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Grains mostly higher, livestock mixed.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:48am

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

California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:18am

A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles over things like alcohol and coffee.

Central banks join to study possible digital currencies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:11am

Major central banks have joined together to explore whether they should issue digital currencies as the use of cash declines and more people turn to electronic forms of paying.

Winfrey chooses the novel "American Dirt" for her book club

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:34am

Jeanine Cummins' “American Dirt,” one of the year's most anticipated and debated novels, is Oprah Winfrey's new pick for her book club.

Spain declares climate emergency, gets climate plan ready

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:00am

Spain’s new government declared a national climate emergency on Tuesday, taking a formal first step toward enacting ambitious measures to fight climate change.

Belarus starts importing oil from Norway after Russian halt

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:27am

Belarus started importing oil from Norway Tuesday after its main oil provider —Russia — suspended supplies earlier this month amid stalled talk on further strengthening economic ties between two countries.

Changing tack, French strikers turn off power to press govt

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:25am

Opening another front in their battle against the French government, protesting workers cut power to thousands of Parisians on Tuesday, plunging homes into darkness and shutting down trains to one of the capital's main airports.

Facebook to add 1,000 UK jobs, including tech, content roles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:52am

Facebook said Tuesday it plans to hire 1,000 more staff in Britain, mainly for its technology and harmful content teams.

Britain's EU Journey #2: When De Gaulle said 'non' twice

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:29am

Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Experts defuse World War II bomb in German city of Cologne

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:24am

Explosives experts on Tuesday successfully defused an unexploded American bomb from World War II in the western German city of Cologne, authorities said.

The Latest: Greenpeace decries Trump's approach to climate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:50am

The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

IMF downgrade of growth outlook ups pressure on India's Modi

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:28am

A decision by the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its economic growth forecast for India is adding to pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies.

Thunberg slams Davos elites on climate as Trump takes stage

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:05am

Young climate activists including Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg told business and political elites gathered Tuesday at the World Economic Forum that they aren't doing enough to tackle the climate emergency and warned them that time was running out.

Thai court acquits opposition party of sedition charge

Busaba Sivasomboon and Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:15pm

Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday acquitted the country's third-largest political party of seeking to overthrow the constitutional monarchy in another legal case highlighting political divisions in the Southeast Asian nation.

Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:35pm

Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine.

Trump lauds US economy in Davos, says little on climate woes

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:20pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's led a “spectacular” turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the world to invest in America, but had less to say about climate change issues that are a focus of this year's gathering of top business and political leaders in the Swiss Alps.

Major doctors' group calls for US to assure coverage for all

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:02pm

With health care an election-year priority, a major doctors’ organization on Monday called for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans.

Trump heads to Switzerland with Senate trial to reconvene

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:43am

When President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won’t be watching from inside the chamber or on television from the White House.

Boris Johnson's Brexit bill hits last-minute hiccup

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:53am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans hit a hurdle Monday when Parliament’s upper chamber told the government to give European Union citizens living in the U.K. physical proof of their right to remain after the country leaves the bloc.