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World Bank report warns Gaza Strip economy is in 'free fall'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 11:52pm

The Gaza Strip's economy is in "free fall," a report from the World Bank warned Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel and the international community to avoid "immediate collapse."

Asian stocks mixed on US-China trade worries

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 11:31pm

Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after a Chinese government report accusing the Trump administration of bullying other countries, dampening hopes for a settlement in their escalating tariff war.

China official says talks impossible with 'US holding knife'

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:33pm

China cannot hold talks with Washington on ending their escalating trade dispute while the United States "holds a knife" to Beijing's neck by imposing tariff hikes, a Chinese official said Tuesday.

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:05pm

It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education.

EU, Iran set financial "vehicle" to ease trade between them

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:42pm

Five world powers and Iran agreed late Monday to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil, a key move sought by Tehran following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of sanctions.

Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:16pm

The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation.

AP Interview: Brazil's Temer denies graft, defends legacy

Jennifer Peltz and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:23pm

Brazilian President Michel Temer said Monday that corruption charges against him were the result of his administration's attempts to reform the country's pension system, an explanation sure to raise eyebrows, if not hackles, in Latin America's largest nation.

The Latest: Zinke says public lands not going to oil, gas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:19pm

The Latest on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's visit to Utah (all times local):

Company penalized for disabling vehicles' emissions controls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:36pm

The government says a Florida company will spend more than $6 million in penalties and repair costs for selling computer software that disables automotive emissions controls.

US approves sale of $330 million in military gear to Taiwan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:30pm

The Trump administration says it has approved the sale to Taiwan of $330 million in spare parts and related support for Taiwan's F-16 fighters and other military aircraft.

Ernst & Young faces 2nd sexual harassment complaint

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:07pm

Ernst & Young was slapped Monday with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year describing a culture of discrimination and lewd behavior toward women at the accounting company.

Appeals court reverses Tennessee coal ash cleanup order

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:14pm

A federal appellate panel on Monday overturned an order that would have required the nation's largest public utility to unearth and remove a massive amount of coal ash at one of its Tennessee power plants.

Comcast and Michael Kors skid; Barrick Gold and Concho rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:55pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:

President Trump, South Korean President Moon sign trade agreement in first major pact for Trump trade agenda

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:32pm

President Trump, South Korean President Moon sign trade agreement in first major pact for Trump trade agenda.

Kansas child welfare system faces sexual assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:26pm

Kansas' troubled child welfare system was beginning to make progress after months of issues when rape allegations were made public last week involving a teen in the state's custody.

After disasters, IRS gives more time for returns, payments

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:16pm

When a region is declared a federal disaster area, like parts of the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence, small business owners can get some tax relief from the government.

3 deaths found in investigation of impaired pathologist

Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:12pm

A Veterans Affairs hospital official said Monday investigators have discovered 11 significant errors including three deaths in more than 30,000 cases originally seen by a fired Arkansas pathologist officials say was working while impaired.

The Latest: Georgia nuclear plant gets tentative up vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:47pm

The Latest on budget overruns in construction of a Georgia nuclear power facility (all times local):

Coroner: LA mail carrier died of overheating on broiling day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:04pm

The coroner's office says a Los Angeles mail carrier found dead inside her postal truck amid scorching temperatures died primarily from overheating.

NBC's top entertainment executive, Robert Greenblatt, exits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:03pm

Robert Greenblatt, who has run NBC's entertainment division for nearly eight years and engineered a comeback, said Monday that he is calling it quits and the network named two of his executives to replace him.