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  • Trump Jr. said Wednesday in Salt Lake City that his tweet was spurred by his concern as a father about inadequate vetting of people coming into the United States. His remarks came during a visit with editorial boards from the Mormon-owned Deseret News and KSL-TV. Trump Jr. said "We've seen what's going on in Europe.

  • A protester displays a placard at the Union Square in New York on April 14, 2015 during a demonstration against police brutality.

    Tensions flared in Charlotte, North Carolina, after police fatally shot a man in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The U.S. government approved a Wednesday restart for Colonial Pipeline Co's main gasoline pipeline, authorities said on Tuesday, after the line's biggest leak in nearly two decades caused supply shortages that pushed pump prices higher. The largest gasoline conduit in the United States was partially shut down after a leak was discovered on...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The U.S. government gave verbal approval for Colonial Pipeline Co to restart its main gasoline line on Wednesday, a federal official said, after the biggest leak on the line in nearly two decades caused supply shortages and pushed pump prices higher. The largest gasoline conduit in the United States was partially shut down after a leak was...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The U.S. government gave verbal approval for Colonial Pipeline Co to restart its main gasoline line on Wednesday, a federal official said, after the biggest leak on the line in nearly two decades caused supply shortages and pushed pump prices higher. The largest gasoline conduit in the United States was partially shut down after a leak was...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Colonial Pipeline Co said on Tuesday it expects to restart its main gasoline line on Wednesday after its biggest leak in nearly two decades led to long lines and a surge in prices at the pump in the southeast United States. The leak, discovered by a mining inspector who detected a gasoline odor in Helena, Alabama on Sept. 9, released about 6,000 to...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton say they raised record amounts of money in August for their presidential bids— a total of $233 million just in one month. And wealthy donors are pouring millions of dollars more into outside groups involved in the race for the White House and Senate contests. The payment from Make America Number 1 to Conway's The...

  • OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo said he expected the potential freeze deal between OPEC and other producers to last one year, longer than previously thought. Despite the upcoming talks in the Algerian capital, OPEC's biggest exporters such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria and Libya have all raised or been trying to hike output in recent months.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Oil prices recovered on Tuesday from six-week lows, with U.S. crude rising as much as 1 percent, as the market weighed up OPEC comments that a possible production freeze agreement could last longer than expected. Brent crude futures were down 10 cents at $45.85 per barrel by 12:14 p.m. EDT ( 1614 GMT). West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 45...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Colonial Pipeline Co said on Tuesday it expects to restart its main gasoline line on Wednesday after its biggest leak in nearly two decades which led to a surge in prices at the pump and long lines in the southeast United States. The leak, discovered by a mining inspector who detected a gasoline odor in Helena, Alabama on Sept. 9, released about 6,000...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago. But they were up in some hotly contested states, such as Pennsylvania, where the rate jumped to 5.7 percent from 4.9 percent 12 months earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Labor Department.

  • ATLANTA— The Latest on the rupture of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama:. The auto club AAA reports that gas prices continue to climb in several southern states after a pipeline leak in Alabama slowed the flow of fuel across the South. AAA reports that in Georgia, Tuesday's average price for regular gas rose about 5 cents since Monday, to an average $2.36 statewide— up...

  • WASHINGTON— Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday, insisting that the deal would lead to greater investments in technology that could help American farmers. Monsanto, the American seed and weed-killer, and Bayer, the German medicine and farm-chemical maker, responded to...

  • ATLANTA— Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday— through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline— after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that led to surging fuel prices and scattered gas shortages across the South, a company official said Tuesday. The roughly 500- foot section of pipe serving as the bypass is now complete, but supply...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Sept 20- U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers are set this week to again cut their forecasts for how high interest rates will need to go in an economy where output, productivity and inflation are growing at a slower pace than in past decades. It was 3.75 percent in June 2015 and 4.25 percent four years ago.

  • Retail gasoline prices in Georgia, one of the hardest hit states, jumped nearly 6 cents overnight to Monday, or more than 20 cents higher than a week ago, to $2.316 a gallon on average, according to motorists' advocacy group AAA. Richard Parks, 32, an electrician in Atlanta, said he saw the price of regular gas jump at a Shell Station in East Atlanta to $2.69 on Monday from...

  • The partial shutdown of the damaged Line 1, which carries about 1.3 million barrels per day of gasoline from the refining hub on the Gulf Coast to the East Coast, also roiled the markets. Retail gasoline prices in Georgia, one of the hardest hit states, jumped nearly 6 cents overnight to Monday, or more than 20 cents higher than a week ago, to $2.316 a gallon on average,...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Maine utility regulators are considering a $500,000 fine against FairPoint Communications for failing to meet minimum service standards for landline customers, but FairPoint contends the standards are both unattainable and unnecessary in the fast-evolving telecom industry. FairPoint, which provides telephone service in Maine, New...

  • *Venezuela hints at OPEC/ non- OPEC deal this month. *Clashes in Libya halt loading from port of Ras Lanuf. NEW YORK, Sept 19- Oil prices rose about 2 percent on Monday after Venezuela hinted that OPEC and other major oil producers could agree to a market support deal and as clashes in Libya disrupted attempts to boost crude exports.

  • *Venezuela hints at OPEC/ non- OPEC deal this month. *Clashes in Libya halt loading from port of Ras Lanuf. NEW YORK, Sept 19- Oil prices rose by 2 percent on Monday after Venezuela hinted that OPEC and other major oil producers could agree to a market support deal and as clashes in Libya disrupted attempts to boost crude exports.