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Saudi economic forum opens but many absent over Khashoggi

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:09am

A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia began on Tuesday in Riyadh, the kingdom's first major event on the world stage since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

Asian shares tumble as Chinese growth concerns sink in

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:41am

Asian stocks slid on Tuesday as worries about softening Chinese growth rattled investors, following a rally that was not picked up by Wall Street overnight.

Anywhere but Washington: Why DC stories rarely film in DC

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:33pm

It's a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington.

China emergency crews struggling to rescue 18 trapped miners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:05pm

Emergency crews were struggling Tuesday to rescue 18 coal miners trapped underground in eastern China following a collapse inside the shaft three days earlier.

Democrat to debate with rare shot at governor's race win

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:43pm

The first debate in South Dakota's race for governor comes as Republican Kristi Noem is trying to punch holes in hard-charging Democrat Billie Sutton's moderate image.

Thousands strike University of California hospitals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:13pm

Thousands of University of California medical workers began a three-day strike Tuesday against hospitals, clinics and campuses that prompted the rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments.

Asian shares retreat as Chinese growth concerns sink in

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:09pm

Asian stocks slid on Tuesday as worries about softening Chinese growth rattled investors, following a rally that was not picked up by Wall Street overnight.

Walmart makes improvements to third-party marketplace

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:06pm

Walmart says it will work with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free two-day shipping on orders over $35.

Excessive speed named as cause of Taiwan train derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:23pm

Excessive speed was the main cause of the derailment of a train in Taiwan that killed 18 people and injured scores of others, investigators said Tuesday.

China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:59pm

China on Tuesday opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland, a feat of engineering carrying immense economic and political significance.

CORRECTS: Judge upholds verdict saying Monsanto's weed killer caused worker's cancer, but cuts $289 mil award to $78 mil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:19pm

CORRECTS: Judge upholds verdict saying Monsanto's weed killer caused worker's cancer, but cuts $289 mil award to $78 mil. (Corrects APNewsAlert to say that original award was $289 million, not $287 million)

China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:57pm

"Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the countries.

The Latest: Suicidal man in Alaska detained after standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:50pm

The Latest on Alaska police standoff with a suicidal man outside a hospital (all times local):

Planes scrape wingtips while taxiing at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:31pm

Authorities say two arriving airplanes touched wingtips while taxiing at New York's LaGuardia airport, but the planes were able to continue to their gates without a problem.

Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, cuts award to $78 million

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:09pm

A Northern California judge on Monday upheld a jury's verdict that found Monsanto's weed killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer, but she slashed the amount of money to be paid from $289 million to $78 million.

Trump administration unveils health options for small firms

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:05pm

The Trump administration is rolling out new options for small employers to use tax-free accounts for providing health coverage to workers, officials said Monday.

UK government accused of lack of action on Russian fake news

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:03pm

The chair of an influential British parliamentary committee said Monday that the government has failed to take seriously the threat posed by Russia and other malign actors in the digital age

Early voting in Texas begins with lines, strong turnout

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:44pm

Early voting opened across Texas on Monday, bringing long lines and record first-day midterm turnout in Houston and complaints about outdated technology slowing people casting ballots elsewhere.

Police: Suicidal man parked outside hospital in Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:44pm

Police in Alaska say they're negotiating Monday with a suicidal man parked in a vehicle with a woman outside a town's only public hospital.

Gilberto Benetton, a founder of fashion brand, dies at 77

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:13pm

Gilberto Benetton, one of the four founding siblings of the iconic Benetton fashion brand known as much for its provocative ad campaigns as its colorful knitwear, died Monday evening at age 77, his family announced.