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US markets drop after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:12am

Stock markets were plunging again Tuesday, continuing Wall Street's month-long rocky ride, after gloomy economic data out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing much faster than anticipated.

IMF head: Global growth likely to be weaker than expected

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:50am

The head of the International Monetary Fund says global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected and will remain at moderate levels.

American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:40am

Former "Flipper" trainer Ric O'Barry was released by police late Tuesday after being arrested for not carrying his passport while in Japan to protest a dophin hunt due to begin this week.

Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:30am

When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy.

Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:40am

President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe.

Unstable antenna atop Trump tower closes streets in Toronto

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:10pm

Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto's downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto.

Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:10am

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with identical twins.

US construction spending rises 0.7 percent in July to highest level in more than 7 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:00am

US construction spending rises 0.7 percent in July to highest level in more than 7 years.

Amazon to let Prime members download videos

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:51am

Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos.

Romania: prosecutor, tax official detained on bribe charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:41am

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have detained a prosecutor and a senior tax official on suspicion they took bribes from a businessman to resolve a court case in his favor.

Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:41am

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she's pregnant with identical twins.

Dow Jones average sinks 300 points in early trading following weak China manufacturing data

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:40am

Dow Jones average sinks 300 points in early trading following weak China manufacturing data.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:31am

Clark County residents could see a bump in their sales taxes next year if officials approve a proposal aimed at expanding the police force. Clark County commissioners are expected to vote today on the so-called More Cops proposal, which would raise the county's sales tax rate from 8.1 percent to 8.15 percent. The Las Vegas Sun reports that there appears to be enough support on the panel for passage.

Attorney: Former Jared Foundation chief to plead guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:30am

An attorney says the former director of a foundation created by ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will plead guilty to child pornography charges.

Portugal struggles to sell rescued bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:30am

Portugal is having trouble selling Novo Banco, the so-called good bank salvaged from last year's collapse of major lender Banco Espirito Santo.

US auto sales expected to drop in August

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 6:40am

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales rose 2 percent in August thanks to strong demand for Jeep SUVs.

Germany: up to $3.7B needed next year to integrate refugees

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 6:20am

The German economy has room to accommodate refugees, the labor minister said Tuesday, but the government will need to spend billions of extra euros (dollars) to cover language courses, benefits and their integration into the labor market.

Southwest flight diverted after passengers become disorderly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:50am

Southwest Airlines says a Chicago-bound flight has been diverted to Texas after a group of passengers became disorderly.

Clark County panel set to vote on More Cops tax increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:20am

Clark County residents could see a bump in their sales taxes next year if officials approve a proposal aimed at expanding the police force.

China factory indexes ebb in new sign of economic weakness

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:00pm

Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy despite recent government efforts to support growth.