'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' claims No. 1 over 'Joker'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely.
Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament
BERLIN (AP) — Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, projections indicated.
Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nears
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a frenzied week of activity in Parliament, and possibly in the courts, as he tries to woo rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct.
German cabin crew union strikes at Lufthansa subsidiaries
BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing cabin crew has called members at several Lufthansa subsidiaries out on strike — a walkout that was extended by 13 hours at short notice.
UK's Johnson asks for a Brexit delay that he doesn't want
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead to try to win parliamentary backing for his new Brexit deal as the European Union considers his grudging request to extend the looming Oct.
Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney flight
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Qantas on Sunday completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.
Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders' meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year.
The Latest: Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The British government has formally asked the European Union for a delay to Brexit — but also sent a letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson arguing against it.
Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation's third-largest school district went on strike this past week, canceling classes for more than 300,000 kids.
Finance officials pledge to combat global economic slowdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials wrapped up their fall meetings on Saturday with a pledge to "employ all appropriate tools" to combat the weakest global growth in a decade, but there was little evidence of progress in easing trade tensions, a major source of the slowdown.
Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It's not a video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song. It's a new variety of apple, coming to a grocery store near you Dec.
Unlikely alliance fighting pipeline in Texas Hill Country
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — One of the longest proposed new natural gas pipelines in the U.S. is set to run through Heath Frantzen's property in the Texas Hill Country, where more than 600 white-tailed and trophy axis deer graze on a hunting ranch his family has owned for three generations.
Japan to send own force, won't join US coalition for Mideast
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Friday it has decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East but is preparing to send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan.
California unemployment rate falls to record low of 4%
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's economy kept humming in September, dropping the unemployment rate to a record low 4% statewide and under 2% in San Francisco and some of its neighboring counties, a level that economists once thought impossible.
Messages from former Boeing test pilot reveal Max concerns
DALLAS (AP) — A former senior Boeing test pilot told a co-worker that he unknowingly misled safety regulators about problems with a flight-control system that would later be implicated in two deadly crashes of the company's 737 Max.
Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town
A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers' Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town.
Huawei exec: Chinese tech giant wants to be 'transparent'
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Friday that the company is prepared to be "open and transparent" as it looks to persuade the U.S.
Trump taps Perry deputy to replace him at Energy Department
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday selected Dan Brouillette, deputy to departing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to lead the Energy Department, calling him a "total professional" with unparalleled experience.
Stocks end lower; S&P 500 notches 2nd straight weekly gain
The S&P 500 index closed out an uneven week of trading on Wall Street with its second straight weekly gain, even though stock indexes ended lower Friday.
Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada
Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination.
Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd is dead at 62
Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, who led two Silicon Valley giants, has died at 62. Oracle confirmed his death Friday, but gave no cause.
IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threaten to worsen the impact of a global slowdown.
Despite labor costs, GM averts financial woes of its past
DETROIT (AP) — A decade ago, high labor costs helped drag a bloated and debt-ridden General Motors into a government-funded bankruptcy.
China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with the U.S. deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy.
Stocks slip as first big week of earnings heads to a finish
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street Friday, weighed down by losses in technology companies. The market is still on track for its second weekly gain after three straight losing weeks.