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Clinton to nation: It's a 'moment of reckoning'

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:50am

Hillary Clinton capped a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American politics must convince voters that she, rather than Republican rival Donald Trump, can bring a deeply divided nation together.

Spain revises economic growth forecast up for 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:40am

The acting Spanish government has revised upward its forecast for economic growth this year from 2.7 percent to 2.9 percent.

US wages, benefits see steady rise in second quarter

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:40am

The wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers rose at a steady pace in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year, as income growth showed signs of slight acceleration.

US GDP grows a weak 1.2 percent in second quarter

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:40am

Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter. Stronger consumer spending was offset by weakness in housing construction and a big slowdown in the pace that businesses restocked store shelves.

Wages and benefits increase 0.6 percent in April-June quarter, matching first-quarter pace

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:40am

Wages and benefits increase 0.6 percent in April-June quarter, matching first-quarter pace.

Check-in screens at Vietnam's 2 major airports hacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:40am

State media say check-in screens at Vietnam's two major airports were hacked to contain distorted information about the South China Sea and insult Vietnam and the Philippines.

Libya's UN-backed council says oil terminals have reopened

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:31am

Libya's U.N.-brokered presidency council has announced the reopening of the country's vital oil terminals after 18 months of closure despite threats by a rival military commander that his forces could target tankers entering Libya's territorial waters.

UK nuclear power project faces new delays, hurdles

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:31am

A major nuclear power project in Britain is facing more hurdles as the government announced an unexpected delay and unions at EDF, the French energy firm that will build the plant, argued it would be so expensive as to put the company itself at risk.

Oahu bakery worker confirmed to have Hepatitis A

Mrivers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:31am

Hawaii health officials say the latest food service employee who has tested positive for hepatitis A on Oahu works in a Costco bakery.

After shooting, German TV drops Counter Strike broadcast

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

A German TV channel has canceled plans to broadcast the finals of a global tournament of the video shooting game "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" in response to last week's slayings in Munich.

Eurozone likely to see another stimulus as growth halves

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:20am

It seems that the strong start to the year was another false dawn for the eurozone economy and that the European Central Bank will have more to do in the months ahead to shore up growth.

3 businesses moving into LSU's research labs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:10am

Three new tenants have moved or are moving into the research labs at LSU Innovation Park.

Remains of Korean War POW headed to New York for burial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:00am

The remains of a U.S. soldier from Long Island who died while in captivity during the Korean War have been identified and are being returned to New York for burial.

DC Metro train derails, 2 passengers evaluated for injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:50am

Metro says a train has derailed in northern Virginia and fire officials say two of about 75 passengers on the train are being evaluated for minor injuries.

Merck beats 2Q profit forecasts, lowers guidance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:41am

Slightly higher sales and substantial cost-cutting by Merck & Co. boosted second-quarter profit 75 percent, but the drugmaker lowered its financial forecast for the year, citing higher restructuring costs in the quarter.

Tourist numbers to Spain jump 12 pct in first half of 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:30am

The number of tourists visiting Spain jumped by 12 percent in the first six months of 2016, as a mix of economic concerns and fears of extremist attacks continued to drive foreigners away from rival Mediterranean destinations.

Vietnam says Taiwan firm's pollution affected 200,000 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:50am

Toxic waste discharged from a Taiwanese-owned steel complex in central Vietnam harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people, including 41,000 fishermen, the Vietnamese government said in tallying the damage from what it has called the country's worst environmental disaster.

Mercedes building new car plant in Hungary, to employ 2,500

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:00am

Automaker Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand says it will build a new manufacturing plant in Hungary by the end of the decade, investing 1 billion euros ($1.11 billion) and creating 2,500 new jobs.

Romania: senior banker detained in corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:00am

Anti-corruption prosecutors have detained the deputy governor of Romania's central bank on suspicion that he engaged in influence-peddling, illicitly receiving 1 million euros ($1.1 million) when he was parliament speaker.

Summer meal programs in county serve 10,000 kids

Ben Middelkamp-Tribune, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:20am

Cass County schools and churches served more than 10,000 meals to local students during the summer months, filling a need and stomachs of many area kids.