Entertainment

Family believes body is that of missing Argentine protester

Oct 21, 2017

The brother of a disappeared Argentine protester whose disappearance more than two months ago prompted large demonstrations nationwide is confirming that a body found this week is Santiago Maldonado.

TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

Oct 20, 2017

Harvey Weinstein is in jeopardy of losing his membership with another influential entertainment organization, and another woman has leveled lurid sexual allegations against the Oscar-winning producer

The Latest: Lawyer says actress accusing Weinstein is scared

Oct 20, 2017

Lawyer for Italian actress accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape says it has had a "humongous impact on her life"

Ex-prosecutor to sue Cosby accuser, alleging personal injury

Oct 20, 2017

A former district attorney who declined to press sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 has filed the beginnings of a lawsuit against Cosby's accuser in Philadelphia

Kate del Castillo releases doc 'The Day I Met El Chapo'

Oct 20, 2017

Kate del Castillo wants closure with her new Netflix documentary 'The Day I Met El Chapo.'

Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case

Oct 20, 2017

Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding

Corporate News

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

Oct 21, 2017

A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene

At GE, a new urgency to return to industrial roots

Oct 20, 2017

General Electric's 3Q profit falls far short of expectations, outlook slashed.

What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm

Oct 20, 2017

A month after Hurricane Maria rolled across the center of Puerto Rico, power is still out for the vast majority of people as the work to restore hundreds of miles of transmission lines and thousands of miles of distribution lines grinds on

Gains by banks, technology firms lead US stocks higher

Oct 20, 2017

Technology companies and banks are leading U.S. stocks modestly higher in late-afternoon trading, placing the market on course to extend its gains for the week

Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdown

Oct 20, 2017

Critics say the Department of Education fails to act against student loan scams that other federal agencies and state attorneys general are targeting in a national sweep

Daimler profits fall 16 percent on diesel recall costs

Oct 20, 2017

German automaker Daimler says net profit fell 16 percent in the third quarter as a voluntary recall to improve diesel emissions hurt earnings at its Mercedes-Benz luxury car brand

Economy

King's legacy still felt strongly as Thailand bids goodbye

Oct 21, 2017

As Thailand prepares to cremate its king of 70 years, an era comes to an end amid tears, nostalgia and anxiety

Power to the people: 2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes

Oct 20, 2017

It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy's wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of non-binding referendums next weekend, yet Catalonia's secessionist ambitions loom over the debate

Gains by banks, technology firms lead US stocks higher

Oct 20, 2017

Technology companies and banks are leading U.S. stocks modestly higher in late-afternoon trading, placing the market on course to extend its gains for the week

US home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers

Oct 20, 2017

US home sales rose 0.7 percent in September, as Houston market quickly recovers

The Latest: German business supports EU stance on Brexit

Oct 20, 2017

Germany's main business group is supporting European Union leaders' refusal to move ahead immediately with talks on the future relationship with Britain

Europe's easy money taps to be tightened _ very slightly

Oct 20, 2017

The economy in the 19 countries that use the shared euro currency is growing ever stronger, and it's time for the European Central Bank to start telling the public how it will phase out its extraordinary stimulus measures

Industries

No distress call after fishing boat with foreign crew wrecks

Oct 20, 2017

A boat transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry didn't call for help after it crashed into a reef off Waikiki

TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

Oct 20, 2017

Harvey Weinstein is in jeopardy of losing his membership with another influential entertainment organization, and another woman has leveled lurid sexual allegations against the Oscar-winning producer

Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

Oct 20, 2017

The US is looking to ban laptops from checked bags on international flights. Questions and answers on the proposal.

Tigers pick former rival, hire Gardenhire as new manager

Oct 20, 2017

The Detroit Tigers have hired Ron Gardenhire as their new manager, bringing the longtime Minnesota Twins skipper back to the AL Central to take over a team that is in the middle of a significant rebuilding process

At GE, a new urgency to return to industrial roots

Oct 20, 2017

General Electric's 3Q profit falls far short of expectations, outlook slashed.

The Latest: Lawyer says actress accusing Weinstein is scared

Oct 20, 2017

Lawyer for Italian actress accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape says it has had a "humongous impact on her life"

Media

The Latest: Lawyer says actress accusing Weinstein is scared

Oct 20, 2017

Lawyer for Italian actress accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape says it has had a "humongous impact on her life"

G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremism

Oct 20, 2017

The Group of Seven industrialized nations have thrown their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda to combat extremism on the internet

KFC Twitter follows 11 Herbs and Spices, intrigues internet

Oct 20, 2017

A Twitter user has earned kudos online for discovering a subtle message on KFC's account

Malta captain mutes goal celebration after journalist slain

Oct 20, 2017

Malta captain Andre Schembri says the car bomb slaying of a Maltese investigative journalist prompted him not to exult after scoring an historic goal

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

Oct 20, 2017

Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

Oct 20, 2017

A "corridor" event held during China's ruling party congress is a study in how officials respond to pressure for greater transparency while tightly controlling what's said in public and how it's presented

Religion

The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Kabul bomb attack

Oct 21, 2017

Islamic State group claims responsibility for suicide bombing attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul

Officials say dead from Kabul mosque attack rises to 39

Oct 21, 2017

Afghan Interior Ministry says fatalities from suicide bombing in Shiite mosque in capital Kabul rises to 39 dead and 41 wounded

Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory

Oct 20, 2017

Kurdish-led forces declare victory over the Islamic State group in Raqqa, setting up a climactic last stand for the group in nearby Deir el-Zour

Mormons allow more technology, smartphones for missionaries

Oct 20, 2017

The Mormon church's gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries is taking another step forward with expansion those allowed to use technology and the swapping out tablets for smartphones

Cleric bans poses by Cyprus churches over lewd wedding photo

Oct 20, 2017

A senior cleric from Cyprus' Orthodox Christian church has banned couples who marry in civil ceremonies to take wedding photos outside churches and chapels in a part of the island that is popular with holidaymakers

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

Oct 20, 2017

Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

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