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Investigators on Scene Where Ethanol Tankers Derailed

September 24, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An official says federal investigators have spent their first full day on the scene where seven ethanol tanker cars derailed in South Dakota this weekend.


U.S. Officials to Stop Screening Liberian Passengers for Ebola

September 24, 2015 7:45 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia will no longer be screened for Ebola.


State Dept. Advises Against Travel to Burkina Faso

September 24, 2015 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The State Department is warning U.S. citizens against travel to Burkina Faso and advising Americans who are there to leave as soon as possible.


French Data Privacy Regulator Rejects Google Appeal

September 24, 2015 7:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

France's data privacy regulator rejected Google's appeal of an order to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying Monday that companies that operate in Europe need to abide by the prevailing laws.


Apple Withdraws Some China Apps after Malware Found

September 24, 2015 7:00 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple Inc. has removed some applications from its App Store after developers in China were tricked into using software tools that added malicious code in an unusual security breach.


New Pipeline Safety Rule Pending after Increase in Accidents

September 22, 2015 8:15 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

A long-delayed rule to strengthen safety requirements for pipelines that move oil and other hazardous liquids will be unveiled this month following a recent surge in accidents, the U.S. government's pipeline safety administrator said Friday.


VW Chief "Sorry" after EPA says Firm Skirted Clean Air Law

September 22, 2015 8:00 am | by Paul Wiseman and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker skirted clean air rules by rigging emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars.


President Xi's Visit Highlights Washington State China Ties

September 22, 2015 7:45 am | by Gene Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

When Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle on his way to Washington, D.C., this week, he'll be visiting the American state that exports more to his country than any other.


Europe's Altice Buying Cablevision as it Expands in U.S.

September 22, 2015 7:30 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

European telecommunications and cable company Altice has agreed to buy New York cable operator Cablevision for $17.7 billion, including debt, as it pursues its aggressive expansion in the U.S.


Study: Air Pollution Kills 3.3 Million Worldwide, May Double

September 22, 2015 7:15 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.


New Mexico Official: EPA Kept Water Data Secret After Spill

September 22, 2015 7:00 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials refused for weeks to share water-quality data with their state counterparts following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, New Mexico's top environmental regulator testified Thursday.


Indian Hospitals Warned Not to Turn Away Dengue Patients

September 17, 2015 8:15 am | by Nirmala George, Associated Press | News | Comments

As India's capital struggles with its worst outbreak of dengue fever in five years, officials threatened Wednesday to cancel private hospitals' licenses if they turn away patients.


Striking Seattle Teachers to Return to Classroom

September 17, 2015 8:10 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seattle teachers ended a weeklong strike and headed to their classrooms Wednesday after winning a 9.5 percent pay raise over three years, mandatory 30-minute recesses for elementary students, a longer school day and more say over standardized tests.


HP to Jettison Up to 30,000 Jobs as Part of Spinoff

September 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is preparing to shed up to another 30,000 jobs as the Silicon Valley pioneer launches into a new era in the same cost-cutting mode that has marred much of its recent history.


Now Arriving: Airport Control Towers with No Human Inside

September 17, 2015 7:30 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Passengers landing at remote Ornskoldsvik Airport in northern Sweden might catch a glimpse of the control tower - likely unaware there is nobody inside.



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