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German candymaker Haribo to build plant in Wisconsin

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:12pm

German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin not far from Chicago, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday.

Erdogan urges US, Britain to drop 'exaggerated' laptop ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:05pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the United States and Britain on Thursday to drop what he said were "exaggerated" new aviation restrictions imposed on flights from some airports, including Istanbul.

Border Patrol union takes center stage under Trump

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:04pm

Once a week, union leaders representing U.S. Border Patrol agents host a radio show from a sleepy office park near San Diego, where studio walls are covered with an 8-by-12-foot American flag and portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster

Kevin Freking and Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:04pm

The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reaching implications for future judicial nominees.

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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

Erica Werner and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:04pm

GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test.

The Latest: Group says lower DUI limit hurts Utah eateries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:04pm

The Latest on a law giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country (all times local):

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AP Exclusive: US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus

Jack Gillum, Menelaos Hadjicostis and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:49pm

The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires.

The Latest: House GOP leaders postpone health care vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:49pm

The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local):

Russia, Ukraine at odds over singer's Eurovision performance

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:41pm

Eurovision song contest organizers say they have taken the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia's contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country — a proposal that was immediately rejected by a Russian state broadcaster.

Feds: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:37pm

The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington has ruled his election as president doesn't violate the terms of his agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:36pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Disney CEO Bob Iger gets contact extension to July 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:36pm

Disney CEO Bob Iger is getting a one-year contract extension.

Philly's soda tax slightly exceeds $6.3M February projection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:36pm

Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened beverages is slightly exceeding expectations.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:30pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:27pm

Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of.

A look at clothing companies that are closing stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:17pm

A number of retailers, particularly clothing stores, are shuttering locations as shoppers move online and find fashion inspiration from social media. Some analysts believe the trend will only accelerate later this year.

JFK diary written in post-World War II Europe up for auction

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:17pm

A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler, the ambitions of the Soviet Union and the weakness of the United Nations is up for auction.

AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:17pm

The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials said, after the State Department delivers a positive recommendation to start construction on a long-delayed project that has served as a flashpoint in the debate about climate change.

WikiLeaks says CIA hacks on Apple devices can persist

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:07pm

New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that couldn't be disabled by resetting devices to factory conditions.