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Chicago set to pay $3M to family of 2 killed in police chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:41am

The city of Chicago is set to pay nearly $3 million to the families of two people killed when a man fleeing police crashed his vehicle in 2015.

Chinese leaders order probe over vaccine scandal

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:19am

Chinese leaders are scrambling to shore up public confidence and oversight of the pharmaceutical industry after a rabies vaccine maker was found faking records, the latest in a slew of public health and safety scandals that have outraged Chinese parents.

Trade tensions stalk markets at start of busy earnings week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:17am

Stock markets around the world have started the new week on a flat note as trade tensions hogged the headlines following a weekend meeting of financial leaders of the Group of 20 industrial nations. Trade issues are likely to dominate the week though a raft of U.S. corporate earnings statements could well provide some distraction for investors.

Truck carrying hundreds of pigs overturns, killing dozens

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:54am

Dozens of pigs died when a truck carrying nearly one thousand of the animals overturned in central Mississippi.

Papa John's attempts to ward off founder with poison pill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:35am

Papa John's is attempting to ward off its disgraced founder by adopting a poison-pill plan.

UK top diplomat warns no Brexit deal 'now a very real risk'

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:33am

Britain's top diplomat warned Monday that the country could crash out of the European Union next year without an agreement on future relations with Brussels because of the hard line taken by EU negotiators.

Senate set to confirm Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:05am

After months of tumult, Pentagon official Robert Wilkie is expected to become secretary of Veterans Affairs when the Senate votes Monday to confirm him, taking on the task of fulfilling President Donald Trump's promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector.

Detroit auto show switching to June starting in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:03am

Organizers of the North American International Auto Show say that starting in 2020 the annual Detroit event will take place in June instead of January.

Uber, Lyft suspend driver who recorded St. Louis passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:01am

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area passengers without their permission and livestreamed the video.

Fiat Chrysler shares drop as CEO exit creates uncertainty

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 2:47am

Financial investors sent shares in Fiat Chrysler tumbling 4 percent on Monday as they weighed the potential impact of the accelerated exit of CEO Sergio Marchionne due to serious health issues.

China investigating European, Korean steel imports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:51am

China launched a trade investigation Monday of steel from Europe and South Korea, potentially complicating efforts to recruit them as allies in its tariff dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:49am

The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers.

Asian stocks fall as trade tensions take center stage

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:33pm

Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations.

Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:23pm

One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record.

Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:01pm

A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother's home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking dozens of people hostage inside a Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said Sunday.

Chinese premier orders investigation of vaccine makers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:55pm

China's No. 2 leader has ordered an investigation of its vaccine industry after violations by a maker of rabies vaccine for humans prompted a public outcry.

Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:11pm

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.

Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:09pm

Sergio Marchionne's achievements as one of the automotive world's most charismatic chief executives include the bold trans-Atlantic merger of Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. No. 3 Chrysler after he restored both to health.

Uber suspends driver who live-streamed St. Louis passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:03pm

Ride-sharing company Uber has suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area riders without their permission and streamed the live video online.

G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:34pm

The world's top financial officials called Sunday for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, with one warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further.