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Italian bank says 400,000 loan account details hacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:40am

The accounts of some 400,000 customers at Italy's largest bank have been hacked, with the loss of data on personal loans, but not account passwords.

Britain's economy stuck in low gear amid Brexit concerns

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:15am

Britain's economy hobbled along in the second quarter, barely recovering from a weak start to the year as industrial production and construction flagged amid uncertainties over the country's exit from the European Union.

Trump: Liberation from 'Obamacare nightmare' is close

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:05am

Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the "Obamacare nightmare."

Chainsaw attack suspect was armed, but didn't resist arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:40am

The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer's office in Switzerland was carrying a bag with two crossbows when he was detained, but didn't resist arrest, police and prosecutors said Wednesday.

Strike by oil tanker owners causes fuel shortage in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:23am

A strike by oil tanker operators has created a shortage of petroleum products in Pakistan, causing panic among people who are lining up at gas stations to make bulk purchases of petrol and diesel.

World shares mostly higher as markets await Fed's decision

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:08am

World stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, lifted by another record day on Wall Street and buoyant oil prices. Investors were keeping a cautious eye on the Fed's upcoming interest rate decision.

Nintendo records quarterly profit on Switch sales success

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:50am

Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. has reversed into profit for the April-June quarter from losses the previous year, boosted by the popularity of its Switch hybrid game machine.

UK's Boris Johnson welcomes Australian tech entrepreneurs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:40am

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson assured concerned Australian tech entrepreneurs on Wednesday that they will be welcome to continue working in his country after it leaves the European Union.

Sri Lanka deploys army to distribute fuel during strike

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:30am

Sri Lanka's government deployed army troops on Wednesday to restore fuel distribution crippled during a strike launched by trade unions who want to stop leases of oil tanks to India and China.

Senate health care debate could be suspenseful and raucous

Andrew Taylor and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:10am

The Senate's days-long debate on health care features a dynamic that's relatively rare on Capitol Hill.

Vote shows GOP's problems in replacing Obama health law

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:10am

Where the Senate Republican effort to demolish the Obama health care law ends up is anyone's guess, but early indications are the GOP will have a hard time replacing that statute with any sweeping changes.

McCain delivers a key health care vote, scolding message

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:30am

The maverick stood with his party on Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare." But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics besetting the nation.

Arizona man to be sentenced in Bundy standoff in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:08am

An Arizona man is due for sentencing in Las Vegas for his role in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014.

Hyundai Motor's profit halved to lowest level since 2010

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:00am

Hyundai Motor said Wednesday its quarterly profit was halved to its lowest level since 2010 as its auto sales in China and the U.S. plunged as the South Korean automaker paid dearly for lagging in its SUV lineup.

Empowerment center to open in Ferguson at burned store site

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:36pm

The president of the National Urban League says he's seen "steps in the right direction" in Ferguson, Missouri, in the three years since Michael Brown's death, and he's hopeful the new Ferguson Community Empowerment Center will help even more.

Pharmaceutical company Celgene settles suit for $280 million

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:25pm

Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud promoting a drug with a notorious history that was re-purposed to treat leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

APNewsBreak: New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:08pm

New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.

Asia shares mixed as Fed caution offsets Wall St, oil gains

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:44pm

Asian stock markets are mixed Wednesday, with upward momentum from a record day on Wall Street and buoyant oil prices offset by investor caution ahead of the Fed's upcoming interest rate decision.

Celgene Corp. to pay $280M to settle cancer drug fraud suit

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:07pm

Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud promoting a drug with a notorious history that was re-purposed to treat leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

The Latest: Deported 19-year-old Guatemalan among the dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:00pm

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio (all times local):