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Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

Audrey McAvoy and Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:53am

Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people.

A century ago, German sub brought World War I home to US

Virginia Mayo and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:44am

Over 3,000 miles from the trenches and battlefields of the Western Front, where many hundreds of thousands had already died, residents of Orleans, Massachusetts, were enjoying a typical summer morning on July 21, 1918, waiting for the fog to lift off the shore.

Asian shares mostly lower, weighed by trade tensions

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:15am

Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday following a mixed day on Wall Street, as tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth is still on track.

Japan, US renew nuke pact amid Japan plutonium stock concern

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:10am

Japan and the U.S. have extended their nuclear pact as Tokyo pledged to work to reduce its plutonium stockpile to address Washington's concern.

Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:24pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks.

Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:15pm

Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week.

Amazon's hopes its Prime Day doesn't go to the dogs

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:25pm

Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of the cute canines delivering an apologetic message.

Prosecutors: Russian hackers leased servers in 2 states

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:24pm

Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network.

Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffs

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:27pm

Asian markets fell on Tuesday as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track.

Lawsuit alleges USA Diving ignored sex abuse of divers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:16pm

Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory.

Amazon’s Prime Day runs into early snags

Anne D’innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:23pm

Amazon’s website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.

US pledges $6 million in new aid for Venezuelan migrants

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:51pm

Standing in the middle of a busy border bridge filled with thousands of Venezuelans lugging babies and suitcases, Mark Green said one element stood out in contrast to every other migration crisis he has witnessed.

Tenants allege Kushner firm pushed them out of their homes

Bernard Condon and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:33pm

Twenty current and former residents of one of the largest buildings owned by the Kushner Cos. allege in a $10 million lawsuit that the firm used relentless, noisy construction that exposed them to cancer-causing dust as part of a campaign to get rent-stabilized tenants out and high-priced luxury condo buyers in.

Nonprofit that helps develop businesses offering $5K in contest

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:55pm

The monetary prize is available to past and present Suazo Business Center clients — which is celebrating its 15th year helping low- to moderate-income families grow their business.

San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:51pm

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality.

Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:29pm

Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers.

The Latest: State gets 5 more sports betting applications

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:17pm

The Latest on gambling companies applying for permission to offer sports betting in New Jersey before football season starts (all times local):

APNewsBreak: State gets 5 more sports betting applications

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:09pm

New Jersey regulators have received five additional applications from gambling companies seeking to start offering sports betting before football season starts in September.

Ex-Venezuelan energy official pleads guilty in graft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:48pm

A former official at a state-run electric company in Caracas, Venezuela, pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering conspiracy relating to an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme in the Venezuelan oil industry.

Kosher certifier reduces list of acceptable Starbucks drinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:41pm

A leading company in Kosher certification has dropped some Starbucks drinks from its acceptable consumption list.