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Obama administration taps Kim for second term at World Bank

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10am

The Obama administration is nominating current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for a second term leading the 189-nation international lending organization.

EU rejects US concerns of bias in company tax investigations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10am

The European Union's executive branch rejected Thursday the U.S. government's complaint that its probes into sweetheart tax deals between EU governments and big companies are hitting U.S. firms hardest.

Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10am

Mylan, in the face of heated criticism over price hikes for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, is bulking up programs that help patients pay for the drug.

In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10am

The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor.

Romanian PM says first loan to Moldova has been paid

Corneliu Rusnac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:50am

Romania's prime minister says his country has paid 60 million euros ($68 million) to Moldova, the first part of a larger loan, and urged the government to continue making reforms.

Report blasts plan to change at-risk kids' psychiatric care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:30am

The state Juvenile Justice Commission has accused the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources of operating under a "cloak of secrecy" while negotiating new contracts to place youths in residential psychiatric facilities.

Mylan, in crosshairs for spiking cost of EpiPen, says it will expand savings program to cover up to $300, of out of pocket costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:30am

Mylan, in crosshairs for spiking cost of EpiPen, says it will expand savings program to cover up to $300, of out of pocket costs.

Romania, Kuwait agriculture ministers injured in car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:20am

Romania's health ministry says the agriculture ministers of Romania and Kuwait are receiving hospital treatment for minor injuries after being involved in a car crash.

Pennsylvania launches patient prescription database

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:20am

Pennsylvania is launching its database on prescription drug dispensing in an effort to prevent their abuse.

Las Vegas stadium backers to give update on site search

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:00am

Developers who wanted to zero in on one or two finalist sites for a potential Las Vegas stadium are giving a progress report.

AG: Banned doctor still running several abortion clinics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:40am

New Jersey's attorney general says an abortion doctor who lost his license in the state and has been banned from practicing in other states is illegally exerting control over several women's clinics.

German business confidence drops unexpectedly, survey shows

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

Business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has dropped unexpectedly as managers' assessment of both their current and future situations darkened following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, a survey showed Thursday.

Spain revises Q2 growth estimate upward to 0.8 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:40am

Officials have revised Spain's quarterly economic growth figure for the April-June period upward, from 0.7 percent to 0.8 percent, welcome news for a country in its eighth month without a fully functioning government.

UK report urges social media companies to tackle extremism

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

A new U.K. parliamentary report is demanding that social media companies do more to tackle sites that promote extremism.

Report: Iran detains Greek national for smuggled oil tankers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:20am

An Iranian state-run daily is reporting that authorities in Tehran have detained a Greek national they accuse of embezzling money from smuggled oil and selling three oil tankers for $100 million.

FDA: Listeria found in Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams kitchen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40am

The Food and Drug Administration says Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is battling listeria again, a problem that disrupted the company's business last year.

Mobile homes returning to Louisiana after deadly flooding

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:22am

Mobile homes will fill front yards across southern Louisiana again, just like after Hurricane Katrina, as federal authorities bring in temporary housing for thousands of people displaced by catastrophic flooding.

Clinton's Gold Rush: $18 million raised on three-day swing

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:02am

Hillary Clinton mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson and Apple CEO Tim Cook, vamped in a photo booth with actor Justin Timberlake and dined with some of California's richest families on what was likely the most lucrative fundraising swing of her presidential campaign.

Thai farmers launch (bee) sting operation to stop elephants

Vicky By Huang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:52pm

To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, set off firecrackers and even switched their crops from pineapples to pumpkins, which the pachyderms don't relish much. Nothing worked, so the villagers decided on Plan Bee.