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Eni returns to profit in second quarter as output grew

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:35am

Italian oil and gas company Eni returned to second-quarter profits as it ramped up new production in three regions amid ongoing pricing volatility.

Pentagon, border wall covered in $788B House spending bill

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:20am

A major budget increase for the Pentagon and a $1.6 billion down payment for the border wall with Mexico are part of a $788 billion spending bill approved by the House of Representatives. The measure passed Thursday by a 235-192 vote, giving President Donald Trump and his House GOP allies a medium-sized win heading into the August recess. In the fall, the bill goes before the Senate, where it is expected to face stiff resistance from Democrats.

The Latest: 40 injured, 1 seriously, in Spanish train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:10am

The Latest on a train crash in Barcelona (all times local):

Russia sanctions bill gets heavy support, heads to Trump

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:07am

The Senate's decisive vote to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea sends the popular bill to President Donald Trump, who will be under pressure to sign it after weeks of intense negotiations.

GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal 'Obamacare'

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:07am

Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.

Nissan-Renault seize lead in first half global vehicle sales

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:00am

The alliance of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA of France led in global vehicle sales for the first half of this year, the first time it has claimed top rank, beating perennial top-sellers Volkswagen, Toyota and General Motors.

Employer: Utah woman killed on cruise was trusted adviser

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:51am

A Utah real estate agent killed on an Alaska cruise was remembered by her employer as a trusted adviser and valued sales associate.

In cold blow to US, Japan ups tariffs on frozen beef imports

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:50am

In unwelcome news for American farmers, Japan said Friday that it was imposing emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen beef, mainly from the U.S.

Thousands of North Korean laborers in US-allied Gulf nations

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:38am

As pressure over North Korea's nuclear weapons program grows, America's most valued Arab allies host thousands of its laborers, whose wages help Pyongyang evade sanctions and build the missiles now threatening the U.S. and its Asian partners, officials and analysts say.

Thousands of North Korean laborers in US-allied Gulf nations

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:38am

As pressure on North Korea grows over its nuclear weapons program, America's most valued Arab allies host thousands of its laborers whose wages help Pyongyang evade sanctions and build the missiles now threatening the U.S. and its Asian partners, officials and analysts say.

Rio's Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly

Stephen Wade and Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:38am

Neymar kissed the ball, delivered a gold medal and then wept with other Brazilians.

Gas storage deemed safe after blowout but challenge looms

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:38am

The fight over reopening a massive gas storage facility that has been crippled since a major blowout is heading to court.

The Latest: Pakistan high court disqualifies PM from serving

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:38am

The Latest on developments in Pakistan (all times local):

Mainstream Model 3 holds promise _ and peril _ for Tesla

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:31am

For Tesla, everything is riding on the Model 3.

Asian shares slide as Wall St tech swoon weighs on sentiment

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:10am

Asian shares slid Friday as investors assessed corporate earnings reports, with a sell-off in Wall Street tech stocks pressuring sentiment.

GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal 'Obamacare'

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:50am

Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.

The Latest: Health care amendment defeated in Senate vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:00am

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):

Senate rejects measure to repeal parts of Obama health law, dealing serious blow to GOP and Trump's agenda

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:50pm

Senate rejects measure to repeal parts of Obama health law, dealing serious blow to GOP and Trump's agenda.

Lawyer says client unaware she had poison that killed Korean

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:39pm

A lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader said Friday he has doubts about the chemists' report that showed the banned VX nerve agent was used, as he examined evidence in preparation for a trial set for October.

Latest fight at Illinois Capitol threatens money for schools

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:26pm

Illinois schools could go without state funding as a new front in the fight between the Republican governor and majority Democrats threatens money for roughly 850 districts.