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Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:58am

Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.

N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:58am

North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death.

Oregon wants to host Outdoor Retailer show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:53am

Oregon tourism officials are courting a trade show for outdoor retailers that left Utah after the state's stance on public lands sparked some brands to boycott the biannual event.

APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:44am

Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.

Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:44am

As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance.

Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:34am

Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.

Czech PM fires industry minister who said roaming is luxury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:34am

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has fired his minister of industry and trade over his resistance to work to lower telephone and mobile data tariffs.

Scallops scuffle pitting small boats against big

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:23am

A disagreement over the right to fish for scallops off New England is pitting small boats against big ones in one of the most lucrative fisheries in the U.S.

New York attorney general bids to become Trump's No. 1 enemy

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:22am

More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump.

CEFC China Energy wins 4 percent stake in UAE oil project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:11am

The United Arab Emirates' main state oil company has agreed to give CEFC China Energy a 4 percent stake in a major onshore oil project a day after awarding a minority stake to another Chinese company.

Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:43am

A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor has been launched in Uganda amid concerns about the source of its minerals.

Merkel appeals court order to reveal chats with journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:43am

The German government is appealing a court order requiring it to provide information about any background briefings that Chancellor Angela Merkel has with journalists.

Sleek superyacht seized in Gibraltar over $16.2M debt claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:40am

Authorities in Gibraltar say they have seized one of the largest and most advanced superyachts in the world over an unsettled bill dispute between its owner and its German builder.

Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:14am

Uber's chief executive ordered an urgent investigation Monday into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss.

3 convicted in 100 million-euro Paris modern art heist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:10am

An agile thief nicknamed "spiderman," an antiques dealer and an art expert have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay the city of Paris for stealing five masterpieces from the city's Modern Art Museum worth 104 million euros.

German economy minister to raise Opel fate during Paris trip

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:50am

Germany's economy minister plans to discuss the future of General Motors' Opel subsidiary during a visit to Paris on Thursday.

World stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holiday

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:22am

Global stocks mostly rose Monday, though Wall Street to remain shut for a holiday, as investors awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week.

US equity firm closes in on purchase of Portuguese bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:20am

Portugal's central bank says it has picked U.S. private equity firm Lone Star for exclusive final negotiations on its bid to buy Novo Banco, the so-called good bank salvaged by the Portuguese government from the collapse of major lender Banco Espirito Santo.

Swedish think tank: Arms trade is flourishing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:20am

A Swedish think tank says that the global arms trade has steadily increased in volume the past five years, propelled by an almost doubling of arms imports in the Middle East and strong growth in demand in Asia.