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Report: Iranian steel mill workers detained after protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:42am

A semi-official Iranian news agency says authorities detained an unspecified number of steel mill workers after five weeks of protests over delays in salaries.

Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 2:58am

Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB.

Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 2:15am

The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries and other parties using them in regional conflicts to lethal effects, a new report said Monday.

May to argue 2nd referendum would violate public trust

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 2:02am

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to condemn growing calls for a second referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union, saying it would do irreparable damage to trust in democracy.

Amazon workers on strike in Germany a week before Christmas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 12:53am

Workers at two Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike as part of a push for improved work conditions, leading to fears that Christmas orders may not arrive in time.

World stocks mixed ahead of Brexit address; Fed in focus

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 11:34pm

World markets were mixed on Monday as British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to address the House of Commons over a messy exit deal. Most Asian indexes rose on hopes that the Federal Reserve would re-evaluate its hawkish stance at a meeting later this week, following signs of slower global growth.

Cambodia's biggest hydropower dam now producing electricity

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 11:29pm

Cambodia's largest hydropower project officially began producing electricity Monday as the country tries to increase its energy capacity to reduce energy imports and help jump-start industrial expansion.

Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandal

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 10:38pm

Nissan's board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations.

Nissan board meets but no chairman picked to replace Ghosn

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 9:56pm

Nissan's board met Monday but failed to pick a new chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations, saying more discussion was needed.

City of Roy aims for growth with planned developments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 9:41pm

The suburban city of Roy is expecting growth as mixed-use developments and more town homes are planned on its few remaining open spaces.

Bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station, no one hurt

Derek Gatopoulos and Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 9:08pm

A powerful bomb exploded outside private Greek television station Skai early Monday, causing extensive damage but no injuries.

Asian shares edge higher with Fed meeting in focus

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 9:00pm

Asian markets rose Monday on hopes that the Federal Reserve would re-evaluate its hawkish stance at a meeting later this week, following signs of slower global growth.

Mom in toddler tussle video says she went into defense mode

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 7:05pm

A mother who had her toddler yanked from her arms by New York police in a widely seen video said in an interview published Sunday that she went into "defense mode."

For retailers, the smartphone is future of store experience

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 5:34pm

Just a few years ago, retailers considered smartphones the enemy of the in-store experience they were trying to create. Customers often whipped out their device to compare prices online and then walked out of the store to buy the same product elsewhere.

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 12:54pm

Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died. He was 34.

Hungary sees 4th day of protests over overtime, other issues

Kester Eddy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 10:28am

Several thousand people marched through Hungary's capital Sunday in a fourth day of demonstrations against new laws that critics say restrict workers' rights and undermine democracy.

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 9:15am

A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of legal cannabis.

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 9:00am

California marijuana producers are seeing a higher percentage of buds, oils and other products clear strict safety tests.

Pass it on: CVS CEO says the learning should never stop

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 8:07am

including that you shouldn't ever stop learning.