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September 21, 2015 - 12:15pm
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DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Investigators in central Florida say an infant who died last week after inadvertently being left all day in a vehicle outside a middle school was the relative of a teacher at the school.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Monday that Chanda Larson told investigators that 6-month-old Trenton Cason-Collins and his older sister had been placed in her care by another relative six weeks ago.

She says that she had dropped off...

September 21, 2015 - 12:10pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will welcome Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to the White House on October 26.

It will be Widodo's first visit to the United States since being sworn in as president a year ago.

The White House says the leaders' topics for discussion will include cooperation on defense, trade, climate and energy, as well as new growth areas such as maritime cooperation.

Obama, who lived in...

September 21, 2015 - 12:04pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher as investors try to look beyond the uncertain timing of a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 125 points, or 0.8 percent, to 16,510 on Monday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose eight points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,966 and the Nasdaq composite gained one point, or less than 0.1 percent, to 4,840.

Stocks were...

September 21, 2015 - 12:02pm
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ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The latest developments in the sentencing of a former peanut company executive convicted in a deadly salmonella outbreak from 2008 and 2009.

7:29 p.m.

Relatives of Americans whose deaths were linked to salmonella-tainted food from a Georgia peanut plant are applauding stiff prison sentences imposed on the plant's owner and two others.

Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was sentenced to...

September 21, 2015 - 11:58am
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EATON, N.Y. (AP) — Two freshmen from Colgate University have been killed after their small plane crashed in a wooded area in rural upstate New York.

University officials and the Madison County Sheriff's Office have identified the students as Cathryn "Carey" Depuy and Ryan Adams, both 18 years old and from Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Police say the two had just left Hamilton Municipal Airport around 1 p.m. Sunday with Depuy at the controls of the single-...

September 21, 2015 - 11:40am
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WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A spokesman for a Pennsylvania school district says a student attacked a security guard by pouring gasoline hidden inside a soda bottle on him.

Wilkinsburg School District spokesman Pete Camarda says the school was evacuated Monday morning. He says officials are contacting parents of students in the seventh- through 12th-grade school in Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs so they can be picked up.

Camarda says the student was...

September 21, 2015 - 11:31am
1 week 5 days ago

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — The latest on wildfires raging in California (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

California Gov. Jerry Brown says he has requested that President Barack Obama declare a major disaster in the state after two wildfires killed five people, scorched more than 200 square miles and destroyed roughly 1,600 homes.

Brown said in a statement Monday that a presidential major disaster declaration would provide funds to...

September 21, 2015 - 11:30am
1 week 5 days ago

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Subaru says it plans to spend $140 million on expanding an Indiana factory where it expects to add some 1,200 jobs in the next two years.

Company officials announced plans on Monday for its factory in Lafayette, where it builds the Subaru Outback SUVs and Legacy sedans. The plant is Subaru's only assembly factory outside Japan.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive vice president Tom Easterday says the project will allow the factory to...

September 21, 2015 - 11:14am
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NEW YORK (AP) — A landscape Vincent van Gogh created a year before his death will lead Sotheby's impressionist and modern art sale in New York this fall.

"Landscape Under a Stormy Sky," painted in 1889, depicts a field in Arles in the south of France.

It's estimated to bring $50 million to $70 million. The auction record for a van Gogh is $82.5 million.

Last year, Sotheby's sold another Arles landscape by the artist for $66.3...

September 21, 2015 - 11:05am
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities ordered hundreds of cancer-stricken children and their supporters to leave a park by the White House this weekend, citing security concerns as the president was scheduled to head to a speaking engagement.

The Washington Post reports ( ) that the Secret Service ordered Lafayette Square cleared Saturday night as a vigil was about to begin during the two-day CureFest for Childhood Cancer.

U.S. Park...

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