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China dairy firm says it can't contact exec after stock dive

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:19am

A Chinese dairy company whose stock plunged last week, wiping billions off its market value, denied rumors Tuesday of forged invoices and misappropriated funds, but also said it can't contact a key executive.

Uber pulls out of Denmark citing toughening cab standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:00am

The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber is shutting down its activities in Denmark over a law proposal that toughens standards for cabs.

Waze gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin' Donuts

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:41am

Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell. Now it's adding a new item to its menu — the ability to place orders at some shops.

Box Office Top 20: 'Beauty' adds $90.4 million in weekend 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:11am

Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" performed even better than expected in its second weekend in theaters, adding $90.4 million to its North American grosses, which now tally at $319 million.

UK authorities fine Tesco in accounting scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:10am

Britain's biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, has agreed to pay 214 million pounds ($269 million) in fines and shareholder compensation following an accounting scandal that inflated its profits in 2014.

Global markets mostly higher after Wall Street sinks

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:31am

Global stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street sank on worries that the Trump administration might not do as much for businesses as once thought.

Lawmakers back measures to protect Israel by punishing Iran

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:21am

Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.

Qatar to invest 5 billion pounds in Britain over 3-5 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:10am

The energy-rich nation of Qatar says it plans to invest 5 billion pounds in the British economy within the next half decade.

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

Bob Christie and Josh Hoffner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:03am

A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation.

Tax overhaul effort lacks advantages Reagan enjoyed in 1986

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:02am

The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago.

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:44am

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes acknowledges he went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance.

American Airlines buys stake in China Southern Airlines

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:40am

American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, the biggest of China's three major state-owned carriers, in a bid for a bigger share of the country's growing travel market.

Deal reached to end Berlin airport ground staff dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:30am

A union representing ground staff at Berlin's two airports says it has reached a deal to end a pay dispute that resulted in a string of recent strikes.

Some state lawmakers seek to protect birth-control access

David Crary and Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:23am

Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future.

Saudi, Jordan sign deal on $3 billion in Jordan investments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:50pm

Jordan's state media say public and private sector officials from Saudi Arabia and Jordan have signed 15 economic agreements, including establishing a joint fund that will launch an estimated $3 billion worth of investments in Jordan.

South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victims

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:22pm

South Korea on Tuesday held a memorial ceremony for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship's wreckage that was raised last week.

Club shooting victim: 'All I was thinking about was my kids'

Dan Sewell and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:12pm

A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting described a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were frantically crawling over one another to reach the exits and said that all she could think about was her kids.

Passenger train, oil truck collision in Pakistan kills 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:04pm

A passenger train collided with an oil tanker truck in eastern Punjab before dawn Tuesday, killing the driver and his assistant and injuring 10 others, officials said.

Veteran homelessness: Trump's budget could hurt efforts

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:04pm

The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump's proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say.

Australia shelves planned extradition treaty with China

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:52pm

The Australian government on Tuesday shelved a planned extradition treaty with China rather than allow the Senate to reject it over human rights concerns.