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  • BENGALURU, July 25- Gold extended losses on Monday from the previous session as Asian stocks were at near nine-month highs on increasing risk appetite and ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan this week. Asian shares rose on Monday as worries over the impact of Britain's Brexit vote eased amid efforts to maintain growth, while the dollar...

  • VIENTIANE, Laos— China scored a diplomatic victory Monday, avoiding criticism by Southeast Asia's main grouping over its territorial expansion in the South China Sea even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions. Most significantly, it failed to mention a recent ruling by an international arbitration panel in a dispute between the...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by— until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail. Players hunting for fictional creatures on their smartphones are now visiting real-life memorial plaques, statues, mosaics and landmarks, ranging from a Civil War battlefield in...

  • BENGALURU, July 25- Gold extended losses on Monday from the previous session as Asian stocks were at near nine-month highs on increasing risk appetite and ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan this week. Asian shares rose on Monday as worries over the impact of Britain's Brexit vote eased amid efforts to maintain growth, while the dollar...

  • NEW YORK— Parents who want to dress their kids in clothes that upend gender stereotypes have a small but growing number of options. Some of the clothes are unisex basics. PRICE RANGE: $25 for a T-shirt.

  • NEW YORK— Pink for girls. Kristin Higgins was adamant about not pushing "girly" stereotypes on her daughter, and painted her room in shades of green. "It's hard to find gender-neutral clothing," said Higgins, 35, of Little Rock, whose daughter is now 6. "I want her to just get up and put on the clothing without thinking of putting on a costume, an identity."

  • SYDNEY, July 25- U.S. soybeans fell for a second session to keep prices near a three-month low as updated weather forecasts called for more favorable conditions, easing concerns of potential yield losses. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.3 percent to $9.85-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 2.4 percent on Friday when prices hit...

  • BENGALURU, July 25- Gold extended losses on Monday from the previous session ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan this week and amid strong appetite for riskier assets like equities. *Central banks from Washington to Tokyo take centre stage this week, although policymakers are likely to remain cautious as they wait for the dust to settle...

  • In a telephone conference with reporters, officials from the province of Saskatchewan said they had built five booms to contain the spill and were working with Husky and the federal government on a cleanup plan. The oil plume had passed the village of Maymont, more than 100 km downstream from where the spill started, said Wes Kotyk, executive director of...

  • LOS ANGELES— High Times says it is "awaiting an explanation" from Lil Wayne's representatives after the rapper's performance at its Cannabis Cup event in Southern California. Wayne was billed as the headliner of the three-day event in San Bernardino, California. A publicist for the entertainer didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from The...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of gasoline has dropped 7 cents over the past three weeks to $2.22 a gallon for regular grade. The Lundberg Survey found the average price of midgrade unleaded is $2.51 a gallon and $2.72 for premium. The highest average price for regular gasoline in the Lower 48 is $2.83 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • July 24- Authorities have recovered at least 40 percent of the 1,572 barrels of oil that leaked into a major western Canadian river, but the spill is still moving downstream and threatening the drinking water of riverside communities, officials said on Sunday. The heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky Energy Inc's Saskatchewan Gathering System pipeline on...

  • July 24- Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. Bloomberg first reported the deal would be announced on Monday for $4.8 billion. Started in 1994 by Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo in its early years was the destination of...

  • NEW YORK— Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source. The deal is likely to end the four-year reign of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, a former Google executive who flopped in her attempts to turn around the Sunnyvale, California, company. After the sale is completed,...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 24- "Star Trek Beyond" debuted to a solid $59.6 million this weekend, signaling that after six television series, 13 movies and 50 years in the pop culture conversation, there's still life left in one of Hollywood's most durable franchises. As boon to Trekkies, Paramount took the unusual step of announcing yet another sequel was in the works even...

  • RAWLINS, Wyo.— Wyoming's plan for improving its highways originally included widening, straightening and rebuilding its more than 7,000 miles of federal roads and maintaining about 2,000 bridges. The Wyoming Transportation Department's goal now is to keep roadways from getting worse. The primary funding for Wyoming highway construction and maintenance...

  • Paramount's latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in domestic ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, knocking Universal's "The Secret Life of Pets" from the No. 1 spot. "Pets" fell to second place, adding an additional $29.3 million to its stellar $260 million earnings over the past three weeks. This latest film opened $20...

  • TRUCKEE, Calif.— Once believed to have gone extinct in the Sierra Nevada, scientists believe a wolverine spotted this winter north of Lake Tahoe is the same one that in 2008 became the first documented in the area since the 1920 s. Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, set up remote cameras in the Tahoe National...

  • CHENGDU, China July 24- Global finance officials, jolted by growing anti-trade and economic nationalism movements behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, are intensifying pledges for more "inclusive" growth. Certainly, the benefits of these efforts are unlikely to be seen quickly enough to influence...

  • July 24- Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The announcement will come before the start of New York trading hours, the source added. Bloomberg first reported that the deal will be announced Monday for $4.8 billion.