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UK's globalized car industry wary of Brexit impact

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:10am

This should be a fine time for British carmakers, with sales increasing nicely, but for one major storm front — the impossible-to-predict ramifications of the country's vote to leave the European Union.

Uber starts food delivery in Japan after ride-share stumbles

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:40am

Uber, which has struggled to win Japan over to its ride-sharing service, is hoping to fare better with takeout deliveries.

Tie-up of world's biggest beer makers clears final hurdle

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:30am

A deal worth over $100 billion to combine the world's two biggest beer companies cleared its last major hurdle Wednesday when the shareholders of SABMiller approved the takeover by Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch Inbev.

1 month after floods, urgent aid needed in North Korea

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:02am

A Red Cross official in Pyongyang says more than 70,000 people displaced by severe flooding in North Korea nearly a month ago are urgently in need of supplies and shelter before winter sets in.

No new coal? Objections to Wyoming coal mine to be heard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:00am

A state regulatory board plans to consider whether Wyoming's first major new coal mine in decades should proceed despite the objections of two landowners.

Shareholders in brewer SABMiller accept AB InBev takeover offer, clearing final hurdle to deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:50am

Shareholders in brewer SABMiller accept AB InBev takeover offer, clearing final hurdle to deal.

Old rivalries seen blocking OPEC deal to support oil price

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:40am

Prospects are dim for a deal among OPEC countries on Wednesday to freeze production and support oil prices, amid disagreements between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Global stocks have mixed performance after Wall Street gains

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:50am

Global stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street gained and investors were reassured by trade-friendly Hillary Clinton's performance in a U.S. presidential debate against Donald Trump.

French government plans tax cuts in its 2017 budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:40am

The French government is presenting its 2017 budget, including 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in tax cuts that are expected to benefit 5 million low and middle-income households.

Verizon: Call records of 'fewer than 500' customers breached

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:20am

A Verizon Wireless spokeswoman says it appears that "fewer than 500 customers" had their private information accessed in 2014 in a federal computer breach case involving a former Verizon Wireless network technician.

Drone fly-by closes Dubai's busy airport for a half hour

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:40am

Officials say Dubai International Airport closed for a half hour after a drone flew by its airspace.

Trump has turned over tax returns _ for lawsuits and loans

Chad Day and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:22am

While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him.

Yellen likely to face questions about Wells Fargo

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:21am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who has been in the hot seat over the central bank's interest-rate policy, now has another headache: Wells Fargo.

Explosion kills 18 in 'illegal' coal mine in northern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:11am

Chinese authorities blamed illegal mining activities for a gas explosion at a coal mine that killed 18 miners left two others missing, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

Asian stock markets turn lower after Wall Street gains

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:00am

Major Asian stock markets were lower Wednesday after investors were reassured by trade-friendly Hillary Clinton's performance in a U.S. presidential debate with rival Donald Trump.

9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

Paul Elias and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:40am

From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug.

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:40pm

Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Puerto Rico finds unexpected source of growth in agriculture

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:30pm

Puerto Ricans are buying rice produced on the island for the first time in nearly 30 years. They are also eating locally grown mushrooms, kale and even arugula, along with more traditional crops such as plantains and pineapples.

Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech's potential

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:22pm

Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He runs a racing team and a foundation. He's raced a sailboat using his chin. But the man who raced in the Indianapolis 500 hasn't been able to drive around his neighborhood — until now.