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The Latest: Danish premier: Brexit 'incredibly sad'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:17am

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:59am

Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump didn't get luxury-model Air Force One

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:56am

A widely shared story that claims to include photos of a recently delivered plane that will serve as Air Force One for President Donald Trump is false. The pictures included in the story do not show the presidential plane and are conceptual renderings from an outfitter of luxury aircraft.

China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rules

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:33am

China promised Wednesday to stick to its climate commitments after President Donald Trump eased U.S. curbs on coal and oil use, opening the way for Beijing to assert itself as a leader in environmental policy.

France pledges $2.6 billion for Indonesia as Hollande visits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:26am

France pledged $2.6 billion in investments for Indonesia and affirmed deepening ties with Southeast Asia's biggest economy during a visit Wednesday by President Francois Hollande.

Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

Jonathan Lemire and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:44am

Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight.

EU blocks merger of Deutsche Boerse, London Stock Exchange

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:44am

European regulators blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, saying it would effectively have created a European monopoly in clearing bonds.

Toshiba says Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:44am

Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking a key step in its struggles to stop the flow of massive red ink.

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:44am

Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

Fears for Indonesian park's rare species as Trump town rises

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:44am

Shrouded in mist and cloud, the twin volcanoes of the lushly forested Gunung Gede Pangrango national park are the brooding guardians of nature's last stand on teeming Java island. Indonesia's overflowing, polluted capital is a couple of hours north, and with Trump-branded properties being built next to this protected area, Jakarta may soon feel even closer.

AP EXPLAINS: What the death of broadband privacy rules means

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:44am

Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?

Thailand's ex-tourism chief gets 50 years for taking bribes

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:32am

The former head of Thailand's tourism promotion board was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from two Hollywood producers to let them organize the Bangkok International Film Festival a decade ago.

Priebus a central figure in Trump's White House drama

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:53am

In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role.

World stocks rise on upbeat US data as Brexit request looms

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:12am

World stock markets climbed Wednesday as strong U.S. economic reports shored up investor confidence, but British shares weakened as uncertainty rose ahead of the U.K.'s formal request to leave the European Union.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:45am

Widely circulated online reports crediting President Donald Trump for 2017 increases in retirees' Social Security checks don't accurately portray how the system works.

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:45am

The chairman of the House intelligence committee is refusing to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations bring new cries of protest from Democrats.

Japan's Toshiba says Westinghouse has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:30am

Japan's Toshiba says Westinghouse has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US.

Timeline of events leading up to Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:43am

A timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union:

Nuke Testing 101: How, and why, North Korea tests its bombs

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:31pm

Let's say you're North Korea and you have this nuclear device you really want to test. And let's say you'd rather some of the more sensitive details remain private.

Insurers deny claims based on questionable cell tower data

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:11pm

It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data.