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U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Japan's Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari pose during a group photo session during a break in negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in Lahaina, Hawaii on Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

- Associated Press

Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.

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Things to know about Canadian hydropower in US Northeast

- Associated Press

Power produced by hydroelectric generators in Canada have played a part in the U.S. Northeast's electricity landscape for four decades, and experts say its role will only increase. Some points about current production and proposals to bring more Canadian power to the region:

Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices?

- Associated Press

Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely.

Idaho Power contests proposed central Idaho solar projects

- Associated Press

Idaho Power is asking state officials to rule that 10 solar projects proposed for central Idaho are instead one big project and should fall under a different set of regulations more favorable to the energy company.

In this April 23, 2015 photo, the cruise ship Queen Victoria calls in Charleston, S.C. The South Carolina Ports Authority is again seeking a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit for a $35 million cruise terminal and the public has until Aug. 24, 2015 to comment on the application. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

SC Ports again seek federal permit for cruise terminal

- Associated Press

Almost two years after a federal judge chastised regulators for skimping on a review of a cruise terminal, the South Carolina Ports Authority is again seeking a permit for the contentious $35 million project.

Lobbying effort adds 22 nonstop flights to Indianapolis

Associated Press

Indianapolis International Airport has gained 22 nonstop flights in the past year, nearly doubling its previous offerings, thanks to a coalition lobbying airlines to add more of those flights to important business destinations around the country. The airport now offers 41 nonstop flights, more than it has had since Indianapolis-based ATA Airlines folded and other airlines started a wave of consolidation six years ago, Indianapolis Business Journal ( ) reported.

Cities make police changes after unrest over citizen deaths

- Associated Press

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, by a white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman was a catalyst for change in the St. Louis suburb. Other cities also have made changes over the past year following high-profile cases in which civilians were fatally shot by officers or died in police custody. Here's a look at some of those incidents that drew national attention and the subsequent changes.

After rough budget, is Iowa Capitol getting more combative?

- Associated Press

Iowa elected officials pride themselves on working in a politically divided government that still gets things done. But after a combative budget process, capped with several vetoes by Gov. Terry Branstad, some are questioning how well the system is working these days.

Community-sponsored agriculture produces satisfied customers

- Associated Press

"You know the worst part about this?" Pam McDevitt joked last Tuesday as she picked up her weekly load of produce. "The pressure to use up all this" - she gestured to the corn and cantaloupes and tomatoes - "before Sunday!"

NY health exchange says 2.1 million enrolled for coverage

Associated Press

New York's health exchange reports connecting 2.1 million residents to health coverage following its second open enrollment period, including 89 percent who said they were uninsured when they applied.