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Malaysia's ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:48am

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was being questioned again Thursday by anti-graft investigators looking into alleged theft and money laundering at a state investment fund he had founded that accumulated billions in debt.

Deutsche Bank to slash thousands of jobs to control costs

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:44am

Germany's struggling Deutsche Bank says it's slashing thousands of jobs as it reshapes its stocks trading operation and refocuses its global investment banking business on its European base.

'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned over housekeepers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:40am

A Korean Air heiress whose tantrum over nuts delayed a flight nearly four years ago is being investigated by South Korean immigration officials on suspicion she unlawfully hired housekeepers from the Philippines.

Japan's prime minister heads to Russia for talks with Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:33am

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is heading to Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin, in hopes of making progress on joint economic projects on disputed islands as a step toward resolving the decades-old territorial row.

Asian shares mixed as US mulls new tariffs on auto imports

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:28am

Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday after the Trump administration said it was investigating imposing new tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts. Fresh trade tensions combined with uncertainties over the North Korean situation grabbed attention in the absence of other market moving developments.

New Zealand minister's wings clipped for phone call on plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:22am

New Zealand's transport minister will no longer oversee aviation safety after he broke the rules by making a phone call while on a plane.

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:07am

What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city's world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week.

Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:48am

Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project.

California high court to rule on social media access

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:40am

The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants.

Still smoking and still joking, Tommy Chong views life at 80

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:32am

Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country.

Indonesia ride app Go-Jek to add 4 Southeast Asian nations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:36pm

Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek will expand into Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines in the next few months, it said Thursday, stepping up competition with rival Grab for Southeast Asian customers.

'Dreamers' are getting law degrees, and taking on the system

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:16pm

Denia Perez's parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called "Dreamers" to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally practice.

Asian shares mixed after Fed gives Wall Street a boost

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:14pm

Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday after U.S. stocks reversed early losses and finished higher as investors appraised the Federal Reserve's signal that it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates.

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10pm

The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the outcome of the NAFTA talks.

Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:09pm

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

Merkel in China stresses dialogue on human rights, tech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:04pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday stressed the importance of dialogue with China during a visit to Beijing that comes amid shared concerns over trade with the United States and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal.

Historic theater closes due to roof damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:03pm

A century-old Vermont theater says it will cancel upcoming events due to roof damage.

Train plows into truck stopped on tracks in Italy; 2 dead

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:28pm

A regional train plowed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin late Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring 18, authorities said. Rescuers worked through the night to make sure no passengers were trapped in the wreckage.

FBI seeks to thwart major cyberattack on Ukraine

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:25pm

The FBI has put a spoke in the wheel of a major Russian digital disruption operation potentially aimed at causing havoc in Ukraine, evidence pieced together from researchers, Ukrainian officials and U.S. court documents indicates.

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:52pm

What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city's world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week.