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  • Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class tickets

    DUBLIN (AP) — Europe's largest budget airline, Ryanair, has launched a flexible business-class ticket in its latest U-turn from a no-frills tradition. The Dublin-based company, long Europe's fastest-growing carrier with a sell-it-cheap, stack-'em-high philosophy, says more than a quarter of its...

  • Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers. Khazanah Nasional, the state investment company that owns 69 percent of Malaysia Airlines, said in...

  • Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

    BUNOL, Spain (AP) — The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 125 tons of ripe tomatoes...

  • Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

    TOKYO (AP) — At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. The effort with "4K" technology is carefully removing scratches and discoloration from the...

  • Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Scientists at the government-affiliated Riken Center for Developmental Biology said they are...

  • IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

    PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister. In a statement after a fourth round of questioning before...

  • Group maps best assets of Gulfport

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A group that inventoried Gulfport's assets says the city needs better signage to attract tourists. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1tJ1Qn5 ) ten teams of three surveyors each from outside the area scoured Gulfport to determine where the city can expand and what it...

  • IMF chief Christine Lagarde under official investigation for 'negligence' in corruption probe

    PARIS (AP) — IMF chief Christine Lagarde under official investigation for 'negligence' in corruption probe.

  • Europe shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record

    TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong day in Asia. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent to 9,573.65 and France's CAC-40 slipped 0.2 percent to 4,385.83....

  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Burger King plans to become the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain. Burger King's operations will stay in Miami. But the...

  • China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows

    BEIJING (AP) — China Telecom Ltd., one of the country's three main state-owned carriers, said Wednesday its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet and mobile data businesses grew. The Beijing-based company earned 11.4 billion yuan ($1.9 billion), or 0.14 yuan (2...

  • Video games come of age as spectator sport

    NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros." But today there's...

  • Conflicts weighing heavily on German consumers

    BERLIN (AP) — A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine. The GfK institute said Wednesday its latest index of economic expectations slid 35.5 points in August to 10.4 —...

  • Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world — or just make cool things. They are part of a growing global movement of so-called hackerspaces. The...

  • Maysville receiving $1.15M for water tank project

    MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The city of Maysville is receiving more than a million dollars for a water tank project. The U.S. Commerce Department, which announced the $1.15 million grant on Monday, said the city reports the project will support expansion of the region's automotive industry,...



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