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4 seek victim status to review Carnival pollution settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:33am

Four people who say they were harmed by pollution from Carnival Corp. cruise ships are seeking status as victims with rights to review a recent settlement.

France vows to help Ukraine peace efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:14am

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to help Ukraine's new president in his efforts to bring peace in the east of the country and in talking to Russia.

Businesses, watching economy, play it safe with hiring

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:12am

Small business owners, their eye on the economy, are playing it even safer when it comes to hiring.

Truck hits parked plane at Pittsburgh Airport, worker hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:58am

A Southwest Airlines employee is being treated at a hospital after the truck he was driving struck the rear of a plane parked at a Pittsburgh International Airport gate.

Number of motor vehicle fatalities down slightly in 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:54am

An estimated 36,760 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year, about a 1% decrease from the year before, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Early Estimates of Motor Vehicle Fatalities in 2018.

Shell fined for explosions, gas leak at Dutch chemical plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:00am

A Dutch court has fined oil giant Shell 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) for breaching Dutch labor and environmental laws in a case linked to two explosions and a gas leak at a chemical plant south of Rotterdam.

Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal readiness to cut

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:57am

Jerome Powell has tantalized the financial world with the prospect that the Federal Reserve he leads may soon cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade.

Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:34am

U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war with Beijing.

Domino's teams up with Nuro to test autonomous delivery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:26am

Domino's plans to test pizza delivery using fully autonomous vehicles in Houston.

Part of bourbon warehouse collapses in western Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:26am

Part of a bourbon warehouse in western Kentucky collapsed during a thunderstorm.

APNewsBreak: 'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:14am

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year.

Lockheed Martin announces $142M expansion of Arkansas plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:02am

Lockheed Martin says it is spending $142 million and hiring 326 new workers over the next few years as it expands its south Arkansas facility.

WinCo's frozen raspberries from Washington farm recalled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:58am

Frozen red raspberries from a Washington state farm are being recalled across the western U.S.

Grains mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:40am

Grain futures were mostly higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US stocks edge higher after 2 weeks of gains

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:36am

U.S. stocks edged higher in late-afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday following two weeks of gains.

Supreme Court sides with Virginia in uranium mining ban case

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:21am

The Supreme Court sided with the state of Virginia on Monday, finding nothing improper about its decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium.

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise, building on recent gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:43am

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

Sotheby's sold! French-Israeli billionaire pays $3.7B

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:30am

The 275 year old auction house Sotheby's is being sold to a French Israeli business man for about $3.7 billion.

The New York auction house Sotheby's is being sold to French Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi for almost $4 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:12am

The New York auction house Sotheby's is being sold to French Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi for almost $4 billion.

AP EXPLAINS: Iran's nuclear program as 2015 deal unravels

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:53am

Iran announced it will exceed the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, further escalating tensions in the Mideast.