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Daimler profit sinks on diesel; outlook for year lowered

Oct. 19, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler lowered its profit outlook for the second time this year on Friday and reported reduced third-quarter profits due to regulatory and diesel emissions issues. The company said its group operating profit would be "significantly below" last year's, instead of...

European, Asian leaders want free trade, push back at Trump

Oct. 19, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia presented a united front Friday in support of free trade based on international rules and cooperation, starkly underscoring their differences with U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy. That support for free trade "is the most important signal from this...

Pregnant Chicago postal worker missing; foul play suspected

Oct. 19, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than two weeks after a 27-year-old pregnant postal worker vanished after calling in sick for work, Chicago police say they suspect foul play in her disappearance. "Based on the length of time of Kierra Coles disappearance and the fact that she has fallen off the grid, police suspect...

GOP panel's foreign agent inquiry triggers harsh response

Oct. 19, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as foreign agent. In a bluntly worded letter delivered earlier...

US government asks Supreme Court to halt climate lawsuit

Oct. 19, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The federal government has again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a climate change lawsuit filed by a group of young people that is scheduled to go to trial in Oregon later this month. The Register-Guard reports government attorneys filed a mandamus petition Thursday seeking...

Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

Oct. 18, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower...

Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I'm not alone advocating freedom

Oct. 18, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent blogger freed from prison in Vietnam on condition that she live in exile in the United States says she is glad to be reunited with her family and that she knows she is not alone in advocating for freedom. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was smiling when she emerged from the George Bush...

Panthers rookie WR working on ball-protection techniques

Oct. 18, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers drafted wide receiver D.J. Moore in the first round this past April because of his ability to make plays after the catch. But Moore's gift for turning nothing into something got him into trouble last Sunday after fumbling twice — once following a reception and...

Power company proposes burying line under Maine gorge

Oct. 18, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

CARATUNK, Maine (AP) — A Maine power company is making a concession to environmentalists by proposing to bury a portion of a transmission line that would cross a scenic gorge. Central Maine Power notified regulators Thursday that it wants to drill rather than cross the Kennebec River Gorge with elevated...

Red tide reaches Florida's Space Coast

Oct. 18, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A toxic algae bloom has reached Florida's Space Coast. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday said red tide had reached parts of Brevard County. The wildlife commission says red tide now spans from Miami-Dade County to halfway up Florida's east...