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Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee

Paisley Dodds and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:13am

A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terrorists.

Airbus profit dives on problems with A400M military jet

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:13am

Surprise new costs for the long-troubled Airbus A400M military jet sent the European plane maker's profits plunging last year and will weigh on the company's financial prospects through next year, even as it forecast a rise in aircraft deliveries and demand.

UK's Lloyds bank turning corner after years of crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:10am

Lloyds Banking Group says its underlying profits rose slightly in the fourth quarter as it began to move beyond past scandals and a government rescue during the financial crisis.

Swiss firm says South Korean exec made off with millions

Jamey Keaten and Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:04am

Swiss engineering company ABB says that an executive at its South Korean unit is suspected of leading a "sophisticated criminal scheme" to steal millions of dollars from the company. The scandal could cost it as much as $100 million.

EU orders fine for Austria over region's false debt data

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:04am

The European Union's budget watchdog is seeking a 29.8 million-euro ($31.3 million) fine for Austria after accusing one of its regions of providing false debt data over two years.

German optimism up in positive sign for Europe's economy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:41am

German business optimism rose unexpectedly in February as executives appeared to shrug off initial worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's policies, providing another sign that Europe's economy is gaining pace.

Global markets mostly higher as investors await Fed minutes

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:22am

Global stock markets were mostly higher in subdued trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the Fed's latest meeting minutes, hoping for clues to the U.S. central bank's views on interest rates.

Citizens' rights, market access key for Czechs after Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:40am

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says it is a key issue for his country to maintain the same rights for EU citizens in Britain after its exit from the European Union.

Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:00am

Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says.

'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

Adam Beam and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:27am

While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation's opioid-addiction crisis.

US shutting down Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:25am

The Army Corps of Engineers' plan to close a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp that's been around for more than six months isn't likely to be the demise of on-the-ground opposition in North Dakota.

China's thriving SUV-only automaker looks to global growth

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:12am

Wei Jianjun is the chief matchmaker in China's love affair with the SUV.

Manga, Mario and now ninja: Japan's hopes for wooing tourism

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:03am

Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism.

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:34pm

Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."

Kansas governor to wield veto pen on tax bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:14pm

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to make good on a pledge to veto a bill increasing personal income taxes as a budget fix.

Russian supply ship launched to the International Space Station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:02pm

Russian supply ship launched to the International Space Station.

Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:53pm

The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.

NASA in Tooele County? Lawmakers encourage new testing facility

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:35pm

State and county officials say NASA has its eye on a site about 10 miles south of Tooele for a new testing facility — and the site may have a competitive edge over others being considered in Texas, California and New York.

Chinese premier appeals to Washington to avoid 'trade war'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:43pm

China's No. 2 leader expressed hope that disputes with U.S. President Donald Trump's government can be settled amicably and warned a "trade war would benefit nobody."

Money-losing Toshiba selling medical leasing unit to Canon

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:43pm

Embattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon Inc. for 3.14 billion yen ($28 million).