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Strike by oil tanker owners causes fuel shortage in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:30am

A strike by oil tanker operators has created a shortage of petroleum products in Pakistan, causing panic among people who are lining up at gas stations to make bulk purchases of petrol and diesel.

Daimler stands by diesel despite growing controversy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:21am

German automaker Daimler's profits barely rose and were short of market expectations in the second quarter, as its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division boomed while earnings lagged at its truck, van and bus businesses.

Senate health care debate could be suspenseful and raucous

Andrew Taylor and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:10am

The Senate's days-long debate on health care features a dynamic that's relatively rare on Capitol Hill.

Vote shows GOP's problems in replacing Obama health law

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:10am

Where the Senate Republican effort to demolish the Obama health care law ends up is anyone's guess, but early indications are the GOP will have a hard time replacing that statute with any sweeping changes.

Nintendo records quarterly profit on Switch sales success

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:50am

Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. has reversed into profit for the April-June quarter from losses the previous year, boosted by the popularity of its Switch hybrid game machine.

McCain delivers a key health care vote, scolding message

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:30am

The maverick stood with his party on Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare." But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics besetting the nation.

Arizona man to be sentenced in Bundy standoff in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:08am

An Arizona man is due for sentencing in Las Vegas for his role in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014.

Hyundai Motor's profit halved to lowest level since 2010

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:00am

Hyundai Motor said Wednesday its quarterly profit was halved to its lowest level since 2010 as its auto sales in China and the U.S. plunged as the South Korean automaker paid dearly for lagging in its SUV lineup.

Empowerment center to open in Ferguson at burned store site

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:36pm

The president of the National Urban League says he's seen "steps in the right direction" in Ferguson, Missouri, in the three years since Michael Brown's death, and he's hopeful the new Ferguson Community Empowerment Center will help even more.

Pharmaceutical company Celgene settles suit for $280 million

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:25pm

Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud promoting a drug with a notorious history that was re-purposed to treat leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

APNewsBreak: New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:08pm

New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.

Asia shares mixed as Fed caution offsets Wall St, oil gains

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:44pm

Asian stock markets are mixed Wednesday, with upward momentum from a record day on Wall Street and buoyant oil prices offset by investor caution ahead of the Fed's upcoming interest rate decision.

Celgene Corp. to pay $280M to settle cancer drug fraud suit

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:07pm

Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud promoting a drug with a notorious history that was re-purposed to treat leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

The Latest: Deported 19-year-old Guatemalan among the dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:00pm

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio (all times local):

Cuomo to meet with US transportation chief amid transit woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:31pm

New York's governor is headed to Washington to meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao amid New York City's ongoing transit troubles.

The Latest: Trump talks 'new immigration system' in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:11pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's victory lap in working-class Youngstown, Ohio (all times local):

The Latest: MTA says it appreciates probe into train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:51pm

The Latest on the findings on what caused a fatal commuter rail crash north of New York City in 2015. (all times local):

New York City's transit agency unveils $836M subway plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:51pm

The head of New York City's transit agency on Tuesday unveiled an $836 million plan to stabilize the beleaguered subway system, and promised that riders would see progress within the next year.

Aide says congressman's opponent was paid to drop from race

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:41pm

A former aide to a political challenger of a powerful U.S. representative admitted that she helped funnel the congressman's cash to her former boss in exchange for his withdrawal from a 2012 election, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Fired Fox News executive proclaims innocence in lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:11pm

A Fox News Channel executive fired because of a sexual-harassment case has proclaimed his innocence in a lawsuit, saying he was tricked into signing an agreement to keep quiet about the case.