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S. Korea's Park to attend court session on possible arrest

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:34am

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 explosive corruption allegations, prosecutors said Tuesday.

White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:32am

The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion in reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure and community development grants.

Amazon buys Mideast's Souq.com after $800M counteroffer

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:22am

Amazon purchased the Middle East's biggest online retailer Souq.com on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount, a day after a state-backed firm disclosed an $800 million counteroffer.

China dairy firm says it can't contact exec after stock dive

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:19am

A Chinese dairy company whose stock plunged last week, wiping billions off its market value, denied rumors Tuesday of forged invoices and misappropriated funds, but also said it can't contact a key executive.

Uber pulls out of Denmark citing toughening cab standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:00am

The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber is shutting down its activities in Denmark over a law proposal that toughens standards for cabs.

Waze gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin' Donuts

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:41am

Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell. Now it's adding a new item to its menu — the ability to place orders at some shops.

Box Office Top 20: 'Beauty' adds $90.4 million in weekend 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:11am

Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" performed even better than expected in its second weekend in theaters, adding $90.4 million to its North American grosses, which now tally at $319 million.

UK authorities fine Tesco in accounting scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:10am

Britain's biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, has agreed to pay 214 million pounds ($269 million) in fines and shareholder compensation following an accounting scandal that inflated its profits in 2014.

Global markets mostly higher after Wall Street sinks

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:31am

Global stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street sank on worries that the Trump administration might not do as much for businesses as once thought.

Lawmakers back measures to protect Israel by punishing Iran

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:21am

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.

Qatar to invest 5 billion pounds in Britain over 3-5 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:10am

The energy-rich nation of Qatar says it plans to invest 5 billion pounds in the British economy within the next half decade.

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

Bob Christie and Josh Hoffner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:03am

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.

Tax overhaul effort lacks advantages Reagan enjoyed in 1986

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:02am

The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago.

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:44am

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes acknowledges he went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance.

American Airlines buys stake in China Southern Airlines

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:40am

American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, the biggest of China's three major state-owned carriers, in a bid for a bigger share of the country's growing travel market.

Deal reached to end Berlin airport ground staff dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:30am

A union representing ground staff at Berlin's two airports says it has reached a deal to end a pay dispute that resulted in a string of recent strikes.

Some state lawmakers seek to protect birth-control access

David Crary and Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:23am

Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future.

Saudi, Jordan sign deal on $3 billion in Jordan investments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:50pm

Jordan's state media say public and private sector officials from Saudi Arabia and Jordan have signed 15 economic agreements, including establishing a joint fund that will launch an estimated $3 billion worth of investments in Jordan.

South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victims

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:22pm

South Korea on Tuesday held a memorial ceremony for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship's wreckage that was raised last week.