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FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, a United Parcel Service driver starts his truck after making a delivery in Cumming, Ga. UPS reports financial results on Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

UPS 2Q revenue improves on strength in US, abroad

UPS's second-quarter revenue improved on solid performances from its domestic and international package divisions. The package and delivery service's revenue increased to $14.63 billion from $14.1 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $14.6 billion in revenue. Revenue for the U.S. domestic package unit climbed 4 percent, with average ...

In this photo taken on Thursday, July 28, 2016, the Palace Theatre in London shows advertising for the new Harry Potter play. Nine years after J.K. Rowling's final novel about the boy wizard, Harry has returned, on the stage and the page - and he's still producing commercial alchemy. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," a two-part stage drama that picks up 19 years after the novels ended, has its gala opening Saturday at London's Palace Theatre, and is all-but sold out through December 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Potter play hype shows the world is still mad about Harry

There are fans with wands and wizard costumes, midnight book parties and throngs of excited muggles. Harry Potter's magic is back. Nine years after J.K. Rowling's final novel about the boy wizard, Harry has returned, on the stage and the page — and he's still producing commercial alchemy. "Harry Potter ...

After shooting, German TV drops Counter Strike broadcast

A German TV channel has canceled plans to broadcast the finals of a global tournament of the video shooting game "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" in response to last week's slayings in Munich. Authorities say the Munich shooter, identified only as David S., was an ardent "Counter-Strike" player, sparking a debate in ...

UN suspends aid to dangerous areas of northeast Nigeria

The United Nations says it is suspending aid to dangerous areas of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state after Boko Haram ambushed a humanitarian convoy. The military and the U.N. Children's Fund say two soldiers and three civilians were wounded in Thursday's attack, including a UNICEF employee and a contractor for the ...

Eurozone likely to see another stimulus as growth halves

It seems that the strong start to the year was another false dawn for the eurozone economy and that the European Central Bank will have more to do in the months ahead to shore up growth. New figures released Friday confirmed that the eurozone, which is made up of 19 ...

Atlanta Traffic from the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

Check this full list of crashes, stalls, and construction impacting Atlanta traffic, compiled by Atlanta's best traffic team. Report traffic issues to us at 404-897-7358. Hear our most recent traffic reports On Demand on our WSB Traffic Homepage, click under the WSB Team picture to listen.  Major Interstate Incidents: Fulton Co.: Crash...I-85/nb at Virginia Ave. off ...

UN must improve peacekeeping in South Sudan, say aid groups

The U.N. should urgently improve its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to protect civilians and help deliver aid to civilians affected by the country's civil war, said 10 relief organizations working in the country. The groups, including Oxfam, CARE, and the International Rescue Committee, issued a joint statement in South ...

FILE - This Jan. 30, 2012, file photo, shows the sign for the Exxon Mobil Torrance Refinery in Torrance, Calif. Exxon Mobile Corp. reports financial results Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Exxon misses Street 2Q forecasts

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $1.7 billion. The Irving, Texas-based company said it had profit of 41 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations, but Exxon does not adjust its reported results based on one-time events such as asset sales. The ...

Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, speaks about the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, July 28, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

UN Syria envoy tells Russia: Leave Aleppo corridors 'to us'

The U.N. special envoy for Syria on Friday urged Russia to leave the creation of any humanitarian corridors around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo to the United Nations and its partners. "That's our job," said Staffan de Mistura as he explained his "suggestion" to Moscow at a press ...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, country music legend George Strait poses for a portrait in Las Vegas. Strait will honor singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale with a lifetime achievement award at the Americana Honors and Awards Show on Sept. 21, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)

George Strait to honor Jim Lauderdale at Americana Awards

Country music star George Strait will honor singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Americana Honors and Awards Show, to be held Sept. 21 in Nashville. Strait has recorded more than a dozen of Lauderdale's songs. He will present him with the Wagonmaster Award, named for ...

FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, file photo shows the Merck logo on a stained glass panel at a Merck company building in Kenilworth, N.J. Drugmaker Merck reports financial results Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Merck puts up strong 2Q numbers, but choppy water ahead

Merck & Co. lowered its financial forecasts for 2016, citing higher restructuring and other costs, despite a big jump in second-quarter profit. The drugmaker is transitioning to what it hopes is a new cycle of growth fueled by promising new drugs as it continues to cut costs to offset the ...

Rabat zoo seeks answers after elephant kills girl with stone

Experts at a zoo in the Moroccan capital of Rabat are trying to understand why an elephant hurled a stone toward visitors, killing a 7-year-old girl. The behavior of the female elephant was "abnormal" and needs to be understood, a veterinarian at the zoo said Friday. The girl was visiting ...

The Latest: Round 2 of PGA in the rain at Baltusrol

The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local): 7:45 a.m. More than an inch of rain fell at Baltusrol overnight, and it kept right on falling as the second round began in the PGA Championship. Of greater concern to Dustin Johnson is the 12-shot gap between him and 18-hole ...

Florida bus driver fired, accused of pulling student's hair

A central Florida bus driver is out of a job after the Orange County school district accused her of pulling a middle school student's hair and pinning her in a seat for four minutes. The board fired Rosa Dalger on Tuesday after reviewing the May school bus incident. The Orlando ...

The Latest: Manafort: "Midnight" due to "Obama-Clinton"

The Latest on the 2016 presidential race after the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions (all times EDT): 7:45 a.m. Donald Trump's campaign manager says that if Hillary Clinton is right that it's, "midnight in America," it's the fault of Democratic leaders. Paul Manafort tells "Fox & Friends" on Friday that, ...

Father of fallen Muslim soldier blasts Trump at convention

The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution? To rapturous cheers, Pakistan-born Khizr Khan fiercely attacked the billionaire businessman Thursday at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, saying that if it were up to Trump, his son never ...

Police: 1 San Diego cop killed, another wounded in shooting

One police officer died and another was wounded after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday. Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said in a Twitter post that she had left the hospital where the injured officer had come out of surgery and that he's expected to survive. ...

Russia's pole vaulter and Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva walks as she attends an opening ceremony of the Russian Stars 2016 track and field competitions in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Isinbayeva, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, has become a de facto spokeswoman for Russian athletes excluded from the Olympics and gave a tearful address to the team in the Kremlin on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

The Latest: 3-time Olympic canoeing champ Kovacs retires

The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro): 8:40 a.m. Three-time Olympic canoeing champion Katalin Kovacs of Hungary is retiring after failing to qualify for the Rio Olympics. Kovacs, who also won 40 medals in world championships, including 30 golds, had a daughter in 2014 ...

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do. Clinton spoke Thursday night to the largest TV audience she ...

Yes, Harrison Ford uses checklists when he flies

Yes, Harrison Ford uses a checklist when he flies his plane. A curious teenager accompanied the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star when he flew his DeHavilland Beaver on Thursday at the AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 air show in Wisconsin. His passenger, 16-year-old Jodie Gawthrop, won the trip in a national ...

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