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Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:27am

Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements."

In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:14am

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.

A new platform for Whole Foods? How deal could upend grocery

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:14am

Seeing Whole Foods products first in Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood?

The Latest: Leaders discuss EU agencies now based in Britain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:10am

The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

Ryan says House wants to move on Iran, Russia sanctions bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:10am

House Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill to hit Iran and Russia with sanctions. He says work is underway to resolve a procedural snag.

Sears Canada says it is seeking court protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:05am

Sears Canada Inc. said Thursday it plans to close 59 locations across Canada and cut approximately 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring.

Is Nike joining the Amazon roster?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:00am

Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon.com.

The Latest: Dem says 'we can do better' than GOP health plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:48am

The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):

US stock indexes tick higher as oil's dismal week eases

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:37am

U.S. stock indexes ticked higher in morning trading Thursday after the price of oil stabilized, at least for now.

Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims

P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:32am

A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.

Retailers want to work out your wallet _ and your body

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:20am

Stores like Saks and Urban Outfitters are looking to work out more than your wallet.

Trump expresses hope Senate will pass health care plan 'with heart,' says he'd welcome Democratic support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:19am

Trump expresses hope Senate will pass health care plan 'with heart,' says he'd welcome Democratic support.

Hain Celestial says accounting review reveals no changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:59am

Hain Celestial said Thursday that a nearly year-long accounting review has concluded that the organic food maker doesn't need to make any major changes to its past financial reports.

The Latest: Al-Shabab claims suicide blast in Somali capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:57am

The Latest on a suicide car bombing in Somalia's capital (all times local):

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Long-term US mortgage rates slip this week

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped slightly this week.

State-owned Qatar Airways seeks 10 pct stake in American

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines, triggering U.S. antitrust oversight of deals that size.

Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?

Iran begins exporting gas to Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:50am

Iranian media are saying the country has begun exporting gas to neighboring Iraq.