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  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    By NIGEL DUARA and DINA CAPPIELLO - Associated Press

    The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener. Published July 28, 2014

  • Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

    By TAMMY WEBBER - Associated Press

    In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck. The story should have made clear Caldwell is paid every two weeks, so the paycheck reflects 80 hours of work. Published July 28, 2014

  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    By BRIAN MELLEY - Associated Press

    A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Published July 28, 2014

  • California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

    By MARK STEVENSON - Associated Press

    California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail." Published July 28, 2014

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    By MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press

    A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday. Published July 28, 2014

  • Longtime Lansing coffee company set to expand

    By LINDSAY VANHULLE - Associated Press

    Citing growing sales, Paramount Coffee plans to invest $3.5 million into its local operations in part by opening a new distribution center near Capital Region International Airport next month. Published July 28, 2014

  • Construction begins on Detroit light rail project

    By Associated Press

    Construction is starting on a long-awaited commuter light rail project linking downtown Detroit to the city's New Center area. Published July 28, 2014

  • Trial in salmonella outbreak begins in Georgia

    By Associated Press

    Jury selection is underway in the trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago. Published July 28, 2014

  • 1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    By Associated Press

    Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. Published July 28, 2014

  • AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    Netanyahu tells Israelis to be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, army urges Gaza evacuations Published July 28, 2014

  • Inspector had cited lauded Iowa nursing home

    By Associated Press

    A northeast Iowa nursing home was cited for unsanitary conditions in its kitchen seven weeks before it was lauded by the governor's office as among the best such facilities in the state, The Des Moines Register ( ) reported. Published July 28, 2014

  • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    By CANDICE CHOI and MICHELLE CHAPMAN - Associated Press

    The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Published July 28, 2014

  • Bumper crop of Ohio corn drives down prices

    By Associated Press

    Ohio's bumper crop of corn this year could help cut meat prices over the next few years. Published July 28, 2014

  • Grain storage space a problem in parts of SD

    By Associated Press

    Rail congestion and large bounties of crops have some worried about grain storage space as South Dakota's harvest gets underway. Published July 28, 2014

  • Oregon Editorial Rdp

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Editorials from Oregon newspapers Published July 28, 2014

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