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  • French farmers stage 1,000-strong tractor protest in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — More than 1,000 tractors — and a few cows — descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for…

  • Bangladesh indicts owners for deadly 2012 factory fire

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh’s capital has indicted two owners of a garment factory and 11 others for homicide over a 2012 fire that killed 112 workers. Delwar Hossain and his wife…

  • Iran deal will survive in Congress despite GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear deal strongly backed by President Barack Obama and just as ardently opposed by the GOP is now on track to get through Congress. In the Senate, Democratic supporters now…

  • Police open Budapest rail station, but no trains to the West

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Migrants poured into Budapest’s Keleti rail station on Thursday as police stopped blocking its main entrance, piling into trains despite announcements that there was no service to Western Europe. Hungary’s railway…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    OBIT-DEAN JONES-RELIGION Disney actor Dean Jones, a Christian, dies at 84 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Dean Jones, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, is better known for his roles in Disney films…

  • Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport

    DALLAS (AP) — More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry’s…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Story headline here DATELINE (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average added 293.03 points, or 1.8 percent, to 16,351.38. That index fell more than 470 points the day before. The Standard & Poor’s…

  • School drug counselors charged in $46 million fraud scheme

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some were students who had tried drugs or alcohol, but didn’t have substance abuse problems. Others were young addicts in need of help. Neither group necessarily fared well under counseling programs…

  • Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest. While railroads have long carried hazardous materials…

  • Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters —…

  • AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains

    Mile-long trains carrying millions of gallons of crude have become a common sight in cities around the U.S., raising concern about the possibility of a catastrophic derailment near crowded neighborhoods or critical infrastructure. In the…

  • Asian stocks rise amid China holiday, get Wall Street perk

    Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street rebounded from a sharp sell-off and as a holiday in China gave investors a break from its torrid markets. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 was up 1.4 percent…

  • Asian stocks rise amid China holiday, get Wall Street perk

    Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street rebounded from a sharp sell-off and as a holiday in China gave investors a break from its torrid markets. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 was up 1.4 percent…

  • Obama’s fish tale: salmon spawning on his shoes

    DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) — This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska: salmon spawning on his shoes. “You see that?” Obama declared Wednesday as he gripped a…

  • School drug counselors charged in $46 million fraud scheme

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some were students who had tried drugs or alcohol, but didn’t have substance abuse problems. Others were young addicts in need of help. Neither group necessarily fared well under counseling programs…