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  • Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

    TOKYO (AP) — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out at the top in the intensely competitive tallies. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said…

  • China stocks volatile after big fall, Hong Kong rebounds

    BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai stocks were volatile Tuesday after falling the most in eight years the day before while other Asian markets also flitted between gains and losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index wavered,…

  • House, Senate on collision course in highway debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the Senate transportation bill dead on arrival. The developments…

  • A’s GM Billy Beane remains optimistic about new ballpark

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics general manager Billy Beane remains optimistic Oakland will get a new ballpark. Someday, some way. He’s not sure how it will happen, but hopes it occurs during his tenure running…

  • China stocks volatile after big fall, Hong Kong rises

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s stock market was volatile Tuesday after falling the most in eight years the day before while other markets also flitted between gains and losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index wavered,…

  • Fiat Chrysler settlement with gov’t could prove costly

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out billions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Obama, wades into 2016 campaign, calls GOP attacks on Iran deal ‘ridiculous,’ ‘sad’ ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their…

  • Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska’s Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday. Samples taken from…

  • NFL Training Camp Dates

    Rookie and veteran reporting dates American Football Conference BALTIMORE RAVENS — Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md. (rookies: July 22, veterans: July 29) BUFFALO BILLS — St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, N.Y. (both July…

  • Remains of Pearl Harbor victims raised for identification

    HONOLULU (AP) — The military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred five coffins…

  • 3 pension funds sue New Jersey for billions in damages

    Three public workers’ pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned. The filing Friday is the latest volley in a more…

  • Nike offers partial refund to end FuelBand lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can’t accurately tally…

  • A look at the sweeping Senate transportation bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate and House are moving toward a showdown over a must-pass transportation bill this week. If they don’t reach an agreement by Friday, the government will be forced to halt highway…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Israel’s Teva buys Allergan generic drug company for $40.5B JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Monday it is purchasing Dublin-based Allergan PLC’s generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion, in what Israeli…

  • US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies’ alleged offending behavior occurred in the United…