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China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:20am

A Chinese technology regulator has announced a 14-month campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government's internet censorship.

Kuwait state oil company says onshore oil leak contained

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:50am

Kuwait's national oil company says it has contained an oil leak at one of its southwestern oil fields.

For India's typewriters, the ribbon may have finally run out

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:20am

The end is coming, though admittedly it may not look that way at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, when dozens of young Indians have arrived for morning classes at Anand Type, Shorthand and Keypunch College, and every battered Remington is clattering away.

Asian shares mixed after Trump inauguration, dollar weakens

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:30pm

Japanese stocks tumbled while Chinese markets gained Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised "American first" policies, adding to concern about possible protectionism.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:51pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Ground stop lifted, United Airlines flights set to resume

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:31pm

United Airlines says domestic flights are on the move again after being grounded Sunday because of a computer problem.

Samsung says battery design and manufacturing process caused Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 6:01pm

Samsung says battery design and manufacturing process caused Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires .

Sierra Nevada brewery issues 36-state recall of select beers

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 6:01pm

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA's and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle.

Grant will drive 1,500 miles of electric vehicle charging stations

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 4:51pm

An ambitious multistate project was selected for $4 million in seed money from the U.S. Department of Energy to power up 1,500 miles of highway with electric vehicle charging stations in a move to eliminate range anxiety and encourage ownership.

George H.W. Bush improving, wife staying night in hospital

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:12pm

Former President George H.W. Bush's health continues to improve and his wife, who is also recovering from illness, has chosen to remain hospitalized one more night to be "closer to her husband," a family spokesman said Sunday.

Partial results: Valls, Hamon advance in French primary

Sylvie Corbet and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:11pm

Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country's left-wing presidential primary runoff next week.

Neon piece of rock 'n' roll history going up for auction

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:32pm

A bright neon piece of rock 'n' roll history is going up for auction — a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles club, Whisky a Go Go.

OPEC, allies says production cuts ahead of schedule

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:31pm

OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Sunday.

Shyamalan's 'Split' rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:43pm

M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Portugal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:31pm

Spanish and Portuguese airport authorities say that an American Airlines flight heading to Barcelona from New York was forced to make an emergency landing in northwest Portugal because of technical problems.

US gas prices drop a cent over 2 weeks to $2.36 a gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:10pm

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline fell just over 1 cent nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.36.

In debt and afraid: dealing with debt collectors

Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:40am

in debt and afraid.

Southern Louisiana pipeline draws environmental opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:11am

Louisiana environmental groups are gearing up for round two in a battle against a proposed 163-mile oil pipeline that would stretch across south Louisiana from Lake Charles through the Atchafalaya Basin and east to St. James.

NY governor seeks $2B to fix some of nation's oldest pipes

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:00am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants $2 billion to address some of the nation's oldest water and sewer systems — and while that sounds like a lot of money, it's a drop in the bucket of what the state's experts say is truly required.