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European Central Bank weighs best type of economic stimulus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:29am

The European Central Bank is weighing a package of stimulus measures including an interest rate cut and new bond purchases to counter worries that growth is slowing more than expected.

All aboard! Amtrak route to New Orleans restored

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:21am

A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line.

DC club owner charged with soliciting sex acts in Maryland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:05am

The owner of two popular Washington D.C. music venues has been accused of attempting to buy sexual favors from a massage therapist in Maryland.

AP-NORC poll: Trump approval still weak despite economy

Steve Peoples and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:03am

About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president's handling of the U.S. economy but gives him weak marks on other major issues.

Protesters skeptical as G7 claims anti-globalization mantle

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:51am

The G-7 summit has for the first time co-opted the message of its protesters: Capitalism has led to damaging inequalities and environmental degradation that has harmed the global economy and a handful of rich countries can't be the only ones making decisions for the world.

French President Emmanuel Macron says the Irish backstop is 'indispensable' in a Brexit deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:26am

French President Emmanuel Macron says the Irish backstop is 'indispensable' in a Brexit deal.

DC man sues over being left inside fire-gutted senior center

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 4:35am

An elderly man found trapped in his senior living apartment five days after the complex was gutted by fire is suing the property's manager.

The Latest: Macron says Irish backstop is indispensable

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 4:34am

The Latest on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's effort to reopen Brexit talks on European trip (all times local):

S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:35am

South Korea will stop exchanging classified intelligence on North Korea with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute, an official said Thursday, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with two of its most important allies in the Asian region.

South Korea says it is terminating intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid bitter trade dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:24am

South Korea says it is terminating intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid bitter trade dispute.

Weekslong standoffs in Mediterranean becoming 'new normal'

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:13am

The Ocean Viking carrying 356 people, mostly Africans, rescued in the Mediterranean off Libya is closing in on two weeks at sea without being assigned a safe port to offload the traumatized passengers — a situation that charity workers decry as "the new normal" as Europe fails to devise a systematic response.

UK's Johnson presses for fresh Brexit talks in Paris

Sylvie Corbet and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:03am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson exuded confidence Thursday as he pressed French President Emmanuel Macron to accept his request to reopen Brexit negotiations, meeting in Paris on the second stop of his first European tour as U.K. leader.

Report: 2 Iranian lawmakers arrested for 'disrupting' market

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:54am

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency says two lawmakers have been arrested for unspecified actions described as "disrupting" the country's car market.

Global stocks subdued as investors seek more clues on Fed

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:44am

Global stock markets were subdued Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts.

China warns US tariffs will 'escalate trade friction'

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:08am

China appealed to Washington on Thursday to "meet each other halfway" and settle a trade war instead of going ahead with planned tariff hikes Beijing warned will trigger retaliation.

Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting program

Lindsay Whitehurst and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:39pm

Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping into financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in the wake of its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in a dispute with the Trump administration over abortion.

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:23pm

Asian stock markets are mixed Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts.

Pence visits Utah to promote trade deal with Mexico, Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:05pm

Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Utah as the next stop on a trip to promote the Trump administration's trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

Air New Zealand blames profit dip on engine issues, fuel

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:42pm

New Zealand's national carrier said Thursday that increased fuel costs and engine problems were the main reasons why its annual profit dropped by more than 30%.

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

Mike Blood and Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:39pm

The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California's efforts to rein in its vast illegal market.