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The Latest: Ireland to appeal EU ruling on Apple taxes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:50am

The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in back taxes (all times local):

Montenegrin police use pepper spray on protesting ex-workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:30am

Montenegrin police have used pepper spray to stop laid-off employees of an aluminum smelter from storming the parliament building.

High-rise tower being built in Abu Dhabi catches fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:30am

Firefighters in Abu Dhabi are battling a blaze that broke out in a high-rise building under construction in the United Arab Emirates capital.

North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:30am

A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said.

EU rules Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:12am

Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes, plus interest, to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that it received illegal tax benefits over 11 years.

Poland investigates massive download of personal data

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:10am

Prosecutors and other state security officials in Poland are investigating unprecedented massive night downloading by bailiffs of personal data of some 1.4 million Poles.

High court dismisses ex-Miss Utah's case against Provo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:01am

The Utah Supreme Court is dismissing a lawsuit from a former Miss Utah who says she was wrongly arrested on bogus allegations that she stole from the skin-care company Nu Skin.

EU: Ireland must recover up to 13 billion euros in illegal tax benefits from Apple

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:00am

EU: Ireland must recover up to 13 billion euros in illegal tax benefits from Apple.

French president says US-EU trade talks bogged down, won't succeed this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:50am

French president says US-EU trade talks bogged down, won't succeed this year.

Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:13am

Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes — the latest push by a city that has led the nation in mandating worker benefits.

Vegas, Asian investors betting on Sin City's Chinese tourism

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01am

Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans.

A guide to Florida's primary election

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:00am

Florida voters will select Tuesday the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races and issues facing Florida on Election Day.

Global stocks mostly rise on hopes for higher US rates

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:40am

Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this year.

Iowa at center of debate over 'shadow insurance' deals

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:32am

For cash-strapped life insurance companies, the deal sounds almost too good to be true: A state law allows them to create complex financial instruments to transfer liabilities to new subsidiaries, instantly wiping huge debts off their balance sheets.

500 cows rustled from New Zealand farm in unusual case

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:30pm

How do you steal 500 cows?

Brazil's president proclaims innocence at impeachment trial

Mauricio Savarese and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:50pm

In a 14-hour session that was less electric than expected, Brazil's suspended president proclaimed her innocence at her impeachment trial Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper," calling the drive to oust her a "coup" and warning senators that history will judge them harshly if they oust a democratically elected leader on false charges.

Asian stocks mostly rise on hopes for higher US rates

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:41pm

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this year.

The Latest: Questioning of Rousseff ends after 14 hours

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:20pm

The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

Bree Fowler and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:10pm

The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states.