to calm a diplomatic spat with Qatar after the Gulf nation took umbrage at a German official's claim that it is funding the extremist Islamic State group.

SpaceX gets 10-year tax exemption for Texas site

08/22/2014 6:30am
Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas.

Ukraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower

08/22/2014 7:40am
Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country.

Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult

08/22/2014 8:00am
Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult.

Germany sues Swiss bank for communist-era fortune

08/22/2014 8:21am
Germany is suing a Swiss bank to reclaim millions of euros that once belonged to communist East Germany.

Costa Rica angered by Swedish comedy show

08/22/2014 8:21am
A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show.

Sewer agency denies allegations of salary secrecy

08/22/2014 8:41am
Officials with the Tahoe Douglas Sewer Improvement District are denying accusations that they haven't released employee salary records to a conservative Nevada think tank.


08/22/2014 8:51am
Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Fri.:

Grain higher, livestock mostly higher

08/22/2014 9:00am
Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

08/22/2014 9:00am
About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.

McDonald's names new US president again

08/22/2014 9:41am
McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years.

Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

08/22/2014 10:01am
In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.

Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

08/22/2014 10:01am
Stocks are little changed at midday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the bank will proceed on interest rates.

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

08/22/2014 10:11am
What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

Democrats reframe debate on health care

08/22/2014 10:20am
President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.


08/22/2014 10:20am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant

08/22/2014 10:21am
Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.

Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

08/22/2014 10:50am
Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.

Southwest jet makes emergency landing in Dallas

08/22/2014 11:31am
A Southwest Airlines jet has made a safe emergency landing after blowing a tire during takeoff.

Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

08/22/2014 11:41am
Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.

2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

08/22/2014 11:41am
About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.

Exchange student embraces South Dakota farm life

08/22/2014 11:50am
A month ago, Ryota Kojima had very little experience with dairy cattle and farm life. But that didn't stop the 12-year-old from leading a cow during the 4-H and Open Class Dairy Show at the Brown County Fair on the afternoon of Aug. 14.

Oregon files lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over state's troubled health exchange website

08/22/2014 12:10pm
Oregon files lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over state's troubled health exchange website.

Mexico creates special economic-crime force

08/22/2014 12:20pm
Mexico is now launching a special 5,000-strong police force to combat industrial, farm and business crime.

Draghi: ECB can't do it all, governments must act

08/22/2014 12:44pm
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Friday the bank is ready to do more to boost the shaky recovery in the 18 countries that use the euro — but warns governments must join in efforts to reduce stubbornly high unemployment.

Many without residency proof could lose Obamacare

08/22/2014 12:51pm
About 100,000 Californians who haven't yet proved their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S. face losing their health care coverage this fall, state officials said.

US rig count down 17 to 1,896

08/22/2014 1:10pm
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.

Project Search helps Kansas adults find jobs

08/22/2014 1:11pm
The transition from the safe environment of high school to the realities of the working world can be rough for anyone, but add a developmental disability and the road to the real world can be that much bumpier.


08/22/2014 1:21pm
Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Fri.:


08/22/2014 1:21pm
Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Fri.:

Grain higher, beef higher, pork mostly higher

08/22/2014 1:31pm
Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, beef higher, pork mostly higher

08/22/2014 1:33pm
Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Jackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike

08/22/2014 2:10pm
Shadowing central bankers and economists at the annual Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates.

Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

08/22/2014 2:40pm
The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months.

Federal lawsuit filed against new La. abortion law

08/22/2014 2:50pm
An abortion rights organization filed the first court challenge Friday to a Louisiana law that will require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

08/22/2014 3:11pm
Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.

CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

08/22/2014 3:31pm
A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.


08/22/2014 3:31pm
A snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Friday:

Passenger charged in pre-flight cellphone dispute

08/22/2014 3:31pm
Cleveland authorities say a traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.

Fitbit: We don't sell personal data

08/22/2014 3:32pm
Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.


08/22/2014 3:41pm
Most active Nasdaq issues.

US director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

08/22/2014 3:41pm
A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.

Reid apologizes for jokes at Asian business event

08/22/2014 3:51pm
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week.

At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals

08/22/2014 3:51pm
The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.

Vegas hospital faces sanctions in worker wage case

08/22/2014 4:21pm
Nevada's financially strapped public hospital, University Medical Center in Las Vegas, could be on the hook to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal court costs and sanctions after an appointed overseer concluded that it failed to produce documents as required in an employee wage and hours lawsuit.

Mexico creates special force for economic crime

08/22/2014 4:41pm
Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.

Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation

08/22/2014 4:41pm
An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

08/22/2014 5:01pm
Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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08/22/2014 5:11pm
Trading for the week in New York Stock Exchange issues:

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

08/22/2014 5:20pm
The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

08/22/2014 5:20pm
The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.

Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

08/22/2014 5:30pm
Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators.

Canadian PM bans Chinese media from Arctic trip

08/22/2014 5:31pm
Canada has banned journalists with China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper from joining Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an Arctic trip, prompting complaints by Chinese reporters who say they're being discriminated against.

Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

08/22/2014 7:01pm
The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO.

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

08/22/2014 8:11pm
More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

Goldman in deal worth $1.2B over US bond claims

08/22/2014 9:41pm
Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007.

Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase

08/22/2014 10:10pm
If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:

Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

08/22/2014 11:30pm
The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier.