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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2011, file photo, Gigi Jordan, the multimillionaire mother charged with killing her autistic 8-year-old son, appears in Manhattan Supreme court in New York. On Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, a federal judge ordered a new trial for a self-made health care millionaire who was convicted six years ago of fatally drugging her 8-year-old autistic son in a luxury New York City hotel room in 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

New trial ordered for NY millionaire in autistic son's death

Sep. 26, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a new trial for a self-made health care millionaire who was convicted six years ago of fatally drugging her 8-year-old autistic son in a luxury New York City hotel room in 2010. Friday's ruling by Manhattan Federal Magistrate Judge Sarah Cave stems from a 2014...

A woman looks at screens showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Asian shares advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Stocks post solid gains as technology shares lead rally

Sep. 25, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

Stocks shook off another bout of volatile trading and finished solidly higher Friday, led by gains in technology and health care companies. Despite the rally, the S&P 500 still posted its fourth straight weekly loss, extending Wall Street's September swoon. The S&P 500 rose 1.6% after flip-flopping...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019 file photo, a man counts his banknotes and traveler checks in Tehran, Iran. On Sunday, Sept 20, 2020, Iran dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iran dismisses US efforts for UN sanctions as currency drops

Sep. 20, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever on Sunday. Iran’s currency dropped to 272,500 to the U.S. dollar at money exchange shops...

Scientists work in Arizona to reshape desert food production

Sep. 20, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — In the cool shade of solar panels, a lush plot of herbs and vegetables hints at one possible future for farming in the desert. At the moment, that future includes more basil than researchers know what to do with. “We’ve been pulling out pounds of it every week,”...

Group of Black women farmers target agricultural disparities

Sep. 20, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Bonita Clemons arrived at her farm group’s plot bearing gifts. Four members were already there, picking weeds out of the rows of squash and other produce or repairing leaky drip lines. “Good morning ladies,” Clemons, the group’s founder, greeted them. She...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2011, file photo bison from Yellowstone National Park are herded down the Yellowstone River valley toward Cutler Meadow in the Gallatin National Forest, in Mont. Yellowstone National Park officials said in a 2018 briefing paper that they were ordered by then, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to manage the park's bison

Documents detail push to manage Yellowstone bison as cattle

Sep. 19, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In May 2018, Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent was ordered by then-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to manage the park’s bison “more actively like cattle on a ranch,” according to a park briefing statement. About a month later, Yellowstone...

People wearing face masks walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street rose on a flurry of corporate deals and China's economic activity improved. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street rises on dealmaking

Sep. 15, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street rose on a flurry of corporate deals and China's economic activity improved. Tokyo declined while Hong Kong and Seoul gained. Shanghai was little-changed. Wall Street's S&P 500 index closed 1.3% higher, driven by gains for technology, health care and finance...

12-year-old boxing champion looking to help indigenous girls

Sep. 14, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

KESHENA, Wis. (AP) — When 12-year-old Ayanna O’Kimosh steps into the ring, she feeds off the energy of the crowd chanting her name. “My favorite thing about boxing is probably the support I get from the community,” she said. “It keeps me going.” The national boxing...

Norbertines say deal has been reached to sell Monona friary

Sep. 12, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MONONA, Wis. (AP) — Saint Norbert Abbey said it has made a deal to sell the San Damiano Friary, an historic property on Lake Monona, to the city of Monona, which hopes to preserve the green space for the community. The parties began discussing a sale of the 10-acre parcel at 4123 Monona Drive earlier this...

Preservationists seek buyer for 1902 Logansport mansion

Sep. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — There’s a “For Sale” sign on the lawn at 806 E. Market St. and a condemnation sticker in the house’s picture window. That isn’t the contradiction it would seem. There’s hope for restoring the house, which was originally built by Eli...