Wires

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm. The blaze on the tanker "Burgos" occurred off the coast of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and all the crew were safe, Pemex said in a tweet.

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico's state-owned oil company says it is working to extinguish a blaze aboard a loaded tanker ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico's Navy rescued 31 crew members and no injuries were reported. The Veracruz Port Authority said the Burgos was scheduled to dock Sunday morning.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— In a story Sept. 23 about a bill to protect whales from fishing gear for Dungeness crab, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that backed the legislation. The group is the Center for Biological Diversity, not the Center for Environmental Diversity. California's governor has signed legislation to protect...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The sunglasses, dubbed Spectacles, will be sold via limited distribution for about $130, said Spiegel, who described the device as a...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm. The blaze on the tanker "Burgos" occurred off the coast of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and all the crew were safe, Pemex said in a tweet.

  • QUITO, Sept 24- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Saturday he hopes OPEC countries will reach an agreement to stabilize the oil market at the upcoming meeting in Algeria, warning of "serious risks" for the group if they do reach a deal. "It is a meeting being held for other reasons, but all the OPEC members will be there, so we hope to have other informal meetings...

  • TORONTO, Sept 24 (Reuters)- Canada's Unifor union has set a tentative strike deadline of midnight Oct. 10 for talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the labor group said on Saturday as it prepares to vote on a related deal with General Motors Co.. Unifor, which represents close to 10,000 Fiat Chrysler workers in Canada, said in a statement the strike deadline of...

  • Sept 24- Two former Wells Fargo& Co employees have filed a class action in California seeking $2.6 billion or more for workers who tried to meet aggressive sales quotas without engaging in fraud and were later demoted, forced to resign or fired. "Wells Fargo fired or demoted employees who failed to meet unrealistic quotas while at the same time providing...

  • Sept 24- Two former Wells Fargo& Co employees have filed a class action in California seeking $2.6 billion or more for workers who tried to meet aggressive sales quotas without engaging in fraud and were later demoted, forced to resign or fired. "Wells Fargo fired or demoted employees who failed to meet unrealistic quotas while at the same time providing...

  • Sept 24- Two former Wells Fargo& Co employees have filed a class action in California seeking $2.6 billion or more for workers who tried to meet aggressive sales quotas without engaging in fraud and were later demoted, forced to resign or fired. "Wells Fargo fired or demoted employees who failed to meet unrealistic quotas while at the same time providing...

  • Proponents of a new intelligence law, passed by the Federal Assembly a year ago but not enacted, say the measure is needed to help Switzerland to catch up with other countries that have far stronger legal arsenals against cyber-crime, snooping or extremist attacks. Sunday's referendum, part of Switzerland's system of direct democracy, was called by opponents...

  • TORONTO, Sept 24- Canada's Unifor autoworkers union has set a tentative strike deadline for 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10 for talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the labor group said in a statement on Saturday.

  • NEW YORK— Social media app Snapchat is introducing video-recording glasses called Spectacles and is changing its company name to incorporate the new product. The glasses are the first hardware from the Los Angeles- based company. The company says it's changing its name to Snap Inc. since it now has more than one product.

  • ISTANBUL, Sept 24- Ratings agency Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating to "junk," citing worries about the rule of law after an attempted coup and risks from a slowing economy, in a move that could deter billions of dollars of investment. Turkey depends on investment flows to fund its current account deficit- one of the biggest in the G20- and service its...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider fuels his fiery populism and also is helping to shield him from the scrutiny House Republicans are devoting to Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state. The GOP- led, subpoena-wielding Oversight and Government Reform Committee isn't investigating Trump's business dealings, his...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Union nurses and Allina Health will return to bargaining for the first time since nearly 5,000 nurses at five Minneapolis- area hospitals went on strike nearly three weeks ago. The Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina say federal mediators asked both sides to resume negotiations. The affected hospitals are Abbott Northwestern and the...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Two miners have been killed and another seriously injured during a cave-in at a copper and silver mine in southwestern Poland, a spokeswoman for the partly state-owned KGHM copper mining corporation said Saturday. The accident raises to six the number of fatalities this year in KGHM's mines and copper mills in Poland. KGHM, known as the Polish...

  • FARMINGTON, Conn.— Connecticut hasn't become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. The labs are being leased to the companies as part of the university's Technology Incubation Program, which is designed to help...

  • LIVERPOOL, England, Sept 24- Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday and called for unity after ending a "coup" by more centrist lawmakers who say his left-wing agenda can never deliver victory at the polls. The veteran campaigner's triumph, by 313,209 to 193,229 votes, over challenger Owen Smith cements his...

  • TUNIS, Tunisia— Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy. A lack of rain, combined with years of bad resource management, has left reservoirs and dams at exceptionally low levels that could lead to...