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G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:34pm

The world's top financial officials called Sunday for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, with one warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further.

The Latest: Man was feuding with grandmother before standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:57pm

The Latest on a man who took customers and employees hostage at a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles (all times local):

Elon Musk, artist settle copyright row over tooting unicorn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:38pm

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and an artist have settled a row over a farting unicorn.

Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:09pm

Sergio Marchionne's achievements as one of the automotive world's most charismatic chief executives include the bold trans-Atlantic merger of Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. No. 3 Chrysler after he restored both to health.

Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:07pm

One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record.

Art dealer buys storage locker for $15,000, finds treasures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:57am

A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for.

Insider Q&A: Being creative about hiring in tight job market

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:33am

Paul McDonald, senior executive director at the staffing firm Robert Half International, has seen job markets of both extremes in his 35 years in recruiting: The ultra-low unemployment of the late 1990s, sky-high unemployment during the Great Recession and now back to a jobless rate of just 4 percent.

Rights group calls on Iraq to declare detention centers

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:32am

Human Rights Watch on Sunday called on Iraq's government to declare the number of detention facilities it maintains and not to hold suspects without informing their families.

Pass it On: Executive insights on staffing challenges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:32am

In a tight labor market, small business owners need to know that if they can't compete on the salary side, don't try. The better plan, says Paul McDonald, senior executive director at the staffing firm Robert Half International, is to "focus on culture, focus on learning, focus on the opportunity to take on multiple roles more quickly, and to be really in a learning environment."

All shell, no shock: Lobster prices strong, season picks up

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:23am

New England's lobster industry faces big new challenges in selling to Europe and China, but the trouble hasn't caused prices to budge much for American consumers.

Jeep exec takes over Fiat, marking end of Marchionne era

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:03am

Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following recent surgery.

New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:11am

Britain's slow move away from the European Union took a new twist Sunday as the new Brexit chief suggested that Britain might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached.

Indonesian teen raped by her brother jailed for abortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:49am

A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for having an abortion, police said Sunday.

Kenyan school children using slingshots to plant trees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:39am

School children in Kenya are helping to fight deforestation by planting seeds using slingshots.

The Latest: Authorities say 1 killed in LA market standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:55am

The Latest on an active police situation at a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles (all times local):

Plagued by cuts, Lebanon survives on floating power plants

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:33am

Lebanon has for decades struggled with daily power cuts that leave residents sweating through their shirts summer after sticky summer.

Kavanaugh: Once questioned Watergate tapes decision

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:37pm

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided.

1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff

Christopher Weber and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:01pm

A woman was shot and killed when a gunman ran into a busy Los Angeles supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage for about three hours Saturday before handcuffing himself and surrendering to police.

Cuba approves new leader's Cabinet with old faces in place

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:03pm

Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro's government in place, except for in the key post of economic reform.

Navy sailor killed at Pearl Harbor buried in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:44pm

More than 76 years after he was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Navy sailor has been laid to rest in Southern California.