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US home construction slips 0.9% to 1.25 million in June; apartment building drops sharply

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:33am

US home construction slips 0.9% to 1.25 million in June; apartment building drops sharply.

Court orders Danish VW importer to pay dissident artist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:06am

The importer in Denmark of Volkswagen has been ordered by a suburban Copenhagen court to pay 1.5 million kroner ($226,000) to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei for "unjustified use of artwork in an advertisement."

Bulgaria detains cybersecurity employee in tax data hacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:02am

Bulgarian police have detained a suspect who is allegedly behind the hacking of the national revenue agency, an attack that leaked the personal and financial data of millions of Bulgarians and companies.

Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emojis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:59am

Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity.

Bank of America earns $7.4B in 2Q, beating estimates

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:59am

Bank of America's second-quarter profits rose by 8% from a year earlier, the company said Wednesday, as the consumer banking giant has benefitted greatly from the rise in interest rates as well as consumers and businesses more willing to borrow.

AP FACT CHECK: UK leadership contenders make wild promises

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:26am

Promises have been flying thick and fast in Britain's Conservative leadership race, ranging from the plausible to the wild.

EU probes Amazon over use of retailer info to gain edge

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:06am

The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to more closely regulate big tech companies, saying Wednesday it was investigating whether U.S. online giant Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an illegal edge when selling its own products.

Cambodia says plastic waste shipments came from US, Canada

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:18am

Almost seven dozen shipping containers sitting in a Cambodian seaport that were found to be filled with plastic waste came from the United States and Canada, the Southeast Asian country's Environment Ministry said Wednesday.

US objects to French tax on tech firms at G-7 meeting

Thomas Adamson and Alex Turnbull, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:07am

The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies near Paris this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade.

The Latest: Japan urges South Korea to agree to arbitration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:03am

The Latest on trade and political disputes between Japan and South Korea (all times local):

Global stocks mostly fall as Wall Street ends winning streak

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:43am

Global shares drifted lower Wednesday as investors await another batch of corporate earnings following Tuesday's mostly disappointing results, which put an end to Wall Street's five-day winning streak.

US wants role in efforts to settle South Korea-Japan dispute

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:04am

The United States will "do what it can" to help resolve festering trade and political disputes between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday after a series of meetings with Seoul officials.

Asian stocks mixed as Wall Street ends 5-day winning streak

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:02am

Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak following disappointing corporate earnings reports.

The Latest: Data shows spread of 76 billion opioid pills

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:54pm

The Latest on opioid data allowed to be made public by judge (all times local):

New Mexico leases ranch land to Epstein company

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:09pm

New Mexico state land regulators are reviewing property leases to a company controlled by financier Jeffrey Epstein in light of federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Mark Sherman and Connie Cass, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:04pm

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.

California pot seller asks court to void county delivery ban

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:52pm

Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California.

LA County to pay $53M over strip searches of female inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:51pm

Los Angeles County will pay $53 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged tens of thousands of women were given invasive group strip searches at a jail, according to court filings Tuesday.

Feds: Microsoft worker stole millions in digital currency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:09pm

A former Microsoft worker has been charged in what investigators describe as a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency.