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The Latest: Russia says US sanctions will erode dollar role

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:03am

The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local):

Turkey's Erdogan vows US boycott, but diplomats resume talks

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:23am

Turkey's president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats resumed contact to ease tensions.

German economy defies trade gloom with strong growth

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:21am

The German economy accelerated in the second quarter despite the U.S. move to impose new tariffs on the European Union, official data showed Tuesday, performing slightly better than economists had expected.

To fend off Netflix, movie theaters try 3-screen immersion

Robert Stevens, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:53am

Sit at the back of the movie theater, and it's possible to see the appeal of ScreenX, the latest attempt to drag film lovers off the sofa and away from Netflix.

Global markets rebound after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:15am

Most global stock markets rebounded Tuesday after Wall Street slid on worries Turkey's currency crisis will hurt other emerging markets.

South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:11am

South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component.

Turkey's Erdogan says country will boycott US electronic goods amid diplomatic spat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:58am

Turkey's Erdogan says country will boycott US electronic goods amid diplomatic spat.

Trump and Omarosa spar over claim he used N-word

Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:43am

President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain.

London's Metropolitan police: no one is in a life-threatening condition after car crash outside Houses of Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:49am

London's Metropolitan police: no one is in a life-threatening condition after car crash outside Houses of Parliament.

British Police: Car crashes into barriers outside Houses of Parliament; driver of car arrested at scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:11am

British Police: Car crashes into barriers outside Houses of Parliament; driver of car arrested at scene.

Death toll from Pakistan coal mine blast climbs to 13

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:44am

A Pakistani official says rescuers have recovered the bodies of five remaining miners who were missing after a mine caved in following a methane gas explosion this week.

Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:29am

China appealed to Washington on Tuesday not to misuse security concerns to hamper business activity after President Donald Trump signed a law that expands the jurisdiction of an investment review panel.

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:27pm

Most Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey's central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets.

Manafort trial turns from prosecution's case to his defense

Chad Day, Stephen Braun and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:23pm

Prosecutors rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later obtaining millions more in bank loans under false pretenses.

2 Trump loyalists vie to take on Wisconsin Sen. Baldwin

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:13pm

The Republican primary battle for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat pits two loyalists to President Donald Trump who agree on most of the issues.

Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:05pm

A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country.

Mexico: Lopez Obrador expands plan for Yucatan tourist train

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:03pm

Mexico's president-elect announced an even more ambitious proposal for a train on the Yucatan peninsula Monday that would link nearly all the region's main tourist draws and cost double or more than the previously announced figure.

Maduro: Gas prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 9:27pm

President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that some of the world's cheapest gasoline that Venezuelan drivers enjoy will soon be sold at world market prices to combat rampant smuggling.

Mexico: Lopez Obrador expands plan for Yucatan tourist train

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 9:03pm

Mexico's president-elect announced an even more ambitious proposal for a train on the Yucatan peninsula Monday that would link nearly all the region's main tourist draws and cost double or more than the previously announced figure.