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Germany's Commerzbank to cut 7,300 jobs in restructuring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:51am

German lender Commerzbank says it expects to cut a net 7,300 full time jobs as part of a restructuring to concentrate on its core businesses.

75,000 could starve to death in Nigeria after Boko Haram: UN

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:50am

As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don't respond quickly, the U.N. Children's Fund is warning. That's far more than the 20,000 people killed in the seven-year Islamic uprising.

Energy shares fuel world stock rally on OPEC deal; oil falls

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:41am

Energy companies led a global stock market rally Thursday as investors welcomed news that OPEC nations planned to cut oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to reduce a global glut.

Correction: Algeria-Oil Prices story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:20am

In a story Sept. 29 about OPEC's deal to curb oil production, The Associated Press misspelled the Algerian energy minister's name. It is Noureddine Boutarfa, not Bouarfaa.

Automakers show off electrics at Paris show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:10am

Global automakers are showing off new electric vehicles at the Paris auto show as they look ahead to a world of tighter environmental standards on emissions.

Ex-concert promoter faces prison in $200 million fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:00am

A former South Florida concert promoter who staged tours for major acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Aerosmith is facing prison for what prosecutors say was a $200 million fraud scheme.

Ferrari's new LaFerrari: Fast, ferocious hybrid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:50am

Fast, ferocious-looking and environmentally conscious, too — that's Ferrari's new limited edition model LaFerrari Aperta convertible.

Napa winemakers harvesting red grapes expect better flavor

Eric Risberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:40am

Driving north through the Napa Valley before sunrise, portable lights like spaceships illuminate workers in the vineyards. The smell of fermentation and grapes fill the air — the annual wine harvest is underway.

Neighbors anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates water

Tamara Lush and Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:31am

Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster.

Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk to lay off 1,000 employees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:20am

Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk says it plans to lay off some 1,000 employees globally to reduce operating costs because of "a challenging competitive environment, especially in its large U.S. market."

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:00am

Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.

Congress tied up in partisan knots over the most basic duty

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:53am

Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline.

Obama saw override coming, but still it stung

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:50am

The White House saw it coming, but still it stung.

Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:43am

Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror.

Company fined after oil rig worker death in Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:31am

An oil well service company faces nearly $3,000 in fines following the death of one its employees who fell from a workover rig in Midwest.

Cellphones spill into Yellowstone's wilds despite park plan

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:22am

Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on earth.

Governor to approve state-run retirement for private workers

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:20am

Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation Thursday to automatically enroll nearly 7 million people in a retirement savings account, an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be financially unprepared to retire.

FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:41pm

Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed.

DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future

Nicholas Riccardi and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:21pm

Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class.