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US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:54am

The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.

Deal reached to keep US government running, help Flint

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:53am

Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December.

The Latest: First Lady calls for "adult in the White House"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:51am

The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):

BlackBerry, once a phone innovator, to stop making its own

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:43am

BlackBerry plans to stop making its signature smartphones internally, signaling a strategic shift for a company that built its reputation on innovative smartphone technology.

Senators ask Justice Department to investigate EpiPen maker

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:41am

Senators are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether pharmaceutical company Mylan acted illegally when it classified its life-saving EpiPen as a generic drug and qualified for lower rebate payments to states.

Deutsche Bank shares stabilize after deal to sell unit

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:33am

Investor concerns over Deutsche Bank's financial stability appeared to ease Wednesday after Germany's biggest lender said it had struck a deal to sell a subsidiary and stressed it was not seeking government help.

Hollande: Post-Brexit relationship needs to be well defined

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

French President Francois Hollande says the European Union wants to keep working with Britain once it leaves the trade bloc, but only under "very well defined criteria."

APNewsBreak: Autopsy of woman found dead in freezer amended

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

An exit button inside a downtown Atlanta hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping two people who had to beat on the door to alert someone to let them out, a medical examiner found.

Air rage incidents reported by airlines on the rise

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:14am

Incidents of unruly passengers on planes are increasing, and more effective deterrents are needed to tackle the problem, a global airline trade group said Wednesday.

US looks to restrict China coal imports from North Korea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:11am

The United States is negotiating at the U.N. Security Council to address a provision in U.N. sanctions that allows China to import coal and iron ore from North Korea, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.

Hospital chain settles Medicare suit for $32.7 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:01am

A national hospital chain headquartered in central Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $32.7 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare for medically unnecessary services.

Kerry says TPP rejection would hurt US national security

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:01am

Secretary of State John Kerry urged Congress on Wednesday to adopt a landmark 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal, arguing that rejection would badly damage U.S. credibility and national security.

The Latest: US backs report that Russian missile downed MH17

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:50am

The Latest on the probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 (all times local):

Anheuser-Busch pays $6M to settle India bribery accusations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:42am

Anheuser-Busch will pay $6 million to settle charges by U.S. regulators that it paid off government officials in India to boost sales and production, then tried to quiet an employee who raised the issue.

Apple to create London HQ at Battersea Power station

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:32am

Apple will be setting up its London headquarters in the boiler room of the Battersea Power Station, a London landmark that has long defined the skyline on the south bank of the River Thames.

Pittsburgh's Tribune-Review to become online-only newspaper

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:31am

The Tribune-Review newspaper says it will stop putting out its Pittsburgh print edition at the end of November and become an online-only publication.

Anheuser-Busch pays $6M to settle India bribery accusations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:21am

Anheuser-Busch will pay $6 million to settle charges by U.S. regulators that it paid off government officials in India to boost sales, then tried to quiet an employee who raised the issue.

Russia insists no Russian missile systems have crossed Ukrainian border, contrary to Dutch MH17 probe report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:11am

Russia insists no Russian missile systems have crossed Ukrainian border, contrary to Dutch MH17 probe report.

Yellen says rate hike likely appropriate this year

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:11am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the central bank has no "fixed timetable" for raising interest rates but she believes the economy is ready for a rate hike by the end of the year.

Orders for US durable goods slipped slightly in August

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:03am

U.S. factories saw slightly fewer orders for big-ticket manufactured goods in August, with a decline in aircraft orders accounting for the modest slip.