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UN chief urges quiet until Gabon presidential vote results

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:50am

The United Nations secretary-general is urging political stakeholders in Gabon to avoid making statements on the outcome of Saturday's presidential election until results are announced.

US consumer spending posts slower growth in July

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:50am

American consumers boosted spending at a slower pace in July, while their incomes accelerated slightly.

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

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:42am

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.

US consumer spending growth slowed in July, while incomes accelerated slightly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:31am

US consumer spending growth slowed in July, while incomes accelerated slightly.

The Latest: Rousseff backers rally at Brazil Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:30am

The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

Malcolm X postcards to Cleveland woman sell for $56,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:30am

A set of 16 postcards from civil rights activist Malcolm X to a woman in Cleveland has been sold at auction for more than $56,000.

East Timor, Australia open talks on maritime border dispute

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:10am

East Timor and Australia opened conciliation talks Monday in their bitter legal battle to set a permanent maritime boundary that will carve up billions of dollars in oil and gas reserves underneath the seabed.

EU, German officials play down reports of trade talk failure

John-Thor Dahlburg and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:41am

Both the European Union's lead negotiator in trade talks with the United States and the spokesman for Germany's chancellor on Monday downplayed assertions that negotiations on the proposed landmark pact have collapsed.

Global stocks lower, except for Tokyo, on Yellen speech

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:20am

Most global stocks slipped Monday after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week said the case had strengthened for raising interest rates. The Tokyo market was an exception and gained on prospects for a strong dollar.

Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:10am

Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism mounts over the price of its injectable medicine.

German plan would make mothers reveal child's biological dad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:30am

Germany's Justice Ministry is proposing that mothers should be required to help identify their child's biological father to settle disputes over support payments.

Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:20am

Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system.

Austria flights resume in Vienna after day of disruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:40am

Airline officials say technical problems that left hundreds of passengers stranded at Vienna's airport over the weekend have been resolved and flights are operating normally.

Drones meet drought in skies of storied California farmland

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:00am

A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region.

A $400 million cash payment to Iran has little precedent

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:50am

A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.

Kim Dotcom wants to livestream legal fight against the US

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:30am

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

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:20am

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.

Clinton hits Trump by recalling her father's business

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:10am

Hillary Clinton has landed on a very personal counterpunch to what she says is Donald Trump's checkered business past: her dad.

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.

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: