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Asian stocks lower, except for Tokyo, on Yellen speech

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:51am

Most Asian stocks slipped Monday on remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week that the case has strengthened for raising interest rates, but the Tokyo market was an exception and gained on prospects for a strong dollar.

Boston duck boat fails to clear overpass, damages roof

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:00am

Part of the roof of a Boston duck boat was torn off after a driver failed to clear a bridge while out on a tour in the city.

Kim Dotcom wants to livestream legal fight against the US

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:50pm

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

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

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:40pm

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.

AP Explains: Brazil's president under impeachment trial

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:41pm

The impeachment fight in Brazil over whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office is about more than the charges that she mismanaged the federal budget. The Associated Press explains how it got to this point and how the trial is playing out:

GOP presidential nominee Trump plans major ad buy Monday

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:40pm

Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date — upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so.

Brazil's Rousseff to address Senate in trial over her future

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:12pm

Fighting to save her job, suspended President Dilma Rousseff addresses the Senate on Monday in a showdown pitting accusations that the she hurt Brazil's economy with budget manipulations against her argument that she did nothing wrong and is being targeted by corrupt lawmakers.

Wednesday speech could clarify Trump's immigration policy

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:50pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally.

Asian stocks lower, except for Tokyo, on Yellen speech

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:20pm

Most Asian stocks slipped Monday on remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week that the case has strengthened for raising interest rates, but the Tokyo market was an exception and gained on prospects for a strong dollar.

'Don't Breathe' scores, ousts 'Suicide Squad' at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:04pm

The horror movie "Don't Breathe" has reason to let out a big sigh of relief. Audiences turned out in droves for the late summer thriller, which brought in $26.1 million, according to studio estimates released Sunday.

2 United pilots suspected of being drunk arrested in Glasgow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:30pm

Two United Airlines pilots who have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States will appear in a Scottish court Monday, police said.

A guide to Florida's primary election

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:10pm

Florida voters will go to the polls Tuesday and select the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races and issues facing Florida on Election Day.

AP Explains: Brazil's president under impeachment trial

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:51pm

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff will have her first chance to defend herself in Congress on Monday as an impeachment process enters its final stages. Rousseff's speech and cross-examination in the Senate is expected to be the highlight of a trial that could permanently oust her on charges she mismanaged the federal budget. The fight for Brazil's leadership is about more than fiscal laws. The Associated Press explains how it got to this point and how the trial is playing out:

Pirelli's starry calendar focused on acting talent, not skin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:40pm

Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups.

Duncan women share sewing skills

Steve Metzer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:30pm

Seven ladies from Stephens County who traveled to Fiji recently went there to be teachers.

CBS' Charles Osgood to end 22 years as 'Sunday Morning' host

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:00pm

Consider this a tribute to a weekend TV institution:

In varied ways, costs of New Jersey bridge scandal add up

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10am

With soaring approval ratings and prospects of a landslide re-election in the fall of 2013, it appeared little could slow New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political ascension.

Panera CEO on self-respect, and why he often avoids gluten

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10am

Panera founder and CEO Ron Shaich considers himself the "discoverer-in-chief," meaning he's in charge of ensuring the bakery chain's image doesn't grow stale.

German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:02am

Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany's economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations.

New passenger fee added at Qatar's international airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:50am

Qatar's main Hamad International Airport is adding a $10 fee for all passengers departing from the airport, including on connection flights.