Keeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from U.S. national team duties.

Grain higher, beef mixed, pork higher

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, beef mixed, pork higher

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Louisiana casino take about even with July 2013

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A 12.4 percent jump in July winnings at Louisiana's land casino kept the 21-casino total about even with July 2013.

Nebraska State Fair opens Friday with new exhibits

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The Nebraska State Fair is going into its fifth year in Grand Island with a new exhibit hall featuring a 6,500-gallon aquarium, a shooting gallery and a hands-on exhibit about farming.

UH athletics plans cuts to address red ink

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

University of Hawaii sports programs are again projecting a deficit and plan to cut spending on operational budget items by about 5 percent.

Illinois gets $300M in Bank of America settlement

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Illinois will receive $300 million of a national $16.65 billion settlement between the government and Bank of America over the bank's role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

Airport, chemical co want spill lawsuit dismissed

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

An airport and a chemical producer want claims dismissed in a lawsuit partly targeting them over a January chemical spill.

US judge readies response to Argentina's threats

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A U.S. judge frustrated by debt-ridden Argentina's refusal to comply with his orders is being urged to take stronger action against the South American nation as it maneuvers to get its finances beyond his control.

5 challengers sign up for next America's Cup

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Only five challengers have signed up for the chance to take on software billionaire Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA in the 2017 America's Cup.



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