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Train accident kills 21 in eastern India

08/19/2014 12:00am
A passenger train struck a crowded rickshaw, killing 21 people at a railway crossing in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, a railway official said Tuesday.

Military offers medical services in western Md.

08/19/2014 12:20am
The Army Reserve is offering free medical and dental services to needy families in the Cumberland area.

US won't reveal records on health website security

08/19/2014 1:32am
After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.

BHP plans asset split, posts $13.8 billion profit

08/19/2014 2:20am
BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, said Tuesday it plans to split off some of its smaller assets into a separate company, as it posted a $13.8 billion annual profit.

UK inflation rate falls more than expected

08/19/2014 3:40am
Britain's inflation rate fell more than expected in July, to 1.6 percent from 1.9 percent in June, easing pressure on the Bank of England as it weighs when to raise interest rates.

Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

08/19/2014 5:30am
Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise — some might say a threat — to tackle Chicago's many problems with the same ferocity that made him at times feared in national politics.

US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July to 1.09 million rate, fastest pace in 8 months

08/19/2014 6:40am
US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July to 1.09 million rate, fastest pace in 8 months.

Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July, smallest advance in 5 months, as gas prices fall

08/19/2014 6:40am
Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July, smallest advance in 5 months, as gas prices fall.

Judge: Mamtek CEO committed $1.3M bond fraud

08/19/2014 6:50am
A federal judge has ruled that former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole committed fraud to obtain almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were to be used to build an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly.

Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July

08/19/2014 7:00am
U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices.

Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

08/19/2014 7:00am
Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.

Newcomer Cerar nominated Slovenia's prime minister

08/19/2014 7:00am
The Slovenian president has proposed political newcomer Miro Cerar as the crisis-stricken eurozone country's next prime minister.

Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July

08/19/2014 7:11am
U.S. consumer prices rose in July, at the slowest pace in five months.

US stocks open higher; Home Depot rises

08/19/2014 7:40am
Better news on home building and corporate earnings are sending stocks higher.

Denmark links new listeria death to tainted meat

08/19/2014 7:41am
Danish health officials say a listeria outbreak caused by contaminated meat may have killed an 11th person.

Columbia City Council OKs downtown student housing

08/19/2014 8:20am
The Columbia City Council has approved a Texas-based housing developer's proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex near the University of Missouri campus.

Q&A: How 1 US factory owner fought cheap imports

08/19/2014 8:30am
Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.

A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba

08/19/2014 8:40am
Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted "no" in parliament.

McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally

08/19/2014 8:40am
McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants.


08/19/2014 8:50am
Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Tue.:

Grain lower, livestock mixed

08/19/2014 9:00am
Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

08/19/2014 9:02am
Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.

Egypt picks consortium to draft Suez plan

08/19/2014 9:10am
Egypt selected a consortium of Egyptian and the Persian Gulf companies Tuesday to develop the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones, officials said.

GameStop CEO treated for cancerous brain tumor

08/19/2014 9:11am
GameStop Corp. said Tuesday that its CEO, Paul Raines, had surgery last week to remove a cancerous brain tumor.

HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

08/19/2014 9:30am
HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside.

Brita recalling children's water bottles

08/19/2014 10:00am
Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

Container shipping rise bodes well for world trade

08/19/2014 10:00am
The world's largest shipping company says it is sending more containers around world, a sign that global trade — and possibly economic growth — is picking up.

Specialized care for children reaches new heights

08/19/2014 10:00am
The medical team moved quickly and deliberately over the baby. Steady and smooth, they comforted, measured and tried to heal.

US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises

08/19/2014 10:01am
U.S. stocks are moving higher in midday trading after investors got some encouraging news about home building and corporate earnings.

New NYC ad campaign: Eat your vegetables

08/19/2014 10:10am
New York City's Health Department is urging snackers to reach for a carrot — not a candy bar.

Meadowlands proposal includes casinos, hotels

08/19/2014 10:20am
Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands.


08/19/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

AstraZeneca says DOJ closes probe into drug trial

08/19/2014 10:40am
British drugmaker AstraZeneca says the U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation into a clinical trial of the company's blood thinner Brilinta, and plans no further action.

Hot weather takes toll on wheat crop

08/19/2014 11:00am
Too much heat and too little rain this summer are taking a toll on the winter wheat crop in eastern Washington.

US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

08/19/2014 11:10am
U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.

CEO of bankrupt oil company sentenced in scheme

08/19/2014 11:20am
The CEO of a bankrupt southern Kentucky oil company has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee.

State workers face health insurance cost increase

08/19/2014 11:50am
The health insurance plan for state employees and retirees in Montana is expected to lose $14 million this year, leading to likely increases in premiums, co-pays and deductibles in 2015, state officials said.

Oil reported in southeast Utah's San Juan River

08/19/2014 12:21pm
Utah environment officials say a rain-triggered rock slide is believed to have ruptured an oil well pipeline in southeast Utah last week, sending crude oil into the San Juan River.

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

08/19/2014 12:31pm
Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali capital to install new systems or fix faulty ones.

California environmentalist shakes up Florida race

08/19/2014 12:32pm
A California billionaire environmentalist is shaking up the Florida governor's race by spending millions to organize Hispanic and youth voters and buy attack ads targeting Gov. Rick Scott.

Fresh reality TV was last week's big Nielsens draw

08/19/2014 1:00pm
New reality fare remained a big draw on a prime-time landscape jammed otherwise with reruns.

NY regulators sanction Standard Chartered Bank

08/19/2014 1:11pm
Standard Chartered Bank reached an agreement with New York regulators to pay a $300 million penalty and suspend dollar exchanges through its New York branch for high-risk retail business clients at its SCB Hong Kong subsidiary.


08/19/2014 1:20pm
Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Tue.:

Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

08/19/2014 1:31pm
The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new report released Tuesday.

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

08/19/2014 1:41pm
The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

Defense grills plant manager in salmonella trial

08/19/2014 1:50pm
Defense attorneys for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak sought to deflect blame and poke holes in the government's case Tuesday as they grilled a co-defendant, who is a key prosecution witness.

AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism

08/19/2014 2:01pm
At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey. Then one morning the future congressman found his alcoholic father in bed, dead from an apparent heart attack at age 55.

US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises

08/19/2014 2:11pm
U.S. stocks are closing higher after investors got some encouraging news about home building and corporate earnings.

Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

08/19/2014 2:32pm
An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday.

Fork lift load falls on man, fatally injuring him

08/19/2014 2:51pm
A forklift driver hit the brakes and sent the vehicle's load falling onto a customer outside a Lynnwood, Washington, business, causing fatal injuries.

WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport

08/19/2014 3:10pm
A World War II bomb found Tuesday next to a highway near Frankfurt airport was disposed of in a controlled explosion, causing some disruption to flight operations.


08/19/2014 3:31pm
Most active Nasdaq issues.

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

08/19/2014 3:40pm
The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

08/19/2014 3:41pm
The Nampa City Council has rejected a plan to open a halfway house for federal inmates. Pioneer Human Services Vice President Steve Woolworth told the Idaho Press-Tribune that the Nampa facility would have served federal inmates with less than 12 months remaining on their sentences who indicated they wanted to live in Idaho after their release.

Designer sues Barnes & Noble over backpack profits

08/19/2014 4:00pm
A former New York fashion student claims in a federal lawsuit that she hasn't made any money off a top-selling backpack she designed for Barnes & Noble.

Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill

08/19/2014 4:10pm
Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream.

Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

08/19/2014 4:20pm
President Barack Obama's former campaign manager and White House senior adviser David Plouffe is joining car service startup Uber as it seeks to expand in cities worldwide.

FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease

08/19/2014 4:30pm
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease.

New Mexico chile gets certified-product safeguards

08/19/2014 4:31pm
Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet onion.

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

08/19/2014 4:40pm
The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

08/19/2014 4:50pm
Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

08/19/2014 5:40pm
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

08/19/2014 6:01pm
The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

Fashion Inspired Phone Accessory – Today PlusUs Sets New Trend for Billions of Users

08/19/2014 6:01pm
unlike the bland cables they ship with. PlusUs today introduces LifeStar™ — an entirely new looking USB cable — like no other — an accessory reimagined by fashion to keep your favorite devices charged in style.

Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

08/19/2014 6:10pm
A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling.

Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires

08/19/2014 6:50pm
Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday.

$21,000 falls off money truck after casino pickup

08/19/2014 7:00pm
Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino.

US authenticating video of American's killing

08/19/2014 7:31pm
Islamic State militants have released a video purporting to show the beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer say they cannot determine the video's authenticity and are attempting to confirm whether he had been killed.

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

08/19/2014 7:31pm
A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

Singer Ray J denies crimes at Beverly Hills hotel

08/19/2014 7:50pm
Singer Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward.

Map shows relative value of $100 in each state

08/19/2014 8:29pm
Consumers be aware — $100 isn't "worth" the same amount in each state, according to a map released Monday.

Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners

08/19/2014 8:30pm
A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported.

Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech

08/19/2014 10:11pm
Asian stock markets got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar.

TransUnion: Late-payment rate on US home loans falls to 6-year low in 2Q

08/19/2014 10:11pm
Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that's brought down the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years.

China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe

08/19/2014 10:20pm
China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry.

Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions

08/19/2014 10:20pm
The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.

Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

08/19/2014 10:20pm
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.

US safety agency offers online recall check

08/19/2014 10:20pm
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.