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  • Russian official: wages to space center workers to be repaid

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has visited a space center under construction and has promised to pay back wages to workers by the weekend. Russian investigators have opened a corruption probe…

  • Fitch downgrades Japan citing economic concerns

    Fitch Ratings is lowering Japan’s credit rating as the country wrestles with staggering debt. Fitch said Monday that the government did not include sufficient measures in its budget to replace a deferred tax increase this…

  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran, offering Republican presidential candidates a chance to prove their hawkishness…

  • Chipotle: Transition to non-GMO ingredients complete

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but said in late 2013 it was working…

  • Chipotle finishes the process of going GMO-free

    WASHINGTON — It took longer than they expected, but Chipotle has removed all genetically modified ingredients from its menu. The chain has been working for two years to get GMOs — genetically modified organisms —…

  • Stocks rise despite Japan downgrade, lack of Greece deal

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose on Monday despite a downgrade of Japan and a lack of a bailout deal for Greece. Investors were looking ahead to Apple earnings results and the U.S. Federal…

  • White House to unveil Barack Obama state china

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled by the White House. President Barack Obama is a Hawaii…

  • Ceremony honors 114 Virginia miners killed in 1884 explosion

    POCAHONTAS, Va. (AP) — Residents of Pocahontas gathered over the weekend to honor 114 coal miners killed in an explosion in 1884. The ceremony honoring the victims of the East Mine explosion is held annually…

  • Russia tightens ban on European food imports

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is set to tighten its ban on food imports from Europe by restricting re-exports of fruit and vegetables through European countries. The deputy head of Russia’s agricultural regulator, Yulia Shvabauskene, says…

  • Firebrand, survivor face off in UK’s wildest election race

    BRADFORD, England (AP) — Naz Shah is running for Parliament, but she is hardly a typical British politician. She grew up in poverty in a Pakistani-immigrant family, fled a teenage forced marriage and campaigned to…

  • Starbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved

    NEW YORK (AP) — A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations. Registers that once merely rang…

  • Poll: Most Greeks dissatisfied with government performance

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An opinion poll shows a majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government’s performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if current tortuous bailout negotiations reach…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Rescuers struggle to reach villages near Nepal quake epicenter as death toll tops 3,700 KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise…

  • Deutsche Bank to streamline operations to improve profit

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank says its reorganization will mean spinning off its Postbank branches in Germany through a share offering, closing offices in some countries, and eliminating less profitable business at its investment…

  • Malaysia: ASEAN to avoid confronting China in S. China Sea

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s leader said Monday that Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in…