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EU blocks merger of Deutsche Boerse, London Stock Exchange

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:23am

European regulators blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, saying it would effectively have created a European monopoly in clearing bonds.

China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:23am

China's government says it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. restrictions on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming.

France pledges $2.6 billion for Indonesia as Hollande visits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:20am

France has pledged $2.6 billion in investments for Indonesia and affirmed deepening ties with Southeast Asia's biggest economy during a visit by President Francois Hollande.

The Latest: Malta: UK must be left worse off after Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:20am

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

UK set to file for EU divorce, triggering 2 years to Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:05am

Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union Wednesday, walking out on a 44-year relationship, enacting the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago and launching both Britain and the bloc into uncharted territory.

Priebus a central figure in Trump's White House drama

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:53am

In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role.

World stocks rise on upbeat US data as Brexit request looms

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:12am

World stock markets climbed Wednesday as strong U.S. economic reports shored up investor confidence, but British shares weakened as uncertainty rose ahead of the U.K.'s formal request to leave the European Union.

Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

Jonathan Lemire and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:32am

Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight.

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:47am

Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:45am

Widely circulated online reports crediting President Donald Trump for 2017 increases in retirees' Social Security checks don't accurately portray how the system works.

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:45am

The chairman of the House intelligence committee is refusing to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations bring new cries of protest from Democrats.

Japan's Toshiba says Westinghouse has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:30am

Japan's Toshiba says Westinghouse has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US.

AP EXPLAINS: What the death of broadband privacy rules means

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:05am

Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?

Fears for Indonesian park's rare species as Trump town rises

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:55am

Shrouded in mist and cloud, the twin volcanoes of the lushly forested Gunung Gede Pangrango national park are the brooding guardians of nature's last stand on teeming Java island. Indonesia's overflowing, polluted capital is a couple of hours north, and with Trump-branded properties being built next to this protected area, Jakarta may soon feel even closer.

Timeline of events leading up to Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:43am

A timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union:

Nuke Testing 101: How, and why, North Korea tests its bombs

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:31pm

Let's say you're North Korea and you have this nuclear device you really want to test. And let's say you'd rather some of the more sensitive details remain private.

Insurers deny claims based on questionable cell tower data

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:11pm

It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data.

Governor signs off on big changes to Utah liquor laws

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:33pm

State alcohol regulators are gearing up for some of the most sweeping changes to Utah liquor laws in several years. Governor Gary Herbert signed HB442 Tuesday, a compromise bill that gives business the option to remove the so-called Zion curtain.

Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:24pm

Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

As time dwindles, another 'bathroom bill' fix effort fizzles

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:01pm

Efforts among North Carolina leaders to take the state's "bathroom bill" off the books before a deadline to stem further economic losses evaporated late Tuesday and devolved into more finger-pointing by Republican lawmakers and the Democratic governor.