In this April 6, 2016, photograph, a technician works on a door assembly for a Nissan Altima on the assembly line at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Miss. On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, major automakers report sales figures for August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

US auto sales expected to drop in August

This drop isn’t unexpected. After six straight years of growth — and record sales of 17.5 million new vehicles last year — the industry has been bracing for a plateau as consumer demand wanes.

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Agriculture closes offices in 5 states after threats

USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick says in a statement on Tuesday that the department had received “several anonymous messages” that raised concerns about the safety of USDA personnel and facilities.

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More reports of clowns in woods in South Carolina

News outlets report that Greenville County sheriff’s deputies were called to an apartment complex about 8:20 p.m. Monday that is about 20 minutes from a complex where people reporting seeing clowns last week.

In this April 30, 2016, photo, people stand on porches and balconies at a home on Mifflin Street during the annual block party in Madison, Wis. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

University of Wisconsin-Madison is top party school in US

University leaders are chafing under a state-imposed tuition freeze and the football team didn’t crack the Top 25 preseason rankings. But no school in the country throws a better party, according to the Princeton Review’s 2017 edition of “The Best 381 Colleges.”