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  • Judge orders James Brown documents made public Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.

  • NC company recalls chicken due to misbranding Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— A North Carolina company is recalling approximately 200 pounds of grilled chicken entrees because they were mislabeled and contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall by B. Roberts Foods of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday.

  • The California cities of San Jose, Vallejo and San Diego all saw a heightened threat, as new fault lines have been recently discovered, the report said. It also upgraded the risks facing parts of the central and eastern United States, singling out areas near New Madrid, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina.

  • WASHINGTON- More than 46,000 drug offenders will be eligible for early release from federal prison under an amendment to sentencing guidelines passed on Friday by a U.S. judiciary agency- unless Congress blocks the change. Congress has the authority to block both amendments by Nov. 1 of this year.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management disclosed its final approval first to The Associated Press ahead of an announcement later Friday. The approval opens the outer continental shelf from Delaware to Florida to exploration by energy companies preparing to apply for drilling leases in 2018, when current congressional limits are set to expire.

  • Gasoline prices in Arizona at $3.57 per gallon Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.57 a gallon. Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $3.38 a gallon and Flagstaff has the highest at $3.79.

  • Allman movie: Filmmakers speak out on train crash Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever."

  • APNewsBreak: Shipwreck's gold inventory released Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Deep-sea explorers recovered millions of dollars in gold and silver and a slew of personal items that are a virtual time capsule of the California Gold Rush, according to newly unsealed court documents obtained by The Associated Press that provide the first detailed inventory of a treasure trove being resurrected from an 1857 shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Stranded casino ship frees itself, docks in Ga. Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Less than two hours later, after passing a Coast Guard inspection for leaks, the ship arrived at its dock at the Bull River Marina. The Coast Guard rescued 118 passengers and crew from the stranded boat Wednesday afternoon. They returned to shore aboard Coast Guard cutters about 16 hours after they were first stranded.

  • South Carolina woman makes clothes from castoffs Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:21 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste. Since 2010, Owens has been delving into thrift store racks around her Columbia, South Carolina, home, taking what some may see as outdated castoffs and whipping them into hip, trendy fashions.

  • SC jobless figure unchanged for 3rd straight month Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged for the third month in a row, holding steady at 5.3 percent in June, state officials said Friday. Unemployment rates went up last month in all of South Carolina's 46 counties except three.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Federal prosecutors are developing a criminal fraud case hinged on whether General Motors made misleading statements about a deadly ignition switch flaw, and are examining activity dating back a decade, before GM's 2009 bankruptcy, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.

  • *California is one of the biggest markets in U.S. for Honda. *Move comes after Honda learned of air bag incident in California. "While this case does not match the areas that NHTSA has determined, Honda is adding California into the areas in which it is conducting a regional recall in order to investigate the cause," the Honda spokeswoman said.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 3- Luxury car maker BMW revealed a $1 billion Mexican plant investment on Thursday, becoming the latest major automaker to take advantage of the country's growing industrial base and tariff-free access to the U.S. market.

  • BMW's $1 billion plant surfs Mexican investment wave Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 3- Luxury car maker BMW revealed a $1 billion Mexican plant investment on Thursday, becoming the latest in a line of major automakers to take advantage of the country's growing industrial base and tariff-free access to the U.S. market.

  • Square One: How trailblazing women got their start Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 3- Since last fall, Reuters has asked prominent achievers about the first job they ever had. From Mia Hamm to Margaret Atwood, Bob Schieffer to Tavis Smiley, they have shared their memories about the humble beginnings of their careers. Professor, Colorado State University; autism activist and subject of HBO movie " Temple Grandin".

  • June 30- A South Carolina jury on Monday awarded $8.1 million to a former adviser who sold his wealth management business to BB&T Corp and later alleged that the company mismanaged his retirement nest egg with a risky strategy, according to a person familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman for BB&T Corp and a lawyer for the plaintiff declined to comment.

  • June 30- A jury in a South Carolina state court on Monday awarded $8.1 million to a former adviser who sold his wealth management business to BB&T Corp and later alleged that the bank mismanaged his retirement nest egg with a risky strategy, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • *BMW to make announcement in Mexico on July 3. MEXICO CITY/ MUNICH, June 30- Germany's BMW AG will unveil this week plans to build a new factory in Mexico, a government official said, as the company seeks to meet growing demand for premium cars.