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  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a...

  • Obama order presses contractors to obey labor laws

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to...

  • Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

    TOKYO (AP) — American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they did not say where in the U.S. the...

  • Fire agency: 15 dead, 228 injured in gas explosions in Taiwan city of Kaohsiung

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fire agency: 15 dead, 228 injured in gas explosions in Taiwan city of Kaohsiung.

  • First lady expands effort to end vet homelessness

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is "a stain on the soul of this nation," as the federal government expands its initiative to provide stable and affordable housing for service members. The first lady announced Thursday...

  • BorgWarner 2Q profit rises 9.2 percent

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) on Thursday reported earnings that climbed by 9.2 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based company said earnings increased to $190.2 million, or 83 cents per share, from $174.1 million, or...

  • Dow Jones industrials plunge 300 points, wiping out July's gains; worst drop since February

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones industrials plunge 300 points, wiping out July's gains; worst drop since February.

  • Why investors prefer petit stocks over small ones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small-cap stocks are getting the cold shoulder, unless they come with a nice accent. Stocks of smaller U.S. companies have dropped this year following a spate of warnings that they've become too expensive. But investors continue to buy stocks of smaller companies based in Italy,...

  • Canada man accused in killings fit to stand trial

    MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others in June has been found fit to stand trial. Justin Bourque, 24, faces three first-degree murder charges and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the...

  • Dutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a mortuary in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said from Kiev Wednesday the team had...

  • FDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease. The agency approved Striverdi Respimat for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which causes bronchitis and emphysema and affects...

  • Kellogg's sales hurt as dieters drop Special K

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg's cereal sales are struggling, in part because Special K is falling out of fashion with dieters. The company, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, said Thursday that its profit fell 16 percent in the second quarter as its flagship cereal unit continued to suffer. Cereal...

  • Portland, Oregon, flushes outdoor toilet business

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland will quit marketing the solar-powered outdoor potties its workers developed and will settle instead for a cut of the business. Six years ago, the city installed the first of the stainless steel public toilets dubbed the Portland Loo. It now has seven...

  • Official: Ferries to be back to normal Saturday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Puget Sound ferry service should be back on schedule by Saturday after disruptions caused by maintenance and unexpected repairs, the interim head of Washington State Ferries said Thursday. The problems have left riders grumbling about long waits and cancellations during the peak...

  • Man sues soccer star Ronaldo over 'CR7' trademark

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has sued Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7," which is used by soccer fans around the world as shorthand for the Real Madrid forward. Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Providence against the Portuguese soccer star...



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