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UN expert slams US on poverty, quitting global rights body

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:15am

A human rights expert criticized the United States on Friday for failing to tackle poverty and giving tax cuts to the wealthy — comments that came only days after Washington quit the U.N. body that appointed him.

How Greece will exit its bailout program and what it means

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:08am

Europe has agreed on a plan to finally shepherd Greece out of its bailout program and keep it afloat in coming years.

The Latest: Trump threatens 20 percent tariffs on EU cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:04am

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Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

Peter Prengaman and Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:58am

Furious at corrupt politicians and fearful of deteriorating security, many Brazilians are calling for a military intervention to clean house of crooked leaders and crack down on heavily armed drug gangs.

Court stay halts some work on Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:49am

A federal appeals court has issued a stay that halts some Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in West Virginia.

Grocery chain apologizes to black man banned from store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:40am

A black man who was told not to return to a Maine grocery store when he questioned whether he and his wife were being treated unfairly due to race has received an apology by the store.

Greece's Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:39am

Greece's dominant Aegean Airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft.

Cartoonist who cited politics in firing finds new outlet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:33am

A former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist who says he was fired because of his anti-Donald Trump drawings has found a new home for his work in Pittsburgh.

Report: Uber driver streaming "The Voice" just before crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:32am

The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" just before the vehicle struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March, according to a published report.

OPEC countries to pump more oil to contain price increase

Kiyoko Metzler and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:29am

The OPEC oil countries agreed Friday to increase their combined production by almost 1 million barrels a day, though questions remain over some members' ability to do so amid domestic trouble and sanctions.

South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:22am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Moscow Friday on a trip intended to boost bilateral economic ties.

Supreme Court says police generally need search warrant to collect information on where suspects used their cellphones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:21am

Supreme Court says police generally need search warrant to collect information on where suspects used their cellphones.

Panel: Teamsters at Disney World violated labor law

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:19am

A labor relations panel has upheld most of a judge's ruling that a Teamsters union representing Disney World workers committed an unfair labor practice when it ignored members' requests to resign from the union.

Oil prices and energy companies jump as US stocks advance

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:12am

U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC are discussing an increase in production, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. Industrial and basic materials companies are rising as well while technology companies are mostly lower. The European Union is following through on its promise to put import taxes on $3.4 billion in U.S. goods including bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.

New leaders tapped for Berlin film festival from 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:06am

Carlo Chatrian, the director of the Locarno film festival, and German movie industry official Mariette Rissenbeek have been tapped to take charge of the Berlin International Film Festival starting in 2020.

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise as energy companies surge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:49am

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The Latest: OPEC agrees to increase oil production

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:46am

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OPEC countries agree to oil output level that effectively increases production by almost 1 million barrels a day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:40am

OPEC countries agree to oil output level that effectively increases production by almost 1 million barrels a day.

UK split by Brexit divide 2 years after vote to leave EU

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:36am

It's been two years since the shoppers and traders of London's Romford market voted by a wide margin for their country to leave the European Union.

Alabama Power tries to boost solar fees despite complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:18am

Alabama Power Co. is seeking permission to raise fees on people with residential solar power systems even as it fights a complaint challenging the charges.