Among the stories Friday from The Associated Press:

Among the stories Friday from The Associated Press:



WASHINGTON U.S. employers add a solid 215,000 jobs in July, signaling a steadily rising job market and likely nudging the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates in September. The unemployment rate held at a relatively low 5.3 percent for a second straight month. By Josh Boak. SENT: 830 words, photo.


FINANCIAL MARKETS U.S. stocks fall in early trading after a solid jobs report keeps alive the possibly that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as soon as next month. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 330 words, photo. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.


HAVANA For the first time in decades, the U.S. government is authorizing a wide range of large-scale sea travel to Cuba. Since the loosening of a travel embargo in December, the Obama administration has issued permits to dozens of sailboats, at least five ferry companies, four cruise lines and a Palm Beach-based yacht broker. By Michael Weissenstein. SENT: 830 words, photos.


NEW YORK While parked vehicles make up a tiny fraction of the thousands of Airbnb private accommodation listings in New York City, they provide an option for adventurous, budget-minded visitors seeking a place to rest their heads. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 560 words, photos, video.


MOLDOVA-BANKS CLOSURE Dozens of people line up outside three banks after the central bank governor say they would be closed in line with demands from the International Monetary Fund. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

BACK TO THE FUTURE-DELOREAN A settlement in a lawsuit over the car used in the 1985 film "Back to the Future" hits a roadblock. By David Porter. SENT: 400 words, photos.


GERMANY-ECONOMY German industrial production unexpectedly drops in June as a result of weaker performances by the construction and machinery sectors and calendar effects caused by public holidays. SENT: 130 words.