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Hunter Biden, son of former VP, to leave Chinese board

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:46pm

Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden says he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should his father win the presidency.

For Huda Kattan, beauty has become a billion-dollar business

Malak Harb, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:45pm

From a humble start of leaving the world of finance to write a beauty blog, Huda Kattan now has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world.

Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce on tariffs

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:39pm

Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war.

Ecuador deal cancels austerity plan, ends indigenous protest

Michael Weissenstein and Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:35pm

Ecuador celebrated a deal President Lenín Moreno and indigenous leaders struck late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead. 

High court to consider state role in prosecuting immigrants

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:16pm

Donaldo Morales caught a break when federal prosecutors declined to charge him after he was arrested for using a fake Social Security card so he could work at a Kansas restaurant. But the break was short-lived. Kansas authorities stepped in and obtained a state conviction that could lead to Morales's deportation.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:04pm

It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating.

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

Jonathan J. Cooper and Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 10:53pm

Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire.

Asian stocks gain after US-China announce truce on tariffs

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 10:33pm

Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war.

China's trade with US shrinks again in September

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 9:24pm

China's trade with the United States fell by double digits again in September amid a tariff war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession.

China's September imports from United States fall 20.5% amid tariff war, exports to U.S. market down 17.8%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 9:07pm

China's September imports from United States fall 20.5% amid tariff war, exports to U.S. market down 17.8%.

The Latest: Joe Biden lays out ethical markers should he win

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 5:18pm

The Latest on Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (all times local):

Federal agency to give $12M for Wyoming broadband expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 3:33pm

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to provide $12.1 million to expand broadband coverage to rural parts of Wyoming over the next decade.

Exit poll indicates Poland's conservative ruling party Law and Justice wins most votes in general election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 1:01pm

Exit poll indicates Poland's conservative ruling party Law and Justice wins most votes in general election.

Average US price of gas unchanged over past 2 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 12:32pm

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has remained at $2.73 a gallon over the past two weeks.

Power outage in West Valley delays printing of 3 newspapers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 12:30pm

A power outage in Utah is keeping print subscribers of three newspapers from reading the Sunday print editions.

Wind developer to pay $3.1M to local Wyoming governments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:29am

Wyoming regulators have ordered a wind developer to contribute $3.1 million to the governments of Rock River, Laramie and Albany County to offset the impact on public services created by a $1 billion wind project on the border of Albany and Carbon counties.

'Joker' tops box office again, beats 'Addams Family'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 10:14am

The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit.

Cybersecurity whiz: Combined threats endanger 2020 vote

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 10:00am

and not illegal under many circumstances. The disinformation market is thriving. Domestic actors create fake outlets much as Russian agents did in 2016. Internationally, companies offer disinformation as a service. Foreign money cannot fund domestic electioneering ads. But people whose Facebook and Twitter accounts are deleted for terms of service violations can simply create new accounts and try again.

New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 9:54am

Rescue crews on Sunday searched for a worker missing in the partial collapse of a New Orleans hotel that was under construction, their work proceeding cautiously amid fears about the stability of the structure, authorities said.