BMW sees profit rise 7 percent on new 5-Series sedan

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German luxury automaker BMW AG says net profit rose 14 percent in the second quarter as earnings were boosted by the new version of the 5-Series sedan. Profit rose to 2.21 billion euros ($2.60 billion) in the April-June period from 1.95 billion...

Siemens reports profit up, extends CEO's contract

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Industrial equipment maker Siemens AG said Thursday net profit for the most recent quarter rose 7 percent to 1.46 billion euros ($1.72 billion) – and it announced an extension of CEO Joe Kaeser’s contract until 2021. Profit in the...

EPA chief backtracks on delaying rules reducing emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt reversed his earlier decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. Pruitt presented the change as his...

Malaysia central bank urged to reopen probe on indebted fund

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition lawmakers have urged the central bank to reopen its investigation into indebted state investment fund 1MDB that is under being probed in several countries for money laundering and implicating Prime Minister Najib Razak....

Ohio Daybook

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Germany blasts Vietnam over 'kidnap' of former oil executive

BERLIN (AP) — The German government accused Vietnamese intelligence services of involvement in what it called the kidnapping in Berlin of a former Vietnamese oil executive, and gave the country’s intelligence attache 48 hours to leave Germany. Trinh Xuan Thanh, 51,...

US says 4 wounded in Afghan attack that killed 2 US troops

AP Photo/STR KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military in Afghanistan says that four American troops were wounded in the same suicide bombing near the city of Kandahar the previous day that killed two U.S. service members. The statement released in Kabul on Thursday says...

Seeking a dream, Indonesian family finds nightmare in Raqqa

AP Photo/Hussein Malla AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) — The 17-year old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State group....

Golden Globes group gives away $2.8 million in show proceeds

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As the host of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual grants dinner, Chelsea Handler said she relished the chance to leave political talk aside for an evening of good news. “Let’s celebrate the three things Donald...

Germany blasts Vietnam over 'kidnap' of former oil executive

BERLIN (AP) — The German government accused Vietnamese intelligence services Wednesday of involvement in what it called the kidnapping in Berlin of a former Vietnamese oil executive, and gave the country’s intelligence attache 48 hours to leave Germany. Trinh Xuan...