- AP EXPLAINS: US ceding control of core Internet systems
NEW YORK (AP) — On Saturday, the U.S. government plans to cede control of some of the internet's core systems — namely, the directories that help web browsers and apps know where to find the latest weather, maps and Facebook musings.
- The Latest: More than 100 injured in train crash
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey (all times local):
- Denmark receives Panama Papers data to fight tax dodging
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has received data leaked from a Panamanian law firm that helped customers open offshore companies to avoid paying taxes, authorities said Thursday, adding they paid nearly six million kroner ($902,500) for it.
- US pending home sales slump in August
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, as a shortage of properties for sale is weighing on the market.
- Neighbors anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates water
MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster.
- Train crashes into New Jersey station; injuries reported
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing an unknown number of injuries. Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding.
- Tens of thousands of Belgians protest reforms, labor law
BRUSSELS (AP) — Tens of thousands of workers have rallied in the Belgian capital to protest against government reforms and labor laws, disrupting public transport and traffic.
- Italy's Novamont invests 100M euros in biochemical plant
MILAN (AP) — The Italian biochemical company Novamont has opened the first plant in the world to make a chemical compound used in the production of plastics with renewable sources.
- PepsiCo's drinks, snacks boost sales in North America
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo sold more of its beverages and Frito-Lay snacks in North America during the third quarter, helping it deliver a profit that beat Wall Street expectations.
- Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademarks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that could affect the Washington Redskins.
- Introverted Londoners urged to chat on the Tube line
LONDON (AP) — Londoners traveling on the city's often overcrowded Underground subway system are not known to be particularly outgoing, but there's a campaign afoot to change that.
- Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.42 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slipped this week to the lowest level since mid-July.
- Supreme Court to hear 'swipe fees' case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a dispute over state laws that prohibit merchants from imposing fees on customers who use credit cards.
- Just Born, maker of candy Peeps, sues union over strike
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania company that makes marshmallow Peeps as well as Mike and Ike candies has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a workers' strike is illegal.
- Cambodian agrees to raise minimum wage for garment workers
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian government has agreed to raise the minimum wage for clothing and footwear workers, a move that could help placate workers in the country's biggest export industry.