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Mounting frustration in Damascus amid widespread water cuts

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:20am

Omar Tarshan had never visited any of Syria's famous public baths until three weeks ago, when a water shortage in his Damascus neighborhood forced him to look for an alternative place to shower.

On King Day, divisions and hope in the era of Trump

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:20am

Scott Shepherd didn't fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klansman says he has always felt remorse toward the family of the slain civil rights leader and all who honor his legacy.

German supreme court rejects lawmakers' bid to outlaw far-right party accused of promoting racist, anti-Semitic agenda

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:10am

German supreme court rejects lawmakers' bid to outlaw far-right party accused of promoting racist, anti-Semitic agenda.

Malaysia Air on rebound as missing flight search called off

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:51am

Nearly three years after twin disasters took it to the brink of financial collapse, Malaysia Airlines' new CEO says an overhaul aimed at turning the ailing carrier around is going better than expected.

Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:51am

Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct.

Hyundai highlights US spending plan before Trump inaugurated

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:41am

Hyundai Motor Group said Tuesday it will significantly increase its investment in the U.S. while Donald Trump is president and is considering building a new U.S. factory.

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

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:10am

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

Tax deadline looms for Prince estate; government to get half

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:31pm

"Money Don't Matter 2 Night," Prince once sang. But his money matters a lot to the IRS, and the case provides a cautionary tale not just for the wealthy, but not-so-rich Americans as well.

States can offer a lesson as GOP proposes deep cut taxes

Christina A. Cassidy and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:30pm

President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans who have pledged to cut federal taxes to boost the economy might consider looking first at lessons learned in GOP-controlled states that adopted similar strategies, only to see growth falter and budget gaps widen.

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.