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  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

  • Iowa firm selling new pure vodka in the state Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    The Mason City Globe Gazette reports IngeniOz vodka started selling for about $24 a bottle in Iowa stores a month ago. The OZ Spirits company was started in 2012 by Johannes Van Leeuwen after he developed the process for creating vodka with zero impurities at Iowa State University.

  • South American food chains use Florida as US gate Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    MIAMI— When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home. Some came from Tampa and Orlando, "says Juan Mario Patino, a vice president of 4 JS Management, the company's U.S. franchisee.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • Obama weighing delay in action on immigration Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Aug. 28, 2014.

    President Obama is considering a delay of his most controversial proposals to revamp immigration laws until after the midterm elections in November.

  • Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.

  • US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline.

  • Workforce agency head denies mismanagement claims Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— The head of Iowa's workforce agency defended herself against accusations of mismanagement Wednesday, telling lawmakers that some people on her staff may be having a hard time with policy changes.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.. The attorneys general of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement that the companies reached with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • *Corn retreats on forecast of record crop. Aug 25- Chicago corn futures fell on Monday after two straight days of gains while soybeans slid to a contract low on forecasts of record crops in the United States. Chicago Board of Trade new crop December corn fell 1.3 percent or 4-3/ 4 cents to $3.66-3/ 4 a bushel by 9:36 a.m. CDT.

  • Dunham, Poehler among those with books this fall Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Neil Patrick Harris, for instance, decided that his early 40 s was too young for a "life" story, even for a Tony- and Emmy-winning actor.

  • Seed company sued by migrant workers in Michigan Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    CASSOPOLIS, Mich.— A major seed company is being sued by 32 migrant farm workers and seven of their children over the workers' claims that they were underpaid and experienced unsafe conditions and poor housing while removing tassels from corn in southwestern Michigan. The workers are mostly from Texas and were hired in 2012 to work in Cass County.

  • *Pro Farmer sees bigger U.S. corn crop than USDA. CHICAGO, Aug 22- Nearby U.S. soybean futures climbed to a one-week high on Friday as U.S. processors scrambled to find scarce old-crop supplies, with the start of the next harvest still at least a month away in the Midwest.

  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    MOLINE, Ill.— Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday that the latest round of layoffs will be effective October 20.

  • Card cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    NEW LONDON, Conn.— A New Jersey man has been banned from Connecticut's casinos after pleading guilty to using invisible ink to mark cards at one. Bruce Koloshi of Summit, New Jersey, was sentenced Wednesday to the 10 months he served since his arrest last September at Mohegan Sun.

  • United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. The move comes as American Airlines goes the other way, eliminating hot meals on most flights less than 1,000 miles starting Sept. 1.

  • SPENCER, Iowa, Aug 20- The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour on Wednesday estimated western Iowa's corn yield at 177.48 to 180.90 bushels per acre, above tour estimate of 160.12 to 175.65 bpa last year and the three-year tour average of 146.77 to 170.72, according to data provided by the tour.

  • CORALVILLE, Iowa, Aug 20- The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour on Wednesday projected Illinois' corn yield at a record of 196.96 bushels per acre, up from the tour average of 170.48 bpa last year and the three-year tour average of 149.36, according to data provided by the tour.