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Disney Legends honor prompts Robert Downey Jr. pot story

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 12:59am

Robert Downey Jr. says he had a wild Disneyland ride in his younger days.

Trump faces limits of go-it-alone stance at global summit

Zeke Miller, Darlene Superville and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:08pm

President Donald Trump heads into a summit with global economic powers confronting the consequences of his preference for going it alone in a polarized nation and an interconnected world.

Trump heads to France after ratcheting up China trade war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:40pm

President Donald Trump is heading to France for an annual summit of leaders of the world's richest democracies.

Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:39pm

Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:34pm

An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey early Saturday after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it.

Boeing gets new contract for replacement wings for A-10 jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:52pm

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract for replacement wings for more than 100 A-10 jets, covering the remaining ground support jets still needing wing replacements.

Is Trump's economic team up for a trade war?

Josh Boak, Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:37pm

Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most trusted economic aides in the Oval Office.

Oklahoma City mulls vote on MAPS 4 sales tax extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:27pm

The Oklahoma City council is expected to set a citywide vote for a one-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $980 million over eight years to fund dozens of city projects, including money for social services like mental health and homelessness.

IMF dispatches technical staff team to Argentina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:34pm

The International Monetary Fund is sending a technical team to Argentina on Saturday to discuss the policy plans of President Mauricio Macri's administration.

New 'Moana' attraction, 'Star Wars' hotel at Disney World

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:34pm

Disney officials say they plan to open an attraction based on the animated film "Moana" at Walt Disney World, and they announced the name of a "Star Wars"-themed hotel being planned for the Florida resort.

West Virginia AG sues opioid makers, says they hid risks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:18pm

West Virginia's top prosecutor filed suits Friday against the major opioid makers Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs.

Trump announces new retaliatory tariffs against China, bumping up taxes by 5 percentage points

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:11pm

Trump announces new retaliatory tariffs against China, bumping up taxes by 5 percentage points.

Fitch Ratings downgrades Lebanon, S&P maintains its ratings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:09pm

Fitch Ratings downgraded Lebanon's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating to CCC from B- Friday, while Standard & Poor's Global Ratings affirmed its long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings for Beirut at B-/B, saying the country's outlook remains negative.

US to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:07pm

The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory.

As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists

Tali Arbel and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:03pm

Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett , GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees of what will become the largest U.S. newspaper company.

Chinese embassy says the US is trying to suppress Huawei

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:00pm

China's embassy in Canada said Friday the U.S. is trying to suppress a Chinese tech giant with unwarranted charges in what it calls "typical bullying behavior."

Salesforce, Intuit rise while Hasbro, Foot Locker stumble

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:28pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

The Latest: CDC: Nearly 200 in 22 states sick after vaping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:14pm

The Latest on a possible vaping-related illnesses around the U.S. (all times local):

Hearing ordered as miners protest by blocking coal trains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:07pm

A judge has ordered an evidentiary hearing within two weeks on a protest involving coal miners who have blocked trains transporting coal.

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 620 points as escalation of US-China trade dispute rattles investors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:06pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 620 points as escalation of US-China trade dispute rattles investors.