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  • Iowa college to hire shooting coach despite alumni objection

    INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa college is sticking with its decision to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club, despite opposition from alumni and others who say guns have no place on…

  • Dollar mixed

    The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.39 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Monday. And the dollar is trading at 18.81 Mexican pesos, up from late…

  • Officer injured in shootout with marathon bombers to retire

    BOSTON (AP) — A transit police officer who was shot and critically wounded during a gun battle between police and the Boston Marathon bombers announced his retirement Tuesday, citing the lingering effects of his injuries.…

  • Monsanto pays $80 million to settle accounting charges

    Monsanto will pay an $80 million penalty and several executives will pay smaller amounts to settle federal allegations that the agribusiness giant misstated its earnings by not properly disclosing the costs of a rebate program…

  • Crude falls

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $1.75 cents — closing at $27.94 a barrel.

  • Gold, silver gain

    The February gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1198.70 an ounce — up $.80. The current silver contract on the “NYMEX” closed at $15.44 an ounce — up 3 cents.

  • Paris secures sponsors; presents logo for 2024 Olympic bid

    PARIS (AP) — Paris ramped up its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, securing about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in four sponsorship deals and presenting its Eiffel Tower-shaped logo in a ceremony on…

  • Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest…

  • Sikh man blocked by Mexican airline satisfied with apology

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Indian-American actor and designer who says he was not allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight because he refused to remove his turban says he’s satisfied with an apology…

  • Attorney: DMX has recovered after being resuscitated

    NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for DMX said the rapper has recovered after he was resuscitated by police outside Yonkers, New York hotel on Monday. Murray Richman said Tuesday that the artist, whose given…

  • South Africa to prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The body of a young anti-apartheid activist who was kidnapped and tortured in 1983 by South African police has never been found, her family never able to mourn at a grave, her…

  • Austin police say unarmed nude teen fatally shot by officer

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say an unarmed nude teenager was fatally shot by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video. Police on Tuesday identified the person who died as…

  • Pentagon seeks funding for Libya, Africa military operations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that Libyans…

  • Pastor’s widow: Daughters must live without ‘sense of fear’

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church says shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to…

  • Misdemeanors refiled against ex-trooper accused of assault

    SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have refiled two misdemeanor charges against a former Oklahoma Highway Patrolman charged with sexually assaulting three women during traffic stops. Eric Roberts pleaded not guilty to embezzlement and soliciting an…