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Shell: Fire forces closure of key oil pipeline in Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:10am

Shell says a fire has forced it to close a key oil pipeline feeding Nigeria's strategic Bonny Export Terminal, which militants attacked last week.

Iran dims hopes for deal on output freeze this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:10am

Iran is playing down hopes of a deal among oil-exporting countries meeting in Algeria this week to limit production and boost energy prices.

'Dramatic slowing' seen in global trade, as rhetoric rises

Jamey Keaten and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:00am

The World Trade Organization dramatically slashed its forecast for trade growth this year by about a third to its lowest rate since 2009, when the global economy was mired in recession in the wake of the financial crisis.

9 dead, 11 trapped in coal mine explosion in northern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:51am

A gas explosion at a coal mine in northwest China on Tuesday killed nine people and left 11 others trapped underground, China's state broadcaster reported.

Associated Press buys British Movietone film archive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:51am

The Associated Press has purchased the film archive of British Movietone, bolstering the news cooperative's collection with historic video from World War II, the Beatles' conquest of America and the romance between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.

Philippines suspends 20 mines for environmental violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:50am

Philippine officials say they have ordered the suspension of 20 more mines, mostly nickel producers, for environmental violations, threatening to tighten supply from the world's top nickel ore exporter.

Democrats press talks as showdown vote looms on funding bill

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:10am

Democrats opened a last-minute push Tuesday for new talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.

World skating body faces European case over monopoly rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:00am

The European Commission has warned ice skating's governing body it appears to break antitrust rules by threatening speedskaters who want to compete in unauthorized commercial events.

Britain's Johnson: rude poem was not brought up in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:40am

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says his Turkish hosts have not brought up the controversy caused by a rude poem he composed mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhite

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:00am

The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership.

DC appeals court set to hear Clean Power Plan case

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:40am

The federal appeals court in Washington is set to hear arguments Tuesday in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.

Global stocks up as traders follow US presidential debate

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:40am

Global stock markets were higher Tuesday as traders followed the U.S. presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Air France workers on trial over ripping off bosses' shirts

Philippe Sotto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:30am

Fifteen current and former Air France workers went on trial Tuesday for alleged violence during a union protest last year at the airline's headquarters that saw two company executives flee over a fence with their shirts ripped off.

Analysis: In debate, Clinton was prepared, Trump was Trump

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:10am

She was at her best. He was not at his worst.

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate

Lisa Lerer and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:10am

Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns. Clinton maintained an even demeanor, smiling indulgently when Trump turned aggressive.

ADB says developing Asian economies are holding steady

Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:41am

Developing economies in Asia are holding steady and will grow at the earlier forecast rate of 5.7 percent this year and next, buoyed by resilience in the region's two largest economies, China and India, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.

Vietnamese fishermen sue Taiwan steel firm over fish deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:41am

Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have filed claims seeking compensation from a Taiwanese steel company that acknowledged its toxic chemicals caused a massive fish kill, a local priest helping the fishermen said Tuesday.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

Christopher S. Rugaber and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:40am

Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.

Wildfire forces evacuations in California mountains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:10am

Fire crews in Northern California turned their attention to a blaze in the Santa Cruz Mountains that has destroyed one home and is threatening hundreds of others.

Michigan inmates get job training in 'vocational village'

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:10am

Few states have been more aggressive in releasing inmates and diverting offenders than Michigan, where a decade ago, 1 out of every 200 people was in prison, and penal costs were beginning to crowd out basic government services.