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  • Broken rail blamed for 2012 Ohio train derailment

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A broken rail was cited as the "probable cause" of a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations in Ohio's capital, according to federal investigators. The report adopted this week by the National Transportation Safety Board...

  • CEO of peanut company linked to salmonella-tainted goods guilty of conspiracy in Georgia

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — CEO of peanut company linked to salmonella-tainted goods guilty of conspiracy in Georgia.

  • Al Jazeera America sues former VP Gore

    NEW YORK (AP) — Al Jazeera America is suing former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the former owners of the TV network that became Al Jazeera America in 2013. The parties are arguing over money that is being held in escrow. In August Gore and Hyatt sued the network, saying that it was...

  • Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screens. In addition, many Android phones already have the wireless chips that iPhones are getting for making credit card payments...

  • Planned luxury rail resort service ends in auction

    POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The dream of establishing a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation's capital has ended in an auction of nine rail cars and other assets. The Greenbrier Express cars were sold Thursday in Pottstown for amounts ranging from...

  • Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country. A parked explosives-packed car detonated shortly before midday prayers...

  • New round of Iran nuclear talks faces old hurdles

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven months and more than a half dozen rounds into talks on a substantive nuclear deal, Iran and six world powers gathering for another session appear no closer to an agreement. Iran claims its nuclear program has only peaceful purposes, but Western nations have long...

  • Alabama unemployment declines to 6.9 percent

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate decreased slightly in August to 6.9 percent, but remained above last year's rate for last month. Gov. Robert Bentley announced Alabama recorded 6.9 percent in August, compared to 7.0 percent in July and 6.5 percent in August 2013. The U.S....

  • PCB discovery at Wal-Mart warehouse under review

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal and state environmental agencies are investigating the discovery of PCB contamination inside a Wal-Mart warehouse that the company shut down last month. Wal-Mart has hired an environmental consulting firm to check out the building on the far east side of Indianapolis...

  • Mississippi jobless rate dips from nation's worst

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi no longer has the highest unemployment rate in the nation in August, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department. The Mississippi unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent in August, breaking a string of three straight monthly increases....

  • Judge says jury has reached a verdict in salmonella trial of Georgia peanut plant owner

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Judge says jury has reached a verdict in salmonella trial of Georgia peanut plant owner .

  • 6 dead in cartel-style killings in western Mexico

    MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — The bound bodies of six men were found dumped on a street Friday in the western Mexico state of Michoacan, where authorities have claimed to be making headway against drug gang violence. The bodies were found next to a hand-lettered sign in which a drug cartel claimed...

  • Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief. The talks once again bring Iran to the...

  • A sampling of works from the Wexner Collection

    Well-known works from the private collection of Leslie and Abigail Wexner that are included in the "Transfigurations" exhibit, which opens Sunday at the Wexner Center for the Arts on the campus of Ohio State University: PABLO PICASSO, Femme assise dans un jardin (Woman seated in a garden),...

  • Economic agency lacked spending documentation

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's semi-private job creation agency lacked supporting documentation justifying spending on salary, travel and grants during the first two years of its existence, according to a report released Friday. The Legislative Audit Bureau's report examined the Wisconsin...



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