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  • Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide

    NEW YORK (AP) — A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared…

  • 7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at China paper mill

    BEIJING (AP) — Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Outrage over bloody dentist and beefy Caitlyn costumes heat up the Halloween wars early NEW YORK (AP) — Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween? Apparently everybody. The Halloween wars focused on…

  • Ex-Subway ad exec says he didn’t know of Fogle’s sex crimes

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former executive who was in charge of Subway’s advertising says he wasn’t aware of pitchman Jared Fogle’s criminal sexual conduct with minors. Jeff Moody, who was CEO of the Subway…

  • Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note

    Well, that was exciting. Days after China threw the biggest scare into Wall Street in years, U.S. stocks have come surging back and ended the week Friday on a placid note that suggested the worst…

  • GOP’s tough talk doesn’t square with US-China relationship

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market’s wild ride, they lashed out at the…

  • Lottery winners don’t get largesse, but get left out

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren’t getting the largesse. They’re getting left out. Without a state budget agreement two months into the new fiscal year, there’s no authority for the state comptroller…

  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. The hiring targets were…

  • BY THE NUMBERS: The stock market’s wild week

    The U.S. stock market had a wild week as investors fretted about the declining health of the Chinese economy. Stocks slumped on Monday and Tuesday, before rebounding strongly the following two days. The market actually…

  • Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside

    BEIRUT (AP) — To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism. But for many Lebanese, it’s a rotting…

  • Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into…

  • TSA officer accused of molesting passenger at airport, fired

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Transportation Security Administration officer has been accused of luring a passenger into a bathroom at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and molesting her. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey…

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

    U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Friday, capping a volatile week. Stocks fell heavily in the first two days of trading this week on concerns about the health of China’s economy. The market then rebounded…

  • Big Lots and Splunk are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Freeport-McMoRan Inc., up 31 cents to $10.50 Activist investor Carl Icahn…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of August 30 – September 5. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all…