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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Stocks gain as European central bank says it’s ready to act

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved slightly higher Thursday as markets calmed after a recent bout of turmoil. Investors were encouraged by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to…

  • The Latest: Pats fans celebrate ‘Deflategate’ judgment

    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): 4:10 p.m. Patriots Nation…

  • 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…

  • Wall collapses on workers at NYC construction site; 1 dead

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a wall has collapsed on construction workers at a New York City site, killing one of them and injuring two others. It happened late Thursday morning at a building…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended Aug. 30th. FICTION 1. “X” by Sue Grafton (Marion Wood Books/Putnam) 2. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 3. “What Pet Should I Get?” by Dr. Seuss (Random House)…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “X” by Sue Grafton (Marion Wood Books/Putnam) 2. “The Martian” by Andy Weir (Crown) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 4. “Wildest Dreams” by Robyn Carr (Harlequin MIRA) 5. “The…

  • Prosecutor: Doctor who treated pilots sold oxycodone scripts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a doctor who treated airline pilots at New York’s Kennedy Airport sold oxycodone prescriptions to his patients. New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor says Dr. Gerald Surya was arrested…

  • 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,…

  • Business executive named 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…