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EU orders fine for Austria over region's false debt data

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:04am

The European Union's budget watchdog is seeking a 29.8 million-euro ($31.3 million) fine for Austria after accusing one of its regions of providing false debt data over two years.

Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee

Paisley Dodds and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:41am

A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terrorists.

Global markets mostly higher as investors await Fed minutes

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:22am

Global stock markets were mostly higher in subdued trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the Fed's latest meeting minutes, hoping for clues to the U.S. central bank's views on interest rates.

Citizens' rights, market access key for Czechs after Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:40am

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says it is a key issue for his country to maintain the same rights for EU citizens in Britain after its exit from the European Union.

Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:00am

Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says.

'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

Adam Beam and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:27am

While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation's opioid-addiction crisis.

US shutting down Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:25am

The Army Corps of Engineers' plan to close a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp that's been around for more than six months isn't likely to be the demise of on-the-ground opposition in North Dakota.

Airbus profit dives on problems with A400M military jet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:25am

Surprise new costs for the long-troubled Airbus A400M military jet sent the European planemaker's profits plunging last year despite a rise in commercial aircraft deliveries.

China's thriving SUV-only automaker looks to global growth

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:12am

Wei Jianjun is the chief matchmaker in China's love affair with the SUV.

Manga, Mario and now ninja: Japan's hopes for wooing tourism

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:03am

Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism.

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:34pm

Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."

Kansas governor to wield veto pen on tax bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:14pm

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to make good on a pledge to veto a bill increasing personal income taxes as a budget fix.

Russian supply ship launched to the International Space Station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:02pm

Russian supply ship launched to the International Space Station.

Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:53pm

The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.

NASA in Tooele County? Lawmakers encourage new testing facility

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:35pm

State and county officials say NASA has its eye on a site about 10 miles south of Tooele for a new testing facility — and the site may have a competitive edge over others being considered in Texas, California and New York.

Chinese premier appeals to Washington to avoid 'trade war'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:43pm

China's No. 2 leader expressed hope that disputes with U.S. President Donald Trump's government can be settled amicably and warned a "trade war would benefit nobody."

Money-losing Toshiba selling medical leasing unit to Canon

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:43pm

Embattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon Inc. for 3.14 billion yen ($28 million).

Asian stocks mixed as investors await Fed meeting minutes

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:23pm

Asian stock markets were mixed with subdued movements on Wednesday, getting little push from the Wall Street's record high overnight, as investors awaited the Fed's latest meeting minutes due later in the day for clues about the U.S. central bank's views on interest rates.

Kansas governor to veto income tax hike meant to fix budget

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:14pm

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised publicly Tuesday to veto a bill that would roll back personal income tax cuts he's championed, calling the bipartisan measure for fixing the state's persistent budget problems "an assault on the pocketbooks of the middle class."