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  • China factory indexes ebb in new sign of economic weakness

    HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the world’s No. 2 economy despite recent government efforts to support growth. Two factory…

  • Asian shares fall on bleak China manufacturing data

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Tuesday as gloomy manufacturing data from China and weak investment figures in Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August. KEEPING SCORE: China’s Shanghai Composite Index dropped…

  • Chemical factory explodes in eastern China, killing 1

    BEIJING (AP) — A chemical factory exploded in eastern China, killing one person, a state-run local news website reported Tuesday, nearly three weeks after massive chemical warehouse explosions in the country exposed lax enforcement of…

  • Rihanna excited to celebrate 10 years in music industry

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna says she’s thrilled to have had a decade-long career in music and she plans on celebrating the feat at some point this year. “Definitely a very big deal for me.…

  • Coast Guard: Barge sinks in Mississippi River; no injuries

    CONVENT, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a barge broke free from its mooring and sank near this town on the Mississippi River. Petty Officer Jonathan Lally, a Coast Guard spokesman, says the river…

  • NY ethics board drops Trump complaint about attorney general

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s ethics commission has dropped Donald Trump’s complaint that the state attorney general engaged in misconduct during an investigation of the former Trump University. Trump’s December 2013 complaint accused Democratic…

  • Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers at some stores

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they…

  • Milwaukee funding for new Bucks arena goes before public

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s top development official and its chief financial officer presented details for the first time Monday about the final piece of a proposed $500 million funding puzzle to build a new arena…

  • Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul. The decision from U.S. District Judge…

  • Apple aims to boost mobile device sales with Cisco’s help

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems’ Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. The alliance announced Monday calls for Cisco to ensure…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Investors are fleeing once-popular emerging markets NEW YORK (AP) — If you think investors in U.S. stocks have had it rough, consider the hapless folks who followed Wall Street’s advice to buy emerging-market stocks.…

  • Officials hope fiber will replace coal in eastern Kentucky

    HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — In the 1970s, as the oil crisis spurred an increase in mining, Victor Justice taught people in eastern Kentucky how to mine coal. Forty years later, his son is teaching them…

  • India’s antitrust probe into Google moves into next phase

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lengthy investigation into whether Google has been abusing its dominance of Internet search to stifle competition in India is moving into its next phase. The preliminary findings of the three-year-old…

  • Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. In addition to…

  • Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for redesigned $10 bill

    SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S.…