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Venezuelans confused over new bills coming from bank ATMs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:33am

Residents of Venezuela's capital say they're confused by banknotes coming out of ATMs as the country's new currency starts circulating.

Judge allows subpoenas for neo-Nazi website publisher's dad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:33am

A federal magistrate is allowing attorneys to question a neo-Nazi website publisher's father and accountant in connection with a lawsuit against the publisher.

Ex-employee sues Pratt & Whitney over jet engines

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:17am

A former engineer for jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney has filed a federal false claims lawsuit alleging the company knowingly sold "flawed" engines to the U.S. Air Force, which resulted in the likelihood of premature wear or even "catastrophic failure."

Herbalife distributors claim in $1B suit events were a sham

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:09am

Patricia and Jeff Rodgers figured they did everything right to get rich beyond their wildest dreams selling Herbalife health and personal care products. They attended all of the "Circle of Success" events, brought in new recruits, met their quotas on buying Herbalife goods to sell and even set up a storefront shop.

Sen. Warren: Ban lawmakers from owning individual stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:01am

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants a lifetime ban on members of Congress from getting hired as lobbyists after they leave public office. She also wants to prohibit lawmakers from owning or trading individual stocks while in office.

Idaho rejected for Women's Business Center grant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:00am

Idaho will continue to be one of the only states in the nation without a Women's Business Center.

Russia displays its latest weapons at military show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:56am

Russia has displayed its latest weapons at a military show aimed at attracting more foreign customers.

The Latest: US sanctions more Russians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:49am

The Latest on Russia sanctions (all times local):

Trump plan scales back Obama's coal emissions standards

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:43am

The Trump administration on Tuesday came out with new rules scaling back Obama-era constraints on coal-fired power plants, striking at one of the former administration's legacy programs to rein in climate-changing fossil-fuel emissions.

Greek ferry firms urge crews to scrap planned Sept. 3 strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:28am

Greek ferry companies are urging crews to call off a planned Sept. 3 strike, saying it will leave nearly 200,000 travelers stranded during the busy tourism season with no alternative means of transport.

Effort to help monarch butterflies gets boost in marketplace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:53am

An initiative to market milkweed for the benefit of monarch butterflies — and the farmers in Quebec and Vermont who grow it — is getting a boost from a Canadian parka company that is renewing its commitment to sell coats made with the plant's floss.

The Latest: EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:37am

The Latest on the Trump administration's plan to relax restrictions on greenhouse gas emission from coal-fired power plants (all times local):

Kohl's puts up big 2Q numbers, and gets punished

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:07am

Kohl's breezed past profit and revenue expectations for the second quarter and raised its outlook for the year, only to be punished by investors before the opening bell Tuesday.

Atlanta leaders seek more details on Amazon-sized project

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:04am

As Amazon.com prepares to select its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta leaders want to know more about plans for a colossal development project downtown.

Moldova mulls new gas contract with Romania, not Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:49am

Moldova's government says it will wait for a new Romanian gas pipeline to be built rather than extend a deal with Russian energy company Gazprom.

After bailout Odyssey, Greece ready to be 'normal' again

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:33am

Greece's eight-year bailout ordeal will forever be bookended by two of the country's iconic islands.

'Crazy Rich Asians' hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia

Derek Cai, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:13am

The craze for "Crazy Rich Asians" is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighboring countries later this week.

Malaysia sees no terror link in radioactive item lost 1 week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:47am

Malaysian police said Tuesday the disappearance of an industrial item containing radioactive material more than a week ago appeared to have no link to terrorism.

Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:41am

Multibillion-dollar China-financed projects in Malaysia have been canceled because they aren't needed and will saddle the country with an unsustainable amount of debt, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters on the final day of a visit to Beijing on Tuesday.