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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.

The Latest: Dem says Nunes should step down from intel panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:35am

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

EU approves Danish support for offshore windfarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:10am

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.

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.

New 12-sided British pound coin enters circulation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:00am

A new 12-sided British pound coin is entering circulation amid concern that the round pound was too easy to counterfeit.

South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:21am

South Africa's finance minister returned to Johannesburg on Tuesday after being abruptly ordered to pull out of a trade promotion trip to Britain and the United States, fueling investor fears that he is about to be fired by President Jacob Zuma.

Indiana board set to endorse $7M Carrier deal Trump brokered

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:10am

An Indiana board is poised to endorse a deal directing $7 million in tax breaks and grants for a deal brokered by President Donald Trump to keep hundreds of jobs at the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.

Australia shelves planned extradition treaty with China

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:51am

The Australian government on Tuesday shelved a planned extradition treaty with China rather than allow the Senate to reject it over human rights concerns.