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Greece hopes to get new loans cleared by eurozone creditors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:40am

Greece is hoping its eurozone creditor nations will approve Tuesday the payment of the next batch of rescue loans that will allow Athens to avoid defaulting on its debts this summer.

AP Interview: Qatar energy minister wants 'fair' oil price

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:40am

The oil market is slowly recovering from its steep drop over the past two years but crude is still not trading at a "fair price" to encourage necessary investment, Qatar's energy and industry minister said Tuesday, ahead of next week's meeting of OPEC producers.

British pound up as poll points to waning EU exit risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:30am

The British pound is posting strong gains after another opinion poll indicated that those advocating a British exit — so-called Brexit — from the European Union are losing ground.

Dubai announces $270 million canal project with homes, shops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:20am

Officials in Dubai have announced a new, $270-million project to build homes and shops along part of the under-construction Dubai canal.

Ratings firm: Passage of Props 123, 124 credit positives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:00am

A top national bond ratings firm calls the passage of propositions 123 and 124 "credit positives" for Arizona and its school districts.

UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:50am

A council has granted the first fracking license to be issued in England for five years, but environmental groups are vowing to fight on against the use of the technology.

German investor confidence down amid concern over UK vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:40am

A survey of German investor confidence has dipped unexpectedly because of concerns, among others, over whether Britain will vote to leave the European Union.

Swiss bank to be shut over Malaysia embezzlement scandal

Geir Moulson and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:30am

A Swiss private bank will face criminal proceedings and be liquidated after allegedly committing serious breaches of anti-money laundering regulations in connection with the suspected embezzlement of a Malaysian state investment fund.

Fiat Chrysler names new head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:20am

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that its U.S. sales chief will take over the premium Italian Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands.

12 dead, 50 injured in jade mining landslide in Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:10am

A landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region Tuesday killed at least 12 people and injured about 50 others, witnesses and officials said.

French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:10am

French police have dislodged protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions.

Volkswagen to provide update on emissions settlement talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 2:21am

A federal judge is set to get an update on ongoing settlement talks in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal after announcing a tentative deal last month for nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S.

House panel hearing lawmaker who wants IRS chief impeached

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:31am

A sympathetic House Judiciary Committee is giving a high-profile forum to a top Republican who wants to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, a cause that excites conservatives but seems unlikely to go far in Congress this election year.

In tough times, most Palestinians view government as corrupt

Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:30am

A gated community of villas with well-tended flower gardens near the West Bank town of Ramallah may help explain why Palestinians almost universally believe there is corruption in the government of President Mahmoud Abbas.

Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review

Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:40am

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views.

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 11:50pm

The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:51pm

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees.

Cleveland State mulls smaller arena to build more housing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:50pm

Cleveland State University is considering whether to replace the school's 13,000-seat arena with a smaller facility to allow for construction of additional on-campus housing.

MMA comes to heartland of Thai kickboxing

Chris Lines, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:50pm

Of all the various fighting styles that combine to create the burgeoning sport of Mixed Martial Arts, it is Thai kickboxing which is at the core of the new discipline. Yet it has taken until this week for Thailand to host its first major MMA event.

Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:40pm

The Massachusetts Senate is set to begin debate on a $39.5 billion state budget plan that increases spending on local schools and public higher education.