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Kerry says TPP rejection would hurt US national security

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:32pm

Secretary of State John Kerry urged Congress on Wednesday to adopt a landmark 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal, arguing that rejection would badly damage U.S. credibility and national security.

A look at Chicago's Tribune Tower as it changes hands

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:22pm

A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, has been sold — gargoyles, flying buttresses and all.

Apple partners with Deloitte in pitch to business

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:21pm

Apple is extending its push into selling business technology by forging a partnership with the Deloitte consulting firm to advise companies on using iPhones, iPads and Apple software in the workplace.

VW chief: Working on settlement with US for emissions fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:21pm

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the company is cooperating with U.S. authorities and hopes to reach a settlement on a fine with the Justice Department for equipping diesel vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.

Air rage incidents reported by airlines on the rise

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:12pm

Incidents of unruly passengers on planes are increasing, and more effective deterrents are needed to tackle the problem, a global airline trade group said Wednesday.

Pittsburgh's Tribune-Review to become online-only newspaper

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:04pm

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper plans to stop its print edition Nov. 30 and offer an online-only publication in a reorganization that will also require 106 layoffs, its publisher announced Wednesday.

US extradites Rwandan academic to face genocide charges

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:01pm

A Rwandan academic who is accused of participating in the 1994 genocide arrived in the country on Wednesday following his extradition from the United States.

Takata sells auto interiors unit as recall costs rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:01pm

Troubled air bag maker Takata Corp. of Japan is selling its automotive interior trim and seating material operation, raising cash as its inflator recall costs continue to mount.

US stocks wobble as phone companies fall, oil prices jump

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:54am

U.S. stock indexes are little changed Wednesday as dividend-paying stocks skid and health care companies take losses. Energy companies are rising as the price of oil changes course yet again and moves higher. Beer makers AB InBev and Molson Coors are rising after SABMiller's shareholders approved the $103 billion deal that will combine InBev with SABMiller, forming the world's largest brewer.

US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:54am

The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.

Deal reached to keep US government running, help Flint

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:53am

Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December.

The Latest: First Lady calls for "adult in the White House"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:51am

The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):

BlackBerry, once a phone innovator, to stop making its own

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:43am

BlackBerry plans to stop making its signature smartphones internally, signaling a strategic shift for a company that built its reputation on innovative smartphone technology.

Senators ask Justice Department to investigate EpiPen maker

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:41am

Senators are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether pharmaceutical company Mylan acted illegally when it classified its life-saving EpiPen as a generic drug and qualified for lower rebate payments to states.

Deutsche Bank shares stabilize after deal to sell unit

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:33am

Investor concerns over Deutsche Bank's financial stability appeared to ease Wednesday after Germany's biggest lender said it had struck a deal to sell a subsidiary and stressed it was not seeking government help.

Hollande: Post-Brexit relationship needs to be well defined

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

French President Francois Hollande says the European Union wants to keep working with Britain once it leaves the trade bloc, but only under "very well defined criteria."

APNewsBreak: Autopsy of woman found dead in freezer amended

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

An exit button inside a downtown Atlanta hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping two people who had to beat on the door to alert someone to let them out, a medical examiner found.

US looks to restrict China coal imports from North Korea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:11am

The United States is negotiating at the U.N. Security Council to address a provision in U.N. sanctions that allows China to import coal and iron ore from North Korea, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.

Hospital chain settles Medicare suit for $32.7 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:01am

A national hospital chain headquartered in central Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $32.7 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare for medically unnecessary services.

Anheuser-Busch pays $6M to settle India bribery accusations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:42am

Anheuser-Busch will pay $6 million to settle charges by U.S. regulators that it paid off government officials in India to boost sales and production, then tried to quiet an employee who raised the issue.