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Stock futures slipping; Fiat Chrysler considers GM merger; new iPhone6s details emerge: A.M. Business News Links

11 hours 28 min ago
Also, Asian stocks suffer biggest monthly drop in three years; oil falls below $49 a barrel; drivers shunning much of latest technology in cars; T-Mobile USA going after data thieves; annual euro zone inflation unchanged in August; and Chinese authorities arrest several over stock market violations. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/rfjablon/index.html

Trump to decide soon whether to rule out independent run (video): Donald Trump in the news

11 hours 40 min ago
Today's Donald Trump news: Donald Trump promised Saturday to make an announcement "very soon" on whether he will rule out running as an independent candidate, saying that "a lot of people are going to be very happy." In order to appear... Sabrina Eaton, Northeast Ohio Media Group Washington Correspondent http://connect.cleveland.com/user/seaton/index.html

The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde criticized for controversial rape remarks

11 hours 40 min ago
With her memoir due out next week, the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde grabbed headlines for controversial rape comments over the weekend. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/Troy%20Smith/index.html

'Cleveland's Own Beer Dinner' set, plus Dennis Manoloff's book signing, beer movie-tasting, more - beer calendar

11 hours 45 min ago
Our weekly beer calendar has an eclectic mix of offerings, from 'Cleveland's Own Beer Dinner' to Dennis Manoloff's book signing at the Winking Lizard to a movie about an Irish pub and much more. Marc Bona, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mbona/index.html

Fall migration brings waves of warblers, songbirds to Northeast Ohio migrant traps; Aerial View

12 hours 15 min ago
At last, the joy of the fall migration began in full force over the weekend, replacing the doldrums of summer birding with multitudes of new arrivals along the lakefront in Northeast Ohio, including our best migrant trap, Headlands Beach State Park. James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jmccarty/index.html

'Fear the Walking Dead' slow plays the action during intense Episode 2

12 hours 21 min ago
"Fear the Walking Dead," which will run for six episodes during its premiere season, is taking the form of an epic miniseries a la the first season of its parent series. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/Troy%20Smith/index.html

Should the federal minimum wage be increased gradually? The Beat (poll)

12 hours 45 min ago
Many recent business polls show that small-business owners support gradually increasing the federal minimum wage ($7.25) to $12 over time. Tell us what you think in today's business poll. Plain Dealer business staff http://connect.cleveland.com/user/clevepdbiz/index.html

Former Steak 'n Shake employee sues for race and disability discrimination

12 hours 45 min ago
A recently filed lawsuit claims an employee at a local Steak 'n Shake restaurant was harassed by other employees and a manager based on his race and disability. Ida Lieszkovszky, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/ilieszkovszky/index.html

Luke Bryan: 'Bro-country' label offensive, says star who plays FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday

12 hours 45 min ago
Luke Bryan doesn't particularly like the "bro-country'' label, and the CMA entertainer of the year who plays FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday says it doesn't really describe the fan-friendly music he makes. Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cyarboro/index.html

PUCO should reject FirstEnergy rate request: Daniel Sawmiller (Opinion)

12 hours 53 min ago
Ohio utility companies that made bad bets on coal are getting increasingly desperate to find ways to keep these aging plants profitable. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio should say No to FirstEnergy's bailout request, writes Daniel Sawmiller. Guest Columnist/cleveland.com http://connect.cleveland.com/user/neomgguest/index.html

Olde Wrestling offers throwback family fun (photos)

13 hours 10 min ago
NORWALK, Oh--Justin Nottke is a graphic designer by profession with a time-traveling wrestler named "Fighting" Marion Fontaine as his alter ego. For the last three years, the 29 year-old from Bellevue has turned the agriculture building at the Huron County... Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/lischay/index.html

Egypt jails journalists; Fred becomes hurricane; U.S. might sanction China: A.M. News Links

13 hours 15 min ago
Also, Arizona woman says she drowned twin boys, police say; President Obama to rename Mount McKinley during visit to Alaska; China 'punishes' nearly 200 for spreading rumors Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cpinckar/index.html

Top celebrity birthdays for August 31st include Richard Gere, Van Morrison

13 hours 18 min ago
We close out the month of August with the birthdays of Richard Gere and Van Morrison as well as other celebs. Mike Rose, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mrose/index.html

A hot, humid day and week in store for Cleveland area

15 hours 1 min ago
Warm, muggy conditions are in the forecast for today and the rest of the week. Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cpinckar/index.html

Vigil held for Kyle Jean-Baptiste; patrons complain about casino payouts; firefighters to start carrying cribs: Overnight News Links

18 hours 2 min ago
Also, Wes Craven, 1939-2015: Soft-spoken horror master from Cleveland; armed bicyclist charged in fatal shooting during suspected robbery in Cleveland; FirstEnergy's Lakeshore power plant will be demolished Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cpinckar/index.html

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots increase; Ohio Lottery results for Sunday

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:51
The Classic Lotto jackpot is an even $10 million for its next drawing, which is Monday night. Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cpinckar/index.html

Crash in Vermilion Township seriously injures Newburgh Heights man

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:49
Michael Jaskolka, 66, was flown by helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo after his four-door 1990 Geo Prizm rolled several times after colliding with another vehicle. Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cpinckar/index.html

Wes Craven, 1939-2015: Soft-spoken horror master from Cleveland

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:23
Wes Craven, the soft-spoken director from Cleveland who left movie audiences screaming with fright, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76. Mark Dawidziak, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mdawidz/index.html

MTV Video Music Awards 2015: Miley Cyrus fires back after Nicki Minaj aims vulgarity at her

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 21:51
Minaj told the audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles: "And now back to this b---- that had a lot to say about me a lot in the press. Miley, what's good?" Associated Press http://connect.cleveland.com/user/apnationaldesk/index.html

Wes Craven, legendary horror film director, dies at 76 after battling brain cancer

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 21:31
Wes Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Associated Press http://connect.cleveland.com/user/apnationaldesk/index.html