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  • The Latest: Falcons owner says Goodell protecting rights

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on a federal judge’s decision to overturn the NFL’s four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal (all times Eastern): 7 p.m. Atlanta Falcons…

  • Southwest reaches contract with pilots pending ratification

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it has reached an agreement with union negotiators on terms for a new contract with pilots, whose approval would be needed before it takes effect. Terms weren’t disclosed on…

  • Business expert picked as next University of Iowa president

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa’s governing board on Thursday named a corporate management expert with little higher education experience as the school’s next president, an unusual choice meant to shake up…

  • Chicago officials to reopen high school after fiery protests

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials announced plans Thursday to open a new arts-focused school in a neighborhood school once slated for closure, but protesters who have disrupted budget meetings vowed to continue a hunger strike…

  • Kraft Heinz expands Kraft Singles recall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought. The company recalled 335,000…

  • California governor offers $3.6 billion annual highway plan

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, including a $65 annual user fee and increases in the state’s diesel…

  • Apple, Google bring smartphone functions to car dashboards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model…

  • Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and “carbon-negative” housing developments, neither of…

  • Mandel remembered as architect of modern Maryland

    PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland politicians from both parties remembered former Gov. Marvin Mandel on Thursday for his lasting innovations to state government and his quiet but highly effective talent for politics. Gov. Larry Hogan,…

  • Companies to stop ‘revenge makeover’ ads using ex-governor

    PHOENIX (AP) — Two online marketing companies are ceasing publication of ads that depict former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer as an over-the-hill divorcee who needed a “revenge makeover.” Brewer said in a statement Thursday that…

  • Brady appeal added to long list of NFL losses in court

    A federal judge tossed out Tom Brady’s four-game suspension on Thursday, ruling that Commissioner Roger Goodell failed to follow the procedures laid out in the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement in penalizing the four-time Super Bowl…

  • Judge accepts charges against ex-head of nuclear power firm

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A federal judge Thursday accepted the charges filed by prosecutors against the former head of Eletronuclear, the state-owned company that operates Brazil’s two nuclear power plants, for his suspected role in…

  • Hungary opens door to trains for migrants, but only to camps

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of people desperate to reach Western Europe rushed into a Budapest train station Thursday after police ended a two-day blockade, setting off a wave of anger and confusion as hundreds…

  • Big settlement in tech wage case harks back to different era

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent…

  • Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president…