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2 trains clip each other in busy New York City station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:09am

Passengers say two trains clipped each other during the morning rush at New York City's Penn Station.

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Martha Mendoza and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:05am

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

Serbia says no to NATO on alliance's airstrikes anniversary

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:05am

Serbia's prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in Kosovo.

US durable goods orders rose in February, led by aircraft

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:53am

Greater demand for commercial aircraft helped U.S. businesses increase their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in February, but a key category that tracks business investment plans slipped slightly.

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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:47am

The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.

2 homes being demolished at suburban Detroit sinkhole site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:40am

Two homes are being torn down to help clear the way for repairs to a broken sewer line that caused a sinkhole on Christmas Eve in suburban Detroit.

Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:35am

Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher.

Mnuchin says administration tax plan coming soon

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:35am

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says after the battle over health care, the administration will turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program approved by Congress by August.

New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:03am

Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on a big investment from China.

Sweet news: Germany's Haribo to produce gummy bears in USA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:00am

Germany's iconic gummy bear will soon be "Made in USA."

The Latest: Trump ties health care vote to abortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:00am

The Latest on an effort in Congress to pass a health care bill (all times local):

World markets mixed as US health care bill vote looms

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:32am

World stock markets were mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda.

Ukraine official says Russian agent killed Kremlin critic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:32am

A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in Kiev, was a Russian agent.

European Union leaders mark past but assess uncertain future

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:32am

Hurt by Britain's planned exit, European Union leaders are making a pilgrimage to Rome this weekend with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle the vigor of youth.

US factory orders for long-lasting goods increased 1.7 percent in February

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:32am

US factory orders for long-lasting goods increased 1.7 percent in February.

Critics scoff at all-male photo of GOP health care talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:31am

A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the GOP health care bill that was tweeted out by Vice President Mike Pence is drawing criticism from Democrats.

Eurozone's economic growth near 6-year high: New survey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:02am

Businesses across the 19-country eurozone, and particularly in France, are increasingly upbeat and hiring more people despite big uncertainties — including France's high-stakes presidential election.

German state vote 1st test for Merkel's euphoric rivals

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:50am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party faces a tough test from its center-left rival when one of Germany's smallest states kicks off the country's year of elections this weekend — mirroring a wider political shift few expected just two months ago.

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

Bernard Condon and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:11am

The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office.

Indian police arrest 8 accused of smuggling human bones

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:11am

Police in eastern India have arrested eight men involved in smuggling human bones and recovered 18 skeletons from them, police said Friday.