Asian stocks drift after US pulls back from highs

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after U.S. indexes pulled back from record highs and investors awaited fresh data from China. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index tracked Wall Street’s declines, slipping 0.2 percent to 15,351.25 despite fresh data...

Asian stocks drift after US pulls back from highs

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after U.S. indexes pulled back from record highs and investors awaited fresh data from China. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index tracked Wall Street’s declines, slipping 0.2 percent to 15,351.25 despite fresh data...

Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China. The result highlights how dependent the company has become on...

Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China. The result highlights how dependent the company has become on...

Israel launches military offensive against Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has launched what could be an extended offensive on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks against Israel, striking at least 50 sites in the Palestinian territory. Israelli Army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner says...

Jeter Recalls Memorable Moments In Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Derek Jeter’s memories of playing in Cleveland include his first major league home run, a swarm of midges and three tough playoff series against the Indians. “I like this stadium, I’ve always liked coming here to play,” Jeter said Monday...

All riders now off disabled California coaster

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — All of the nearly two dozen people stranded when a roller coaster hit a tree branch at Southern California’s Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park have been rescued from the ride. Firefighters and park maintenance workers removed the...

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EDITORS: The Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds game has resumed following a 21-minute rain delay. The Reds lead 1-0. AP Sports

4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline

ATLANTA (AP) — More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows. That’s twice the rate from just five years ago, although the pace of dumping landlines seems to have slowed down in recent years....

Switch at heart of GM recalls started as remedy

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars. As the company began developing new small cars in the late 1990s, it listened to customers who complained about “cheap-feeling” switches that required...