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Police: McDonald's worker fired for refusing officer service

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:30am

Police in suburban Houston say a McDonald's worker has been fired for refusing to serve an officer.

3 ex-bankers jailed over Ireland's biggest accounting fraud

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:11am

Three former senior bankers were sent to prison Friday for their roles in concealing the loss of billions in deposits at the defunct Anglo Irish Bank, the biggest accounting fraud in Irish corporate history.

20 Arkansas workforce programs get more than $15M in grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:10am

Twenty workforce training programs in Arkansas have been awarded more than $15 million in state grants.

'Pokemon Go' creators working to be 'respectful' of reality

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:00am

The creators of "Pokemon Go" say they're working to remove real-world locations that don't wish to be included in the mobile gaming sensation.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower, led by energy sector

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:50am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Clinton to nation: It's a 'moment of reckoning'

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:50am

Hillary Clinton capped a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American politics must convince voters that she, rather than Republican rival Donald Trump, can bring a deeply divided nation together.

US GDP grows a weak 1.2 percent in second quarter

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:40am

Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter. Stronger consumer spending was offset by weakness in housing construction and a big slowdown in the pace that businesses restocked store shelves.

Exxon reports smallest profit since 1999

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:21am

Lower oil prices continue to punish Exxon Mobil Corp., which reported its weakest quarterly profit in nearly 17 years.

Combi recalls child car seats for risk of chest injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:20am

Combi USA is recalling more than 39,000 car seats because they can transmit too much force to a child's chest in a crash.

DC Metro train derails, 1 passenger hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:20am

Metro says a train has derailed in northern Virginia and fire officials say one of about 75 passengers on the train was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

NY health records database reaches 9 million patients

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:10am

Nearly 9 million New Yorkers now have health records in a growing database accessible to most of the state's hospitals, public health centers, long-term care facilities and nearly one-quarter of physician practices.

Romania: senior banker detained in corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:10am

The deputy governor of Romania's central bank has been detained on suspicion that he engaged in influence-peddling, illicitly receiving 1 million euros ($1.1 million) when he was parliament speaker, anti-corruption prosecutors said Friday.

Spain revises economic growth forecast up for 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:40am

The acting Spanish government has revised upward its forecast for economic growth this year from 2.7 percent to 2.9 percent.

US wages, benefits see steady rise in second quarter

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:40am

The wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers rose at a steady pace in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year, as income growth showed signs of slight acceleration.

Wages and benefits increase 0.6 percent in April-June quarter, matching first-quarter pace

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:40am

Wages and benefits increase 0.6 percent in April-June quarter, matching first-quarter pace.

Libya's UN-backed council says oil terminals have reopened

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:31am

Libya's U.N.-brokered presidency council has announced the reopening of the country's vital oil terminals after 18 months of closure despite threats by a rival military commander that his forces could target tankers entering Libya's territorial waters.

UK nuclear power project faces new delays, hurdles

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:31am

A major nuclear power project in Britain is facing more hurdles as the government announced an unexpected delay and unions at EDF, the French energy firm that will build the plant, argued it would be so expensive as to put the company itself at risk.

Oahu bakery worker confirmed to have Hepatitis A

Mrivers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:31am

Hawaii health officials say the latest food service employee who has tested positive for hepatitis A on Oahu works in a Costco bakery.

After shooting, German TV drops Counter Strike broadcast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:30am

A German TV channel has canceled plans to broadcast the finals of a global tournament of the video shooting game "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" in response to last week's slayings in Munich.

Eurozone likely to see another stimulus as growth halves

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:20am

It seems that the strong start to the year was another false dawn for the eurozone economy and that the European Central Bank will have more to do in the months ahead to shore up growth.