Up to 55 migrants missing off Yemen, UN agency says

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says five migrants are dead and another 50 are reported missing after smugglers forced them from a boat off the coast of Yemen.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hurricane Franklin makes landfall on Mexico's coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Franklin roared ashore on a thinly populated part of Mexico's central Gulf coast early Thursday and began weakening as it pounded a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with rains and heavy winds.

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US warship sails close to China-held island in disputed sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. warship sailed close to a Chinese man-made island in the disputed South China Sea in an operation that challenged China's excessive territorial claims in busy international waters, a U.S. Navy official said Thursday.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

US wholesale prices edged down 0.1 percent in July

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level slipped in July, the first decline in 11 months and further evidence that inflation remains a no-show in the economy.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer