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Corvette goes mid-engine for first time to raise performance

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:17pm

When you first lay eyes on the new 2020 Corvette, a modern version of the classic American sports car isn't the first thing that pops into your head.

Man self-immolates near Japan Embassy amid Seoul-Tokyo spat

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:34pm

A South Korean man set himself on fire in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday, police said, amid rising trade disputes between Seoul and Tokyo.

Japan summons SKorean envoy to protest wartime labor dispute

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:16pm

Japan on Friday summoned South Korea's ambassador to protest Seoul's refusal to join in an arbitration panel to settle a dispute over World War II labor.

Navy brass, low budget blamed for Argentina sub tragedy

DÉbora Rey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:58pm

An Argentine legislative commission has concluded that the sinking of a submarine with all 44 crewmembers was caused by the inefficiency of naval commanders and budget limitations, discarding theories the vessel was attacked or hit by a ship.

Bolsonaro defends 200 days in power amid criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:20pm

President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday defended his administration's first 200 days in power, while facing mounting criticism on issues ranging from the environment to nepotism.

Here's what's actually going on with that app that makes you look old

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:02pm

Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present?

Chewy rides on post-IPO high

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:11pm

Chewy, the online seller of pet food and squeaky toys, is continuing its post-IPO sales streak.

EPA rejects challenge of pesticide linked to brain damage

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:45pm

The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a key legal challenge Thursday to a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, saying environmental groups had failed to prove that a ban was warranted.

Microsoft cloud growth beats expectations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:38pm

Microsoft on Thursday reported quarterly profit of $13.2 billion, powered in large part by a steadily growing cloud computing business that the company says now accounts for 30% of its total revenue.

Report: Newspaper chains Gannett, GateHouse in merger talks

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:32pm

Two of the country's largest newspaper companies are in "advanced talks" to combine.

2nd man pleads guilty to falsely labeling foreign crab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:30pm

A Virginia man has pleaded guilty for his role in falsely labeling foreign crab meat as fresh Chesapeake blue crab.

Oklahoma County seeking lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:19pm

Oklahoma County has joined over 50 other cities and counties in the state to prosecute drug companies for damages caused by the opioid epidemic.

Boeing to take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded jet

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:58pm

Boeing said Thursday it is booking a $4.9 billion charge to cover possible compensation to airlines that have canceled thousands of flights since the 737 Max jet was grounded after two deadly accidents.

Netflix, United Rentals fall while Union Pacific, eBay rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:22pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

Clerk fired after confrontation with Hispanic customers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:18pm

A suburban Chicago gas station clerk has been fired after a video posted on social media appeared to show him telling Hispanic customers to "go back to their country."

Netflix subscriber drop hints at streaming-service fatigue

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:39pm

How much is too much for streaming video?

The Latest: $100K bond for trucker in deadly Indiana crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:12pm

The Latest on charges in a Indianapolis highway construction zone crash that killed three people (all times local):

Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:09pm

The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments asked a court Thursday to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash.

AP Explains: Why NATO member Turkey wants Russian missiles

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:08pm

NATO ally Turkey is being kicked out of the U.S.-led F-35 fighter jet program over its decision to buy the Russian-made S-400 air defense system.