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  • BRENHAM, Texas— Blue Bell Creameries recalled select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria, the Brenham, Texas- based company announced Wednesday. Blue Bell said it was recalling half gallons and pints of Blue...

  • RENO, Nev.— A pioneer cemetery on the edge of downtown Reno where the remains of Civil War soldiers, city founders and a tribal chief have rested for more than a century has been anything but restful in recent weeks. Reno residents and heirs of the dead are outraged, calling the cemetery a Nevada historical treasure that should not be disturbed.

  • Google paused its development in Nashville earlier this summer because many of the utility poles needed for lines were already being used by AT&T, Comcast and the Nashville Electric Service. Supporters of Google Fiber said the service will allow more competition with existing providers Comcast and AT&T, which have both opposed the measure.

  • ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 20- Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged the Afghan-born man arrested after weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey with four counts including use of weapons of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use. The charges were laid out in a federal complaint that said a handwritten journal was found on the suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami,...

  • ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 20- The father of the Afghan-born man arrested after weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey reported concerns about his son to the FBI in 2014, but it found no "ties to terrorism" and dropped its inquiry, the father and the agency said on Tuesday. His father, Mohammad Rahami, briefly emerged on Tuesday from the family's restaurant in Elizabeth,...

  • ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 20- The father of the Afghan-born man arrested after weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey reported concerns about his son to the FBI in 2014, but it found no "ties to terrorism" and dropped its inquiry, the father and the agency said on Tuesday. His father, Mohammad Rahami, briefly emerged on Tuesday from the family's restaurant in Elizabeth,...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in...

  • But the Senate's top Democrat says a battle continues to rage over a demand by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to make sure corporations do not have to disclose their spending on political activities to investors. Minority Leader Harry Reid, D- Nev., also said his party is fighting a move by Sen. Reid complained that GOP negotiators were...

  • *Suspect had traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan. ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 20- The father of the Afghan-born man arrested after weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey reported concerns about his son to the FBI in 2014, but officials took no action after reviewing the complaint, the father and law enforcement officials said on Tuesday. U.S. authorities were...

  • *Suspect had traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan. ELIZABETH, N.J./ WASHINGTON, Sept 20- The father of the Afghan-born man arrested after weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey reported concerns about his son to the FBI in 2014, but officials took no action after reviewing the complaint, the father and law enforcement officials said on Tuesday.

  • *Suspect had traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan. LINDEN, N.J., Sept 20- U.S. investigators sought clues on Tuesday to why an Afghan-born naturalized American citizen might have planted bombs in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend, including whether he had accomplices or was radicalized overseas. Rahami was suspected in weekend bombings, including a blast...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Cosmetics maker L'Oreal USA announced Tuesday it is building thousands of solar panels at its manufacturing facilities in Kentucky and Arkansas, a move the company says will help cut carbon emissions and create two of the biggest solar-powered projects in each state. The company said the Kentucky project will be the largest commercial solar...

  • The owners and four officials of a company that abandoned 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant in northwest Louisiana have pleaded not guilty to federal charges. The owners are David Perry Fincher of Burns, Tennessee, and David Alan Smith of Winchester, Kentucky. The officials, all from northwest Louisiana, are William Terry Wright of...

  • CLEVELAND— Delano Massey, a multimedia reporter and newsroom leader, has been named Ohio news editor for The Associated Press. As news editor, Massey will work with AP journalists based in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Cincinnati to develop the most competitive enterprise and spot stories, and to hold public officials accountable through strong records...

  • The trial date for the Explo Systems Inc. owners and executives will be set at a status conference scheduled Dec. 13, KSLA-TV reported. The owners are David Perry Fincher of Burns, Tennessee, and David Alan Smith of Winchester, Kentucky. The officials, all from northwest Louisiana, are William Terry Wright of Bossier City, Charles Ferris Callihan of Shreveport, and...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept 19- United Parcel Service plans to expand its 3 D printing service to Asia and Europe, the U.S. shipping company has told Reuters, in a bid to fully embrace and get ahead of a trend that threatens to eat away a small but lucrative part of its business. Amling said UPS is looking at either Singapore or Japan for an Asian 3 D printing factory.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept 16- United Parcel Service plans to expand its 3 D printing service to Asia and Europe, the U.S. shipping company has told Reuters, in a bid to fully embrace and get ahead of a trend that threatens to eat away a small but lucrative part of its business. Amling said UPS is looking at either Singapore or Japan for an Asian 3 D printing factory.

  • "Kentucky at its finest," said visitor Christy Trout, who sipped a lemon basil bourbon sour— one of three cocktails on the menu— and shared a toast with Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe as the bourbon bar opened Wednesday. The world's largest bourbon producer is among distilleries tapping into a new Kentucky law aimed at building on the state's burgeoning bourbon...

  • CINCINNATI— Fifth Third Bank says it plans to consolidate or sell 44 branches and five parcels of undeveloped land next year. Bank officials expect the plan will result in asset write-downs of $25 million to $30 million and require $4 million to $6 million for lease terminations. Besides Ohio, Fifth Third has branches in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended on the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers to pass stalled legislation that would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017.. "These miners put in decades of back-breaking work in America's coal mines to energize our...