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France: US-EU trade deal blocked, probably doomed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 3:30am

France's trade minister says a huge free trade deal between the U.S. and Europe is probably doomed, and France would reject the current version because it's too friendly to U.S. business.

Indian teenager dies while shooting selfie with loaded gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 3:30am

Police in northern India say a teenager has died after accidentally shooting himself while posing for a selfie with a loaded handgun held to his head.

BMW sees higher net profit on strong Europe, Asia sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 3:10am

Luxury automaker BMW says net profit rose 8.2 percent in the first quarter as the company saw strong sales in key markets in Europe and Asia.

French parliament debates labor law after violent protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:00am

After a month of often violent protests, French legislators are starting to debate a hotly contested labor bill that would make it easier to lay off workers and weaken some union powers.

Uber, China's Alipay expand cooperation to foreign markets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:50am

Ride-hailing service Uber and the payment service of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group are expanding a partnership to allow Chinese travelers to summon and pay for a car in any country where Uber operates.

Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:40am

When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy turned country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart." And nearly 20,000 supporters attended a riverfront re-election rally, dozens collapsing from heat exhaustion in the August sun.

Lights out: Philips to launch IPO for lighting division

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:10am

Royal Philips NV announced Tuesday that it is spinning off its iconic lighting division in an initial public offering so it can focus on its future as a health technology provider.

Rich newspaper owners: Industry saviors or foes?

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:10am

The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty — but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage.

Cause of fatal 2015 DC subway fire to be determined

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:00am

Federal investigators are set to determine the cause of an electrical fire that killed a passenger on a subway train in downtown Washington.

Effect of freight train derailment in DC extends to 2nd day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:40am

Some commuters will have to find a different way into work for a second day as a result of a weekend freight train derailment in Washington.

Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel

Fares Akram and Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:20am

Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.

HSBC profit lower in volatile market

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:20am

HSBC Holdings PLC says its latest quarterly profit fell 18 percent from a year earlier due to global market volatility.

Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 1.75 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:10am

Australia's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low 1.75 percent as it responded to a low outlook for inflation.

Argentina prosecutor asks probe of ex-president and son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:40pm

A federal prosecutor asked on Monday that former President Cristina Fernandez and her son be investigated for possible illegal enrichment in connection to two businessmen accused of money laundering and tax evasion.

Survey: Upcoming election makes small business owners wary

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:12pm

The approaching presidential election is making small business owners wary about the economy and their companies.

Survey: China manufacturing slowed in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:40pm

Chinese manufacturing activity weakened further in April despite government stimulus, a survey showed Tuesday, indicating the economy has yet to rebound from a downturn.

DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:20pm

South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.

U of Illinois-Springfield to build first student union

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:00pm

The University of Illinois campus in Springfield is preparing to break ground on its first-ever student union building.

House, Senate told budget deal could come today

Bob Christie and Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:51pm

Members of the Arizona House and Senate returned to the Capitol on Monday and appear to have finalized a budget agreement after a frustrating week of false starts.