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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.

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.

Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:30pm

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.

Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runways

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:30pm

Impish, boyish looks are permeating the Milan menswear runway this season, and the mood seems to be a search for a simpler past.

Syria rebel factions to attend Russia, Turkey-backed talks

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 2:23pm

Representatives of some Syrian rebel groups said Monday they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a cease-fire across the war-ravaged country.

Bank of England Governor: Bank will protect economic growth

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:41pm

The Bank of England remains ready to protect economic growth in the face of pressures caused by Britain's departure from the European Union, the central bank's top executive said Monday as investors waited for the country's prime minister to lay out her vision for Brexit.

Feds allege KleinBank used discriminatory lending practices

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:24pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued a Minnesota bank for allegedly engaging in mortgage lending practices that discriminate against minorities. The bank disputed the claim Monday, saying the lawsuit is not based on fact.

Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

Raf Casert and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:10pm

European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself.

Italy says tests show Fiat 500X cars meet emissions rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:31pm

The Italian transportation ministry says its tests show that Fiat 500X cars meet emissions rules, despite German contentions that the cars contain so-called defeat devices meant to cheat emissions tests.

Ivanka Trump lays groundwork for policy role in Washington

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:51am

She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn't mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics.

Correction: Egg Exports-South Korea story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:00am

In a story Jan. 11 about the U.S. exporting eggs to South Korea, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of food market analyst firm Urner Barry and its protein market analyst Brian Moscogiuri.

IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:45am

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump's policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. But officials warned that if Trump's protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be "quite destructive" for the global economy.

Parties, protests to take over DC for Trump's inauguration

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:30am

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after. How many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question.

Hundreds rally at Utah Capitol in support of health law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:11am

Hundreds of people rallied at Utah's state Capitol over the weekend to show their support for President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Snow forces roof collapses at Treasure Valley onion plants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:51am

Severe weather and snow buildup has caused the roofs of about 18 onion storage and packing facilities to collapse in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon.

Report: Trucking firms using gadgets to cheat on emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:51am

German public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud.

As robots take jobs, Europeans mull free money for all

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:41am

I am, therefore I'm paid.

Ford recalls more than 4,500 Kuga SUVs in South Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:32am

The South African unit of the Ford Motor Company says it is recalling 4,556 Kuga vehicles following several dozen reports of the car catching fire.