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Nebraska county with few people, assets faces huge judgment

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:42am

A small Nebraska county that botched a 1985 murder case is scrambling to pay off a $28.1 million judgment owed to six residents who were wrongly convicted.

Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:54am

Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavor and color in an instant. It's a long process from tree to bottle.

Saudi king visits Malaysia as he begins Asia tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:54am

Saudi King Salman arrived in Malaysia on Sunday to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia.

What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:44am

When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.

Israel to Amazon: Stop selling Holocaust-denying literature

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:37am

Israel's official Holocaust memorial has asked Amazon to stop selling literature on its site that denies the genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II and otherwise promotes anti-Semitism.

Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:27am

Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency.

Egypt says near meeting Russia's airport security demands

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 5:50am

Egyptian officials say they are drawing closer to meeting all demands set by Russia on airport security to restore flights to Egypt.

New LG phone influenced by Samsung's Note 7 troubles

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 5:22am

Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone.

Thousands protest in Belarus against law targeting jobless

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 4:52am

Local media in Belarus say about 3,000 people have demonstrated across the country against an unpopular new labor law that targets the unemployed.

Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 4:50am

Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."

Egypt puts off higher entry visa charges until July 1

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 4:05am

Egypt's plans to more than double charges for entry visas paid by foreign visitors arriving in the country have been put off until July 1, according to the Tourism Ministry.

Regulator: China needs to rein in risky stock behavior

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 3:20am

China needs to do more to stop risky behavior in its stock market, a regulator said Sunday, following a 2015 collapse in share prices and complaints investors are engaged in a dangerous new round of speculative buying.

The Latest: Malaysia: Poison killed Kim within 20 minutes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 3:00am

The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

India's top diplomat to visit Washington for talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:31am

India's top diplomat will visit Washington this week for talks with the new U.S. administration, an Indian foreign ministry official said Sunday.

Trump administration blocks changes on coal mining royalties

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:04pm

The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court.

Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:35pm

Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin.

Indonesia, Australia agree to closer naval cooperation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:08pm

Indonesian and Australian leaders on Sunday committed to free trade and closer naval cooperation as they urged countries in the Asia-Pacific region with competing territorial claims to obey international law.

Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:26pm

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that always draws a big audience.

Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs' meeting

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:46pm

Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.

Jack White launches vinyl record plant in Detroit

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:27pm

Detroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in a part of his hometown that long inspired him.