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With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture

Jamey Keaten and Masha MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:21am

The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an "interesting discussion partner" at its annual Davos event starting this week, but acknowledges that the partial U.S. government shutdown scuttled those plans.

Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna has died at 74

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:15am

Hungary's National Film Fund says that Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna has died. He was 74.

Minister says UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:49am

A senior British opposition politician said Sunday that it's unlikely the U.K. will leave the European Union as scheduled on March 29, while a government minister warned that failure to deliver on Brexit would betray voters and unleash a "political tsunami."

Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos

Paul Wiseman and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:07am

As the world's financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties is under attack — and the economic outlook is darkening.

Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees' return

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:15am

Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories.

Democrats aren't buying Trump's shutdown-ending 'compromise'

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:34pm

In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise," Democrats were quick to dismiss it as a "non-starter."

Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:03pm

They were warned to stay away from the geyser of gasoline gushing from the illegally tapped pipeline in central Mexico, but Gerardo Perez says he and his son joined others in bypassing the soldiers. As they neared the spurting fuel he was overcome with foreboding.

Trump says trade deal with China 'could very well happen'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:53pm

As trade talks between the U.S. and China move to Washington later this month, President Donald Trump is hopeful that the economic powers can find a way to end a costly tariff fight.

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:33pm

Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans.

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:13pm

Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he'd seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn't. Only a handful of the remains still had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or to ash when the gusher of gasoline exploded, killing at least 73 people.

Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 3:27pm

A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City following a winter storm that covered many parts of the Midwest in snow and ice.

Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 1:52pm

A lawyer for the family of an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth in a long-term care facility said she is not in a coma as previously reported.

Libertarian group in Idaho sues Boise for taxing mechanism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:44pm

A libertarian think-tank in Idaho is suing Boise for diverting new tax revenue to fund the capitol city's urban renewal projects.

Dozens of anti-govt protests in Hungary decry labor changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:37pm

Dozens of anti-government protests have taken place in Hungary to protest labor law changes that sharply increased the overtime hours that employers can request from workers.

New York City gives letter grades for food cart cleanliness

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:38am

Will your favorite hot dog stand be getting an "A''?

The Latest: Kenya arrests 6 more suspects in Nairobi attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:15am

The Latest on this week's Kenya hotel attack (all times local):

More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:33am

Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain.

German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:59am

Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate, calling for climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, drugs, Russia, vets

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:57am

It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump's Washington.

Tshisekedi declared Congo's president, but runner-up revolts

Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:50am

Congo's election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country's "only legitimate president."