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India's top court limits use of gov't identification number

Sep. 26, 2018 3:31 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court has upheld the government's policy of issuing a 12-digit identification number to every Indian, but says it can't be made mandatory for services such as bank accounts, cellphone connections or school admissions. The Supreme Court says the government can use it for tax...

The Latest: Execs linked to polygamous group to stay in jail

Aug. 29, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on two biodiesel executives charged in an alleged $500 million tax credit scheme (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Two Salt Lake City biodiesel executives linked to a polygamous group will stay in jail on federal charges in an alleged $500 million tax credit scheme. U.S....

Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for US newspapers

Aug. 29, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for the American newspaper industry, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday blocked tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported newsprint, finding that American producers weren't harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills. The newspaper industry had...

Nissan launches China-focused electric car

Aug. 27, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year to launch...

Maduro: Gas prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers

Aug. 13, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that some of the world's cheapest gasoline that Venezuelan drivers enjoy will soon be sold at world market prices to combat rampant smuggling. Maduro said he wants to stop Venezuela's subsidized fuel from crossing illegally into Colombia and...

The Latest: Exec: cost-cutting key to 'Obamacare' price drop

Jul. 31, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announcing it's seeking to lower rates for next year's Affordable Care Act policies by 4.1 percent on average. (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The top executive at North Carolina's largest health insurer is crediting newly...

Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe's heatwave

Jul. 31, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims. Some regions in Germany sweltered as the mercury hit 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) and the German Meteorological Office said...

Thai officials say they seek UK extradition of former PM

Jul. 31, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is seeking the extradition from the United Kingdom of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled her country last year ahead of a conviction on a charge of negligence in overseeing a money-losing rice subsidy program, the current prime minister said Tuesday. Prime Minister...