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China blocks outspoken academic from returning to Australia

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:02am

An academic at an Australian university has been prevented by Chinese authorities from returning to Sydney because he's suspected of endangering national security, his lawyer said Sunday.

France's Hollande looks to strengthen ties with Singapore

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 6:53am

French President Francois Hollande, on an official visit to Singapore, expressed a desire Sunday to strengthen France's partnership with the Southeast Asian city-state.

Iran imposes sanctions on 15 US firms

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 5:23am

Iran said Sunday it has imposed sanctions on 15 American companies over their alleged support for Israel, terrorism and repression in the region.

Russia says oil cuts may be extended amid high compliance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 5:20am

Russia's energy minister says there's "94 percent" compliance on a six-month oil production cut among OPEC members and non-cartel nations, as well as discussions about continuing the cuts to boost crude prices.

Qatar Foundation looks at job cuts amid low oil, gas prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 4:40am

The Qatar Foundation says it is looking at possible job cuts, the latest Gulf entity to acknowledge being hurt by low global energy prices.

Youth employment seen as key challenge ahead of Arab summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 4:11am

The Arab League chief says 29 percent youth unemployment is one of the region's biggest challenges.

Spain: Drug dealers use fake bananas to transport cocaine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 4:03am

Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas.

New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'

Michael Warren and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:30am

Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that "ObamaCare will explode."

No gunshots fired in store burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:00pm

Las Vegas police now say there weren't shots fired during a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

The Latest: Pence says fight against 'Obamacare' to continue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:09pm

The Latest on Congress and the health overhaul (all times local):

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:00pm

House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House.

Auction of vacant Utah Twinkie factory draws curious bakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:56pm

This week's auction of equipment and machinery that used to pump out Twinkies and Wonder Bread at a well-known Hostess factory in Ogden that closed in 2012 triggered nostalgia from former workers.

Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:02pm

Nissan is recalling more than 56,000 cars because of power steering hoses that may leak fluid and potentially lead to fires.

Owner of leaking Alaska pipeline to reduce natural gas flow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:10pm

The governor of Alaska says the owner of an underwater pipeline leaking processed natural gas will temporarily reduce the amount of gas that feeds into the line.

NYC says Trump Tower resident wrongly rented out on Airbnb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:32pm

A Trump Tower apartment owner was fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented the home out on Airbnb.

Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:32pm

Gathered along the edge of a mountain, the men, women and children of Barbablanca watched in stunned silence as a river of mud washed over their small village.

Person shot in confrontation with Alabama law officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:30pm

Authorities say a person has been wounded in a shooting at a highway rest stop that involved Alabama law officers.

Most Wyoming counties saw population declines in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:21pm

U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that most of Wyoming's counties saw more residents move out than move in between July 2015 and July 2016.

Proposal for Austin gondola lift grounded by officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:10pm

A proposal to build a gondola lift in Austin that would have been incorporated as part of the public transit system in Texas' capital city won't be flying anytime soon.

Armed heist at Cartier shop in Monaco, 1 suspect captured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 1:30pm

Police in Monaco say robbers have carried out an armed heist at a luxurious Cartier jewelry shop in Monte Carlo and one of the suspects has been captured.