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  • Summit focuses on agriculture's impact on health Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    It aims to attract people who want to learn more about how Kansas health, agriculture and food environments intersect. Sessions are planned on healthy eating behaviors, farming in Kansas, the role of food and farm policy and challenges in producing healthy food.

  • Mich. man at risk for meningitis after losing wife Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    DETROIT-- Days after taking his wife off life support, George Cary got a phone call that confirmed his suspicions: Her meningitis-related death was linked to tainted steroid injections at a Michigan clinic that had regularly treated her back pain.

  • Duke unit to test sirens at NC nuclear Plant Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    NEW HILL, N.C.-- Life will be a little noisier over the next several weeks for people who live near the Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill, N.C.. Beginning Tuesday, Progress Energy will test the public alert notification sirens between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays.

  • Air China checks 2 flights after receiving threats Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    BEIJING-- Air China delayed two of its Beijing- bound flights to perform security checks Tuesday after it received threats shortly before they were scheduled to take off. The threats came a day after a China Southern Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Gansu province's Lanzhou city after it received a false terror threat.

  • *Ghana to rule on seized Argentine ship Thursday Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:57 AM ET
  • *Hong Kong couple sues over sons' Harvard rejection Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:55 AM ET
  • Oil prices rise on jitters about supplies Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The price of oil is rising on concerns about supplies from the Middle East and the North Sea. Benchmark crude is up $1.46 to $90.79 a barrel in New York Tuesday. There is also concern that an escalation of the situation in Syria could disrupt supplies from the Middle East.

  • Compressed natural gas site opens for Okla. trucks Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    Love's Travel Stops opened the facility Monday on Interstate 40 at the Morgan Road exit in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City- based company says the CNG filling station demonstrates its commitment to offering natural gas as an alternative fuel for the trucking industry. That was through a Chesapeake Energy, another Oklahoma City- based company.

  • Clarification: Education Secretary-Textbooks story Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- In a story Oct. 2, The Associated Press reported that South Korea had set a goal to make all of its textbooks digital by 2015. In June, South Korea modified the plan to exclude some grades and to allow paper textbooks to be used alongside digital books while paper books are phased out.

  • Md. students gather data for gas-drilling study Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    FROSTBURG, Md.-- Some high school students in Frostburg, Md. are monitoring the quality of the area's drinking water in anticipation of natural gas drilling. The Allegany County school board said Monday that environmental science students at Mountain Ridge High School have received a grant of more than $69,000 to collect water samples monthly for several years.

  • *Heico buys assets of Action Research Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:34 AM ET
  • Purdue prof: Rise in holiday hiring a good sign Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:33 AM ET

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-- A Purdue University professor says an increase in hiring by many U.S. retailers is a sign they're confident they'll see higher sales in the upcoming holiday shopping season.

  • NC Chamber sponsors health care summit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    Among the speakers are Lanier Cansler, former secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services and Brad Wilson, the chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Robert Ingram of Hatteras Venture Partners will speak about what health care reform means for business.

  • Vt.'s Grace Potter to sing online for fair trade Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.-- Fans of Vermont singer Grace Potter will be able to watch her give an online concert where she is going to be promoting fair trade coffee. She's going to be singing at Joe's Pub in New York live Tuesday on the Facebook page of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc..

  • World stocks slightly lower amid gloom Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    Meanwhile, comments by the International Monetary Fund on the global economy "provide a gloomy backdrop" for the day, said Monument Securities analyst Marc Ostwald. After a weak session Monday, Wall Street opened slightly lower again, with the Dow Jones Industrial index down 0.1 percent to 13,565.45, and the S&P 500 down 0.1 percent at 1,454.61.

  • Officials discuss energy assistance issues Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:29 AM ET

    DOVER, Del.-- Social service agencies are teaming up with Delmarva Power to discuss wintertime energy issues affecting low-income residents in the mid-Atlantic region. Chris Coons, Dover Mayor Carleton Carey and Felecia Greer, director of the customer advocate office for Pepco Holdings, Delmarva's parent company.

  • NY infrastructure task force set to meet in Albany Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.-- A panel of government, labor and business leaders put together to push infrastructure projects in New York is set to meet in Albany. The New York Works Task Force has a session scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Andrew Cuomo appointed the 15 members in the spring to oversee ways of speeding up construction projects and rebuilding roads and bridges.

  • Rockefeller to discuss US efforts on W.Va. tourism Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    The West Virginia Democrat is scheduled to focus on federal efforts at increasing tourism during his address Tuesday. The conference brings together representatives from the travel industry, state and local officials and others with the aim of increasing visitors to West Virginia attractions.

  • LA's Getty museum announces 2 new directors Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:24 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- Officials at the J. Paul Getty Museum have appointed two leaders to permanent roles at the prominent Los Angeles arts institution. Director Timothy Potts said Monday that Thomas Kren will be associate director of collections for the Getty Museum and Elizabeth Morrison will be senior curator of manuscripts.

  • Insurance exec gives another $8M to initiative Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- Billionaire insurance executive George Joseph has donated another $8 million to his November ballot initiative in California. The weekend contribution brings his total to $16 million in support of Proposition 33, which would let insurers charge drivers based on their history of maintaining coverage.