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EU, Germany play down reports of US trade talk failure

John-Thor Dahlburg and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:03am

Both the European Union's lead negotiator in trade talks with the United States and the spokesman for Germany's chancellor on Monday downplayed assertions that negotiations on the proposed landmark pact have collapsed.

In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:00am

A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region.

Fitbit motivational feature to take users on virtual hikes

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:50am

Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you're hiking famous trails instead of your neighborhood.

Packing plant evacuated, 7 treated after chemicals interact

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

Authorities in North Carolina say seven workers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries and several nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution after cleaning chemicals interacted at a meat packing plant in the community of Tar Heel south of Fayetteville.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

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

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

Brazil's Rousseff faces senators, says accusations meritless

Mauricio Savarese and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:30am

Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office.

The Latest: Rousseff appears at Brazil impeachment trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:13am

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

East Timor, Australia open talks on maritime border dispute

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:10am

East Timor and Australia opened conciliation talks Monday in their bitter legal battle to set a permanent maritime boundary that will carve up billions of dollars in oil and gas reserves underneath the seabed.

US consumer spending posts slower growth in July

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:03am

American consumers boosted spending at a slower pace in July, while their incomes accelerated slightly.

Beyonce proves she's in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:50am

Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears.

UN chief urges quiet until Gabon presidential vote results

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:50am

The United Nations secretary-general is urging political stakeholders in Gabon to avoid making statements on the outcome of Saturday's presidential election until results are announced.

US consumer spending growth slowed in July, while incomes accelerated slightly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:31am

US consumer spending growth slowed in July, while incomes accelerated slightly.

Malcolm X postcards to Cleveland woman sell for $56,000

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

A set of 16 postcards from civil rights activist Malcolm X to a woman in Cleveland has been sold at auction for more than $56,000.

Global stocks lower, except for Tokyo, on Yellen speech

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:20am

Most global stocks slipped Monday after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week said the case had strengthened for raising interest rates. The Tokyo market was an exception and gained on prospects for a strong dollar.

Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:10am

Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism mounts over the price of its injectable medicine.

German plan would make mothers reveal child's biological dad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:30am

Germany's Justice Ministry is proposing that mothers should be required to help identify their child's biological father to settle disputes over support payments.

Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:20am

Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system.

Austria flights resume in Vienna after day of disruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:40am

Airline officials say technical problems that left hundreds of passengers stranded at Vienna's airport over the weekend have been resolved and flights are operating normally.

A $400 million cash payment to Iran has little precedent

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:50am

A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.

Kim Dotcom wants to livestream legal fight against the US

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:30am

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom wants to livestream his legal battle against the United States on YouTube.