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Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops, cattle

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:15am

Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, with water becoming increasingly scarce, experts say.

Drought reveals remains of German 'Atlantis' in lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:07am

A sustained drought in Germany has revealed the ruins of a village abandoned when a large reservoir was created more than 100 years ago.

Online socks seller Bombas mixes commerce and charity

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:37am

David Heath co-founded online socks company Bombas not because of an overwhelming desire to make a comfortable sock, but after realizing that they were the No. 1 clothing item requested by the homeless.

Pass it On: Entrepreneur's insights on running a business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:37am

David Heath, the co-founder and CEO of online sock company Bombas, was an entrepreneur early on. His advice? Focus on one product before branching out. Don't copy your competition. And Heath, who meditates daily and brings his Jack Russell terrier named Cooper to work, emphasizes the importance of a healthy work culture.

Drawing from city's proud past, can casino spur revival?

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:35am

Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel.

UK investigating reports sunken WWII ships in Asia looted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:10am

Britain says it will work with Indonesia and Malaysia to investigate reports that the wrecks of ships sunk during World War II have been plundered by pirates.

French audit warns 840 bridges may face risk of collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:59am

An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damage and at risk of collapse in the coming several years.

Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:37am

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, emphasizing the need to strengthen the economy to preserve the nation's post-Soviet independence.

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:30am

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning.

US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:19am

Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.

Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power

Iliana Mier, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:21am

When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power.

Relax, binge watchers. Netflix is not adding commercials

Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN Money  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:15pm

Netflix is setting the record straight: It's not adding commercials. It is testing out video promotions between episodes and movies. They can be skipped.

Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:50pm

A small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project, a high-ranking federal official said this week at a conference.

Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:23pm

A federal judge has upheld a decision by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to delay an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule.

California drops wildfire utility liability protection plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:21pm

California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now.

UK's right-wing Farage vows to end Brexit 'sell-out'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:46am

In Britain, there is a growing sense of Brexit deja vu.

Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:40am

President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says "we won't let that happen."

Turkey's president says country will defy economic threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:07am

Turkey's president said Saturday his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the United States.

Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:43am

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Malaysian leader tours Alibaba, meets Jack Ma on China visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:13am

Malaysia's leader courted Chinese e-commerce investment in his country on Saturday, the start of his first trip to China since his stunning electoral victory three months ago.