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Severe turbulence injures 15 on flight to Buenos Aires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:06am

An Argentine airline says fifteen passengers aboard a flight from Miami to Buenos Aires suffered minor injuries after their plane hit turbulence.

US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:02am

U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy.

Real estate firm buys Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:01am

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui has been sold to an affiliate of the same investment group that purchased the Grand Wailea resort earlier this year.

US home sales fall for 6th straight month to slowest pace in nearly 3 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:01am

US home sales fall for 6th straight month to slowest pace in nearly 3 years.

Markets Right Now: Strong earnings send US stocks higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:42am

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

Financial watchdog: Regulate cryptocurrencies now, or else

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:41am

A global financial body says governments worldwide must establish rules for virtual currencies like bitcoin to stop criminals from using them to launder money or finance terrorism.

Daimler lowers profit outlook for year on diesel issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:08am

German automaker Daimler lowered its profit outlook for the year and reported reduced third-quarter profits due to regulatory and diesel emissions issues.

Global government body warns Iran on terrorism financing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:06am

A global financial watchdog Force has given Iran until February to crack down on terrorism funding or risk deeper economic isolation.

Former deputy UK leader Nick Clegg takes post with Facebook

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:06am

Facebook has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny in the region.

EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:13am

Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths.

Spain considers new taxes on internet companies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:00am

Spain's Socialist government wants to introduce new taxes on big internet companies and on financial transactions as a way of paying for improved pensions and public services.

Russia to build two-reactor nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 5:56am

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the president of Uzbekistan have agreed that Russia will build the ex-Soviet republic's first nuclear power plant.

Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 5:34am

The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics promise to be the best. They're being promoted just like the Olympics, planning is ahead of recent games in Rio de Janeiro and London, and the athletes village will offer easy access for anyone with disabilities.

The Latest: Italian party leader says government won't fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:03am

The Latest on Italy's spat with the European Union over its budget (all times local):

Italian markets hit by concerns over budget spat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 3:57am

Italy's financial markets are shaken following the European Union's stinging rebuke of the new populist government's budget bill, which pushes the deficit far beyond previously agreed levels.

UNICEF warns against Yemen's economic crisis, violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 3:25am

The United Nations children's agency says Yemen's economic crisis and the relentless violence at a key Red Sea port city risk leaving millions of children and families without food, clean water and sanitation.

Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:37am

The Japanese government on Friday ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake "shock absorbers" used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems quickly.

EU's Barnier says Irish border issue could lead to failure

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:03am

Disagreements over the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland could prevent a Brexit deal from being reached, the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Friday. foreclose

European, Asian leaders want free trade, push back at Trump

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:47am

European and Asian leaders pledged their support for free trade at a meeting Friday that underscored global trade tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Southeast Asian navies to hold 1st joint drills with China

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:51am

Southeast Asian navies are heading to their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week, and defense officials agreed Friday to conduct a similar drill with the U.S. next year.