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N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:53am

North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death.

APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:40am

Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.

House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:40am

Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who'd face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor.

Trump's proposed big military budget no sure thing

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:33am

Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet.

Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:33am

One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

Jim Drinkard and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:23am

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.

Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote

Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:12am

The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain early Monday whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival.

Timeline of events surrounding Kim Dotcom extradition fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 11:33pm

The legal case involving flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has lasted more than five years and will likely continue for years to come. Here's a timeline of significant events:

Traffic study ranks Los Angeles as world's most clogged city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 11:23pm

When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world.

Asian shares muted ahead of earnings, Fed minutes this week

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 11:11pm

Asian stocks were muted on Monday as a lack of fresh leads kept investors on the sidelines while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week.

Prosecutors say malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jails

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:04pm

Dozens of emaciated men with sunken cheeks and protruding ribs lie silently in an infirmary at Haiti's largest prison, most too weak to stand. The corpse of an inmate who died miserably of malnutrition is shrouded beneath a plastic tarp.

Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote

Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:55pm

The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain late Sunday whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival.

Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:54pm

President Donald Trump brought more contenders for national security adviser to his Palm Beach club for in-person interviews Sunday, hoping to fill the job in the coming days as he seeks to refocus his young administration.

'Golden Girls'-inspired café opens in NYC

Jessica Moskowitz, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:49pm

"Golden Girls" fans now have the perfect place to gather with pals and confidants.

Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:05pm

Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."

Asian shares mixed as investors await Fed, company earnings

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 8:22pm

Asian stocks were mixed in early trading Monday as investors looked for fresh leads while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week.

On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:52pm

Plug your noses and ready your "Juche fertilizer." It's time to prep the frozen fields in North Korea.

Colorado town getting a drive-through marijuana shop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:31pm

The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state.

'Lego Batman' stays No. 1, conquers 'The Great Wall'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 2:40pm

"The Great Wall" was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud.

Lawmakers revise bill governing release of police videos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 2:31pm

Wyoming lawmakers have revised a bill that governs public release of video from police body and car cameras.