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US stocks dip as household goods, health care companies fall

Jun. 18, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Monday afternoon as household goods makers and health care companies slump. Energy companies are rising with oil prices while technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies are mixed. Indexes in Europe and Asia are lower, and Volkswagen is down...

Russia has chance to make mark at World Cup with another win

Jun. 18, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — With or without Mohamed Salah in the lineup, Egypt should give Russia an indication if it has any shot at making a mark in this year's World Cup. Russia dismissed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game of the tournament, but the lopsided victory failed to show if the team is actually good...

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss Syria, North Korea

Jun. 18, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has had a call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss Syria, North Korea and plans for future U.S.-Russian contacts. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Lavrov and Pompeo focused on the Syrian settlement and also talked Monday about...

The Latest: Lukaku scores twice as Belgium beats Panama 3-0

Jun. 18, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:53 p.m. Belgium broke lose in the second half to defeat newcomer Panama 3-0 in its opening World Cup game in Sochi. After struggling to find the net in the first half, the talented Belgian squad comfortably reached victory with a goal...

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Jun. 18, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles and...

Sweden's height advantage gets to South Korea in World Cup

Jun. 18, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Sweden's height advantage got to South Korea. In an effort to compensate for the disparity, South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong decided to use a backup player in goal because he is the tallest of the team's three keepers. The gamble worked, but a penalty still gave the Swedes a...

Colombia's Rodriguez not confirmed for World Cup opener

Jun. 18, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — The top scorer of the 2014 World Cup is not guaranteed to play in Colombia's opening match against Japan. James Rodriguez is recovering from a left calf injury and coach Jose Pekerman would not confirm if Colombia's star midfielder will even be on the bench for Tuesday's game. "We...

Sweden gets benefit of video review, beats South Korea 1-0

Jun. 18, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Sweden got the break it needed from the video review system, and team captain Andreas Granqvist didn't waste the chance. Granqvist slid his penalty kick into the bottom right corner of the net in the 65th minute to give Sweden a 1-0 victory over South Korea on Monday at the...

Markets Right Now: Stocks look to recover from early skid

Jun. 18, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Stocks are mostly lower Monday, although they've pared some early losses as energy companies and smaller companies post gains. Household goods makers and health care companies are seeing the biggest losses, with...

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

Jun. 18, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the country's World Cup squad some unsettling moments. Japan coach Akira Nishino, who built his professional reputation coaching Gamba Osaka, said he and a number of his players have...