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  • But Herbalife's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission painted a much less optimistic picture than its presentation to analysts and investors, according to a private investor who flagged the differences to the SEC this month. Handley, who is betting Herbalife's stock price will fall, told Reuters about his outreach to the SEC and provided a...

  • Iran has long sought to create its own national Intranet. Earlier in August, Iran targeted hundreds of social media users following a May crackdown on women modeling on Instagram. Users inside Iran often access sites like Twitter and Facebook though proxies and VPNs.

  • LIMA, Aug 28- Peru's economy is set to grow 4 percent this year and 4.8 percent next year, the government said on Sunday in its first set of forecasts since taking power in July, raising estimates on an expected boost from new mines. Peruvian production of mined copper jumped by over 50 percent in the first half of this year, driven by two new mines, Las Bambas and...

  • Stage 6 Films produced and Sony's Screen Gems oversaw distribution. It also continues Sony's summer of seeing successes with original films that cost very little to make. "This marks a string of very profitable hits for Sony with very modest budgets.' The Shallows,'' Sausage Party' and now' Don't Breathe' were all incredibly profitable because they were made for...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Qatar's main Hamad International Airport is adding a $10 fee for all passengers departing from the airport, including on connection flights. The decision, announced on Sunday, comes after the Middle East's busiest airport in Dubai and a smaller one in the nearby emirate of Sharjah also added similar fees earlier this year.

  • NEW YORK— Panera founder and CEO Ron Shaich considers himself the "discoverer-in-chief," meaning he's in charge of ensuring the bakery chain's image doesn't grow stale. The company's recent efforts include ridding its menu of ingredients with long, chemical-sounding names people might find unappetizing. Shaich recently spoke with The Associated Press...

  • Child care is a major expense for many American families and can be difficult to manage. The cost varies widely across the country, but the Child Care Aware of America organization found that it can run as high as $17,062 annually for an infant and $12,781 for a four-year old. That often exceeds the cost of housing, transportation or food.

  • MOSCOW— Russia has lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey, opening the way to a resumption of the package tours that were a major source of revenue for Turkey. Russia imposed the ban in November after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane at the Syrian border, an action that Putin denounced as a "treacherous stab in the back." Putin said then that charter flights to...

  • LONDON— Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups. Among the subjects announced Sunday are actresses Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Rooney Mara, Lupita Nyong' o, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Lea Seydoux, Zhang Ziyi...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 28- "Don't Breathe," a twisty story of a group of teenage delinquents who pick the wrong house to burglarize, dominated the late summer box office, debuting to a potent $26.1 million and topping charts. "Don't Breathe" was backed by Sony's Screen Gems and Steve Bersch's Stage 6 Films, and cost less than $10 million to produce. After finishing in first for...

  • BRASILIA, Brazil— Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is scheduled to face her accusers in the Senate on Monday during an impeachment trial that could remove her permanently from office. The trial is based on accusations that she illegally issued decrees last year to make government payments without the authorization of Congress.

  • NEW YORK— Consider this a tribute to a weekend TV institution:. But perhaps it sums up the way many members of his " CBS News Sunday Morning" flock received his announcement that he will bid them farewell next month. The Sept. 25 edition will be a tribute to his legacy on and off " Sunday Morning.

  • NEW YORK— What will be the spectacle at the MTV Video Music Awards this year? A long rant from Kanye West? He'll have another chance to own the night since his controversial "Famous" music video— featuring what appears to be naked images of West, Swift, Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump— is nominated for best male video and video of the year.

  • NASA is currently entering the second phase of a four-step plan to draw up rules of the skies for drones that weigh 55 pounds or less and fly no higher than 500 feet. The agency is hoping to present its research to the Federal Aviation Administration before 2020, John Cavolowsky, director of NASA's Airspace Operations and Safety Program, told attendees at a drone...

  • DALLAS— A planned power outage at Dallas Love Field led to an unexpected loss of electricity for about two hours and some flight delays until the system was restored. An official with Dallas- based Southwest Airlines says about two dozen flights were affected at the carrier's main hub. Chris Mainz says flights were operating on time after power issues were...

  • BERLIN, Aug 28- Germany's Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday that talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a free trade deal being negotiated by the United States and the European Union, had essentially failed. "The negotiations with the USA have de facto failed because we Europeans did not want to subject ourselves to American...

  • If Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the White House, expect her to mount a rescue effort. But how much Clinton could do depends on finding willing partners in Congress and among Republican governors, a real political challenge. "There are turbulent waters," said Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's first secretary of Health and Human Services.

  • LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May is bringing her Cabinet together at her rural retreat to plot Britain's first steps on leaving the European Union. Officials at May's Downing Street office say May will oversee a daylong brainstorming session with Cabinet colleagues Wednesday at Chequers, the prime minister's 16th- century mansion 40 miles...

  • GERMANY'S ECONOMY MINISTER GABRIEL TELLS BROADCASTER ZDF: TTIP TRADE TALKS BETWEEN U.S.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, or Sinopec Corp, said on Sunday its net profit fell 21.6 percent in the first half of 2016, hurt by a steep decline in international oil prices. The state-controlled energy firm, Asia's largest refiner, said in a separate statement that Dai Houliang had replaced Li Chunguang as company president and...