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Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coup

Suzan Fraser and Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:14pm

A Turkish pop singer and 28 other people, mostly journalists, went on trial Monday on terrorism charges for alleged links to a failed coup attempt, highlighting the gulf between Turkey's assertions that such prosecutions are needed to restore stability and international concerns that Turkish democracy is in peril.

'Fearless Girl' statue opposite bull stays through February

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:14pm

The globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famed "Charging Bull" will remain in place through February 2018 instead of being removed this coming Sunday, the mayor said.

The Latest: Senate intel panel confirms Kushner's offer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:14pm

The Latest on contacts between President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Russian officials (all times local):

Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:56pm

Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem.

Landowners to continue fight to drill near Delaware River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:56pm

Despite an adverse legal ruling, landowners in northeastern Pennsylvania are planning to continue their fight to drill for natural gas in the Delaware River watershed.

AP EXPLAINS: What is the Senate's 'nuclear option'?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:24pm

To blow up the rules or not?

Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:24pm

President Donald Trump is establishing a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

Manufacturer: Drones should transmit identifier for security

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:24pm

The world's largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft continually transmit identification information to help government security agencies and law enforcement figure out which might belong to rogue operators.

Uber suspends self-driving car program in 2 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:12pm

Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend.

Emaar Malls offers $800M for Souq.com amid Amazon rumors

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:53am

The operator of Dubai's largest mall said Monday it made an $880-million offer to purchase the Middle East's biggest online retailer Souq.com, adding new corporate intrigue to the website's rumored sale to Amazon.

AP FACT CHECK: Obama, Trump had role in Flint water relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:34am

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama had a hand in last week's grant of $100 million to address the lead in the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, despite a report that seeks to give Trump credit for the funding. The report also says Obama refused to give money to Flint, which is false.

No injuries when Amtrak derails while arriving in Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:30am

Amtrak officials say three cars derailed when a train carrying about 200 passengers from the East Coast arrived in Chicago.

Escobar named editor of Inquirer, Daily News, Philly.com

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:10am

The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com have a new editor.

Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:53am

French Guiana faced a strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning.

United Airlines: Customers 'welcome' to wear leggings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:45am

United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their attire.

AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:41am

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:34am

President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it could be to produce the unity the party will need.

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:13am

Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official says.

Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPO

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:43am

Saudi Arabia on Monday reduced the tax rate for Saudi Aramco as plans move forward to publicly list shares of the state-owned oil giant.

France's Total invests in $1.7 billion Texas energy site

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:26am

French energy company Total is launching a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical joint venture in Texas as it tries to profit from the "business-friendly environment" under the current U.S. administration.