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Service dog gets own photo in middle school's yearbook

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:29am

A service dog has his own photo in an upstate New York middle school's yearbook.

EU lawmakers miffed over new Facebook snub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:44am

European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebook is refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

OPEC discussing oil production increase to ease energy costs

Kiyoko Metzler and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:42am

The countries of the OPEC oil cartel will discuss increasing their production by about 1 million barrels a day at a meeting Friday that could influence the cost of energy globally in coming months.

The Latest: Iran says OPEC won't take direction from Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:22am

The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local):

Greek financial markets rally on deal paving to bailout exit

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:18am

Greece's financial markets rallied Friday on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bailout program in two months.

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:00am

Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trading relations — a warning that caused alarm Friday among business leaders concerned about the pace of discussions ahead of next year's exit.

Global stocks mixed as trade disputes worry investors

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:58am

Global stocks were mixed Friday as investors remained wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profits and jobs. Some markets rebounded slightly but were unable to recoup their heavy losses for the week.

Malaysia names new central bank governor

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:40am

Malaysia has named Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, an experienced former central bank official, as the new central bank governor.

The Latest: German business warns UK risks disorderly Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:01am

The Latest on businesses warning about Brexit's fallout (all times local):

UK police arrest man after he claims to have a bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 1:45am

Police say London's Charing Cross station, a major commuter hub, was closed for more than an hour as they responded to what they later described as a bomb hoax.

What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 1:06am

Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart.

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:40am

The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products.

Asian stocks down as multiple trade disputes worry investors

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:16pm

Asian stocks fell Friday following Wall Street losses overnight as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs.

Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:08pm

Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low — apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl — that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well: marijuana.

Vietnam arrests 4 more oil execs in corruption crackdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:48pm

Vietnamese police have arrested four more former senior oil executives for allegedly abusing their power to appropriate property as the communist authorities step up their toughest crackdown on corruption in years.

Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:47pm

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called a past, consensual relationship with an employee.

Lawmakers seek investigation of Interior boss' land deal

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:28pm

Democratic lawmakers called for an investigation Thursday into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company that does business with his agency.

The Latest: Lawmakers seek probe of Interior boss' land deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:22pm

The Latest on Democrats calling for an investigation into the interior secretary's involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company. (all times local):

Hard Rock casino installs big guitar with misspelled word

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:44pm

The soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City had to work quickly to fix a misspelling on a 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) guitar installed this week.

Chevrolet goes after Jeep Grand Cherokee with new Blazer

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:28pm

Because these days you can't have too many SUVs, General Motors is bringing back the Chevrolet Blazer.