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Asian stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:48am

Asian stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite concerns about rising Middle East tensions.

US sanctions squeeze Iran middle class, upend housing sector

Karin Laub and Mohammad Nasiri, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:09am

Stay-at-home mom Maryam Alidadi used to lead a comfortable middle-class life. The 35-year-old and her husband, a mechanic, could afford a spacious rental apartment in a central neighborhood of Tehran, along with a car, occasional restaurant meals and holidays abroad.

Officials review 2018 Amtrak crash that killed 2 crew in SC

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:09am

Federal officials are meeting to discuss what caused an Amtrak train to divert onto a side track in South Carolina last year and slam into a parked train, killing two crew members and injuring more than 100 passengers.

Colonial-era Korean laborers want Mitsubishi compensation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:03am

Colonial-era Korean laborers have formally registered their request with a South Korean court to get its approval for the sale of local assets of their former Japanese employer.

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:03pm

José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin.

Mother: Family will sue cruise company over toddler's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:33pm

There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday.

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:59pm

José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin.

The Latest: Venezuela government says attack caused blackout

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:49pm

The Latest on Venezuela's blackout (all times local):

Venezuelan government: nationwide blackout appears to have been caused by 'electromagnetic attack' on hydroelectric dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:34pm

Venezuelan government: nationwide blackout appears to have been caused by 'electromagnetic attack' on hydroelectric dam .

Ford adding 450 jobs in Chicago to meet rising SUV demand

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:29pm

Ford is spending $50 million and creating 450 full-time jobs in Chicago to handle increased demand for new versions of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator.

Trump meets with chipmakers on Huawei, other economic issues

Kevin Freking and Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:25pm

President Donald Trump met with executives from several of the nation's leading chip and computer part makers Monday and discussed restrictions his administration has imposed on the sale of components to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the White House said.

Leader of American Airlines pilots wants candor from Boeing

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:54pm

The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again.

The Latest: McConnell promises budget vote before recess

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:14pm

The Latest on the debt and budget agreement between the White House and Congress (all times local):

President Trump says deal struck with congressional leaders on budget and debt ceiling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:55pm

President Trump says deal struck with congressional leaders on budget and debt ceiling.

Judge rejects bid to block sheep grazing in Centennial range

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:47pm

A judge says he won't block sheep grazing in a mountain range on the Idaho-Montana border despite worries by wildlife advocates that federally-protected grizzly bears could be harmed.

TD Ameritrade fiscal 3Q jumps 23%; CEO to leave next year

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:40pm

Online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. reported Monday that its fiscal third-quarter earnings jumped 23% and said it's searching for a new CEO.

Financial crisis opens University of Alaska up to layoffs

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:23pm

The University of Alaska Board of Regents decided Monday they could no longer wait to see if the Alaska Legislature will bail them out from severe budget cuts inflicted by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

Merged Virginia newspapers announce new top editor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:21pm

The executive editor of a New Jersey newspaper is the new top editor of The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press.

Halliburton and DaVita rise while Cal-Maine and Lennox fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:25pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Florida man accused of conspiring to violate Iran embargo

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:11pm

A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida businessman on allegations of conspiring to violate the U.S. embargo against Iran.