Global stocks mixed after oil falls, Wall Street advances
BEIJING (AP) — European markets opened higher and Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as investors watched for a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on a possible interest rate cut after oil prices fell back.
EU chief: The risk of a no-deal Brexit 'remains very real'
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal remains "very real," European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker declared Wednesday as EU lawmakers debated the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit.
Iran warns US of response to any action over Saudi attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned the U.S. that any action taken against it following an attack on Saudi oil installations will "immediately" be met with a response from Tehran, its state-run news agency reported Wednesday, further raising Mideast tensions.
Oil price drops further on hope for recovery of Saudi output
LONDON (AP) — The price of oil fell back further on Wednesday after the Saudi government said half of production that was knocked out by an attack over the weekend had already had been restored.
Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet
NEW DELHI (AP) — Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the state-run airline's spokesman, said Wednesday that the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international flights.
Japan exports sink on weaker trade with China, US
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 8% in August from a year earlier, as trade tensions took a growing toll on demand across the region.
China releases stockpiled pork to cool price surge
BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power.
Fed likely to cut rates a 2nd time as economic threats loom
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve looks poised to cut interest rates for a second time Wednesday to help extend the economic expansion in the face of global weakness, President Donald Trump's trade war with China and geopolitical risks such as the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.
Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported.
Sanders-Biden feud ramps up in front of key union audience
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The high-stakes fight for working-class voters moved to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a slate of Democratic White House hopefuls vowed to use the power of the presidency to crack down on corporate America and strengthen organized labor.
South Korea downgrades Japan trade status as dispute deepens
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday dropped Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade, a reaction to Tokyo's decision to downgrade Seoul's trade status amid a tense diplomatic dispute.
Air China jet returns to Dulles after engine fire reported
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing made an emergency return Tuesday to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire.
Knockoff pot vapes raise concerns for licensed companies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market.
The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 10 p.m.
Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in a reckoning over the opioid crisis.
Democrats raise political influence issue in antitrust probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are challenging a new Justice Department probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, accusing the Trump administration of using antitrust powers to target political opponents.
Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end
BOSTON (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end.
Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union
DETROIT (AP) — Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labor contract.
EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.
'Blood money'? Purdue settlement would rely on opioid sales
The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ...
WeWork delays its IPO amid tepid investor interest
NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork's parent company put its stock market debut on the backburner Tuesday, struggling to drum up investor enthusiasm for a fast-growing enterprise that spread trendy communal office spaces across the globe while piling up massive losses.
The Latest: Eurotunnel tests new 'digital border' for Brexit
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Eurotunnel has held a round of tests to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit on Oct.
Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding worldwide
A growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens, according to a research group's report published Tuesday.
US economy could shrug off oil prices if disruption is brief
DALLAS (AP) — The price of gasoline crept higher after a weekend attack devastated Saudi Arabian oil output, but if the disruption to global supplies is short-lived, the impact on the U.S.
Facebook to train AI systems using police video
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its artificial intelligence systems to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism.