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  • Largest UK retailer warns on profits, shares drop

    LONDON (AP) — Tesco shares have dropped sharply after Britain's largest retailer by revenue issued another profit warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75 percent. The supermarket giant says market conditions remained challenging, cutting its forecast for 2014-2015 trading profits...

  • Va. agency awards money for alcohol education

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is doling out more than $81,000 in grant money to support alcohol education and prevention efforts. Officials say the grant money is being given to 11 organizations throughout Virginia as part of its inaugural Education...

  • EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions

    MILAN (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Friday were set to weigh adopting a tougher stance on the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia. The meeting of the EU's 28 top diplomats in Milan came a day after NATO said Russia has already slipped...

  • Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to 0.3 percent in August, a worrying sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery. The figure was down from 0.4 per cent in July,...

  • Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

    BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities. Kai Ko emerged from a Beijing detention...

  • Malaysia Airlines to Cut 6,000 Staff in Overhaul

    Malaysia Airlines will shed 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. (Aug. 29) DURATION: ---------------------------------------- :43 SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - August 27,...

  • New York beekeeper accused of defrauding on bees

    CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A beekeeper is being accused of defrauding people in New York and Vermont out of thousands of dollars by failing to provide them with beehives. New York State Police charged 36-year-old John P. Clarke of the northern New York town of Waddington with felony first-degree...

  • No Fantasy 5 players match all 5 numbers

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win the jackpot. Florida Lottery officials said Friday 367 tickets matched four numbers to win $555. Another 10,765 tickets matched three numbers to win $11 and 96,467 tickets matched two numbers to win a...

  • WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says the past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak began, more evidence that the crisis is worsening. In an update Friday, the U.N. health agency said more than 500 cases were recorded over the past week, by far...

  • Asia stocks drift, Tokyo steadies after weak data

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted Friday following Japanese data showing that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike. European shares were marginally higher even as a report said eurozone inflation slipped. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX...

  • Israel identifies body as missing American student

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the body was confirmed early on Friday morning to be that...

  • Key events in the history of Malaysia Airlines

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Key dates in the history of Malaysia Airlines from its start as a one route airline until its almost unfathomable double passenger jet disasters in 2014. 1937 — Malayan Airways Ltd., the forerunner of Malaysia Airlines, is formed to provide flights between Penang...

  • Eying China, Japan seeks record defense budget

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Defense Ministry is requesting its biggest ever budget to bolster its military ability to defend remote southern islands amid China's growing activity in the area. The ministry on Friday requested a 5 trillion yen ($48 billion) budget for the year beginning April 2015, a...

  • Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

    BEIJING (AP) — China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering. The three companies said they will integrate online and offline...

  • Va. AG commits to hiring, protecting veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is taking steps to hire more veterans in his office and protect them from fraud. Herring announced Thursday that he'll sign "The Patriot Pledge" and begin the process of making his office a certified "Virginia Values Veterans"...



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