Juror: Gov’t corruption in Bulger case stunned me

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A juror in Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s (BUHL’-jurz) trial says testimony showed that the man once listed as the FBI’s most wanted fugitive was a “bad, bad man,” but she was still stunned…

IKEA recalls 2 models of children’s beds

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish furniture chain IKEA is recalling two models of children’s beds for repair due to a metal rod that can break and potentially cause harm. IKEA said Thursday it is recalling batches of KRITTER beds…

Dow falls 200 points on weak corporate outlooks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling sharply in early trading after more disappointing news from blue-chip companies. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 191 points, or 1.2 percent, to 15,149 in the first half-hour of trading. The…

US manufacturing output slipped 0.1 pct. in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Output at U.S. factories declined slightly in July, reflecting a drop in auto production. The decline was expected to be temporary given the banner sales year automakers are having. Manufacturing output edged down 0.1 percent…

Obama scraps US military exercises with Egypt

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in Egypt Thursday morning, interrupting his weeklong vacation to address the spiraling violence that has left more than 500 people dead.…

Stocks open lower on weak corporate outlooks

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is opening lower after more disappointing news from blue-chip companies. In early trading Thursday, Wal-Mart’s stock fell sharply after the company reported lower revenue at comparable stores and cut its profit…

Obama to address situation in Egypt this morning

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in Egypt Thursday morning. Obama will speak to reporters from Martha’s Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where he is on a weeklong…

NY state’s shareholder push falls short at Abbott

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state pension fund’s shareholder resolution calling for Abbott Laboratories to link executives’ pay and bonuses to compliance penalties has failed again this year, but the fund’s trustee says he’ll likely try…

Israeli official suspended for Facebook posts

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official involved in government public relations has been suspended from his work for writing crude Facebook posts. A government official said Thursday that Danny Seaman was instructed to stop his work “for now.”…

Girls Aloud’s Coyle says she is expecting a baby

LONDON (AP) — Former Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle says she is pregnant with her first child. The 28-year-old British pop star posted a snapshot of herself on her Instagram account, with the caption: “I am having a…

US consumer prices tick up as inflation stays mild

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose only slightly last month as gas increased more slowly. Overall, the figures showed that inflation remains mild. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in…

Russian hiker found alive on Indonesian volcano

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Searchers in Indonesia have rescued a Russian hiker missing for six days after climbing up the country’s most volatile volcano. Ehbrehnin Yeveny, 26, went missing Saturday while climbing on the southern side of Mount…

Fewest Americans since 2007 seek jobless benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job growth. The Labor…

Review: ‘Jobs’ is about Apple more than the man

A better title for this film might have been “The History of Apple Computers.” “Jobs” aims to be the first biopic about tech giant Steve Jobs (Sony’s Aaron Sorkin project is next), but instead of offering insight into…