US producer prices rose in August as energy costs shot up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher energy costs led to prices at the wholesale level rising in August at the fastest pace in four months. The Labor Department says its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, rose 0.2 percent last...

History of Syria's war at risk as YouTube reins in content

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s civil war has been one of the modern world’s most brutal conflicts and one of its most heavily filmed. Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos uploaded to YouTube document every heartbeat of the war over the past seven years, from momentous...

Willie Nelson, Raitt to headline Texas storm benefit concert

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are among the stars headlining a benefit concert next week to help Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. Organizers said the “Harvey Can’t Mess With...

Moody's: Qatar crisis a negative for all countries involved

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service says the three-month-old diplomatic dispute between Qatar and other Arab states has created uncertainty across the Gulf region and is credit negative for all the countries involved. The report Wednesday says...

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

AP Photo/Evan Vucci NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine experts think the results may...

High winds force cancellation of dozens of KLM flights

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch carrier KLM has cancelled 60 flights to and from European destinations as heavy winds buffeting Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport reduced the number of runways that could be used. Airport spokesman Paul Weber said 75 flights in total...

Tampa dodged Irma's worst, but still at risk and unprepared

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — As monster Hurricane Irma buzz-sawed its way up Florida’s Gulf Coast, it looked for several hours like the heavily populated Tampa Bay area could face catastrophic wind damage and flooding from the first major...

The Latest: EU chief calls for summit straight after Brexit

AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the “State of the European Union” address by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (all times local): 10:25 a.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wants European Union...

Swedish YouTube star apologizes again

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — YouTube star Felix Kjellberg (SHEHL’-burg), who goes by the online name PewDiePie, says he regrets using the “n-word” during a video live stream, saying he was an “idiot”. Kjellberg who has more than 57 million...

Man accused of killing his mom in hospital to be arraigned

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused of fatally shooting his mother in the intensive care unit of New Hampshire’s largest hospital was set to be arraigned Wednesday on murder charges. Travis Frink signed into the visitor center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock...