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The Latest: Officials identify 4 victims in bridge collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:30pm

The Latest on the deadly pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami (all times local):

US probes 4 deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars when air bags failed

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:28pm

Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government's road safety agency wants to know why.

2 cars, 3 bodies removed from collapsed Miami bridge debris

Adriana Gomez Licon and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 12:46pm

Two vehicles containing three bodies were removed from the wreckage of a collapsed Miami bridge Saturday as authorities continued to remove debris in attempt to extract at least four cars still trapped since the span fell two days earlier.

US job openings soar to record high of 6.3 million

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 12:26pm

U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years.

Facebook seeks to expand Northern California campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:50am

Facebook is seeking to add a new office building to its Northern California headquarters.

Talks on $1.3 trillion US spending bill hit critical stage

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:44am

Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in store

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:03am

Good news for scallop fans. Already one of the most readily available higher-priced seafoods to consumers, the succulent shellfish could fall in price this year.

Steady fire delays search for missing chemical plant worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:58am

The search for a man missing since a North Texas chemical plant exploded and caught fire on Thursday has been postponed because of dangerous site conditions.

Navy's new attack submarine named Colorado joins the fleet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:43am

The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, joined the fleet Saturday in a ceremony at Connecticut's Naval Submarine Base.

Merkel defends Germany's trade surplus as US trade war looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:32am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the country's trade surplus Saturday, saying the government is working to encourage domestic demand but that not all factors are under its control.

EPA wants mine company to help pay for Superfund study

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:13am

The U.S. Environmental Protection agency wants a mining company to pay for a potentially costly investigation of underground water flows at a southwestern Colorado Superfund site to help the agency devise a cleanup plan.

Retirees protest across Spain to demand a pension hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:09am

Tens of thousands of elderly Spaniards rallied across the country Saturday to demand an increase in public pension payouts.

Trump's possible China tariffs send opponents scrambling

Lisa Mascaro and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:24am

President Donald Trump is considering broad tariffs on imports from China and an announcement could come as soon as next week. Industry groups and some lawmakers are scrambling to prevent a new front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy.

US government investigating why air bags failed to inflate in some Hyundai and Kia cars, leading to four deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:08am

US government investigating why air bags failed to inflate in some Hyundai and Kia cars, leading to four deaths.

White House pushes back against reports of tumult, purges

Jonathan Lemire, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 6:44am

The White House is pushing back against talk of a staffing purge, insisting that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown.

10 dead as small plane slams into house in Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:12am

A small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff north of Manila on Saturday, killing all those onboard and five people on the ground, officials said.

Emirates: Attendant who fell from emergency exit has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:55am

Long-haul carrier Emirates says a flight attendant who fell from an emergency exit of a Boeing 777 parked in Uganda has died.

Former Vietnam Prime Minister Phan Van Khai dies at 84

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:32am

Phan Van Khai, an architect of Vietnam's economic rise and the country's first prime minister to visit the United States after the end of the war, died on Saturday. He was 84.

Restraining order against striking Frontier workers granted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:54pm

A West Virginia judge has granted a telecommunications company a temporary restraining order against its protesting employees.

Man charged with attempted murder in attack on Afghan

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:24pm

Mohammed Fawad Mohammadi survived the war in his native Afghanistan, where he served as an interpreter for U.S. military forces.