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Report: Rogue tankers help Maduro evade sanctions

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:25am

As U.S. sanctions scare away the world's largest shippers from Venezuela's oil industry, new players are willing to brave the heightened risks and help keep socialist leader Nicolás Maduro afloat, according to a new report.

Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware company

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:15am

An Israeli court has rejected a request to strip the controversial Israeli spyware firm NSO Group of its export license over the suspected use of the company's technology in targeting journalists and dissidents worldwide.

Analog Devices buying Maxim Integrated in all-stock deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:12am

Computer chip maker Analog Devices is buying Maxim Integrated in an all-stock deal that will create a company worth about $68 billion, and strengthens its position in the analog semiconductor sector.

UK tries new campaign to prepare public for Brexit

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:39am

Brexit moved back to the front-burner of British politics on Monday, months after COVID-19 knocked it out of the headlines, with the government launching a new public information campaign to prepare the nation for departure.

Google announces $10 billion 'digitization' fund for India

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:15am

U.S. tech giant Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven years.

2020 Watch: How many more Americans will die from COVID-19?

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 3:54am

until about a week ago. Daily reported deaths in the U.S. have increased from 578 two weeks ago to 664 on July 10, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University's seven-day rolling average. That's still well below the heights hit in April, but researchers are expecting deaths to rise for at least some weeks still as infections soar.

In libel case, Depp says Heard hit him with 'haymaker' punch

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 3:06am

Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a “haymaker” punch during an altercation near the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of domestic abuse.

BT CEO warns of long road to excise Huawei from UK network

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 2:57am

The CEO of telecoms company BT has warned it may take a decade to remove Huawei equipment from Britain’s wireless infrastructure if the U.K. government follows the U.S. in dumping the telecom provider from its networks.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:48am

Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management says it plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control.

AM Prep-Cyber Corner

Oscar Wells Gabriel Ii, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:05am

It's been a treasured game for many youngsters for decades. And now an unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. title has fetched a decent-sized fortune at auction. During an auction this past Friday, an anonymous bidder bought a sealed Super Mario Bros. game for $114,000. Heritage Auctions, based in Dallas, says the price eclipses the previous record for a video game, which was $100,150. That was paid earlier this year for a sealed title of the same game. The latest Super Mario Bros. copy was part of a collection of video games from the 1980's and 1990's that sold to various buyers for a total of nearly $700,000. Other titles in the batch included “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!,” a 1987 game inspired by the former former heavyweight boxing champion. It sold for $50,400.

Millennials and boomers: Pandemic pain, by the generation

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:01am

Millennials, you're taking a big hit — again. And you're not OK, either, boomers.

Stocks climb worldwide as CEOs prepare latest report cards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:01am

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as traders start off a busy week for company earnings reports on a positive note. The S&P 500 index rose 0.8% in early trading Monday, following similar gains in Europe and even bigger gains in Asian markets. Major U.S. banks are among the big companies announcing their latest quarterly results this week, which are expected to be down sharply overall because of the coronavirus pandemic. Early gains were led by technology companies, while safe-play sectors like utilities lagged behind. Bond yields rose. The market rallied Friday at the end of a shaky week.

The Latest: Hong Kong increases social distancing measures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:51pm

Hong Kong has banned public gatherings of more than four and required face coverings on public transport as the city battles an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

Andrew Taylor and Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:32pm

The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Libyan forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:30pm

Forces loyal to a Libyan commander said they will only allow the reopening of oil fields and terminals once a mechanism has been set up to fairly distribute revenue across the country, which is split between rival, warring factions.

Undaunted, US global media chief plows ahead with changes

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:22pm

Despite a barrage of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, the new chief of U.S. global media is plowing ahead with changes to the Voice of America and other international broadcasters that are heightening concerns about their future as independent news organizations.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's false comfort on schools, virus

Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen and Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:17pm

President Donald Trump's administration is providing misguided assurances on the safety of kids in school during a coronavirus epidemic.

Asian shares gain on hopes for recovery, despite outbreaks,

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 9:35pm

Shares rose in Asia on Monday, cheered by upbeat projections for a global economic rebound that were tempered by worries over expanding coronavirus outbreaks.

Asia Today: India sees another surge, hot spots shut again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 8:48pm

Several Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as its coronavirus cases surge.