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  • new storyUnions push question to create new tax for millionaires 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 7:35 pm

    BOSTON - A coalition of unions and community groups said Tuesday that they've submitted a proposed ballot question aimed at funneling more money into education and transportation by creating an additional tax on those who earn more than a million dollars a year.

  • new story6 scientists chosen to live in Hawaii dome for 1 year 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 7:23 pm

    HONOLULU - Six scientists have been selected to spend an entire year isolated in a solar-powered dome habitat on Hawaii's Big Island to simulate a trip to Mars.

  • Brazil mining company dumps sand and clay into river 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:19 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian environmental authorities suspended a mining company's operations in Rio de Janeiro state after a retention dike broke, sending sand and clay into an unpolluted river that flows into Guanabara Bay where Olympic sailing events will be held next year.

  • Air Canada bans shipments of big-game hunting trophies 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 5:55 pm

    TORONTO - Air Canada says it will no longer transport big-game hunting trophies after the killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist drew international attention.

  • US supports tribe in lawsuit to stop taxes on reservation 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:50 pm

    SEATTLE - The U.S. Justice Department filed a motion on Tuesday asking to join the Tulalip Indian Tribes in a federal lawsuit against the State of Washington and Snohomish County that seeks to stop them from collecting millions of dollars in taxes from non-Indian businesses and people on tribal land so that the tribe can collect those funds instead.

  • Appeals court reinstates trucker lawsuit over NY road tolls 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:46 pm

    NEW YORK - Truckers who claim the New York State Thruway Authority charges excessive tolls are back on track after a federal appeals court reinstated their claims Tuesday.

  • I-65 closed at Lafayette for 12 hours for emergency repairs 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:13 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Emergency structural repairs on a bridge have closed a stretch of Interstate 65 near Lafayette for at least 12 hours.

  • Court says chipmaker Marvell owes CMU $278M, not $1.54B 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 3:41 pm

    NEW YORK - A federal appeals court reduced a judgment against chipmaker Marvell Technology by more than $1.25 billion, but still says the company owes Carnegie Mellon University $278 million for patent infringement.

  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:37 pm

    JERUSALEM - The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.

  • McCrory's amended bond package clears NC House panel 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:07 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A new proposal to borrow almost $3 billion for North Carolina infrastructure and road projects is making its way through the House after questions from lawmakers about the projects and a recommended November statewide referendum.

  • Lincoln-based Nebco buys Beatrice Concrete Co. 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 1:20 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Officials say Beatrice Concrete Co. has been bought by Lincoln-based Nebco Inc.

  • 2 hurt in trench at construction site along freeway in Mesa 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 12:44 pm

    MESA, Arizona - Authorities say two construction workers were injured in an accident at a work site along the Loop 202 freeway in west Mesa.

  • Delaware transportation officials eye six-year plan 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 12:43 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - Delaware transportation officials are seeking public comment on a proposed update for road projects over the next six years.

  • Total reboot: How to fix Greece's economy story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:37 am

    ATHENS, Greece - After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.

  • US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies' 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 9:55 am

    NEW YORK - The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many - if any - they have been carrying in recent years.

  • US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies' story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 9:46 am

    NEW YORK - The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many - if any - they have been carrying in recent years.

  • Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 9:41 am

    BERLIN - Customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania, contraband that may have come from up to 50 elephants, Swiss authorities said Tuesday.

  • China group to salvage South Korea's sunken ferry 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:52 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea agreed to an 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal with a Chinese-led consortium to salvage a ferry that sunk last year, killing more than 300 people. The formal contract could be signed as early as Wednesday.

  • Calais, hit by migrant woes, a city everyone wants to leave 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:45 am

    CALAIS, France - The truck drivers who pass through don't like it. Neither do the millions of tourists who turn up each year. And the migrants who flock here have only one thing on their mind: leaving.

  • Prosecutors start criminal investigation into crane collapse 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:29 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the dramatic collapse of two cranes onto a row of houses in a central Dutch city that briefly buried one man under rubble.

  • Postal workers accused of helping traffic marijuana 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:19 am

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Four Tuscaloosa residents, including two post office workers, have been accused of participating in a marijuana trafficking operation.

  • Bay City company honors employee's 50th year on the job 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:13 am

    BAY CITY, Michigan - When the 1965 Ford F-100 pickup truck first rolled off the assembly line, 19-year-old Blaine Lederer first strolled into Northern Concrete Pipe.

  • NCDOT schedules repairs on lane of Interstate 40 bridge 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:06 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The N.C. Department of Transportation says it is closing the right lane on the westbound side of Interstate 40 bridge over the Northeast Cape Fear River to make repairs.

  • South Shore OKs pilot program allow bikes on trains in 2016 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 3:50 am

    CHESTERTON, Indiana - The South Shore commuter rail is planning a pilot program next spring allowing bicycles on trains on weekends.

  • Calais, hit by migrant woes, a city everyone wants to leave 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:29 am

    CALAIS, France - The truck drivers who pass through don't like it. Neither do the millions of tourists who turn up each year. And the migrants who flock here have only one thing on their mind: leaving.