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  • Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni military officials said. The United Arab Emirates-backed Amaleqa brigades, supported by airstrikes and naval shelling from the Saudi-led coalition, have been […]
  • World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There’s an app for that

    SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Randall Garcia and his wife were on a bus in the Russian city of Samara when a local resident stared at the couple and pointed his phone at them. The screen read: “Good luck Costa Rica!” Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, or Neymar may be the stars of the World Cup. But […]
  • APNewsBreak: Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data

    Verizon is pledging to stop selling data through intermediaries that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press has learned. It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has allowed outsiders to track wireless devices […]
  • Global indexes drop as Trump threatens more China tariffs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened to put tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China, and the Chinese government said it would retaliate. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 370 points, or 1.5 percent. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong lost 2.8 percent. Major […]
  • New grads, unlock your future with a credit check-up

    In college, establishing credit felt about as pressing as an optional homework assignment. But now that you’ve graduated, it’s suddenly at the top of your summer to-do list, with a deadline of ASAP. And for good reason. Good credit is your ticket to an easier and more affordable postgrad life. It could help you qualify […]
  • People’s United acquires Farmington Bank in $544M deal

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — People’s United Bank has agreed to acquire the holding company for Farmington Bank in a 100 percent stock transaction valued at about $544 million. People’s United Financial Inc., the holding company for People’s United Bank, announced the agreement to acquire First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday. Bridgeport, Connecticut-based People’s United has […]
  • Child scales ‘un-climbable’ pool ladder in video

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family has captured a video of their toddler climbing what is supposed to be a gate stopping children from getting into a pool. Keith Wyman says his family was in their backyard on Monday when his 2-year-old son Cody began to climb the gate blocking the ladder to their […]
  • Merkel says climate change is ‘a fact,’ laments US stance

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move “very regrettable” at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming. “We know climate change isn’t a matter of faith,” she told an […]
  • OPEC oil ministers gather to discuss production increase

    VIENNA (AP) — The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel were gathering Tuesday to discuss this week whether to increase production of crude and help limit a rise in global energy prices. The officials were arriving in Vienna ahead of the official meeting Friday, when they will also confer with Russia, a non-OPEC country that […]
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks open sharply lower on trade tiff

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. U.S. stock markets are opening sharply lower Tuesday as tensions over trade between the U.S. and China seem closer to a boil. The Dow Jones industrials are down 318 points, or 1.3 percent, to 24,668. The S&P 500 index […]