Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China.
Venezuelans buy gas with cigarettes to battle inflation
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Motorists in socialist Venezuela have long enjoyed the world's cheapest gasoline, with fuel so heavily subsidized that a full tank these days costs a tiny fraction of a U.S.
California governor wants investigation of high gas prices
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has asked the attorney general to investigate why the state's gas prices are so high, pointing to a new report suggesting big oil companies are "misleading and overcharging customers" by as much as $1 per gallon.
Trump blasts critics who pushed him to cancel G-7 at Doral
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Monday at critics who prompted him to move next year's Group of Seven summit from his golf club in Florida, saying "Democrats went crazy" with criticisms that he would have violated the "phony emoluments clause" of the Constitution.
$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis
CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis.
Exxon trial probes how oil giant accounts for climate change
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general is accusing Exxon Mobil of lying to investors about how profitable the company will remain as governments impose stricter regulations to combat global warming.
Clusters of illness linked to CBD vapes share 2nd connection
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine.
Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020
With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world.
New blow to Johnson's Brexit plan after vote on deal blocked
LONDON (AP) — Britain faced another week of grinding political gridlock after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was denied a chance Monday to hold a vote by lawmakers on his Brexit divorce bill.
Saks owner Hudson's Bay to go private
NEW YORK (AP) — Hudson's Bay, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, is being taken private by a group of its shareholders that will try to revive the department store chain.
What next after Boris Johnson denied vote on Brexit deal?
LONDON (AP) — Britain's long and winding path out of the European Union has taken another twist — into another potential dead end.
Online ordering boom gives rise to virtual restaurants
NEW YORK (AP) — Frato's Pizza looks like a typical family restaurant, with its black-and-white checkered floor and red chairs. But in the kitchen, the cooks are whipping up dishes for four other restaurants at the same time.
Report: Women company owners say they're not taken seriously
NEW YORK (AP) — Women business owners can find it hard to be taken seriously even as their companies grow into multimillion-dollar enterprises.
Outcry in Ukraine over song mocking ex-central bank chief
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials on Monday lashed out at a comedy show that targeted the former central bank chief by joking about a recent arson attack on her home.
Liz Weston: Will you get what Social Security promises?
The Social Security Administration will happily forecast your future monthly retirement check. Trouble is, it's often off the mark.
World shares gain on upbeat comment on China-US trade talks
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose after China's top trade negotiator said over the weekend that Beijing and Washington were making progress in trade talks.
AP Interview: Montenegro PM: Wrapping up Brexit is positive
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The prime minister of Montenegro, a small Balkan nation that is the next in line to join the European Union, has expressed hope that once Brexit is finalized, the EU's enlargement policy would regain importance.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates scope of cease-fire deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization."
Japan exports fall for 10th straight month in September
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell for a 10th straight month in September as trade tensions between the U.S. and China hit demand for machinery and other manufacturing mainstays, the government said Monday.
US: Russian hackers use Iranians to mask their identities
LONDON (AP) — The United States and the U.K. say they have exposed how a group of Russian hackers hijacked the tools of their Iranian counterparts to attack dozens of countries around the world.
Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S.
1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution
CLEVELAND (AP) — The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open Monday in Cleveland.
White House: Summit at Trump property would look 'lousy'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dropped plans to hold an international summit at his Doral resort in Florida after realizing "it looks lousy" to steer business to his own property, his acting chief of staff said Sunday.
'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' claims No. 1 over 'Joker'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely.