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Asian stocks mixed on doubts over US-China trade deal

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:04am

Asian markets were mixed on Friday as caution set in ahead of U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing next week.

A look at those jockeying to be Thailand's next leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:53pm

More than 70 parties are contesting Sunday's general election in Thailand, the first since a military coup nearly five years ago.

Then and now: World transformed over Jimmy Carter's 94 years

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:17pm

Jimmy Carter cemented a new milestone Friday, becoming the longest-lived of the 44 men who have ascended to the American presidency.

AP Exclusive: Guaido's Citgo snubs US execs in Caracas jail

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:13pm

When the Trump administration paved the way for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to name a new board to run the U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's state oil company, it was a rare glimmer of hope for the American families of six oil executives jailed for over a year without a trial in the politically turbulent South American nation.

Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:09pm

An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn't putting her pole down anytime soon.

Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:11pm

A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges.

Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:07pm

The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with leaders from the Caribbean, a region that has been far from united in joining the U.S. call for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.

North Korea, seeking food aid, links sanctions to shortages

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:49pm

Kumkhop Trading Co. President Ri Jong Ho sweeps his hand over a table full of foods produced at his factory. There's a bowl of assorted candies and rice cakes, a plate of sausages and ham, slices of a French baguette and Russian dark bread. "We are doing fine," he says with a confident smile. "Just look."

China chemical plant blast kills 44, injures hundreds more

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:00pm

A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 44 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously.

A local government in China reports the death toll in a chemical plant explosion has risen to 44

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:42pm

A local government in China reports the death toll in a chemical plant explosion has risen to 44.

Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:44pm

The Mexican government said Thursday it will use buoys to mark the reserve of the world's most endangered marine mammal, in a bid to save the last remaining 10 or so vaquita marina porpoises.

Alabama bill would allow tax refunds to fund border wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:40pm

The Alabama Senate has moved forward a bill that would allow Alabamians to donate part of their state tax refunds to help build a border wall with Mexico.

Alabama bill would allow tax refunds to fund border wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:38pm

Alabamians would be able to donate part of their state income tax refunds to help build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a bill the state Senate advanced Thursday.

A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:31pm

A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from?

Fox 2000, arm behind 'Hidden Figures,' to close under Disney

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 5:59pm

Fox 2000, the specialty unit behind such diverse literary adaptations as "Hidden Figures," ''Love, Simon" and "Life of Pi," is closing shop under the Walt Disney Co.

Prime Minister Theresa May says she "will make every effort" to ensure delayed Brexit happens with a deal in place

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 5:19pm

Prime Minister Theresa May says she "will make every effort" to ensure delayed Brexit happens with a deal in place.

European Council chief Donald Tusk says the British government has accepted the EU's offer to delay Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:54pm

European Council chief Donald Tusk says the British government has accepted the EU's offer to delay Brexit.

US targets Chinese firms for alleged NKorea sanctions dodge

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:49pm

The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions — the first targeted actions taken against Pyongyang since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement.

European Union offers choice of short Brexit delays with April or May cut-offs depending on UK's response.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:41pm

European Union offers choice of short Brexit delays with April or May cut-offs depending on UK's response.

Austria's chancellor says the European Union has come up with a way to prevent a no-deal Brexit next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:33pm

Austria's chancellor says the European Union has come up with a way to prevent a no-deal Brexit next week.