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McDonald's and BHP Billiton rise while Micron skids

Sep. 21, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday: Texas Instruments Inc., up $1.56 to $110.05 The chipmaker raised its quarterly dividend and said it will buy back $12 billion in stock. United Natural Foods Corp., down $2.88 to $30.97 The organic and specialty foods distributor...

UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

Sep. 21, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K. exit from the EU soared. With British newspapers...

The Latest: EU's Tusk says Brexit compromise still possible

Sep. 21, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, the political divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union (all times local): 6:30 p.m. EU Council President Donald Tusk says he remains convinced that a Brexit compromise that is "good for all, is still possible." His comments come a day after a clear lack...

EU Council President Donald Tusk says compromise "still possible" in Brexit talks with Britain

Sep. 21, 2018 1:11 PM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Council President Donald Tusk says compromise "still possible" in Brexit talks with Britain.

Snapchat addict sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter

Sep. 21, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Snapchat addict to 14 years in prison for orchestrating the killing of her sometime boyfriend and posting a video of him as he lay dying on a west London street. Judge Michael Topolski described Fatima Khan, 21, as "cold and callous" for filming Afghan asylum seeker...

Model sentenced to at least 25 years for murdering rival

Sep. 21, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British fashion model has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for murdering a more successful rival during a fight over a love interest. At London's Old Bailey courthouse on Friday, Judge Wendy Joseph sentenced George Koh, 24, after he was convicted of stabbing Harry Uzoka through...

UK coroner is urged to study all options in Russian's death

Sep. 21, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The insurance company for a Russian businessman who died near his home in London six years ago is urging a coroner to rule whether or not he was murdered using poison. Attorneys for Legal & General asked Judge Nicholas Hilliard on Friday to consider all possibilities following an inquest...

Joshua weighs in 11 kilograms heavier than Povetkin

Sep. 21, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua has weighed in about 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin ahead of their heavyweight title fight in London. Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO belt-holder, weighed in at 111.6 kilograms (246 pounds), slightly more than for his most recent fight against Joseph Parker in March....

British prime minister says Brexit negotiations 'at an impasse'

Sep. 21, 2018 9:09 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British prime minister says Brexit negotiations 'at an impasse'

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...