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  • DETROIT— Another potentially deadly problem has surfaced with Takata air bags, this one forcing BMW to recall over 4,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada. "This may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants," BMW said in the documents. No injuries have been reported, and NHTSA says the problem inflators from this manufacturing lot were not installed in any other...

  • ATLANTA— The widow of a slain Georgia police officer hopes to learn more about why his ballistic vest didn't save him from gunshots. Bullets pierced Police Officer Kevin Jordan's back, even though that area of his body was covered by his vest during the 2014 shooting outside a Waffle House in the west Georgia town of Griffin, his wife, Tammy Jordan, and her lawyer...

  • WASHINGTON— A former Delta Air Lines Inc. executive will pay more than $5 million to settle charges that he profited improperly by manipulating trades in energy futures. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Thursday that Jon P. Ruggles would give up $3.5 million in ill-gotten profits and pay a $1.75 million civil penalty. Ruggles, of Orlando, Florida,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will hear a dispute over state laws that prohibit merchants from imposing fees on customers who use credit cards. The federal appeals court in New York upheld the state's law. The Atlanta- based court of appeals struck down Florida's version of the same law.

  • Sept 29- U.S. stocks looked set to open slightly lower as oil prices lost ground and investors assessed a set of economic data ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech. Wall Street cut losses on Wednesday, ending the session higher as the oil rally boosted shares of energy companies. "I think you are going to get a tight-ranged choppy market," said Andre...

  • PURCHASE, N.Y.— PepsiCo sold more of its beverages and Frito-Lay snacks in North America during the third quarter, helping it deliver a profit that beat Wall Street expectations. The results underscore PepsiCo's diversified lineup of products, which include Sabra dips, Naked juices and Quaker oatmeal. The type of products PepsiCo considers innovative varies...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Consider two women in their 70 s, both residents of the Kansas City area. At 71, Carole Ramsey knows she has long been fortunate. She married a man who became a successful lawyer, raised their children in Kansas City's affluent western suburbs and now enjoys a comfortable retirement full of international travel.

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    Two children and a female teacher were injured in a shooting at a South Carolina school Wednesday.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The Latest on the Connecticut General Assembly approving a $220 million agreement that will keep Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in the state.:. The Connecticut General Assembly has given final legislative approval to a $220 million agreement that will keep Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in the state to produce a new line of heavy cargo helicopters.

  • ATLANTA— An exit button inside a walk-in freezer in a downtown Atlanta hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping two people who had to beat on the door to alert someone to let them out, a medical examiner found. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office has amended its autopsy for 61- year-old Carolyn Mangham to include the...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A $220 million agreement that would keep Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Connecticut for at least the next 16 years to produce a new line of heavy cargo helicopters for the U.S. military easily cleared the General Assembly on Wednesday, with some lawmakers hailing the deal as a positive sign for manufacturing in the state. Dannel P. Malloy's...

  • NEW YORK— When a product is hot, it can look like a surefire bet for an entrepreneur tempted to jump on the trend. "Don't assume your fad is going to have revenue beyond a pretty short time," says Mary Gale, a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Babson College. The popularity of Minecraft inspired Lindsey Handley to create software and afterschool programs to teach...

  • Donald Trump says he saved former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's job by shaming her into losing weight. Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly Wednesday night that he "saved her job because they wanted to fire her for putting on so much weight." Donald Trump wants to know how many Christian conservatives are backing him in Iowa.

  • Sept 27- Delta Air Lines Inc plans to buy larger regional jets with a list value of up to $2.3 billion if it can get its pilots' union to accept an overhaul of the small-plane fleet, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Delta wants the option of adding as many as 50 more planes in the 70- to 76- seat range, Bloomberg reported, citing a memo sent to the pilots.

  • WASHINGTON— More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline's former director. David Young, R- Iowa, the bill's sponsor, said a veteran in his district told him he repeatedly received...

  • Daniel Eugene Traeger, who worked in Alabama, sold the confidential information for more than four years, from 2009 to 2014, authorities said. Representatives from Verizon Wireless didn't immediately return phone messages Monday requesting comment on how widespread the breach may have been. "Between April 2009 and January 2014, the defendant was paid more...

  • ATLANTA— The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate outbreak of E.coli has sickened seven people, sending five to the hospital. They're from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The CDC says five people who were interviewed said they'd eaten ground beef in the week before getting sick and that tests conducted in Connecticut on...

  • ATLANTA _ Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $170.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. Coca-Cola Enterprises shares have dropped 18 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6.5...

  • MULBERRY, Fla.— A federal lawsuit was filed late Thursday by three central Florida residents who live near a fertilizer plant where more than 200 million gallons of contaminated wastewater leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water. The lawsuit, filed by the Florida law firm of Morgan and Morgan and by Weitz& Luxenberg of New York,...

  • CLE ELUM, Wash.— A Dora the Explorer-themed banner, paper plates full of fruit and a bevy of troll dolls make up the decorations at a special birthday party in Washington state. It's a festive occasion but underlines a painful past: Foxie was born in a Texas laboratory and was used for hepatitis experiments, which included frequent liver biopsies.