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Advocates seek better awareness of Safe Haven baby laws

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:00am

After the discovery this week of an infant's body in a Connecticut reservoir, some lawmakers and advocates are questioning whether enough is being done to publicize a law that allows parents to drop off newborns at a hospital — no questions asked.

Passenger trains clip each other in NYC; no serious injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:56am

Two passenger trains clipped each other during the morning rush Friday at Penn Station, jolting commuters and creating major travel disruptions but causing no serious injuries.

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:56am

The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much.

The Latest: Trump says pipeline will bring jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:56am

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Portugal cuts deficit, says rejecting austerity brings gain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:56am

Portugal's statistics agency says that the country's budget deficit fell to 2.1 percent last year, with the government saying the drop proved critics of its anti-austerity measures wrong.

The Latest: Trump offers support to Paul Ryan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:50am

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Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:48am

A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent.

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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:48am

President Donald Trump says "it's a great day for American jobs" after his administration issued a permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:36am

Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:36am

Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Trump says 'It's a great day for American jobs' as permit is issued to build the stalled Keystone XL pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:36am

Trump says 'It's a great day for American jobs' as permit is issued to build the stalled Keystone XL pipeline.

Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:31am

Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher.

US stocks start higher ahead of uncertain health care vote

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:25am

U.S. stocks are opening higher Friday morning as technology companies climb and most other sectors make small gains. For most of this week investors have been waiting for answers about the fate of the Republican-backed American Health Care Act, which is scheduled to come up for a vote later Friday after it was delayed a day earlier.

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Martha Mendoza and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:18am

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Martha Mendoza and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:05am

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

Serbia says no to NATO on alliance's airstrikes anniversary

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:05am

Serbia's prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in Kosovo.

US durable goods orders rose in February, led by aircraft

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:53am

Greater demand for commercial aircraft helped U.S. businesses increase their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in February, but a key category that tracks business investment plans slipped slightly.

2 homes being demolished at suburban Detroit sinkhole site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:40am

Two homes are being torn down to help clear the way for repairs to a broken sewer line that caused a sinkhole on Christmas Eve in suburban Detroit.

Mnuchin says administration tax plan coming soon

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:35am

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says after the battle over health care, the administration will turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program approved by Congress by August.

New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:03am

Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on a big investment from China.