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World shares drop after bleak China manufacturing

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:10am

Global stock markets sagged Tuesday as gloomy manufacturing data from China and weak investment figures in Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August.

American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:50am

Former "Flipper" trainer Ric O'Barry was arrested for not carrying his passport while in Japan to protest a dolphin hunt due to begin this week.

Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:40am

President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe.

Unstable antenna atop Trump tower closes streets in Toronto

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:10pm

Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto's downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto.

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:31pm

Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.

German unemployment rate ticks up in August

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:40am

Germany's unemployment rate crept up to 6.4 percent in August, but the Federal Labor Agency says the job market in Europe's largest economy remains robust.

China factory indexes ebb in new sign of economic weakness

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:00pm

Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy despite recent government efforts to support growth.

Chemical factory explodes in eastern China, killing 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:11pm

A chemical factory exploded in eastern China, killing one person, a state-run local news website reported Tuesday, nearly three weeks after massive chemical warehouse explosions in the country exposed lax enforcement of safety regulations.

Apple aims to boost mobile device sales with Cisco's help

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:41pm

Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems' Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers.

Washington budget writer leaving House to run Early Learning

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:51pm

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday he has appointed Rep. Ross Hunter, the House budget writer, to be the new director of the Department of Early Learning.

NY ethics board drops Trump complaint about attorney general

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:31pm

New York's ethics commission has dropped Donald Trump's complaint that the state attorney general engaged in misconduct during an investigation of the former Trump University.

Utah County voters won't have to fill 2 ballots after all

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:11pm

Utah's elections office says it has resolved a dispute over mail-in ballots that could have left voters in some Utah County cities casting ballots twice this November.

California doctor faces murder trial in 3 men's drug deaths

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:41pm

A prosecutor says that even after several patients died of overdoses, the California doctor now charged in their deaths continued to prescribe powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes.

US fines Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:40pm

The U.S. government has fined Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9 million for violating safety reporting requirements.

Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers at some stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:32pm

Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to.

Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:11pm

A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.

Samsung unveils circular smartwatch, but are apps available?

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:41pm

Samsung is juicing up its smartwatch with a circular face and more battery life than the Apple Watch, but it's unknown how many apps will be available for it.

Chevron and Medicines are big market movers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:41pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

India's antitrust probe into Google moves into next phase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:41pm

A lengthy investigation into whether Google has been abusing its dominance of Internet search to stifle competition in India is moving into its next phase.