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Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

Felicia Fonseca and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:48pm

a crash that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology.

Scandal-hit Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:48pm

The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein, shook Hollywood and triggered a movement that spread out to convulse other industries.

Quick challenge for Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Jeff Amy and Sarah Mearhoff, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:44pm

The nation's most restrictive abortion law is headed for a showdown before a federal judge only hours after it was signed by Mississippi's governor.

Trump bans US use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:28pm

The Trump administration on Monday banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan cryptocurrency, saying that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions. In a separate move, the administration also slapped sanctions on four current and former senior Venezuelan officials accused of corruption and mismanagement.

China's premier promises 'wider opening' of economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:26pm

Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday promised China "will open even wider" to imports and investment and will fully open manufacturing industries to foreign competitors.

Premier Li Keqiang promises China's economy 'will open even wider,' Beijing will eliminate import tariffs on drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:00pm

Premier Li Keqiang promises China's economy 'will open even wider,' Beijing will eliminate import tariffs on drugs.

Asian shares slump after US technology drop on Facebook news

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:58pm

Asian shares slumped Tuesday, as pessimism followed an overnight drop in New York amid a rout in technology companies.

Scandal-plagued Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection with buyout offer in hand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:05pm

Scandal-plagued Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection with buyout offer in hand.

Talks on $1.3T catchall spending bill nearing completion

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:54pm

Battles over priorities in a huge government-wide spending bill are essentially settled, leaving a scaled-back plan for President Donald Trump's border wall and a huge rail project that pits Trump against Capitol Hill's most powerful Democrat as the top issues to be solved.

G-20 meeting in Argentina eclipsed by potential trade war

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:38pm

Finance ministers and central bankers from the 20 leading industrial and developing countries are meeting in Argentina at a summit that has been eclipsed by growing concerns over the potential of a global trade war following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to slap import tariffs on steel and aluminum.

How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation

Barbara Ortutay and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:38pm

Facebook "likes" can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled.

The Latest: Report says Facebook security chief to leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:42pm

The Latest on Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data (all times local):

Trump Org. partner in India accused of bilking investors

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:34pm

An Indian company that is partnering with the Trump Organization on an office tower project has been accused of running an elaborate real estate swindle that cheated investors out of nearly $150 million, according to complaints filed with Indian authorities.

Abortion impasse may shut down effort to reduce premiums

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:24pm

The polarizing politics of abortion have burst into the congressional budget debate, overwhelming bipartisan efforts to help millions of consumers who buy their own health insurance policies get relief from soaring premiums.

Ex-employee sues celebrity chef, claiming sexual harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:13pm

A woman who was formerly employed as a manager by celebrity chef Mike Isabella sued him and his business partners Monday alleging sexual harassment. Isabella denied the allegations.

Cuba opens first wholesale market, though access limited

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:12pm

Cuba has opened its first wholesale market, lending a hand to some non-state businesses in an economy dominated by government-run enterprises.

UK official to seek access to Cambridge Analytica's servers

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:36pm

Britain's information commissioner plans to apply for a warrant to access the servers of Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly used data mined from Facebook to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

NYC launches investigation into Kushner Cos. false filings

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:34pm

A New York City council member launched an investigation Monday into the Kushner Cos.' routine filing of paperwork falsely claiming zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings, saying that the deception should have been uncovered long ago because the documents are online for all to see.

NTSB urges ban on copter flights with unsafe harness systems

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:26pm

A deadly helicopter crash into a river prompted the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday to call on federal regulators to prohibit commercial flights that use passenger harness systems that do not allow for easy release.