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Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swelling

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 2:39am

New satellite imagery shows the reservoir behind Ethiopia’s disputed hydroelectric dam beginning to fill, but an analyst says it’s likely due to seasonal rains instead of government action.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:53am

Shares fell in Asia today as skepticism set in about the recent upward momentum in global markets given rising confirmed coronavirus cases and percolating tensions between the U.S. and China.

UK reportedly poised to backtrack on Huawei inclusion in 5G

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:36am

The British government is reportedly poised to backtrack on plans to give Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei a limited role in the U.K.‘s new high-speed mobile phone network, a decision with broad implications for relations between the two countries.

Asia shares drop on jitters over virus, China-US friction

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:46am

Shares fell in Asia on Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upward momentum in global markets given rising confirmed coronavirus cases and percolating tensions between the U.S. and China.

UK economic bounceback in May far slower than anticipated

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:34am

The British economy grew by far less than anticipated during May, dampening hopes that the recovery from what is set to be one of the country's deepest recessions in centuries will be rapid.

Widow of ex-Korean Air boss convicted of assaulting workers

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:29am

The widow of the former Korean Air chairman received a suspended prison sentence Tuesday for assault and other abuses of her chauffeur, security guard and other employees in a case that extended a bizarre legal saga surrounding the company’s founding family.

The Latest: Thailand revises entry rules after 2 virus cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:13am

Authorities in Thailand have revised rules governing visitors from abroad after a breakdown in screening led to two infected foreigners posing a risk to public health.

Asia Today: Another spike brings India past 900,000 cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:28pm

India's number of coronavirus cases jumped by another 28,000 on Tuesday and are fast approaching 1 million.

Sailors fighting to save burning San Diego warship

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:18pm

Hundreds of sailors are fighting to save a Navy warship ravaged by fire while the military prepares for the worst: The USS Bonhomme Richard going down in flames, and its million gallons of oil on board spilling into San Diego harbor, resulting in a major environmental disaster.

Indian leader's virus fund won't disclose donors, payments

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:22pm

Bejon Misra responded quickly to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal in March for donations to a new fund to strengthen the country's fight against the coronavirus.

China's trade rises as economy recovers from virus slump

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:18pm

China’s trade improved in June in a fresh sign the world’s second-largest economy is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. But its exporters face threats including tension with Washington and a possible downturn in U.S. and European demand.

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:11pm

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November.

Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by China

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:08pm

China is pushing harder to make territorial claims in the regional seas and even using the coronavirus pandemic to expand its influence and take strategic superiority, posing a greater threat to Japan and the region, Japan's government said.

White House campaign urges jobless to 'find something new'

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:07pm

A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to go out and “find something new.”

Hawaii delays quarantine waiver, cites mainland outbreaks

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:32pm

Hawaii's governor said Monday he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing increasing virus cases in Hawaii, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of testing supplies.

North Dakota urges court to halt Dakota Access line shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 6:29pm

North Dakota is urging a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Seattle mayor, City Council at odds over 50% police cut

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:43pm

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday blasted the City Council's plan to cut the police department's budget by 50% and instead proposed transferring a list of functions like the 911 call center and parking enforcement out of the agency's budget.

Judge rules Mary Trump can publicize book about her uncle

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:56pm

Mary Trump can talk about the highly critical book she wrote about her uncle, President Donald Trump, over the objections of the president's brother, a judge ruled Monday as he lifted an order that had blocked her from publicizing or distributing her work.

Detroit billionaire Manuel 'Matty' Moroun dies at 93

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:46pm

Manuel “Matty” Moroun, a billionaire businessman who owned a critical bridge that connects Michigan to Canada, has died in his suburban Detroit home. He was 93.