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  • 5 protesters arrested after blocking oil train

    SEATTLE (AP) — Five people were arrested Tuesday after tying themselves to poles erected over the railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett that about a dozen demonstrators blocked to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest....

  • Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings

    GENEVA (AP) — The United States' competitiveness among global economies has risen to the No. 3 spot behind Switzerland and Singapore in rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum. In its latest survey, released early Wednesday, the Forum said the U.S. — the world's largest economy...

  • Kentucky prepares to regulate ride sharing

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State regulators are preparing emergency regulations that will go into effect next month to govern ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft as they expand their services into Kentucky cities. The companies offer a smartphone application to match paying customers who need...

  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is working with both banks and law enforcement to investigate "unusual activity" that would point to a hack....

  • Sheep moved to protect them from wolves

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Stevens County sheep rancher has moved about 1,800 sheep to protect them from a pack of wolves that have killed at least two dozen of the animals this summer. The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that Dave and Julie Dashiell decided to move their sheep to safety rather...

  • US court hears debate in NSA phone records case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer defending the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records found himself facing tough questions Tuesday from appeals judges wanting to know whether the program will inevitably lead to, as one judge put it, the government's study of "every...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat NEW YORK (AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points. Now the team calling itself...

  • Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's newest casino — and its biggest, costliest flop — went out with barely a whimper. Revel Casino Hotel opened a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market. But the $2.4 billion resort shut...

  • Russia investment fund hides US advisers' names

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A $10 billion investment fund backed by the Russian government that has avoided being targeted by U.S. economic sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine redesigned its website Tuesday and made it more difficult to find names of prominent U.S. and European executives on its...

  • Ex-Mamtek CEO pleads guilty to theft, fraud

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A man who persuaded a rural Missouri town and the state to invest millions in bonds and incentives for an artificial sweetener plant that never materialized pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges. Bruce Cole is set to be sentenced Nov. 3 after pleading guilty to...

  • Nebraska company fined in worker's May death

    MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska company faces an $84,000 fine in connection to the May death of a worker who fell while loading a tanker truck. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday Farmers Cooperative was being fined for violations at...

  • Utility, firm form partnership on energy projects

    ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest electric utility is teaming up with a national renewable energy business to implement a series of state-of-the-art energy saving projects, including a new local electrical system in the Rutland area that will eventually be spread across the state. While Green...

  • Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation — if all the pieces fall into place. A federal judge still...



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