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USDA: Illinois corn harvest continues lagging
Illinois' corn harvest continues to lag at a pace roughly one-quarter of the average over the previous five years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest weekly update.
Police deliver pizza after Portland crash
After a pizza delivery driver was injured in a crash in Portland, two police officers completed the delivery for him.
FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors
U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.
GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation
The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches has risen to at least 21.
Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans
Supporters and critics of plans to bring a casino to the Albany area are weighing in as three days of public hearings on casinos proposed for upstate New York get underway.
Bidder offers $283K for historic Maine lighthouse
The top bidder in a government auction for a Maine lighthouse is willing to pay $283,000 for the 1871-built structure.
Gang robs security guard outside Berlin Apple shop
Police are hunting for a gang that robbed a security guard as he was picking up cash from Germany's biggest Apple's store.
UAW workers to vote on proposed Lear Corp contract
Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats are preparing to vote on a tentative agreement that ended a one-day strike at the plant.
China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
Scientists estimate that the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before.
Aviation industry in Chicago to draw up new routes
About 3,000 decision makers in the aviation and tourism sectors have gathered in Chicago for a global conference starting Sunday to forge connections and develop new airline routes.
Report: High rates of Ala. residents on disability
Alabama has the second-highest rate of residents receiving disability payments from the government.
'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M
The young-adult thriller "The Maze Runner" raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson's "A Walk Among the Tombstones."
Report: 144 die in Louisiana workplace accidents
A new federal report says 144 people died in work-related accidents in Louisiana in 2013.
2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business
Many of the Republicans who are considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns.
Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset
Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.
Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash
Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed everyone on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident.
Judge approves oil company bankruptcy settlement
A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $1.9 million settlement between a bankrupt oil company and its former CEO, who is due to report to federal prison soon.
National gun association buys ads against Malloy
The gun industry's national trade association is purchasing advertising in the Connecticut governor's race aimed at defeating the incumbent who signed wide-ranging gun control legislation last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings.
Gov. Patrick returning from European trade mission
Gov. Deval Patrick is heading back to Massachusetts after wrapping up his latest trade mission.
Stock indexes end mixed after Alibaba debuts
U.S. stock indexes are ending mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market.
Flight attendants reach tentative deal with AA
A flight attendants' union says it has a tentative contract covering crews at American Airlines and US Airways.
Astronauts getting 3-D printer for space station
The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.
Al Jazeera America sues former VP Gore
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.
Stocks rise slightly at midday as Alibaba debuts
U.S. stocks are slightly higher at midday after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market.
Pabst Brewing to be sold to Russian company
The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.
Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August
Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.
FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year
The government is rewriting sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that they could hurt business.
Stocks up early as Alibaba stock is set to debut
Wall Street is opening higher on the day Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba makes its big debut in the stock market.
GM to introduce new, high-end Cadillac next year
General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
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