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Pakistan's 21-member Cabinet is sworn in; PM promises change

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:07am

Pakistan's 21-member Cabinet was sworn in Monday, a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged to cut government spending, end corruption and repatriate public funds.

US firms to Trump: Don't raise tariffs on more Chinese goods

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:03am

Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee.

Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talks

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:59am

Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November.

As US pushes Tehran, Iran recalls American-backed 1953 coup

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:34am

To understand how Iran views the United States after President Donald Trump pulled America out of the nuclear deal with world powers, one needs to look first at the past.

India military base open to commercial flights in flood zone

Aijaz Rahi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:05am

The Indian military opened an air base to commercial flights Monday in the flood-ravaged southern state of Kerala to help speed in relief and fly out residents.

New Zealand politicians plan pay freeze as workers strike

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:24pm

New Zealand's lawmakers are planning to take a pay freeze at a time that teachers, nurses and other public workers have been going on strike for more money.

North Carolina acts deep blue with state worker minimum wage

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:59pm

North Carolina Republicans have infuriated liberal activists by slashing income-tax rates, defending illegally gerrymandered districts and passing a now-partially repealed "bathroom bill" aimed at transgender people.

Malaysia hopes China will sympathize with its fiscal woes

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:49pm

Malaysia's leader said Monday that he hoped China would sympathize with his country's fiscal problems as he met with the country's leaders after suspending multibillion-dollar construction projects financed by Chinese loans.

Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:14pm

Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.

Survey of economists: Some Trump policies could slow growth

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:07pm

A survey of U.S. business economists finds concern about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies. Many say they worry that his tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually slow the economy.

Survey of economists: Some Trump policies could slow growth

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:07pm

U.S. business economists are concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies, saying they fear his tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually slow the economy.

Poland's president visits Australian capital and Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:04pm

Poland's president met with Australian leaders Monday on a visit focused on security and trade.

Venezuelans nervously await dramatic economic reforms

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:03pm

Venezuelan shopkeepers and consumers nervously awaited the launch of dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a new currency and a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage.

Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talks

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:07pm

Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November.

Police: 2 women hurt at Atlanta commuter rail station

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:31pm

Georgia authorities say two women have been hurt and a suspect is in custody after one of the women was reportedly pushed in front of an Atlanta commuter train.

US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:37pm

Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:16pm

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning.

US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:24pm

Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:51pm

Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like "Mile 22."

Mexican poppy producing state pushes to decriminalize opium

Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:26pm

Political leaders from Mexico's main heroin-producing state are pushing the federal government to legalize opium production for pharmaceutical use in a move they hope will reduce violence and help local farmers.