Pope nixes popemobile for Rio trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is forgoing the bulletproof popemobile for his upcoming trip to Brazil for the Catholic Church’s youth fest…

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New ordinance to dim message boards

The city council Tuesday night approved a new ordinance that will force sign owners to dim electronic message boards… and change their pro…

Dubai diet: Slim down, get paid in gold

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shedding weight is as good as gold under an unusual slim-down initiative in Dubai over growing concerns a…

Barclays pledges to fight US energy fine

LONDON (AP) — Barclays, one of Britain’s largest banks, is vowing to defend itself against U.S. allegations that it manipulated the electric…