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  • Workers voting on proposed Lear Corp. contract

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats were voting Sunday on a tentative agreement that would end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning what they likened to the wages of fast-food employees. United Auto Workers...

  • White House asked to intervene in water dispute

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Persistent drought has kept South Texas farmers and community leaders in an uproar for years over shortfalls in the delivery of water to the Rio Grande from Mexico's tributaries. Now, they're asking for congressional help in getting the White House to intervene in the...

  • 'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

    NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut of Liam Neeson's hardboiled private eye thriller "A...

  • Western Mexico state reports new mine spill

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a river spill from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday. The agency is urging people to avoid using the water from after local municipalities complained of a...

  • Old Sioux City riverboat casino to be removed soon

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The former Argosy riverboat casino is supposed to be removed from its Sioux City dock before the end of this month, but local officials are not sure that will happen. Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott told the Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/1obsCAc ) he's concerned the old...

  • Iowa county faces criticism for $7M tax break plan

    HARRIS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are criticizing a northwest Iowa county's plan to use $6.9 million in tax breaks to improve roads around a major egg processor and rehabilitate an old school. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1obrU62 ) the plan Osceola County officials are...

  • Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says. Apple's iPhone 6, whose screen measures 4.7 inches, did the best across a variety of tests that measures how prone smartphones are to break due to...

  • Rivers leads Chargers to 22-10 win over Bills

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Philip Rivers found a new go-to target in leading the San Diego Chargers to their latest victory. A week after throwing three touchdown passes to tight end Antonio Gates to knock off the Seattle Seahawks, Rivers hit Eddie Royal for two scores in a 22-10 win over the...

  • Utah jobless rate unchanged, 2nd lowest in US

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials say Utah unemployment figures remained unchanged at 3.6 percent in August, tying the state with two others for second-lowest in the nation. Gov. Gary R. Herbert says the Department of Workforce Services figures released this week, plus a state fiscal...

  • Cost of shutting down Wolf Creek could top $1B

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Shutting down the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant could cost as much $1 billion when it reaches the end of its useful life about 30 years from now, according to a new report. The cost is recalculated every three years, allowing the Kansas Corporation Commission to ensure...

  • US gas prices fall, extending summer decline

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37, bringing the decline to 34 cents over the last 13 weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that falling crude oil prices...

  • Michael Moore out as Michigan film board member

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore no longer will serve on the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council after Republican Gov. Rick Snyder named a suburban-Detroit businessman to replace him. Moore joined the council as an appointee of then-Democratic Gov....

  • Report: High rates of Ala. residents on disability

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has the second-highest rate of residents receiving disability payments from the government. Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/1DqF4G5 ) that only West Virginia has a higher percentage of its residents getting similar assistance. In Alabama, more than 237,000 people...

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8...

  • Regional chamber may form in Acadiana

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A movement is underway to create a regional approach to economic development in Acadiana. Jason El Koubi, president the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, said plans are underway to create a "super" chamber of commerce for the Acadiana region. The Daily World reported...



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