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Kerry meets Southeast Asia ministers after Chinese win

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:40am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday stressed the importance of complying with a rules-based international system in a meeting with his counterparts from South East Asia shortly after they were unable to agree on a statement criticizing China for territorial expansion in the South China Sea.

Gov. Sandoval off to Australia for 2-week trade mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:50am

Gov. Brian Sandoval is off to Australia for a two-week trade mission focused on mining, gambling and water technology.

AP Exclusive: Pricey drugs overwhelm Medicare safeguard

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:20am

A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show.

German business optimism down only a bit after Brexit vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:20am

A closely watched index of German business optimism declined only slightly in July following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Ericsson CEO steps down amid tightened competition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:10am

Hans Vestberg has stepped down as CEO and president of telecoms company Ericsson as the company struggles to improve earnings amid tightening competition.

Japan sees trade surplus in June as imports drop 19 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:30am

Japan posted a better-than-expected trade surplus in June, as imports fell nearly 19 percent, outpacing a more modest decline in exports.

'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 11:10pm

Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail.

Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 11:10pm

Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids.

Farewell to VCRs: Japanese maker to shelve once-hit product

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:40pm

Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it's yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder.

China to shut political, social news sites run by websites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:00pm

Beijing authorities have shut down several edgy news programs run by major web portals in the latest round of efforts to restrict reporting of political and social news.

The Latest: Meeting starts between ASEAN and China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:50pm

The Latest on the meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (all times local):

High Times: Lil Wayne cut short concert at California event

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:30pm

High Times says it is "awaiting an explanation" from Lil Wayne's representatives after the rapper's performance at its Cannabis Cup event in Southern California.

Utah car dealers weighing in on Tesla court fight

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:23pm

Car dealers in Utah are pushing back against Tesla's court effort to sell its sleek electronic cars in the state.

Gas prices drop 7 cents to $2.22 a gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 3:26pm

The average price of gasoline has dropped 7 cents over the past three weeks to $2.22 a gallon for regular grade.

'Star Trek Beyond' soars with $59.6M at weekend box office

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:49pm

"Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office.

Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion: Reports

Ken Sweet and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:42pm

Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source.

'Star Trek Beyond' soars with $59.6M at weekend box office

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:41pm

"Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office.

Al Gore's daughter due in court after June pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:00pm

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists are due in court after being arrested during a natural gas pipeline protest in Boston.

Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 11:51am

San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings — or face steep fines.