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The Latest: CEO says Boeing working to ensure 737s are safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:54pm

The Latest on the Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):

Palestinian agency urges donors: Match 2018 funds in 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:47pm

The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees is urging donors who filled a $446 million hole in its budget last year after the Trump administration drastically cut the U.S. contribution to be equally generous this year.

Report: National Enquirer paid $200K for private Bezos texts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:39pm

The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Enquirer's publisher paid $200,000 to obtain intimate texts between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his mistress Lauren Sanchez. American Media Inc., the supermarket tabloid's publisher, reportedly paid that sum to Michael Sanchez, Lauren's brother.

Minnesota House aims to hit drug companies for opioid crisis

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:00pm

The Minnesota House voted Monday night to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state's growing costs for dealing with the opioid crisis.

Haiti parliament ousts prime minister in no-confidence vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 6:06pm

Prime Minister Henry Ceant was thrown out of office by a no-confidence vote Monday prompted by government dysfunction and inability to quash inflation, blackouts and frequent opposition protests that have paralyzed Haiti.

Sire of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah dies at 13

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 4:38pm

WinStar Farm says that stallion Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, has died.

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

Alan Fram and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:49pm

The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that by knowing which local projects could be targeted, lawmakers would be likelier to override Trump's veto of a measure aimed at preventing the cuts.

UFC moves pay-per-views exclusively to ESPN-plus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:34pm

UFC is set to make ESPN-plus the exclusive distributor of its pay-per-view events.

The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:24pm

The Latest on the public drunkenness arrest of Peru's former president (all times local):

W.Va. man accused in baby's death can't recall events

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:23pm

A West Virginia man accused of sexually assaulting and killing his girlfriend's 10-month-old baby says he consumed several beers and could not recall what happened to the girl the night of her death.

Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness

Paul Elias and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:59pm

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before being released Monday, authorities said.

Marriott, MSG Networks rise; Overstock, Synaptics fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:35pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Remains of Ohio soldier killed in Korean War identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:26pm

The remains of an Ohio soldier killed during the Korean War have been identified.

Wisconsin-based Shopko to close remaining stores in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:03pm

Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores plans to close its remaining 120 department stores by mid-June.

Bill to legalize hemp passes Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 1:45pm

A bill that would legalize hemp by aligning Idaho state law with the federal Farm Bill has passed the House.

IMF staff concludes third review of Argentina program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 1:21pm

An International Monetary Fund mission and Argentine authorities have reached an agreement on the third review of a $56 billion IMF-supported program.

Employee leaves Kansas agency after tweet criticizing Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:40pm

A Kansas Department of Transportation worker who posted a tweet from the agency's official Twitter account criticizing President Donald Trump is no longer employed by the department, the agency said.

'We need a million -- and quick!' Dem candidates' playbook

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:33pm

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, little known outside his home state, boasts he raised over $1 million in the days after launching his White House bid. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and others say they did, too.

Takeaways from Beto O'Rourke's presidential launch

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:03pm

After weeks of hype, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke swung through Iowa for the first time and strode into the presidential race to larger crowds and more media attention than most others in the already crowded 2020 Democratic field.