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US stocks dip as phone stocks fall; earnings hit retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are trading lower Wednesday morning as losses for phone and utility companies continue to drag the market from its recent record highs. Retailers including Target and Lowe's are skidding after disappointing earnings. The Federal Reserve will release minutes from its July …

Stock Markets

Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy supplies

Five border crossing points opened for pedestrians following agreement between Presidents Maduro and Santos.<p>Thousands of Venezuelans have been crossing into Colombia to buy food and medicine after the opening of five pedestrian border crossings.<p>Venezuela and Colombia opened several "provisional" …

Venezuela

More than 80,000 warned to evacuate in raging California fire

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Southern California wildfire is burning uncontrollably a day after it ignited, scorching more than 31,000 acres.<p>In less than two days, the massive blaze has engulfed an area larger than the size of San Francisco.<p>The brush fire, coined Blue Cut, was 4% contained as of Wednesday evening, …

Natural Disasters

Intel will start building ARM-based smartphone chips

Paving the way for deals with Apple and Qualcomm<p>Intel has entered into a new licensing agreement with competitor ARM to produce ARM-based chips in Intel factories. The deal, announced today at the Intel Developer Forum, is a strategic move from the Santa Clara, CA company to offer its large-scale …

Russia uses Iran to strike Syria militants again, rejects U.S. censure

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia launched a second day of air strikes against Syrian militants from an Iranian air base, rejecting U.S. suggestions its co-operation with Tehran might violate a U.N. resolution as illogical and factually incorrect.<p>State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Tuesday called the …

Middle East

Turkey to release 38,000 from jail; frees space for plotters

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey began releasing inmates on Wednesday in an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup.<p>The discharges started just hours after the government issued …

Pay TV providers post record subscriber losses

The cable, satellite and telecom pay TV industry lost at least 665,000 subscribers in the second quarter of this year, more net losses than any previous quarter.<p>As cord cutters binge, pay TV purges.<p>Cable, satellite and telecom pay TV providers lost more subscribers last quarter than ever, according …

Ford to ship self-driving cars without steering wheels, brake or gas pedals by 2021

Ford says it’s going to deliver self-driving cars by 2021 – and these will ship in volume, and will also lack steering wheels, brake or gas pedals, offering full Level 4 self-driving features which don’t require a human driver at all, the company announced at a press conference in Palo Alto …

Univision is buying Gawker Media for $135 million

Sold!<p>Univision has won the auction for Gawker Media.<p>The TV network and digital publisher has agreed to pay $135 million for the bankrupt blog network, according to a person familiar with the deal.<p>Univision’s offer will encompass all seven of Gawker Media’s sites, including Gawker.com<p>Ziff Davis and …

Media Industry

Tesla preps an extra long-range battery for its electric cars

Tesla has dropped hints that it's ready to extend the range of its electric cars (there was an allusion to a "P100D" hidden in firmware), but it now looks like that long-distance technology is getting closer to fruition. Dutch regulators have approved 100D and P100D versions of both the Model S and …

Hundreds of young people in UK still want to join Isis in Syria

‘Significant number of young British women have not been dissuaded’ say counter-radicalisation experts<p>Hundreds of British teenage girls are still keen on joining Islamic State (Isis) despite the death of a London schoolgirl in Syria, according to counter-radicalisation experts, raising fresh doubts …

Blast at Turkish border crossing kills 10 Syrian rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb blast at a border crossing between Syria's opposition-held Idlib province and Turkey killed at least 10 Syrian rebel fighters on Sunday, activists said, as a wave of airstrikes pounded the region and fighting raged in the contested northern city of Aleppo.<p>The Britain-based …

Middle East

After threatening ban, Iran government flip-flops and plans to allow iPhone imports

According to local media reports, Iran is preparing to allow local retailers to import iPhones legally for the first time. Just last month, the country was threatening to ban the devices in what it was calling an anti-smuggling move. All that threat did in turn, however, was drive up the price of …

Apple Store

9-year-old boy escapes kidnapper by calling parents from his smartwatch

Modern technology may have saved a young boy’s life.<p>On Tuesday, Aiden, a 9-year-old boy from Utah, escaped an attempted abduction by calling his …

Crime

Major militant attacks in Pakistan in past 6 years

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suicide bombing that killed more than 60 people and wounded nearly 100 others on Monday at a gathering of lawyers on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta was the latest in a string of mass killings by militant groups around Pakistan.<p>Despite …

Extremism

Tesla's Autopilot is reportedly getting a huge update

After several incidents – a fatal crash last month and one hospital visit earlier this week – Tesla’s autopilot mode has been in the spotlight of …

Microsoft making additional job cuts in phone business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft says it is cutting 2,850 jobs, about 2.5 percent of its workforce, as it further scales back its troubled smartphone business.<p>A spokeswoman says the layoffs will mostly affect workers in the company's smartphone hardware operation and related sales teams. She declined …

Ford Recalls 830K Vehicles to Replace Side-Door Latches

article<p>Ford Motor Co said it was recalling about 830,000 vehicles in North America to replace side-door latches that could unlatch while driving.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>The automaker said it had identified one reported accident and one reported injury that may be related to the defect.<p>The recall …

Automotive Industry

Climate Change Fingerprints Are All over California Wildfires

Reports this week from the front lines of the Sand Fire in Southern California painted the scene as apocalyptic. The drought-fueled blaze was …

Apple says all US employees now receive equal pay for equal work

New diversity figures show slight progress<p>Today, Apple released updated diversity figures indicating it has made slight but steady progress in hiring more women and underrepresented minorities — and ensuring those employees are paid the same as their white male counterparts. The new numbers, …

Ban on synthetic drugs like K2, spice pushed after rash of overdoses

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly two dozen substances in synthetic drugs such as "K2" and "spice" would be illegal under proposed legislation that New York Sen. Chuck Schumer discussed at a press conference on Sunday.<p>There were 130 suspected overdoses on synthetic drugs in New York last week, in what Schumer …

CNN

US military says it may have killed more civilians in latest airstrike in Syria

Another airstrike around the city on Manbij, scene of the worst civilian casualty incident in the campaign against Isis, may have killed several dozen people<p>A day after announcing a formal inquiry into what watchdogs call the United States’ worst civilian casualty incident in its war against the …

Twitter Acted Fast to Block Celebrations of Nice Attack

Twitter moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France, watchdog groups said Friday, in a rare round …

Tite will have to hit the ground running with Brazil

<b>There will be no honeymoon period for new Brazil coach Tite, who has important World Cup qualifiers looming on the horizon.</b><p>Two Copa Centenario coaches lost their jobs this week. Paraguay boss Ramon Diaz resigned after his side collected just one point from their three group games. And Brazil’s …

Soccer

Six richest nations 'host just 9 percent of refugees'

The six richest countries - which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world's refugees, an aid group has said.<p>The United States, China, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom hosted 2.1 million refugees and asylum seekers last year - just 8.88 …

World Economy