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  • NYC exhibit highlights transit response to 9/11, superstorm
    04 September
    NEW YORK (AP) - An upcoming exhibit highlights the critical role of New York City transit workers during natural and man-made disasters, including 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy. "Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crisis" opens Sept. 30 at the New York Transit Museum…
  • Revamped Michigan Film Office's name changes
    04 September
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Film Office's new name is the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office. Commissioner Jenell Leonard says the new name reflects major changes to the office's vision after Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators eliminated future cash-rebate incentives to lure production…
  • Some freighters can't deliver cargo after riverbank collapse
    04 September
    DETROIT (AP) - Officials say some freighters can't deliver cargo after a bank on the Rouge River collapsed and blocked part of the waterway in Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reports the Coast Guard, which closed the waterway after the Aug. 23 collapse, says this…
  • Timber business booming throughout northeast Florida
    04 September
    LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) - The demand for pine, pulp and other timber products is on the rise and that is good sign for much of north Florida and for other timber-producing regions of the southeastern United States. Dozens of lumber mills and pine straw,…
  • TSA agent at Kennedy Airport charged with stealing $7K watch
    04 September
    NEW YORK (AP) - A Transportation Security Administration screener has been charged with stealing a passenger's $7,000 diamond watch from a plastic bin at a Kennedy Airport security checkpoint. Authorities say video shows Margo Grant-Louree picking up the watch and walking away with it Aug.…
  • Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name
    02 September
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name - and possibly even her resemblance. Harris Faulkner sued the Rhode Island-based toy company this week, saying it has wrongfully…
  • Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury
    02 September
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations when it takes effect in 2018. The so-called Cadillac tax was meant to discourage extravagant coverage. But critics say it's…
  • Consumer panel: Airlines should disclose fees, seat size
    02 September
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal panel says airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane's seats, before a passenger buys a ticket. The Transportation Department's Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections also said that…