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  • Executive cleared in Dallas slaughterhouse case 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:11 am
  • DALLAS - Dallas prosecutors have dropped charges against one of two executives of a local slaughterhouse they accused of dumping pig's blood into a creek along the Trinity River.

  • Goehring awards first grape and wine grants 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:04 am
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded North Dakota's first research grants to support and promote the state's grape and wine industry.

  • 292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:56 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.

  • Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:55 am
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will officially begin a highway construction program with a proclamation ceremony.

  • Millstone goat farmer admits improper care 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:34 am
  • MILLSTONE, New Jersey - The Monmouth County man who owns a goat farm has been told to thin the herd after he admitted improperly caring for animals.

  • 3 rescued from ship taking on water in New Orleans 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:16 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued three crew members aboard a towing vessel taking on water and reportedly grounded in Lake Pontchartrain (PON'-chuh-train).

  • Horn Lake wants to tweak Sunday alcohol sales 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:13 am
  • HORN LAKE, Mississippi - Horn Lake aldermen have voted to petition the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Commission to allow alcohol sales two hours earlier on Sundays.

  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:06 am
  • WASHINGTON - Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.

  • Atlanta soccer announcement planned Wednesday 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:44 am
  • ATLANTA - Major League Soccer and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed plan a "major announcement" Wednesday on a proposed expansion team to play in Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

  • Mail stolen from postal boxes on Long Island 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:34 am
  • FREEPORT, New York - Authorities are investigating the theft of as many as 600 pieces of mail from two U.S. Postal boxes on Long Island.

  • Development picking up in D'Iberville 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:29 am
  • D'IBERVILLE, Mississippi - The city of D'Iberville has issued $16.5 million in building permits since the beginning of the year, which Hank Rogers, community development director, says is four times the amount by April 15 last year.

  • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:29 am
  • BEIJING - Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

  • China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:28 am
  • BEIJING - China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.

  • World shares rise, shrug off slower China growth 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:07 am
  • TOKYO - World stock markets rose Wednesday as China's slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected.

  • Officials gather in ND to discuss new EPA rules 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:05 am
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - Agency and industry representatives from about two dozen states are meeting in Bismarck to discuss new federal clean air rules.

  • State Land Office earns $69 million in March 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:05 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico schools, hospitals and universities received $69 million last month from the State Land Office.

  • Credit Suisse profits down 34 percent 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:01 am
  • FRANKFURT, Germany - Swiss bank Credit Suisse says its net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter, more than expected, as bond-market woes hurt earnings at its investment banking business.

  • Labor officials form Georgia safety partnership 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:49 am
  • ATLANTA - Federal labor officials say they're launching a partnership with several Georgia organizations to try preventing construction workers from being exposed to a potentially harmful material.

  • Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:44 am
  • PERTH, Australia - As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.

  • Officials celebrate Delmarva poultry industry 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:19 am
  • SALISBURY, Maryland - Members of Delaware's congressional delegation are joining in an annual celebration of the Delmarva region's poultry industry.

  • Gambling plans to be heard at Wednesday hearing 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:07 am
  • CHICAGO - Expanding Illinois gambling only in Chicago will be a central issue during hearings on the legislation.

  • Scammers using fake US Postal Service emails 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:05 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Consumer advocates say scammers are using bogus U.S. Postal Service emails to steal personal information.

  • Schumer opens NY's new utility control center 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:05 am
  • RENSSELAER, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has formally opened the state's new high-tech utility control center near Albany that aims to improve the efficiency of the state's electrical grid.

  • Ag officials push Florida grapefruit overseas 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:04 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida grapefruit will be featured on Outback Steakhouse menus in South Korea, underscoring the fruit's popularity in that country.

  • W.Va. average per-gallon gas price up 1 cent 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:49 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Gas prices in West Virginia went up a penny a gallon since last week.