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  • Indiana popcorn fest loses Redenbacher sponsorship

    By Associated Press

    Orville Redenbacher popcorn is no longer the title sponsor of an annual festival in the northwestern Indiana city where Redenbacher developed the hybrid popping corn that made him famous. Published July 31, 2014

  • Target hires PepsiCo exec Brian Cornell as new chairman and CEO as it works to recover

    By Associated Press

    Target hires PepsiCo exec Brian Cornell as new chairman and CEO as it works to recover. Published July 31, 2014

  • Homeowner who fought off Trump is moving on

    By SAMANTHA HENRY - Associated Press

    She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person." Published July 31, 2014

  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY - Associated Press

    Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. Published July 31, 2014

  • Consumer advocates watching Exelon-Integrys deal

    By Associated Press

    Energy watchdog groups are worried that Exelon's plan to buy one of its business competitors will be bad for northern Illinois electricity customers. Published July 31, 2014

  • Missouri's top banking regulator retiring

    By Associated Press

    Missouri's chief banking regulator is stepping down from the job effective Friday. Published July 31, 2014

  • 5 Things to Know in Montana for July 31

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Published July 31, 2014

  • Argentina slides into second default as talks fail

    By CLAUDIA TORRENS - Associated Press

    The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy. Published July 31, 2014

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

    By Associated Press

    Williston Herald, July 26, 2014 Published July 31, 2014

  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    By DONNA CASSATA - Associated Press

    Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill. Published July 31, 2014

  • Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

    By BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL R. BLOOD - Associated Press

    Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud. Published July 31, 2014

  • Correction: Alabama State Trustees story

    By Associated Press

    In some versions of a story July 30 about a former Alabama State University trustee threatening to sue the governor, The Associated Press erroneously identified the former trustee. He is Marvin Wiggins, not Donald Watkins. Published July 31, 2014

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    By SCOTT BAUER - Associated Press

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence. Published July 31, 2014

  • Durham assistant police chief sues city

    By Associated Press

    Durham Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes is suing the city and Police Chief Jose Lopez, alleging civil rights violations. Published July 31, 2014

  • Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO

    By Associated Press

    Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers. Published July 31, 2014

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