• Business

    Activist objects to bath mats with image of Hindu deity

    BOSTON (AP) — A Hindu activist is calling on Boston-based online retailer Wayfair to stop selling bath mats carrying the image of the Hindu deity Ganesha.Universal Society of Hinduism President Rajan Zed said Lord Ganesha is highly revered in...


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    Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump

    HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A full parking lot and 50-hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies-owned factory outside a small northeastern Indiana city, where Mike Harmon and co-workers wonder whether they aren't just stockpiling...

    By Tom Davies, Associated Press|

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    Northeast Ohio gas pipeline opponents vow to delay project

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Northeast Ohio residents who have tried to get a natural gas pipeline moved away from their communities are vowing to engage in delay tactics after a federal agency dismissed their suggested alternate routes.Opponents say they...

    By Mark Gillispie, Associated Press|

  • Business

    General Motors to recall nearly 50,000 police SUVs

    General Motors plans to recall nearly 50,000 sport utility vehicles made for police departments and other government agencies because of a hazard in the cooling system.The problem affects the 2010 through 2014 models of the Chevrolet Tahoe Police...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Business

    German liqueur company says Bucks' new logo looks familiar

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A German company that makes a popular liqueur is not raising a shot glass to the Milwaukee Bucks' redesigned logo.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) that Mast-Jägermeister has filed formal opposition...


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    ConAgra to finalize plea deal in tainted peanut butter case

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Food giant ConAgra faces a court hearing to finalize an $11.2 million settlement — including the largest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case — to resolve federal charges in a salmonella outbreak that sickened...

    By Russ Bynum, Associated Press|

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    Advocates: Revamp Texas adoption care after mistreated teens

    DALLAS (AP) — The child-protection system in Texas should be revamped to better monitor adoptions and prevent a reoccurrence of the seven special-needs children found near Houston isolated and living in filthy conditions, child advocates...

    By David Warren, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Schwarzenegger: OK Trump is still 'Apprentice' producer

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the new version of "Celebrity Apprentice," is unfazed that President-elect Donald Trump has retained a producer's stake in the show.Schwarzenegger said Friday that it's just business,...

    By Marcela Isaza, AP Entertainment Writer|

  • Business

    Judge rejects pimping charges against escort services site

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge rejected pimping charges Friday against the operators of a major international website advertising escort services that the state attorney general has called the "world's top online brothel," citing...

    By Juliet Williams, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Tongass National Forest plan moves to young-growth timber

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Plans for managing the nation's largest national forest call for changes in timber harvests that one critic says will be "the demise of the timber industry as we know it right now."The Tongass National Forest released a...

    By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press|

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