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Security scare briefly halts flights to, from Berlin airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:00am

Flights to and from Berlin's Tegel airport were briefly suspended Saturday after police cleared a terminal to investigate a suspicious suitcase.

The Latest: Hollande: May 7 vote will gauge EU support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:40am

The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local):

EU chief Tusk stresses citizen's rights in Brexit talks

Raf Casert and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 3:21am

European Union Council President Donald Tusk said Saturday that Britain will face a united bloc of 27 EU nations in its divorce negotiations and warned that any demands from Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly."

Duterte opens ASEAN summit with oblique swipe at US, EU

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:03am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte opened an annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday with an oblique swipe at Western governments, asking them not to meddle in the affairs of regional countries.

GOP health plan for pre-existing conditions spawns worries

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:03am

From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns.

Working with Congress hasn't been as easy as Trump predicted

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:03am

For Donald Trump, self-proclaimed master negotiator, making deals with Congress was supposed to be easy. "This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we've had in decades, maybe ever," Trump predicted shortly after taking office.

Analysis shows declining engagement with Trump's tweets

Jonathan Lemire and Maureen Linke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 12:54am

His "FAKE NEWS" tweets don't rocket like they once did. His exclamation points (!) don't excite quite the same old way.

UAE's battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 12:03am

The United Arab Emirates is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its small size belies a quiet expansion of its battle-hardened military into Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East.

US economy expanded at weakest pace in 3 years

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:52pm

The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump's ambitious growth targets and underscores the challenges of accelerating economic expansion.

Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:53pm

A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online.

Timeline: President Trump vs. North Korea

Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:52pm

A North Korean missile launch Saturday is the latest development in an ongoing game of brinkmanship this year with President Donald Trump's new U.S. administration. A look at key moments this year:

Woman pleads guilty to stealing from Casper company

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:04pm

A woman accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a brake supply company in Casper over a 10-year span has pleaded guilty.

Coca-Cola: Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks is hurting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:50pm

Coca-Cola says Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened drinks is seriously hurting their business in the city.

Mexico's lower house approves medical uses of marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:22pm

Mexico's lower house overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat relaxed cannabis laws in Mexico.

Trump will zero in on trade agreements during 100th day

Jill Colvin and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:44pm

President Donald Trump will spend his 100th day in office talking tough on trade in one of the states that delivered his unlikely win.

Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strike

Mauricio Savarese and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:54pm

Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought transportation to a halt in many cities across Latin America's largest nation.

West Coast dockworkers to vote on deal seeking labor peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:45pm

Dockworkers were given the chance Friday to vote on a new contract extension that could provide long-term labor peace at West Coast seaports, where in recent years work slowdowns and strikes have affected billions of dollars in cargo.

Federal energy regulator says she won't seek new term

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:45pm

One of the two remaining members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says she will not seek a second term, a move that could leave the five-member panel with a single commissioner and further hobble its ability to make decisions.

Chicago schools to stay open despite lawsuit's rejection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:34pm

Chicago's mayor said the city's public schools will remain open until the end of the school year, despite a judge's decision Friday to toss a district lawsuit over education funding by the state of Illinois.

Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:34pm

Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump's 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a defeat for the president than a victory.