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Senate Democrats aim to block LGBT measure from defense bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats are intent on scuttling a House-passed provision that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation....

Trump brand loses luster with affluent
NEW YORK (AP) -- Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog....

Consumer stocks fall as Whirlpool, GM and others skid
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shaky results from consumer companies dragged the U.S. stock market lower on Tuesday as well-known names like appliance maker Whirlpool and athletic apparel maker Under Armour suffered their worst losses in years....

New Wells Fargo CEO to employees: 'We're sorry'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Newly appointed Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan has told employees that he is "sorry for the pain" that the bank's employees have felt as a result of the company's sales practices scandal....

US home prices rose in August, lifted by dwindling supply
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices climbed at a solid pace in August as more home buyers competed for fewer available properties....

Despite warnings, extremely dangerous air bags not repaired
DETROIT (AP) -- Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their air bags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an extremely high chance of rupturing and causing injury or even death....

Missouri's American Royal horse exhibition moving to Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- One of Kansas City's most venerable cultural institutions, the annual American Royal horse and livestock exhibition, is moving to Kansas from Missouri, officials including Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday....

US official: Non-state actor likely to blame for cyberattack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Intelligence Director James Clapper says it appears that a "non-state actor" was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix....

Chipotles sales fall again as it tries to win back customers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chipotle says its sales fell for the fifth straight quarter, as the company struggles to win back customers after an E. coli scare last year....

'The Walking Dead' has a smashing return
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's hard to miss the message from the season premiere of "The Walking Dead": blood pays off....

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