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Russia holding up Turkish goods at border as relations sour

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 3:10am

Customs officials along the Russian border are scrutinizing Turkish goods due to "various reasons" including a possible terrorist threat, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Source: Alibaba in talks to buy Hong Kong's SCMP newspaper

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 11:11pm

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks to buy Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, a person with knowledge of the potential deal said Thursday.

Asian stocks rise on expectations for Europe stimulus

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 9:30pm

Asian stocks were higher Thursday on expectations for additional European Central Bank stimulus as jitters about tensions between Russia and Turkey faded.

Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 8:31pm

Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.

Court fight erupts over care of media mogul Sumner Redstone

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 6:51pm

A legal battle that began Wednesday over medical care for ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has produced dueling portraits of the billionaire's health and mental state.

Brazil police arrest government Senate leader

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 5:00pm

Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

NY court hears arguments on fantasy sports

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 4:15pm

A judge said Wednesday he would not take long to rule on a motion by New York's top law enforcement official to stop the country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies from operating following two hours of arguments in a packed Manhattan courtroom.

Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:50pm

After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.

Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition

Cain Burdeau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:40pm

Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town — even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.

Japan announces $10.6 billion in climate financing for 2020

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 3:20am

Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Thursday it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020, including public and private funds.

UK fines Barclays for lax oversight on financial crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 2:50am

British authorities have fined Barclays 72 million pounds ($108 million) for failing to safeguard against the risk that the bank would be used to facilitate financial crime.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 2:30am

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment is appealing a bankruptcy court ruling that could put it on the hook for nearly $364 million. That's the amount a pension fund wants Caesars to pay in installments for 20 years after the company's largest subsidiary filed for bankruptcy protection in January. The National Retirement Fund wants to oust Caesars, forcing it to cover the remaining cost of promised pensions.

Russian helicopter crashes in Siberia, killing 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 1:20am

A Russian helicopter carrying oil workers has crashed in eastern Siberia, and officials say 10 of the 25 people on board were killed.

Philippine economy grew 6 percent in 3Q as services expanded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 11:21pm

The Philippine economy expanded 6 percent in the third quarter and officials Thursday forecast at least the same growth rate for the full year but warned of risks from the El Nino dry spell and presidential elections in 2016.

Chinese company postpones canal project in Nicaragua

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 6:51pm

A Chinese company said Wednesday it is delaying the start of construction on a $50 billion inter-ocean canal across Nicaragua until late 2016.

Sony employees' hacking suit settlement gets preliminary OK

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 6:10pm

A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of up to $8 million between Sony Pictures Entertainment and current and former employees related to the hack of the company's computers last year.

Nevada taxable sales up 5 percent in September

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 6:00pm

The amount of taxable sales in Nevada rose more than 5 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago, although state revenue collected from it is slightly less than expected.

Anchorage teachers union Oks contract extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 5:20pm

Teachers in the state's largest school district have approved a contract extension.

Court revives Oregon suit over 'phantom recall' of Motrin

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 4:00pm

A lawsuit over Johnson & Johnson's buyback of defective Motrin pills has been given new life by the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Jobless rates keep dropping in Nevada metro areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:30pm

Unemployment rates continue to fall in Nevada's three main metropolitan areas.