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Asian shares decline on concerns over global, China slowdown

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:39pm

Asian markets retreated Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. The downgrade came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years in the last quarter of 2018. Wall Street was closed for a holiday on Monday.

'The danger is real': Killing of Utah real estate agent sparks safety discussions

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:38pm

The killing of South Jordan real estate agent David Stokoe has prompted discussions about safety in the real estate community and how agents can look out for each other.

Pelosi 'playing chess on 3 boards' with health care

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:30pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings.

Trump's proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:24pm

Senate Republicans have released a measure designed around President Donald Trump's proposal for breaking a budget impasse, its centerpiece his demand for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall all but guaranteeing Democratic opposition and no foreseeable end to a partial government shutdown.

Asian shares decline on concerns over global, China slowdown

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:49pm

Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. The downgrade came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years in the last quarter of 2018. Wall Street was closed for a holiday on Monday.

Tokyo court rejects Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn's bail request

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:24pm

A Tokyo court has rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail, more than two months after his arrest, prolonging a detention that has drawn international scrutiny of Japan's justice system.

Tokyo court says it is rejecting the second bail request from Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn, detained for two months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:20pm

Tokyo court says it is rejecting the second bail request from Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn, detained for two months.

2 doctors for incapacitated patient who gave birth leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:58pm

Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care center in Phoenix.

Firefighters to march with striking Los Angeles teachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:19pm

Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district are expected to strike for a sixth school day Tuesday as talks between Los Angeles Unified and United Teachers Los Angeles continue.

More than 100 China experts urge China to release Canadians

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:43pm

More than 100 academics and former diplomats are calling on China to release two Canadians who have been detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive in Canada.

Questions over payments involving son of Brazil president

Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:04pm

The son of new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is fending off suspicions of financial irregularities that are starting to cast a shadow over the administration just four weeks in power.

UK leader unveils Brexit Plan B, looks a lot like Plan A

Jill Lawless and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:09pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday — and it looks a lot like Plan A.

UN forecasts global economic growth around 3 percent in 2019

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:17pm

The global economy will grow around 3 percent annually in 2019 and 2020, but waning support for multilateralism, escalating trade disputes, increasing debt and rising climate risks are clouding prospects, the United Nations said Monday.

New system to help in backcountry rescue missions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:48pm

An anonymous Wyoming resident has fronted more than $100,000 to Teton County Search and Rescue to help purchase a system to help find people lost or injured in remote areas with no cellphone service.

Inside a big top, Dior puts on circus-themed couture

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:27pm

Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats.

Bill to promote government transparency clears Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:01pm

Idaho's House has approved a bill intended to promote government transparency by exempting public records requests from a sales tax on top of copying and other fees.

Trump's shutdown solution hangs in limbo

Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:02am

President Donald Trump's proposal to break through the budget deadlock appeared to be gaining little traction Monday, as another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers and the partial federal shutdown stretched into its fifth week.

Survey: CEO pessimism on economy spreads after upbeat 2018

Jamey Keaten and Ivana Bzganovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:49am

A survey of hundreds of corporate leaders shows "a record jump in pessimism" about the world economy, with sentiment doused by trade spats, a global downturn and fading benefits from U.S. President Donald Trump's tax cuts.

Russia: 14 sailors killed when ships catch fire in Black Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:25am

Two Tanzanian-flagged commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, leaving at least 14 sailors dead, Russian officials said Monday. Five other sailors were missing.

AP FACT CHECK: Shared French-German UN seat? Not in treaty

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:43am

The leaders of France and Germany are preparing to sign a treaty Tuesday that will deepen the alliance between their countries in Europe and internationally. One provision says the governments in both nations will work to get Germany accepted as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, where it now is one of 10 non-permanent members.