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Feds subpoena documents from co-owner of failed nuke project

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:56am

Federal authorities have subpoenaed documents from one of the two companies that have abandoned a multi-billion dollar nuclear power construction project in South Carolina.

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A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:51am

Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods.

AP Explains: Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:44am

Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bomb attacks, has repeatedly called for a global ban on nuclear weapons. Yet it sided with the nuclear powers and NATO in refusing to sign a treaty to ban such weapons during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York.

Markets Right Now: US stocks edge lower in early trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:42am

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Worker killed by truck at Pennsylvania Amazon warehouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:40am

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a worker at an Amazon.com warehouse in Pennsylvania.

Allstate releases estimated insurance losses after Harvey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:39am

Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast.

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Body found at collapsed Mexico school; girl still trapped

Maria Verza, Christine Armario and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:36am

A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the ruins of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her.

Ugandan police tear gas protesters of 'life presidency' bill

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:34am

Ugandan police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters and arrested dozens of people opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime president to extend his rule.

In Alaska town packed with cabs, bootleggers give you a ride

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:34am

A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home.

Judge rejects couple's argument for refusing gay customers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:27am

A federal judge has dismissed a legal challenge by the owners of a Minnesota video company who want to shoot weddings for heterosexual couples only.

Greece to step up tanker checks after pollution from sinking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:23am

The Greek government is promising urgent inspections of small coastal tankers, 11 days after an oil spill from a shipwreck left beaches on Athens' coastline polluted and off bounds to swimmers.

Businessman put on notice after rant against Kathy Griffin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:20am

One of the nation's biggest homebuilders is putting its top executive on notice after a vulgar rant against comedian Kathy Griffin was caught on tape and went viral.

Police: Wedding DJ admits stealing newlyweds' gifted money

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:16am

A wedding DJ must stand trial or work out a plea deal on charges he stole at least $600 in gifted money at a Pennsylvania wedding he worked.

Canadian mining company not suspending investments in Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:02am

A Canadian mining company that is one of Greece's largest foreign investors said Thursday it would not suspend operations in the country as it had threatened to do earlier this month, after starting a "constructive dialogue" with the government.

Dutch appeals court upholds ban on former Dutch Uber service

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:58am

An appeals court has upheld the Dutch government's ban on a former Uber ride-hailing service in the Netherlands.

May seeks to unite divided Cabinet before big Brexit speech

Jill Lawless and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:53am

Prime Minister Theresa May tried to unite her fractious Cabinet behind her plan to reboot faltering Brexit negotiations Thursday, as a senior European Union official suggested British hopes of moving the divorce talks on to a new phase next month might be dashed.

Claims for US jobless aid fall as hurricane impact recedes

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:53am

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped by 23,000 last week to 259,000 as the economic impact of Hurricane Harvey began to fade.

Amazon reviewing its site after bomb-making materials report

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:51am

Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British TV report said that the online retailer recommended purchasing ingredients together that could make a bomb.

Ryanair CEO admits mistakes amid cancellations crisis

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:51am

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary admitted mistakes to disgruntled shareholders Thursday as the airline struggles to overcome a scheduling crisis that is costing the company millions of euros.

WTO sharply upgrades forecast for trade growth in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:37am

The World Trade Organization has revised sharply upward its forecast for world trade growth this year to 3.6 percent, citing "resurgence in Asian trade flows" and a rebound in North American import demand.