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US stocks head higher, set stage for more milestones

Sep. 21, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Friday, extending gains from a day earlier when the market climbed to all-time highs. Technology companies accounted for much of the market's gains. Retailers and other consumer-focused stocks also rose. Utilities and other high-dividend paying stocks lagged. Oil...

APNewsBreak: Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

Sep. 21, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has missed its recruiting goal for the first time in more than a decade. Army leaders tell The Associated Press they were about 6,500 soldiers short of their goal in signing up only about 70,000 new troops for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. The other service branches met their...

China treats Uighur kids as 'orphans' after parents seized

Sep. 21, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive. Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in...

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher, building on gains

Sep. 21, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, building on gains the market made a day earlier. Telecommunications companies rose Friday, led by a gain in AT&T. Major U.S. indexes are still at record highs. The...

Osaka beats Strycova to reach semifinals at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 21, 2018 9:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka raised her game when she needed to, and it landed her a spot in the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open. The U.S. Open champion, who upset Serena Williams in the final in New York this month, won her ninth straight match Friday, beating Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4. "This was my third...

Global stocks buoyed by Wall Street optimism

Sep. 21, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday as a record high on Wall Street buoyed investor sentiment despite global trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 index rose 0.9 percent to 7,433. Germany's DAX gained 0.4 percent to 12,378 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.7 percent to 5,487. On...

China 'outraged' by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy

Sep. 21, 2018 6:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it was "outraged" over U.S. economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment, and demanded the U.S. cancel the measure. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing...

Polish leader resists view that he was disrespected by Trump

Sep. 21, 2018 6:20 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president is fighting back against criticism at home over a photo posted by Donald Trump that some say shows the Polish leader in a subservient role during a White House visit. Trump tweeted photos of himself with President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday, including one of them...

Iran launches air maneuvers near strategic Strait of Hormuz

Sep. 21, 2018 5:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's air force is carrying out a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea, the country's official IRNA news agency said Friday. The drill involves the military's and Revolutionary Guard fighter jets,...

Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

Sep. 21, 2018 5:38 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Across Iran's capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran. Soon, however, Iran's faltering nuclear deal with world powers may be what causes the country's domestic automotive...