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iPhone XR makes the right trade-offs for a cheaper price

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:04am

Apple offers you a simple trade-off with its new iPhone XR, the middlebrow cousin to the top-of-the-line iPhone XS.

CORRECTS: Saudi Arabia says officials at investment summit in Riyadh will be signing deals worth $50 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:15am

CORRECTS: Saudi Arabia says officials at investment summit in Riyadh will be signing deals worth $50 billion. (Corrects APNewsAlert that misspelled Saudi Arabia)

UK gets public finances boost ahead of Brexit - report

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:09am

Britain's finances are in better shape than expected, helping Treasury chief Philip Hammond avoid tax increases when he delivers his budget to the House of Commons next week.

Dyson to build electric car in Singapore, snubbing UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:06am

Dyson, the British company best known for innovative vacuum cleaners, says it will build its electric car in Singapore.

Philip Morris woos puff-happy Japan for post-smoking era

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:23am

Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro and other major cigarette brands, is maneuvering to keep itself in business in a post-smoking world with an advertising blitz in puff-happy Japan and other tobacco-loving markets.

Saudi economic forum opens but many absent over Khashoggi

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:09am

A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia began on Tuesday in Riyadh, the kingdom's first major event on the world stage since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

World markets tumble ahead of US earnings reports

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:41am

Global shares were broadly lower on Tuesday as investors focused on geopolitical worries in Italy, China and beyond.

Anywhere but Washington: Why DC stories rarely film in DC

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:33pm

It's a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington.

China emergency crews struggling to rescue 18 trapped miners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:05pm

Emergency crews were struggling Tuesday to rescue 18 coal miners trapped underground in eastern China following a collapse inside the shaft three days earlier.

Democrat to debate with rare shot at governor's race win

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:43pm

The first debate in South Dakota's race for governor comes as Republican Kristi Noem is trying to punch holes in hard-charging Democrat Billie Sutton's moderate image.

Thousands strike University of California hospitals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:13pm

Thousands of University of California medical workers began a three-day strike Tuesday against hospitals, clinics and campuses that prompted the rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments.

Asian shares retreat as Chinese growth concerns sink in

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:09pm

Asian stocks slid on Tuesday as worries about softening Chinese growth rattled investors, following a rally that was not picked up by Wall Street overnight.

Walmart makes improvements to third-party marketplace

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:06pm

Walmart says it will work with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free two-day shipping on orders over $35.

Excessive speed named as cause of Taiwan train derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:23pm

Excessive speed was the main cause of the derailment of a train in Taiwan that killed 18 people and injured scores of others, investigators said Tuesday.

China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:59pm

China on Tuesday opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland, a feat of engineering carrying immense economic and political significance.

CORRECTS: Judge upholds verdict saying Monsanto's weed killer caused worker's cancer, but cuts $289 mil award to $78 mil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:19pm

CORRECTS: Judge upholds verdict saying Monsanto's weed killer caused worker's cancer, but cuts $289 mil award to $78 mil. (Corrects APNewsAlert to say that original award was $289 million, not $287 million)

China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:57pm

"Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the countries.

The Latest: Suicidal man in Alaska detained after standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:50pm

The Latest on Alaska police standoff with a suicidal man outside a hospital (all times local):

Planes scrape wingtips while taxiing at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:31pm

Authorities say two arriving airplanes touched wingtips while taxiing at New York's LaGuardia airport, but the planes were able to continue to their gates without a problem.