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  • Russia's ruble extends its slide despite central bank action

    5 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil and despite a recent boost from the central bank. The ruble was down 0.9 percent in afternoon trading in Moscow on Thursday, at 59.2 rubles against ...

  • Somalia president: No elections in 2016

    5 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said in a statement that national elections are impossible ...

  • Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia

    5 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists has started in Russia's south. Russian investigators alleged that military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko was working as a spotter ...

  • India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

    5 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian accountant and the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people — the country's worst terrorist attack — was hanged Thursday on his birthday, after ...

  • Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

    5 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations. The demonstrators blew into their shells in unison on Wednesday on ...

  • Kuwait identifies cell of IS militants active in Iraq, Syria

    6 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwaiti authorities say they have uncovered a cell of Islamic State militants from the small Gulf nation involved in fighting in Iraq and Syria. The Ministry of Interior said on Thursday that it identified five Kuwaitis ...

  • Egypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrial

    6 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2. The officials say the judge in the case, Hassan Farid, is ill. The verdict was ...

  • Unusual terror case going to trial in US court in Virginia

    6 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect. Irek Hamidullin was a combatant captured on ...

  • Hope for miracle dims but search goes on for missing boys

    6 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Families hope for a miracle as rescue crews head into a seventh day of searches Thursday for two teens missing at sea. The Coast Guard, which is leading the effort involving several agencies, have insisted it ...

  • Renault profit rises in 1st half on European rebound

    6 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault has reported a sharp rise in its first-half profit as the European car market rebounded strongly in the period. Renault on Thursday reported net profit of 1.4 billion euros ($1.5 billion), up from 749 ...

  • Sept. 2 hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedom

    7 hours ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox. Woodfox is seeking freedom after decades of prison isolation — and an end to ...

  • Drug firm AstraZeneca reports slide in earnings

    7 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca says second-quarter net income fell 12 percent to $697 million as competition from generic drug companies reduced sales. Revenue declined 6.7 percent to $6.31 billion as stomach-acid treatment Nexium lost patent exclusivity in ...

  • US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

    7 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part found on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 found since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic ...

  • IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese

    7 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese. IBM Watson, a unit of the U.S. technology and consulting company, ...

  • Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

    7 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor. That's likely to be the case more than ever Friday when the International Olympic Committee chooses ...

  • Lower oil prices push Italian oil company Eni to 2Q loss

    7 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) MILAN (AP) — Italian oil and gas company Eni says it lost 113 million euros ($124 million) in the second quarter due to a sharp decline in oil prices. Eni said Thursday that the loss compared with a net profit ...

  • Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up

    7 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she ...

  • Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

    7 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy ...

  • APNewsBreak: Gov't finds health law co-ops awash in red ink

    7 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats fed up with the health insurance industry used President Barack Obama's overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete against entrenched corporations. Taxpayers put up $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going. But a ...

  • Deutsche Bank profits rise, but hurt by litigation costs

    7 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also increased and the bank's new co-CEO said its financial performance was unsatisfactory. John Cryan said ...

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