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Challenger warns of 'manipulations' in Gabon election

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:10am

Gabon's most high-profile opposition candidate has warned of possible tampering with the outcome of Saturday's presidential election, potentially increasing tensions as this central African nation awaits an official tally.

Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:00am

Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others.

Foot Locker looks to play up the store experience

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:43am

Start with the shoes but move on from there. That's the plan at Foot Locker Inc., long known for its sneakers, which is reorganizing its stores to further highlight top brands, designating areas to showcase trends, and adding more displays of full sports gear to encourage broader shopping.

The Latest: North Carolina warily watches tropical weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:43am

The Latest on tropical weather systems developing near the southeast (all times local):

EU, Germany play down reports of US trade talk failure

John-Thor Dahlburg and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:40am

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

Brazil's Rousseff faces senators, says accusations meritless

Mauricio Savarese and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:40am

Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office.

Bank stocks lead morning gains on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:30am

Banks and other financial companies are leading stocks higher in morning trading on Wall Street Monday as investors hope for higher interest rates. The market is coming off three days of losses. Herbalife rose after activist investor Carl Icahn, the company's largest shareholder, said he has increased his stake.

Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:11am

Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you're hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighborhood.

The Latest: Bishop: Pope in Rome jolted awake by the quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:10am

The Latest on Italy's devastating earthquake (all times local):

Battered Greek economy expands mildly in April-June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:00am

Greece's battered economy expanded by a quarterly rate of 0.2 percent in the April-June period, despite a small decline in consumer spending and exports.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:51am

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

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:50am

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

The Latest: Rousseff appears at Brazil impeachment trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:23am

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

Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:22am

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

In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:00am

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.

Packing plant evacuated, 7 treated after chemicals interact

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:50am

Authorities in North Carolina say seven workers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries and several nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution after cleaning chemicals interacted at a meat packing plant in the community of Tar Heel south of Fayetteville.

East Timor, Australia open talks on maritime border dispute

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:10am

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.

US consumer spending posts slower growth in July

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:03am

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

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.