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UK police arrest man after he claims to have a bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 1:16am

British Transport Police say they have arrested a man who had claimed to have a bomb on the rail tracks at London's Charing Cross Station.

What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 1:06am

Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart.

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:40am

The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products.

Asian stocks down as multiple trade disputes worry investors

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:16pm

Asian stocks fell Friday following Wall Street losses overnight as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs.

Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:08pm

Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low — apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl — that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well: marijuana.

Vietnam arrests 4 more oil execs in corruption crackdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:48pm

Vietnamese police have arrested four more former senior oil executives for allegedly abusing their power to appropriate property as the communist authorities step up their toughest crackdown on corruption in years.

Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:47pm

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called a past, consensual relationship with an employee.

Lawmakers seek investigation of Interior boss' land deal

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:28pm

Democratic lawmakers called for an investigation Thursday into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company that does business with his agency.

The Latest: Lawmakers seek probe of Interior boss' land deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:22pm

The Latest on Democrats calling for an investigation into the interior secretary's involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company. (all times local):

Hard Rock casino installs big guitar with misspelled word

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:44pm

The soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City had to work quickly to fix a misspelling on a 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) guitar installed this week.

Chevrolet goes after Jeep Grand Cherokee with new Blazer

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:28pm

Because these days you can't have too many SUVs, General Motors is bringing back the Chevrolet Blazer.

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:01pm

Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt more manageable.

California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:52pm

A Northern California utility said Thursday it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October — some of them ignited by its fallen power lines.

Government's key witness testifies at Buffalo Billion trial

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:51pm

The government's prized cooperator at a corruption trial that grew from an ambitious New York state redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion began his testimony Thursday, describing how a developer and a key player in the project forged a solid relationship after bonding while talking about cars.

Hundreds attend funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:49pm

Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

Feds: Man smuggled anti-submarine warfare devices to China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:35pm

Authorities say a Chinese national has been charged with conspiring with a Chinese military research institute to illegally export U.S. goods used in anti-submarine warfare to China.

Hotel deal uniting Trump's company and Kushner Cos. is over

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:20pm

A collaboration between the Trump Organization and Jared Kushner's family firm on a pair of hotels in New Jersey is over.

Suit: Offshore drilling done in absence of required report

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:09pm

Three conservation groups said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that federal wildlife agencies have failed for years to complete required consultations and reporting on the effects that oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico could have on endangered species.

Fed finds biggest US banks strong enough to survive shock

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:02pm

The Federal Reserve says that all of the 35 largest U.S. banks are fortified enough to survive an economic shock and keep on lending. Banks' hypothetical losses from credit cards increased in the latest "stress tests," however.

Chevrolet goes after Jeep Grand Cherokee with new Blazer

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:02pm

Because you can't have too many SUVs these days, General Motors is bringing back the Chevrolet Blazer.