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Alabama Power tries to boost solar fees despite complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:18am

Alabama Power Co. is seeking permission to raise fees on people with residential solar power systems even as it fights a complaint challenging the charges.

Kentucky governor downplays effect of EU tariffs on bourbon

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:56am

In comments at odds with his home state's whiskey distillers, Kentucky's Republican governor is downplaying fears that the European Union's retaliatory tariffs could disrupt the booming market for the Bluegrass state's iconic bourbon industry.

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:44am

Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the government is moving too slowly.

OPEC discussing oil output increase to contain energy costs

Kiyoko Metzler and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:33am

The countries of the OPEC oil cartel will discuss increasing their production by about 1 million barrels a day at a meeting Friday that could influence the cost of energy globally in coming months.

Report: Uber driver streaming "The Voice" just before crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:33am

An Arizona police report says the backup driver in an Uber autonomous SUV was streaming a television show on Hulu just before the vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in March.

The Latest: Germany: Much work still undone before Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:26am

The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union and a business warning about Brexit's fallout (all times local):

Greece heads for bailout exit after deal with creditors

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:20am

Greece's prime minister pledged Friday to stick to agreed reforms and budget targets after international creditors announced debt relief measures to wean the country off its eight-year bailout program, which ends in two months.

Rights body: Poland's laws on judges weaken corruption fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:12am

Europe's top human rights body has criticized the erosion of judicial independence in Poland and says this will also affect the country's ability to fight corruption.

UN expert slams US on poverty, quitting global rights body

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:07am

A human rights expert is criticizing the U.S. for failing to tackle poverty, days after Washington quit the United Nations body that appointed him.

Global markets, oil rise as OPEC mulls output increase

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:02am

Global stocks and oil prices were higher Friday as investors monitored OPEC's discussion on increasing crude production. Caution remained, however, over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profits and jobs.

Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:59am

Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.

South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:42am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Moscow on a state visit intended to boost bilateral economic ties.

Businessman linked to slain reporter held in separate case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:42am

A controversial businessman linked to a slain investigative journalist in Slovakia has been detained in a separate case of forgery against a broadcaster.

EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods go into force

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:32am

The European Union is enforcing tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum.

Service dog gets own photo in middle school's yearbook

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:29am

A service dog has his own photo in an upstate New York middle school's yearbook.

EU lawmakers miffed over new Facebook snub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:44am

European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebook is refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

The Latest: Iran says OPEC won't take direction from Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:22am

The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local):

Malaysia names new central bank governor

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:40am

Malaysia has named Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, an experienced former central bank official, as the new central bank governor.

UK police arrest man after he claims to have a bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 1:45am

Police say London's Charing Cross station, a major commuter hub, was closed for more than an hour as they responded to what they later described as a bomb hoax.