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After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras'

08/23/2014 1:10am
What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

08/23/2014 2:40am
The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.

Lufthansa pilots' union threatens new strikes

08/23/2014 2:50am
A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.

Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank

08/23/2014 4:10am
President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs.

4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

08/23/2014 7:20am
They are an outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks.

Koch 101: Some basics on the billionaire brothers

08/23/2014 7:31am
A primer on the Koch brothers and their role in politics.

Pa. school district reserves rise despite aid cut

08/23/2014 7:31am
Mechanicsburg Area School District was sitting on reserves equal to 33.4 percent of its annual operating budget in 2012-13, but convinced its teachers to agree to a pay freeze the next year anyway.

4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

08/23/2014 7:31am
They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks.

Noise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons

08/23/2014 8:10am
It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky.

Noise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons

08/23/2014 8:20am
It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky.

Federal grant meant to help students eat healthy

08/23/2014 8:40am
North Dakota has been awarded more than $255,000 in federal grants to encourage students to eat healthy.

Kindred Healthcare plans expansion in Louisville

08/23/2014 8:50am
Kindred Healthcare is planning to expand its headquarters in downtown Louisville, and the project will likely result in big changes in the Theater Square area.

Purdue balks at use of its brand in panned film

08/23/2014 8:50am
Purdue University officials are asking their legal counsel to look into a new movie that makes frequent references to the school despite its refusal to grant permission to use official trademarks and logos.

Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

08/23/2014 8:51am
On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches.

Iran says no need for UN to revisit military site

08/23/2014 9:20am
Iran's defense minister on Saturday said there was no need for U.N. nuclear inspectors to pay another visit to the Parchin military site, where the country is suspected of having tested components used in nuclear weapons.

Protesters against brown coal form human chain

08/23/2014 9:40am
Several thousand people have formed a human chain across the German-Polish border to protest the expansion of open-cast mining for brown coal in the region.

State renews Get Covered Illinois PR contract

08/23/2014 10:50am
Gov. Pat Quinn's administration has renewed its contract with the public relations firm that handled promotion of Get Covered Illinois in the first year of greatly expanded health insurance coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law.

Tenn. drugstore punished for missing pills

08/23/2014 12:01pm
A Smyrna drugstore's license has been suspended by the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy after investigators discovered thousands of doses of opioids missing.

Allergan reviews meeting requests in takeover bid

08/23/2014 12:31pm
Botox maker Allergan Inc. is reviewing shareholder requests for a special meeting to consider replacing most of its board, a change fellow drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is seeking as part of the hostile takeover attempt it's been waging since April.

Havana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia

08/23/2014 1:10pm
There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum.

Clinton shadow in Iowa no threat to some Democrats

08/23/2014 1:12pm
Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.

Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station

08/23/2014 2:50pm
Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says.

As conference ends, economists give clashing views

08/23/2014 3:11pm
Most visitors to Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park are drawn to the peak that gave the park its name — a 13,776-foot monolith that dominates the sweeping skyline.

California: Insurers must cover elective abortions

08/23/2014 3:51pm
Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

All lanes of damaged Delaware bridge re-open

08/23/2014 4:00pm
Delaware transportation officials say a bridge on a key East Coast interstate has fully re-opened after it was closed in early June because several supporting columns were tilting.

Officials: White House reviewing equipment program

08/23/2014 4:11pm
The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Barack Obama's call for more separation between the nation's armed forces and civilian law enforcement.

Hot-sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement

08/23/2014 4:31pm
A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors.

11-story Albany hotel demolished amid fireworks

08/23/2014 4:40pm
An 11-story hotel dating to the 1920s was demolished Saturday to make way for a new $66 million convention center in New York's capital.

Kenai City Council ordinance bans e-cigarettes

08/23/2014 5:01pm
The Kenai City Council has passed an ordinance for electronic cigarettes to be regulated the same as smoking tobacco.

Charter Communications reports Internet outage

08/23/2014 11:50pm
Charter Communications Inc. said late Saturday that the company was aware of some customers experiencing Internet outages across its service area.