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The Latest: Mulvaney warns against vote collapsing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:13am

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European Union leaders mark past but assess uncertain future

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:00am

Hurt by Britain's planned exit, European Union leaders are making a pilgrimage to Rome this weekend with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle the vigor of youth.

Sweet news: Germany's Haribo to produce gummy bears in USA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:50am

Germany's iconic gummy bear will soon be "Made in USA."

Critics scoff at all-male photo of GOP health care talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:31am

A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the GOP health care bill that was tweeted out by Vice President Mike Pence is drawing criticism from Democrats.

Eurozone's economic growth near 6-year high: New survey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:02am

Businesses across the 19-country eurozone, and particularly in France, are increasingly upbeat and hiring more people despite big uncertainties — including France's high-stakes presidential election.

German state vote 1st test for Merkel's euphoric rivals

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:50am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party faces a tough test from its center-left rival when one of Germany's smallest states kicks off the country's year of elections this weekend — mirroring a wider political shift few expected just two months ago.

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

Bernard Condon and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:11am

The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office.

Indian police arrest 8 accused of smuggling human bones

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:11am

Police in eastern India have arrested eight men involved in smuggling human bones and recovered 18 skeletons from them, police said Friday.

German Parliament passes toll for passenger cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:10am

Germany's Parliament has passed a law introducing a road toll for passenger cars.

World markets mixed as US health care bill vote looms

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:10am

World stock markets were mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda.

Next steps on health care: To be decided

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:03am

Republican House leaders delayed a planned vote Thursday on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," because they lacked the votes. The delay was a stinging setback for President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. After meeting behind closed doors with Trump administration officials Thursday night, House Republicans agreed to vote on the bill Friday.

House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:52am

In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose.

Intel chairman hates spotlight_ but the spotlight found him

Eileen Sullivan and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:34am

For a man who doesn't like the spotlight, the chairman of the House intelligence committee has secured himself a place in it.

Samsung shareholders welcome stock price gains, rue scandals

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:04pm

Shareholders of Samsung Electronics praised the company Friday for big gains in its share price while lamenting its involvement in a massive corruption scandal that brought the arrest of the company's de facto leader.

'Hidden Figures' author Shetterly receives literary prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:20pm

An author whose book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie "Hidden Figures" has won an award for writing literature that promotes diversity and confronts racism.

Australian prime minister won't choose between China and US

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:45pm

Australia does not have to choose between the United States and China, the Australian prime minister said Friday as he announced a new beef export deal with the Chinese.

White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:30pm

Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails.

Asian markets mixed as US health bill delay raises doubts

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:24pm

Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda.

Analysis: Trump the dealmaker struggles to seal the deal

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:19pm

President Donald Trump, the author of the best-selling book, "The Art of the Deal," is about to see his deal-making abilities ratified in a legislative showdown on the House floor — or dramatically rebuffed.

Judge rules Dominion's coal ash site pollutes Virginia water

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:56pm

Arsenic is illegally flowing out of one of the sites where Virginia's biggest utility stores coal ash, polluting surrounding waters, a federal judge ruled Thursday.