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  • Recalls this week: windshield deicer, bicycles

    Updated: 29 min ago

    More than 4 million bottles of windshield deicer and frost reducer are being recalled because the trigger assembly can be removed by children, posing a risk of poisoning. Other recalled consumer products include bicycles and baby carriers. WINDSHIELD DEICER DETAILS: Prestone Windshield De-Icer...

  • Judge approves $90M settlement for ex-Boeing workers

    Updated: 33 min ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge gave final approval to a $90 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by former Boeing workers over retirement plan benefits after the sale of the company's Wichita operations. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot found Thursday that the settlement agreement is...

  • Boeing names its new Apollo-style spacecraft the Starliner

    Updated: 39 min ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner. The aviation and aerospace giant announced the name of its future space fleet Friday. More than 200 people gathered at Florida's Kennedy Space Center to celebrate the grand opening of Boeing's...

  • BlackBerry will buy security company Good Tech for $425M

    Updated: 41 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry said Friday that it will make another security-related acquisition, buying Good Technology for $425 million in cash. BlackBerry, once known for making smartphones, is now trying to focus on software that lets IT departments manage mobile devices. The company said Good...

  • A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal

    Updated: 42 min ago

    Congress will vote this month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal struck with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for hundreds of billions of dollars in relief from international...

  • Judge: New York town's day laborer law is unconstitutional

    Updated: 48 min ago

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a suburban New York town's law banning day laborers from soliciting for work on public sidewalks, declaring its broad application could affect children selling lemonade in their driveway. U.S. District Court Judge Denis Hurley says Oyster...

  • LL Bean stores in Freeport to close for leader's memorial

    Updated: 49 min ago

    FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — The L.L. Bean flagship store that's open 24/7 year-round will close for the memorial service next weekend for longtime leader Leon Gorman, who died this week at age 80. It'll be the first time in 48 years the outdoors retailer has voluntarily closed. It has happened only...

  • Cardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes

    Updated: 57 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Democratic senator, Ben Cardin of Maryland, announced opposition to the Iran nuclear deal Friday, in a blow to the White House and a boost to opponents. "This is a close call, but after a lengthy review, I will vote to disapprove the deal," Cardin wrote in an opinion...

  • Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film. The massive marketing blitz, which Disney has named "Force Friday," spans all kinds of...

  • Scientists exploring wreck of sunken U-boat off Rhode Island

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Scientists are using submersibles to explore a German U-boat sunk 7 miles off the Rhode Island coast the day before Nazi Germany surrendered in World War II, and they're streaming the attempts online as they work to learn more about shipwrecks and how they affect the...

  • US stocks drop as mixed jobs report keeps investors guessing

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dropped on Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report left investors uncertain about the outlook for the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy. The report showed that the U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August, but also that employers added fewer jobs...

  • Ex-son-in-law of John Gotti pleads not guilty to conspiracy

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A reputed member of New York's Cambino crime family and former son-in-law of John Gotti has pleaded not guilty in Cleveland to charges including conspiracy and money laundering. Fifty-six-year-old Carmine "The Bull" Agnello, of Bentleyville, entered the pleas Friday in Cuyahoga...

  • Children's hoodies recalled for possible strangulation risk

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — About 1,200 hoodies for kids are being recalled because it has a drawstring around the neck that can cause a strangulation risk. No incidents or injuries have been reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday. The risk is that the drawstrings can become...

  • Interior Dept. OKs plan to keep Colorado coal mine open

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — The Interior Department has signed off on a plan to keep a northwestern Colorado coal mine open. The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement announced Friday that Assistant Interior Secretary Janice Schneider approved the mining plan for the Colowyo mine near...

  • Jobless rates fell in August for young workers, recent vets

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Young workers ended the summer with more jobs. The unemployment rate for people ages 20 to 24 fell to 8.9 percent, the lowest level since April 2008. Younger workers have had a hard time finding jobs since the Great Recession officially began 7½ years ago. Their unemployment...

  • Maryland's Cardin to oppose Iran nuclear deal

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, has announced he opposes the nuclear deal with Iran. The announcement is a blow to the White House and will make it harder for the administration to block a vote on a disapproval resolution in the...

  • Maya Angelou's art collection is headed to New York auction

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The art collection of celebrated writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is heading to auction this month. Among the highlights of the Sept. 15 Swann Galleries sale is a painted story quilt that hung in Angelou's Harlem home. It's a work by African-American artist Faith...

  • US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month. The jobless rate fell to 5.1 percent — a level...

  • Duke lays out case for power line in western Carolinas

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FLAT ROCK, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy officials have laid out their case for a new high voltage transmission line from Upstate South Carolina to the Asheville area. Multiple media outlets reported that about 1,000 people crowded Henderson County's Blue Ridge Community College to hear five Duke...

  • Nissan recalls 300,000 vehicles to adjust console panel

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Nissan is recalling nearly 300,000 of its Versa and Versa Note vehicles to adjust a console panel that could catch the driver's shoe and slow braking efforts. The carmaker said it received a report of an accident involving injury, but no deaths have been tied to the issue. It said in a report...

  • Small plane crashes on New Jersey rec field; 2 aboard hurt

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CRESSKILL, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed on a recreation field just hours before kids' sports practices were set to begin, injuring the two people aboard, authorities said. The crash involving the single-engine 1978 Cessna Skyhawk happened late Thursday afternoon at Regan Field behind a...

  • Horse industry worries about plans to curb casino subsidies

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering-industry. Twenty states divert a slice of casino and slots parlors revenue to help boost horse...

  • TSA agent at Kennedy Airport charged with stealing $7K watch

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Transportation Security Administration screener has been charged with stealing a passenger's $7,000 diamond watch from a plastic bin at a Kennedy Airport security checkpoint. Authorities say video shows Margo Grant-Louree picking up the watch and walking away with it Aug. 26....

  • Montana group seeks to stop transfer of Kerr Dam to tribes

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Residents in and around Flathead Lake are asking a judge to temporarily block federal officials from transferring a hydroelectric dam in northwestern Montana to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The plaintiffs — state Sen. Bob Keenan, a Bigfork business owner;...

  • NYC exhibit highlights transit response to 9/11, superstorm

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming exhibit highlights the critical role of New York City transit workers during natural and man-made disasters, including 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy. "Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crisis" opens Sept. 30 at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn. It...



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