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  • Dubai port operator H1 profits up 26 percent

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based port operator DP World says its profit rose 26 percent in the first half of the year as new capacity and a pick-up in global trade allowed it to process more cargo. The government-backed cargo handler said Thursday it earned $332 million in profit...

  • Future of 'Big Oil' suit at stake as panel meets

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The committee that nominates members for a south Louisiana flood control authority has two vacancies to fill and the people it nominates to fill them could provide Gov. Bobby Jindal with the votes to kill a lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies. At a...

  • Groundbreaking set for Beretta's Tennessee plant

    GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Company and state officials are celebrating the groundbreaking at Italian gun-maker Beretta USA's new plant in Tennessee on Thursday. Berretta announced in January that it would build a new manufacturing and research facility in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin. The...

  • A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day. There, in its power base, the Islamic State group controls thousands of square kilometers...

  • Philippine economy grows 6.4 percent in 2Q

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine economy expanded by 6.4 percent in the second quarter and tied with Malaysia as the second fastest growing in Asia during the period, officials said Thursday. The April-June growth was higher than the 5.6 percent posted in the first quarter, driven by...

  • China calls on Japan to break with militarism

    TOKYO (AP) — China's government on Thursday called on Japan to "break clean with militarism" after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions. Abe sent the...

  • Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives. Market Basket said in a statement late Wednesday that former CEO Arthur T....

  • Asian stocks post cautious gains, Qantas surges

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday but gains were muted ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan. KEEPING SCORE: The Nikkei 225, the benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, inched down 0.5 percent to 15,450.42. Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

  • Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent...

  • No charges for deputy whose car killed lawyer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't file charges against a sheriff's deputy who hit and killed a prominent entertainment attorney with his patrol car. The Daily News (http://bit.ly/1qiULbz) reports Wednesday that the district attorney's office declined to file charges against Deputy...

  • Denver police testing use of body cameras

    DENVER (AP) — Some Denver police officers are using body cameras on patrol as part of a study of their effectiveness, and officials hope to have all 800 patrol officers outfitted with the devices by next year. Officers assigned to the city's busy downtown area began wearing the cameras in June...

  • Chile sailor publicly discloses his homosexuality

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation. Chile has traditionally been a tough place for homosexuals, although the country decriminalized gay sex in 1999 and...

  • US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the U.S. has no independent confirmation of reports of a second American killed while fighting with...

  • Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year

    SYDNEY (AP) — Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.6 billion) loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs. The loss for the financial year ended June 30 is the largest the former...

  • Flight returns, 2 airline passengers in custody

    TORONTO (AP) — Police say two women are in custody after a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba was forced to turn back to Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Regional police responded to the flight at around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Police say the passengers were reportedly acting disruptive and...



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