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  • Spanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraud

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system. Judge Eloy Velasco of Spain's National Court said the suspects include seven Romanians and two Spaniards, who...

  • SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship is rocketing toward the International Space Station. The company launched its unmanned Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida, early Sunday aboard a Falcon rocket. It's carrying more than 5,000 pounds of station supplies for NASA, including a...

  • Report: 144 die in Louisiana workplace accidents

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new federal report says 144 people died in work-related accidents in Louisiana in 2013. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1DjbGBw) the data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows the total was down two deaths...

  • Developers moving north in Terrebonne

    GRAY, La. (AP) — Development in Terrebonne Parish is heading to higher ground. Developer Henry Richard tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/1maUSY5) the focus has shifted to Terrebonne's northern areas. Richard's Northpark development, just south of U.S. Highway 90 in Gray, is a 146-acre project...

  • G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth

    SYDNEY (AP) — Finance chiefs from the 20 largest economies said on Sunday they are close to reaching their goal of boosting world GDP by more than $2 trillion over the next five years, and will focus on infrastructure investment to help reach the target. Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, who...

  • Chinese town protests over trash incinerator

    BEIJING (AP) — Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval. People "illegally gathered" on Saturday to protest in Boluo County in Guangdong, according to...

  • NIPSCO lowers estimated gas, electric rate hikes

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana Public Service Co. has lowered its estimates of how much electricity and natural gas bills will go up under its seven-year modernization plans, documents recently filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission show. The documents estimate...

  • $70M grant for biofuels plant planned east of Reno

    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage into jet fuel. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the grant...

  • Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is closer to fruition. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority announced Friday it signed an agreement with project-development firm MWH that...

  • GM recalls 221,558 sedans for fire risk

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall involves Cadillacs from the 2013-2015 model years and Impalas from the 2014 and...

  • Manufacturing in Ohio seeing slow, steady growth

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's identity is tied in many ways to what it has made for generations — steel, cars, glass, tires and, yes, even footballs. While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state's economy, its fortunes and the fate of its political leaders still rise and fall with the...

  • Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition. The hew headset intended for creators of VR experiences is nicknamed Crescent Bay and features a higher resolution and refresh rate,...

  • Oklahoma City oil producer unveils new formation

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer. Continental Resources Inc. said western Oklahoma's Springer Shale deposit is in the heart of the South Central...

  • $993,780 approved for Ark. school internet study

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a $993,780 contract to assess broadband access, equipment and connectivity at every school in the state. The contract with CT&T Inc. of North Little Rock will begin immediately and the findings are due back to the...

  • Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

    PARIS (AP) — Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed all 116 people on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident. Bernard Boudaille of France's accident investigation authority BEA says investigators still don't know what brought down...



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