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5 injured after scaffolding collapse in Madrid luxury hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:50am

Emergency services in the Spanish capital say at least five construction workers have been injured and two more remain trapped after scaffolding in a luxury hotel collapsed.

5 ways Trump's tariffs on $200B in China goods could be felt

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:01am

By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies — and the outcome is far from certain.

BMW moves annual shutdown to guard against Brexit disruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:34am

BMW says it is scheduling a weeks-long shutdown of its Mini plant in England to coincide with Brexit as insurance against supply hiccups from a disorderly British departure from the European Union.

Visa, Mastercard in new settlement of credit card fee suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:32am

Visa and Mastercard say they and several banks will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions.

Lithuania: Walmart to remove Soviet-themed shirts

Liudas Dapkus, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:31am

Walmart has agreed to remove shirts with Soviet emblems from its online shop after three Baltic countries complained about the clothing, Lithuanian authorities said Tuesday.

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:20am

Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work.

Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study

Gene Johnson and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:19am

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.

Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

Melissa Lambarena, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:13am

a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery.

Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:02am

Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don't lie.

Sloan Foundation programmer to receive honorary book award

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:59am

If you're a fan of "Hidden Figures" and Margot Lee Shetterly's story of three black female mathematicians' contributions to the space program, you should thank in part the efforts of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Latest: Greece to move 2,000 people out of migrant camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:53am

The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local):

USDA looking into why camel bucked at circus, hurting 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:50am

A federal agency is looking into an accident involving a startled camel that began bucking while a woman and two small children were riding it at a circus in Pittsburgh.

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise broadly on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:43am

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

Canadian gold mine owner seeks damages from Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:32am

Canadian gold mining firm Eldorado Gold is seeking 750 million euros ($875 million) in damages from the Greek state over delays in permits for mining work in the north of the country.

Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:23am

The Dutch economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year and unemployment will fall to a record low of 3.5 percent, the government said Tuesday as it presented its budget plans for the coming year.

Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:19am

An Iranian government-aligned group of hackers launched a major campaign targeting Mideast energy firms and others ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran, a cybersecurity firm said Tuesday, warning further attacks remain possible as America re-imposes others on Tehran.

"Grand Theater": Has N. Korea's Kim won a propaganda coup?

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:17am

If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was searching for the perfect propaganda set piece, something designed to show his people that he's a strong leader pushing inexorably for the long-delayed, long-promised prosperity they deserve, then visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in might be providing him with a unique opportunity during their summit this week.

Papa John's new ads: John's out, diverse franchisees are in

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:06am

Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from famous founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replaces him with a diverse group of franchisees.

Papa John's new ads: John's out, diverse franchisees are in

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:06am

Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replace him with a diverse group of franchisees.

Another rebel yell: Billy Idol returning for Vegas residency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:03am

A rebel yell will be heard again in Las Vegas.