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Global fashion top players join forces in environmental pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:05am

Thirty-two leading companies in the fashion and textile industry have given themselves a set of shared goals under a "Fashion Pact" aimed at reducing the environmental impact of their business.

Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:30am

Illinois health officials are reporting what could be United States' first death tied to vaping.

Pilots union announces dates for British Airways strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:08am

British Airways pilots will go on strike for three days next month in a long-running pay dispute with the airline.

Hungary investigating local angles of Microsoft bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:06am

Hungarian prosecutors say they have launched an investigation into a bribery scheme involving Microsoft's Hungarian office.

Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

Morgan Smith and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:02am

First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal jumped to a nearby school district last year, lured by higher salaries that would allow her to quit her second job as a housekeeper and buy a new car.

Trump calls on US companies to consider alternatives to business in China in response to new tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:22am

Trump calls on US companies to consider alternatives to business in China in response to new tariffs.

Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:08am

An investigation was underway Friday to determine why a Sacramento light rail commuter train struck a maintenance train, injuring 27 people.

Indian government announces steps to boost economy

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:00am

India's government on Friday rolled back a surcharge on foreign portfolio investment and announced steps to lower interest rates on home and auto loans to boost the country's faltering economy.

Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:58am

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump amid a dispute about Greenland, her office said Friday.

Top publishers sue Audible for copyright infringement

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:56am

Some of the country's top publishers are suing Audible, citing copyright infringement as they ask a federal judge to enjoin the audiobook producer-distributor's planned use of captions for an education-driven program.

Grains mostly lower, livestock mixed.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:47am

Grain futures were mostly lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:34am

Walmart's lawsuit against Tesla over fiery rooftop solar panels is being sealed by the court and both companies say they look forward to addressing all issues.

France to deploy celebrated cuisine to ease G-7 tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:17am

As tensions loom over this weekend's G-7 summit of world leaders in France, the country is counting on one key asset to cheer up the event: food.

Boeing gets new contract for replacement wings for A-10 jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:17am

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract for replacement wings for more than 100 A-10 jets, covering the remaining ground support jets still needing wing replacements.

The Latest: Stock markets slide as Trump lashes out at China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:11am

The Latest on the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies (all times local):

US new home sales slid 12.8% in July

Bani Sapra, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:07am

Sales of new U.S. homes fell a steep 12.8% in July, but the drop came after revisions to June sales showed the sales highest growth in 12 years.

US new home sales slid 12.8% in July amid higher prices and limited inventory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:01am

US new home sales slid 12.8% in July amid higher prices and limited inventory.

Powell says Trump trade wars complicate US economic outlook, offers no clear signal on rate cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:01am

Powell says Trump trade wars complicate US economic outlook, offers no clear signal on rate cuts.

The Latest: Koch remembers brother as 'giant personality'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:52am

The Latest on the death of billionaire David Koch (all times local):