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World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:13am

The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents.

EU approves Danish support for offshore windfarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:13am

The European Union's antitrust chief said Tuesday that the bloc's executive Commission has approved Danish government subsidies for a large proposed offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:13am

Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Latest: McCain says House chairman must explain himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:13am

The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local):

16 injured after chemical spray in California shopping mall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:10am

Authorities say at least 16 people were injured after someone released pepper spray or a similar chemical inside a San Francisco shopping mall.

Central Europe's leaders reject EU's relocation of migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:03am

Leaders from Central Europe said Tuesday they reject a European Union policy that calls for all member states to receive migrants, protesting suggestions that the level of their compliance could be linked to the availability of EU funds to them.

Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:03am

A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers.

France's Hollande lobbies Malaysia to buy fighter jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:03am

French President Francois Hollande lobbied on Tuesday for the sale of Rafale fighter aircraft to Malaysia, but Prime Minister Najib Razak said his government is not yet ready to purchase the jets.

Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:03am

Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.

White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:00am

The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure, and community development grants.

Uber pulls out of Denmark citing tougher cab standards

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:53am

The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber said Tuesday it is shutting down its services in Denmark due to a proposed law that toughens standards for cabs.

Czech firm sees surge in sales of turntables amid vinyl boom

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:51am

As vinyl records make a global comeback, so do turntables.

EU clears investment loan for Greek airports upgrade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:50am

The European Union is clearing a 280 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank to the company that won the tender to upgrade and operate 14 regional Greek airports.

Rivals Paris and London announce joint business plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:40am

Paris and London, traditional rivals when it comes to attracting tourists and industry, have signed a business agreement to cooperate in attracting visitors and companies.

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

Bob Christie and Josh Hoffner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:22am

A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation.

Nunes facing pressure to step away from House Russia probe

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:12am

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls Tuesday to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence.

Global markets have steadier tone after Wall Street recovery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:54am

European stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday following a late recovery on Wall Street at the end of a session that had been dominated by concerns over the ability of the Trump administration to deliver on its economic and tax plans following its defeat on health care reform.

McConnell criticizes Iran nuke deal as 'windfall' for Tehran

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:54am

Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:40am

Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let people's cameras "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.

S. Korea's Park to attend court session on possible arrest

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:02am

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye has decided to attend a questioning session by a Seoul court before it determines whether she should be arrested over corruption allegations, prosecutors said Tuesday.