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Portuguese truckers end strike that caused gas shortages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:55am

Portugal's government says truckers have called off a strike over pay and working conditions that caused hundreds of gas stations across the country to run dry.

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn appeal on extended detention rejected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:43am

Japan's top court has rejected an appeal by former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's lawyers against his extended detention after his fourth arrest on allegations of financial misconduct.

Poland: Striking teachers renew pay talks with government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:39am

Polish teachers' unions and the government are holding a new round of pay negotiations as tension mounts on the second week of a teachers' strike that has closed most schools.

Jet Airways' lenders hope bidding process can save airline

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:35am

Creditors of India's beleaguered Jet Airways said they were "reasonably hopeful" that a bidding process with potential investors for a controlling stake in the airline would save the company, while airline employees rallied in New Delhi and Mumbai for a government rescue.

Global stocks sink after Wall Street declines

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:39pm

Global stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data.

Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:29pm

Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant and a Native Hawaiian-operated restaurant in Anchorage, among others.

Australia officials work with social media to safeguard poll

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:05pm

Australian electoral authorities have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up to general elections on May 18, an official said on Thursday.

Earth, meet Polo: Ralph Lauren drops plastic bottle shirt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 10:06pm

Polo Ralph Lauren has launched a version of its iconic polo shirt crafted entirely out of recycled plastic bottles.

Earth, meet Polo: Ralph Lauren unveils plastic bottle shirt

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 10:06pm

Earth, meet Polo.

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 9:53pm

Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data.

Pinterest prices public offering at $19 per share

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 7:03pm

Pinterest is pricing its shares at $19 for its initial public offering Thursday, putting it on track to raise more than $1.4 billion.

Lawsuits over shootings at Kansas business settled for $2M

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 6:59pm

Families of the victims of a mass shooting at a central Kansas lawn equipment factory in 2016 have won a $2 million legal settlement from a now-defunct pawnshop that sold the firearms to the shooter's girlfriend.

Vegas Sands report suggests settlement amount in Macau case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 5:03pm

Financial documents suggested Wednesday that Las Vegas Sands Corp. paid $96 million to settle a 15-year breach-of-contract dispute with a Hong Kong businessman who helped the U.S. company open its first casino in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.

Dallas forecast leads to American, Southwest cancellations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:23pm

American and Southwest Airlines are canceling hundreds of flights in the Dallas-Fort Worth area because of a forecast of damaging weather.

Alliance officially out of business, files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 3:57pm

The Alliance of American Football is officially out of business.

For Jay Inslee, a methodical buildup to a long 2020 campaign

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 3:19pm

Sit down in New Hampshire for a leading liberal podcast. Tour flood damage in Iowa. Feed some sheep, shoot some hoops, drink local beer in South Carolina. And along the way, hammer home a pledge to combat climate change and "make Donald Trump a blip in history."

Argentina to freeze prices of goods in bid to tame inflation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 3:11pm

Argentina's government is freezing the prices of 60 essential products and some services in a bid to tame spiraling inflation.

New Jersey congressmen on New York toll plan: Drop dead

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 2:49pm

New York's plan to charge a fee for motorists entering its congested midtown area won't go into effect for another two years but is already renewing time-honored animosities between the state and its neighbor to the west.

United Airlines trims growth plan for 2019

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 2:43pm

The grounding of its Boeing 737 Max jets is causing United Airlines to trim growth plans for this year, and the carrier expects to discuss potential compensation with Boeing.