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  • Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    BEIJING (AP) — An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions fail to improve. The American Chamber of Commerce's report adds to mounting...

  • Lawsuit: Nevada trapping rules cause suffering

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two men suing Nevada wildlife commissioners say trapping regulations are causing needless suffering for thousands of animals not targeted for their fur, including dogs, golden eagles and mountain lions. The lawsuit by Donald Molde of Reno and Mark Smith of Incline Village,...

  • Indiana man leads boycott of stores banning guns

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Terre Haute gun dealer has begun a campaign among firearms enthusiasts to boycott businesses that ban weapons from their premises. Steve Ellis, owner of Top Guns in Terre Haute, launched the "No Guns = No Money" Facebook support page on Aug. 22. By Monday, it had...

  • Robbery suspect dies after shootout with police

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A man who shot and wounded a shopper while robbing a drug store died after a gunbattle with police near a Reno casino. The man died Sunday night at a Reno medical center and the male shopper was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, said Bob...

  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food...

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do. Instead, the region is pinning its hopes — once again — on the European Central Bank, which is...

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate...

  • Wyoming carbon test site could be chosen soon

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The location of a proposed facility to test new technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from a working power plant could be selected by state officials within the next few months, a utility official said. Two power plants in the Gillette area are being offered as potential...

  • Health care leads San Juan County to consider cuts

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A new law that calls for New Mexico counties to funnel more gross receipts taxes to a fund that helps hospitals pay for uninsured care is forcing San Juan County to consider cutting services and raising taxes. The county has already frozen or abolished dozens of...

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America deserves a...

  • San Francisco to be 1st to test urban farming law

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break, a newspaper reported. The measure lets cities and towns lower the assessed value — and therefore the property taxes — on...

  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor. Those results show a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal. The 12-year study used an index of healthy eating where a perfect...

  • Santa Fe schools to launch tech program

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Students at one Santa Fe elementary school will soon share about 250 iPads as the school district takes a first step toward launching a $55 million plan to provide each of its 14,000 students with a digital device over the next five years. The district is contracting with...

  • New $1B power line to improve South Texas service

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Construction continues on a new $1 billion electricity line in South Texas that officials said will not only improve service in the state's Rio Grande Valley but also allow energy generated in South Texas to be delivered to the rest of the state. The project was approved...

  • Breaks sought for proposed biotech office park

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Backers of a proposed biotech office park in south Kansas City are preparing to seek tax breaks for the 350-acre project. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1CdhUlR ) reports that the project, Called Oxford on the Blue because of its proximity to the Blue River, would...



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