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UK PM May and her Brexit vision get little sympathy from EU

Gregory Katz and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:33am

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May found little sympathy Friday from the European Union's 27 other nations in her quest for more flexibility in Brexi talks, as the time to negotiate an amicable divorce between Britain and the EU dwindles down.

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Nutty pastry fingers in Mende

Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:31am

After a brief respite, the Tour de France heads for the heights again on Saturday when almond and hazelnut pastry fingers point the way for surviving riders through terrain featuring ancient artworks and fanciful architecture.

Stocks wobble, dollar slips as traders shrug off trade talk

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:04am

Major U.S. stock indexes are drifting between small gains and losses as traders shrug off the latest trade threats from President Donald Trump and focus on company earnings reports, which contained some better-than-expected results from big names including Microsoft. Industrial conglomerate Honeywell is also higher. General Electric fell after saying its power business is still struggling. The dollar fell and bond yields rose, which is sending high-dividend companies lower. Small-company stocks, which have done well in recent days, lagged the market.

Markets Right Now: Microsoft leads gains for tech stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:59am

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Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:59am

One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said Friday.

North Dakota seeks federal money for pipeline protest costs

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:51am

North Dakota is demanding $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the state for costs associated with policing large-scale and prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Trump heightens tariff threat in trade war with China

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:47am

President Donald Trump on Friday escalated his threats to punish China for its trade policies, warning anew that he's prepared to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports and arguing that Beijing has manipulated its currency at the expense of the United States.

Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:39am

Japan's parliament on Friday approved a contentious law allowing up to three casino resorts to open in this wealthy nation and possibly lure more foreign visitors.

Putin vows to hear 'all opinions' in pension controversy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:23am

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be trying to tamp down public distress over a proposal to raise the national retirement age, saying he will listen to "all opinions" on the matter.

Japan's Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:14am

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned the U.S. on Friday that higher tariffs on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America's jobs and economy but also devastate the global economy.

Turkey, US officials hold talks on upcoming Iran sanctions

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:13am

U.S. and Turkish officials met on Friday to discuss impending American sanctions on Iran — an issue that has the potential to cause a new flashpoint in relations between the two NATO allies.

Krispy Kreme to buy Insomnia Cookies for undisclosed sum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:10am

Doughnut-maker Krispy Kreme is buying a majority stake in Philadelphia-based Insomnia Cookies for an undisclosed sum.

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

David Jordan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:07am

As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We'll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.

Cyclist killed in train collision during mass ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:58am

A 23-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a commuter train during a mass bicycle ride.

Animal rights group to protest elk's death at Lagoon park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:56am

An animal rights group plans to protest outside the northern Utah amusement park Lagoon this weekend in response to the death of an elk at the park's zoo.

Ice Alaska gets 10 new board members

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:43am

The organization that plans the World Ice Art Championship in Fairbanks has almost an entirely new slate of board members, including a resort owner and two out-of-state ice sculptors.

US probes complaints that some Ford Escapes overheat, stall

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:40am

Federal safety investigators are looking into complaints that engines on some Ford Escape vehicles can overheat and suddenly stall while being driven.

Parliament debates no-confidence motion against Modi's gov't

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:27am

Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi accused the government of failing to live up to its promises as the Indian Parliament on Friday debated a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

Utah's low unemployment rate stayed at 3 percent in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:27am

Utah's low unemployment rate didn't budge last month.

Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM Lee

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:19am

A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor, officials said Friday.