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Tesla restarts its solar-panel business, offers rental plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:53pm

Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them.

Ending a drought for R-rated comedies, 'Good Boys' is No. 1

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:09am

The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale "Good Boys," about a trio of 12-year-olds on a crude misadventure.

Trade war's losers could include microchips, energy, banks

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:59am

Looking across the stock market, it's hard to find a company that isn't vulnerable in some degree to the U.S.-China trade war.

Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:38am

President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets.

Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination

Aritz Parra and Hernan MuÑoz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:34am

An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday.

Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:29am

Call it the diplomacy of coercion.

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:24am

It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success.

Demolition levels UK power plant once named a top eyesore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:14am

A British power station once voted one of the country's ugliest sights has been mostly destroyed in a controlled demolition.

Gibraltar authorities are rejecting a renewed US request that the UK territory not release an Iranian oil tanker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:59am

Gibraltar authorities are rejecting a renewed US request that the UK territory not release an Iranian oil tanker.

Restrictions continue in Kashmir despite security ease

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:27am

Restrictions continued in much of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, despite India's government saying it was gradually restoring phone lines and easing a security lockdown that's been in place for nearly two weeks.

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:27am

Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report.

Bodies found at site of China rockslide with 17 missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 12:32am

Teams have begun recovering bodies at a railway repair site in southwestern China where 17 workers were buried by rocks.

CORRECTION: Argentina story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:08pm

In an Aug. 17 story about the resignation of Argentina's treasury minister, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the country's president. The correct name is President Mauricio Macri, not President Nicolas Macri.

Illinois sues company after lead found in village's water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:27pm

Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village's drinking water.

Steel mill sorry for spill that killed fish, closed beaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:48am

A steel company apologized for a spill of cyanide and ammonia that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan.

Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:44am

Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits.

Rainstorm floods markets, underpasses in Istanbul; 1 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:59am

Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services. At least one person was found dead inside a flooded underpass, the private DHA news agency reported.

Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:35am

Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry.

Ivanka Trump adds Colombia to upcoming South America trip

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:18pm

Ivanka Trump is adding a stop in Colombia to a previously announced trip to South America in September to focus on the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.