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China's Xi takes spotlight at Davos as US makes transition

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:15pm

Communist China is taking the world's most elite annual gathering by storm.

Well-wishers donate to keep Ohioan, 108, in assisted care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:11pm

A woman who just turned 108 has another reason to celebrate after well-wishers donated enough money so that she can remain at an Ohio assisted-living facility where she greets people while making the rounds with her walker.

Vietnam premier urges more investment from Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:41pm

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Tuesday urged Japan to invest more in the Southeast Asian country to become its top foreign investor.

AP Source: GM to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:40pm

General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday.

Asian markets lower amid Brexit worries

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:30pm

Asian stocks declined Tuesday after Britain said Prime Minister Theresa May will announce London's plans to withdraw completely from the European Union.

Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 7:40pm

A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.

Stolen laptop had info of thousands of hospital patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 7:31pm

Officials at Children's Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician's car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients.

88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 4:51pm

The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat that were approaching their expiry date.

The Latest: Shakira calls for more early childhood education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 4:20pm

The latest on the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos (all times local):

UK's May signals EU clean break: no 'half-in, half-out'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 4:01pm

Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out," Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want the country to stay in the bloc's single market.

Venezuela debuts new banknotes amid soaring inflation

Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:30pm

Venezuelans stood in long ATM lines Monday to take out new, larger-denominated bills that President Nicolas Maduro hopes will help stabilize the crisis-wracked economy.

Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runways

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:30pm

Impish, boyish looks are permeating the Milan menswear runway this season, and the mood seems to be a search for a simpler past.

Syria rebel factions to attend Russia, Turkey-backed talks

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 2:23pm

Representatives of some Syrian rebel groups said Monday they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a cease-fire across the war-ravaged country.

Bank of England Governor: Bank will protect economic growth

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:41pm

The Bank of England remains ready to protect economic growth in the face of pressures caused by Britain's departure from the European Union, the central bank's top executive said Monday as investors waited for the country's prime minister to lay out her vision for Brexit.

Feds allege KleinBank used discriminatory lending practices

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:24pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued a Minnesota bank for allegedly engaging in mortgage lending practices that discriminate against minorities. The bank disputed the claim Monday, saying the lawsuit is not based on fact.

Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

Raf Casert and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:10pm

European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself.

Italy says tests show Fiat 500X cars meet emissions rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:31pm

The Italian transportation ministry says its tests show that Fiat 500X cars meet emissions rules, despite German contentions that the cars contain so-called defeat devices meant to cheat emissions tests.

Ivanka Trump lays groundwork for policy role in Washington

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:51am

She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn't mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics.

Correction: Egg Exports-South Korea story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:00am

In a story Jan. 11 about the U.S. exporting eggs to South Korea, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of food market analyst firm Urner Barry and its protein market analyst Brian Moscogiuri.

IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:45am

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump's policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. But officials warned that if Trump's protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be "quite destructive" for the global economy.