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  • Swiss bank UBS reports rise in profit

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by strong results from its core wealth management business and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment. UBS said its net profit for the...

  • McDonald's Japan to strengthen checks on chicken

    TOKYO (AP) — McDonald's in Japan is increasing its checks on chicken from suppliers in China and Thailand after allegations a Chinese supplier sold expired chicken. It says the scare will hurt its earnings. The U.S. fast-food chain's Japan unit on Tuesday withdrew this year's earnings and...

  • Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking said Tuesday they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends, and demanded that crew members be punished for abandoning the passengers and fleeing the ship. Students from Danwon High...

  • Deutsche Bank posts 29 percent drop in profit

    BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting financial markets. Germany's largest bank said its net profit in the April-June period fell to 238 million euros ($320...

  • Passengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get cash

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A group of Air New Zealand passengers has been stranded for three nights after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems. The upside? They're in Hawaii. And every passenger is getting 1,000 New Zealand dollars ($850) in...

  • Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal reversed course and decided Tuesday to allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated, a government minister said. The decision to permit Shamar Rinpoche's body to be brought in from India and cremated at his...

  • Asia stocks up, Europe subdued before US data

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week while European markets were subdued amid the possibility of new sanctions against Russia. The South Korean stock market closed at a three-year high. KEEPING SCORE: In...

  • Police ID man found floating in Long Island pool

    WOODBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Police have identified a man who was found floating face down in a public pool on Long Island. Nassau County police say 44-year-old Jonathan Sobel, of Woodbury, was swimming at the main pool at Syosset Woodbury Park Sunday when "a short time later" his body was found...

  • 9-year-old boy to meet with Coast Guard rescuers

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 9-year-old boy is scheduled to reunite with the members of the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month. Tommy Alter of Highland Park plans to meet with crew members Tuesday afternoon at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling. Coast Guard officials say...

  • Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers

    LONDON (AP) — It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers. Now a new campaign called "Talk to me" wants to break that habit and change London's image as one of the loneliest places in Britain....

  • Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian troops killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, an army spokesman said. According to a statement posted on...

  • New Mexico tax holiday starts Friday for shoppers

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's annual tax holiday is approaching and will provide shoppers with savings on purchases of school supplies, computers and some clothing and shoes. Starting Friday through the weekend, there will be no gross receipts tax on certain products purchased at...

  • Nominees sought for Illinois distinguished seniors

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department on Aging is seeking nominees for the 2014 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame awards. The annual award recognizes Illinoisans 65 and older who are outstanding in the categories of community service, education, performance or graphic arts and in the...

  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel struck symbols of Hamas' control of Gaza and the strip's only power plant on Tuesday, escalating its military campaign against the Islamic militant group with the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. Flares turned the sky over Gaza City orange...

  • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai. Dawa Khan Minapal, the spokesman for the governor of southern Kandahar province, says the attack took place on Tuesday morning in...



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