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  • NEW YORK— Pet food maker Stella& Chewy's is recalling some of its products because a routine test found Listeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs. Listeria can cause serious illness and even death in children, the frail and the elderly. The Milwaukee- based company said there have been no reported pet or human illnesses.

  • "I think it's horrible," says 85- year-old Eileen Finlay, the widow of a former village police chief, after seeing a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom home built adjacent to her modest ranch on a narrow, tree-lined street in Southampton. The village of East Hampton enacted new zoning laws last month aimed at restricting the size of new homes in certain neighborhoods;...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 5- "Inside Out" delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of " Jurassic World" and new entries "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL." Universal's fourth weekend of " Jurassic World" remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening. For the three days covering Friday through...

  • BOSTON— The casino gambling industry is off and running with the recent opening of the Plainridge Park Casino in southeastern Massachusetts. Gambling revenues from the Plainville slots parlor are flowing daily into the state coffers, though the Massachusetts Gaming Commission cautions it's too early to say whether revenues will meet projections.

  • Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers " Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. Despite the brawny enticements of Channing Tatum and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the four-week rule of Universal's dinosaur sensation " Jurassic World" continued with an estimated $30.9 million,...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 5- "Inside Out" delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of " Jurassic World" and new entries "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL." Universal's fourth weekend of " Jurassic World" remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening. For the three days covering Friday through...

  • HOUSTON— A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after losing ownership of his suburban Houston store in bankruptcy, Jeremy Alcede spent nearly seven weeks in jail for refusing a federal judge's order to share with the new owner the...

  • NEW YORK— Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling,' Buy! ' "and decided no more classroom for him. On Monday, most futures pits in Chicago and New York, where frenzied buying and selling once helped set prices on cattle...

  • Its largest utility, Green Mountain Power, gets 9 percent of its mix from Seabrook, company spokeswoman Kristin Carlson said. But Vermont takes about a third of its power from the huge dams on the rivers of northern Quebec. All of it raises a question: Is greener-than-thou Vermont just exporting its energy problems?

  • A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create "human-quality" short stories, sonnets and dance music sets that will be pitted against human-produced literature, poetry and music selections. That's the question, "said Dan Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute for...

  • CORDOVA, Md.— Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm— a job he now pays three men to do. Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, says he would like to buy one for his Maryland farm to help him...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The $6.7 billion state budget may be in place, but Maine lawmakers don't get to clear off their desks just yet. While they plowed through nearly all of the remaining bills on their to-do list last week, lawmakers will be hauled back to Augusta later this month thanks to Gov. Roger Katz that's designed to force LePage to release more than $11 million in...

  • WASHINGTON— After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and a pending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. Republicans are eager to avoid another Capitol Hill mess as they struggle to hang onto control of Congress and try to take back the White House next year.

  • VIENNA— Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. World powers and Iran are hoping to clinch a deal by Tuesday, setting a decade of restrictions on Iran's nuclear program and granting Iran significant relief from international sanctions. Kerry met for 3 ½ hours on Sunday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as top diplomats from the five other...

  • 'Take the bailout', Greek voters say—just barely Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 4:36 PM ET
    A rally in support of a "NO" vote in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2015.

    Greek voters are torn on taking the bailout, with the 'yes' camp only marginally outweighing the 'no' voters, a poll showed.

  • FOLSOM, Calif.— A falling staircase that killed a tenant at a Northern California apartment building was due to be repaired after another set of steps collapsed a year ago, the Sacramento Bee reported. Permit applications were filed in recent months for landing repairs at The Legends at Willow Creek, and at least one staircase was propped up with temporary wooden...

  • BEIJING— More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country's free-falling stock market. The 28 companies, which had obtained permission from China's securities watchdog for IPOs planned in Shanghai and Shenzhen, said they would...

  • SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.— Well before dice start tumbling at new upstate casinos, gambling operations in New York are evolving to stay competitive. And in central New York, the tribe that operates Turning Stone Resort Casino opened a second, smaller casino and added slot machines to its convenience stores. Licenses are pending for three new gambling resorts in New...

  • 3-day Milwaukee County bus drivers' strike ends Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 12:03 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Milwaukee County bus drivers have returned to work after a three-day strike over staffing and wages. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 President James Macon says the biggest sticking point is the county's plan to hire more part-time drivers, with fewer benefits than full-time drivers. On Friday, drivers rallied outside the apartment building...

  • They're popular in Grand Rapids, Traverse City and Marquette, especially as a way to visit small breweries. Laurie Ryan, owner of the Great Lakes Pub Cruiser in Grand Rapids, said the cost of liability insurance for her 15- seat trolley would double. In Marquette, in the Upper Peninsula, the owner of U.P.