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Dutch lawmakers extend tolerance to cultivating cannabis

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:14am

Dutch lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of tolerating the cultivation of cannabis, a move that could bring to an end a key paradox of the relaxed Dutch policy on marijuana and hashish.

Casper businessman and former congressman John Wold dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:14am

Former congressman John Wold, who built a large energy company in Wyoming, has died. He was 100.

UW to hire diversity officer to boost minority enrollment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:14am

The University of Wyoming is looking to hire a chief diversity officer in an effort to increase and retain minority students and faculty.

American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:50am

American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.

Macron meets UK's May on electioneering trip to London

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:45am

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has met British Prime Minister Theresa May in London — and says he hopes to lure skilled workers away from the U.K. after it leaves the European Union.

Burger King, Tim Hortons parent to buy Popeyes for $1.8B

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:44am

Restaurant Brands International says it'll pay $1.8 billion for Popeyes, bringing the fried chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons.

Out-of-service commuter train accident near Philly; 4 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:38am

Officials are investigating an accident involving two out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia that injured four railroad workers.

Wal-Mart earnings fall, but online sales surge

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:35am

Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its e-commerce sales soared, signs that its efforts to lower prices and improve web services are helping it compete better against online leader Amazon.

Eurozone economy seen running at near 6-year high

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:35am

Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone accelerated in February to a near six-year high, a closely watched survey found Tuesday.

Rome mayor supports taxi drivers striking against Uber

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:25am

A weeklong strike by taxi drivers that has crippled transport in Rome, Milan and Turin is heating up, with cabbies marching through the eternal city to protest legislation they say will favor Uber and other car-hire services.

Ecuador election cliff-hanger: Leader near outright victory

Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:15am

Vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day Tuesday with ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno still just short of a definitive first-round victory and supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations.

US stocks start week at new highs on deals and earnings

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:15am

Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday. Energy companies are rising more than the rest of the market. Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz is falling after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competition Unilever, but several other food and household goods makers are rising as investors bet Kraft will make an offer for one of those companies instead.

Eiffel Tower view: Paris tourism rises after yearlong slump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:10am

Tourism to Paris is showing signs of a revival after a yearlong slump attributed to deadly extremist attacks, violent labor protests, strikes and floods.

Tiffany adding 3 new directors to board in JANA deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:07am

Tiffany & Co. is naming three new directors to its board as part of a deal with hedge fund JANA Partners as it continues to search for a new CEO.

Justices reject appeal of tea party groups over IRS review

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:06am

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a nonprofit group that wanted to sue individual IRS officials for targeting tea party groups that applied for tax-exempt status.

Dubai: Panel clears DP World of Djibouti allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 7:57am

Dubai's government says an arbitration tribunal has cleared port operator DP World of allegations of wrongdoing over its operation of an East African port.

Greece calls on Germany to ease budget demands

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 7:57am

Greece's government has called on Germany to drop what it described as "irrational" budget demands in the country's bailout program, a day after Greece and its European creditors agreed to resume talks on new reforms.

Police: NY man with chain saw cuts through door, hurts boss

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 7:10am

State police say a 29-year-old man used a chain saw to cut through a door at his boss's upstate New York home, causing severe injuries to the employer's hand.

Thai leader says impact of coal plant to be studied again

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 7:04am

Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday the government will ensure that environmental and health impact studies for a coal power plant approved by its energy policy planning committee will be reconsidered, but made clear he expects the project to proceed.