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Indonesia hopes for billions from Saudi king's visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:40am

Indonesia is hoping to ring up investment deals worth billions of dollars when Saudi Arabia's King Salman and an entourage of 1,500 officials, princes and businesspeople arrive in the Indonesian capital next week.

Royal Bank of Scotland's 4th-quarter loss jumped 62 percent

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:09am

Royal Bank of Scotland's fourth-quarter loss jumped 62 percent as the taxpayer-owned bank set aside more than 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) to cover the costs of misconduct during the financial crisis and targeted a return to profitability in 2018.

US envoys try to lower Mexico tensions as Trump amps them up

Josh Lederman and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:00am

There were promises of cooperation, of closer economic ties, and frequent odes to the enduring partnership between the U.S. and its southern neighbor. But there were no public mentions of that massive border wall or President Donald Trump's plan to deport non-Mexicans to Mexico as top U.S. officials visited the Mexican capital.

Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:56am

Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws.

Global stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:27am

Global markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that may affect regional economies. A stronger yen weighed on Japan's exporters.

India police arrest cheap mobile maker on fraud charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:15am

The director of an Indian company that claimed it was selling the world's cheapest smartphone was arrested Thursday on fraud charges, police said Friday.

Montana abortion bill would make doctors try to save fetus

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:50am

Montana lawmakers pushed forward with a measure that would effectively ban all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of the medical risks to a woman, by requiring doctors to deliver the fetus and try to save it.

Rural California levees besieged by pounding wet winter

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:41am

Billions of dollars in flood projects have eased fears of levee breaks near California's capital and some other cities, but state and federal workers are joining farmers with tractors in round-the-clock battles this week to stave off any chain-reaction failure of rural levees protecting farms and farm towns.

Landowners say EPA botched cleanup, now they want a shot

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:35am

George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination.

Myanmar factory workers release Chinese captives

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:11am

Two hundred striking workers attacked a Chinese-owned garment factory in Myanmar, smashing windows and doors and holding seven Chinese staffers captive for several hours.

$9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:25pm

An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers.

Protesters cleared from Dakota Access oil pipeline camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:14pm

Dozens of people have been arrested as authorities in North Dakota cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year.

China's Recon buys $100M majority stake in Millennium Films

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:35pm

China's footprint in Hollywood is expanding following a wire and cable maker's purchase of a controlling stake in independent studio Millennium Films, which produced "Rambo" and "The Expendables."

Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:27pm

Asian markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that may affect regional economies. A stronger yen weighed on Japan's exporters.

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Montana abortion bill would make doctors try to save fetus

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:10pm

Montana lawmakers pushed forward with a measure Thursday that would effectively ban all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of the medical risks to a woman, by requiring doctors to deliver the fetus and try to save it.

Conservatives urged not to 'squander' Trump presidency

Julie Bykowicz and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:44pm

President Donald Trump's vice president and top aides delivered one overriding message Thursday to the thousands of conservative activists gathered for their annual conference outside of Washington: Don't blow it.

Lawmakers hear from passenger at train crash hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:44pm

New Jersey lawmakers investigating an NJ Transit train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others have heard testimony from a passenger who says he doesn't know when he'll ever be able to ride a train again.

Google-bred company accuses Uber of self-driving car theft

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:29pm

A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ride-haling service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed.