Peavy headed to Boston in three-team deal

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox needed a starting pitcher. The Detroit Tigers were looking for infield help. The Chicago White Sox wanted more prospects for the future. And that’s why baseball’s biggest trade of the season…

Ford to offer natural gas F-150 for 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Ford soon will offer a natural gas version of its F-150 pickup truck, the most popular vehicle in the U.S. The company is the first Detroit automaker with that option in a light-duty pickup truck.…

Fed likely to offer few clues on rate policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke rattled markets last month when he said the Federal Reserve might slow its bond purchases later this year if the economy strengthens. Economists expect the Fed will take a different approach Wednesday…

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 31, the 212th day of 2013. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31, 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general…

BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Seanna Adcox. For technical support, please call the AP’s Services and Technology Dep……

Philippine province goes dark due to unpaid bill

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An entire province in the Philippines has been plunged into darkness after the national power grid operator cut off supply because of accumulated debt of $93 million. The blackout that started Tuesday surprised residents…

Scuffles erupt over Taiwan-China trade pact

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Dozens of Taiwanese scuffled with police Wednesday in the rowdiest demonstration yet against a new trade agreement with China. Signed on June 21, the pact allows each side to invest in the other’s service…

Philippine troops kill 6 communist rebels in clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Government forces killed at least six communist rebels in fighting ending early Wednesday that was the latest blow to insurgents who have suffered recent battle losses, the military said. Troops backed by police were…

Judge says he can’t end Chrysler stock fight yet

DETROIT (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday said he needs to hear more evidence before he can decide how much Fiat should pay to buy some outstanding shares of U.S. automaker Chrysler. The ruling by Chancery Court…

Cheryl Boone Isaacs elected film academy president

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran publicist is the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization’s board of governors elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs to the position Tuesday evening. She is the first…