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Jack White launches vinyl record plant in Detroit

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:28am

Detroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in his hometown.

At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters

Lisa Lerer and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:28am

A little more than a month into Donald Trump's administration, Republicans are finding themselves squeezed between a polarizing president and hundreds of angry voters shouting them down at rowdy town halls.

Conservative North Carolina laws spur NAACP call for boycott

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:14am

An economic boycott by the NAACP is the latest fallout over North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill and other conservative policies.

Malaysia awaits lab tests after nerve agent used in airport

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:10am

One day after Malaysia revealed that VX nerve agent was used in a bizarre killing at the Kuala Lumpur airport, police said Saturday that they have raided a condominium and were awaiting lab results on what they found.

Malaysia awaits lab tests after nerve agent used in airport

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:06am

One day after Malaysia revealed that VX nerve agent was used in a bizarre killing at the Kuala Lumpur airport, police said Saturday that they have raided a condominium and were awaiting lab results on what they found.

Foster, Fox call for unity at rally for immigration rights

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:35pm

As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills Friday to do something to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights.

Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:30pm

A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport.

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:40pm

GPS device-maker Garmin, a fixture in the largely white Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Kansas, has long revered diversity in its workforce even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters didn't reflect it.

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:32pm

GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it.

AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea's Trump card?

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:46pm

China's announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea's nukes. While China is Pyongyang's biggest enabler, it is also the biggest outside agent of regime-challenging change — just not in the way Washington has wanted.

Owner of popular pizza chain sentenced in tax fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:33pm

The owners of a popular Jersey shore pizza restaurant chain were sentenced Friday for evading taxes and lying to the IRS.

Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicilian town

Gino MacEli, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:07pm

Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave miles of road, but a top government official promised Friday that everything will be ready for the May 26-27 G-7 summit being held in a stunning Sicilian town overlooking the sea.

Storm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fix

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:57pm

The bill to repair California's crumbling roads, dams and other critical infrastructure hammered by an onslaught of storms this winter could top $1 billion, including nearly $600 million alone for damaged roadways that more than doubles what the state budgeted for road repair emergencies, officials said Friday.

Venezuela, Libya again lose UN vote rights over dues debts

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:57pm

Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body.

Lawmakers reach preliminary budget deal on education cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:20pm

The Wyoming House and Senate will consider a compromise supplemental budget bill next Monday that could cut $45 million from public education over the next two years.

Draft GOP health care bill revamps Obama's health care law

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:17pm

A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners.

Vanderbilt: More than 3,000 medical records wrongly accessed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:10pm

Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials say the hospital has had a security breach where two employees accessed medical records of more than 3,000 patients.

Rural California levees besieged by pounding wet winter

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:29pm

Billions of dollars in flood projects have eased fears of levee breaks near California's capital and some other cities, but state and federal workers are joining farmers with tractors in round-the-clock battles this week to stave off any chain-reaction failure of rural levees protecting farms and farm towns.

The Latest: Pence to address influential GOP Jewish group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:00pm

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US stocks eke out last-minute gain as utilities rise

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:56pm

A late push helped U.S. stocks finish higher Friday after indexes spent most of the day lower. There was far more selling than buying on Wall Street overall, but the Dow Jones industrial average managed to extend its winning streak to an 11th day.