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VW: employee chief floats idea of taking stakes in suppliers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:40am

Volkswagen's employee council chief is suggesting that the automaker consider taking stakes in suppliers after a dispute disrupted production in Germany.

Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lottery

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:30am

The Alabama House of Representatives narrowly approved Gov. Robert Bentley's proposed state lottery Thursday night after 10 hours of contentious debate and two vote attempts.

Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:50am

The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:23am

The son of a Russian lawmaker has been convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars.

Air New Zealand posts record profit but warns of competition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:30am

New Zealand's national airline on Friday posted a record profit thanks to surging tourism and lower fuel costs, but warned it expected increased competition from rival international carriers in the year ahead.

Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:23am

A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands.

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:20am

Lotte Group's vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group, officials at the company and police said Friday.

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

Raphael Satter, Jon Gambrell and Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:40pm

The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

Improper use of safety line may have caused worker's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:30pm

Natrona County authorities say an improperly used safety cable may have contributed to the June death of an oil rig worker.

Asian stock markets mixed as investors wait for Fed cue

Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:50pm

Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech for cues on the timing of the next policy rate hike. Trading volumes and momentum also faded in the backdrop of slumping commodities, weak demand and overcapacity in emerging economies.

Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:40pm

The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:10pm

Lotte Group said Friday its vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group.

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

Annabelle Liang and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:41pm

The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

Raphael Satter, Jon Gambrell and Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:31pm

The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:30pm

Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say.

EPA: Metals get into creek near site of big mine waste spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:10pm

Discolored water containing metals escaped into a Colorado creek from a wastewater treatment plant after heavy rain fell near the site of an earlier mine waste spill, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

Pardon me: Michigan plant making way for Grey Poupon mustard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:01pm

The state with a history of manufacturing motors and Motown music is making more room for mustard.

Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:40pm

Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor — Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops — that says people should give the swimmer "a second chance" after he fell from corporate grace following a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics he tried to pass off as a robbery.

The Latest: Louisiana to reopen 3 shellfish areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:30pm

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Yellen, in speech Friday, could send signal about next hike

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:30pm

The job market is humming, and so are the U.S. financial markets, with major stock indexes near record highs.