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No diesels need apply: Electric cars rule at Paris show

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:51am

Carmakers are finding the Paris auto show , held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, to be a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric vehicles.

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:51am

Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unlawful power grab.

Democrats poised to block stopgap funding bill over Flint

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:33am

Senate Democrats on Tuesday promised to block must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, to battle the Zika virus and to help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.

US home prices climbed again in July

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:30am

U.S. home prices rose again in July, pulled up by strong gains in Portland, Seattle and Denver.

The Latest: 9 firefighters, 6 officers hurt in NYC explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:30am

The Latest on a house explosion that killed a New York City firefighter (all times local):

Water company workers lead Greek protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:30am

Workers from a state-run water company are blocking traffic outside Greece's parliament as lawmakers prepare to vote on a proposal to move control of public utilities to a new asset fund created by international bailout creditors.

NYC house blast kills fire battalion chief, a rising star

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:11am

A star battalion chief at the Fire Department of New York was killed Tuesday morning when a house explosion rocked a Bronx neighborhood, jolting residents out of their beds, authorities and witnesses said.

The Latest: Christie again denies knowing of traffic plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:04am

The Latest on the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local):

AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhite

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:02am

The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership.

'Deepwater Horizon' film stirs emotion in victims' families

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:41am

Arleen Weise was apprehensive when she learned Hollywood was making a movie about the offshore explosion that killed her son, Adam, and 10 other men aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

Helicopter crash off Angola kills 4, Chevron says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:41am

Chevron says four people were killed when a helicopter crashed on the way to an oil facility off the coast of Angola.

Putin praises farmers for Russia's strong grain harvest

Howard Amos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:21am

President Vladimir Putin praised farmers Tuesday for making Russia's grain harvest this year the highest in post-Soviet times.

New Jeep Compass SUV looks like shrunken Grand Cherokee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:03am

The fastest-growing part of the U.S. auto market is getting another new vehicle.

Markets Right Now: US stocks move higher in midday trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:00am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Jeb Bush to teach, lecture on education at Harvard this fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:40am

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be spending time at Harvard University this fall.

Consumer companies lead indexes higher; energy drops

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:34am

U.S. stocks are higher Tuesday as solid quarterly results from cruise line operator Carnival give travel-related companies a boost. Technology companies are also gaining. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil returns Monday's gains. A survey showed consumer confidence is at a nine-year high.

Shell: Fire forces closure of key oil pipeline in Nigeria

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:32am

A fire has forced the closure of a key oil pipeline in Nigeria, Shell said Tuesday, amid ongoing challenges including militant attacks that are losing oil multinationals billions of dollars in what used to be Africa's biggest petroleum producer.

Michigan inmates get job training in 'vocational village'

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:30am

Few states have been more aggressive in releasing inmates and diverting offenders than Michigan, where a decade ago, 1 out of every 200 people was in prison, and penal costs were beginning to crowd out basic government services.

Feds charge seller of mislabeled Chinese 'Viagra substitute'

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:21am

Federal prosecutors say an Alabama man who imported a Chinese drug sold as a Viagra substitute has been charged with intentionally defrauding and misleading consumers. They say the drug sold as Zhen Gong Fu fails to list a potentially dangerous ingredient on its label.

Germany orders end to Facebook/WhatsApp data sharing project

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:21am

German data protection authorities on Tuesday ordered Facebook to delete data, such as phone numbers, it has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp.