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In 10th convention speech, Bill Clinton faces tougher crowd

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:01am

Bill Clinton was once the Democrats explainer-in-chief. Tonight, he'll be explaining himself.

Survey: American consumers' confidence remains steady

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:41am

American consumers are feeling confident about current economic conditions but are a bit warier about the future.

New Mexico lawmaker eyes 'right to die' bill amid court loss

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:41am

A New Mexico state lawmaker is pushing for a law to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with help from doctors a month after advocates for the practice suffered a court defeat.

Historic solar flight marks 1st round-the-world journey

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:41am

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

Citing cyber 'revolution,' Obama issues attack response plan

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:31am

The White House says the world is facing a "revolution" of the cyber threat and is issuing a response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks.

White House drug official visits Rhode Island prison program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:31am

A new Rhode Island prison program that provides medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction is getting attention from the Obama administration's top drug official.

Coast Guard recruit who died in training donated heart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:31am

A Coast Guard recruit from Virginia who collapsed and died after a physical fitness run at a New Jersey training center donated his heart.

US new-home sales climbed in June to more than 8-year high

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:12am

Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the broader U.S. economy.

BigCommerce Appoints Jimmy Duvall as Chief Product Officer

Bigcommerce, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:10am

including Magento, eBay, GSI Commerce and Yahoo! — Duvall will lead BigCommerce’s global product organization, overseeing all aspects of product management, design and strategy.

20 injured in Azerbaijan defense plant blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:10am

A health official in Azerbaijan says at least 20 people have been injured in an explosion at a defense plant.

Ex-Citibank worker imprisoned for sabotaging computer system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:00am

An employee who sabotaged Citibank's computer system because he believed he was about to be fired has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison.

US home prices rise at steady pace as sales heat up

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:00am

U.S. home prices extended their steady upward march in May, spurred by rising sales and a dwindling supply of available houses.

Markets Right Now: US stocks off to a mixed start

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:50am

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

'No-kill' sanctuary cares for animals in Blount County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:50am

Barks break the morning quiet at 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary as owner Sandra Shaffer steers her golf cart past a line of dog kennels up the hill from her house.

High school business competition plans statewide event

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:50am

An effort that invites Michigan high school students to develop solutions to real-world business problems is expanding with a statewide competition.

European development bank considers funding gas pipeline

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:41am

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is looking to support financially the development of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, which plans to bring gas across the Balkans and on to Italy.

Shutting down 'shark finning': US fishermen promise a fight

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:40am

American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia.

McDonald's US sales disappoint amid turnaround efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:30am

McDonald's reported disappointing sales growth in the United States for the second quarter on Tuesday as the world's biggest burger chain keeps touting its all-day breakfast menu amid its turnaround efforts.

The Latest: Patients not hurt in knife attack still shaken

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:21am

The Latest on Tuesday's knife attack at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 dead (all times local):

DuPont cost-cutting pushes it beyond Wall Street's 2Q hopes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:00am

DuPont topped most expectations in the second quarter as the chemical maker cut costs ahead of its tie up with Dow Chemical, and it upped its profit outlook for the year.