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German government advisers cut growth forecast for 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:34am

The German government's panel of independent economic advisers has nearly halved its growth forecast for this year and is now predicting that the German economy will grow by only 0.8 percent.

Germany launches auction for 5G network frequencies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:31am

Germany has launched an auction for frequencies in the future super-fast 5G network following a dispute over conditions imposed by authorities and questions over whether China's Huawei can supply equipment.

UK government mulls way ahead on Brexit after speaker ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:53am

The British government is considering its response to the ruling of the speaker of the House of Commons that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same European Union divorce deal they have already rejected twice.

Global shares mixed in muted trading ahead of US Fed meeting

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:39am

Shares rose in Europe on Tuesday after a day of mixed but muted trading in Asia. Investors are awaiting a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week.

Taiwan, US plan new talks this year in rebuke to Beijing

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:59am

Taiwan and the U.S. will hold talks later this year as part of upgraded efforts to counter Beijing's growing pressure on the island for political unification.

Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:09pm

Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean.

Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:55pm

Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.

Brazil's new president signals better relations with the US

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:23pm

The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance.

Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection

Jeff Amy and Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:23pm

Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn't get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.

Shopko to close remaining stores in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:05pm

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

Nunes sues Twitter, users for defamation and negligence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:13pm

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) of California is suing Twitter and several of its users for more than $250 million, accusing them of defamation and negligence.

SEC says Musk's contempt defense 'borders on the ridiculous'

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:03pm

U.S. securities regulators countered Tesla CEO Elon Musk's contempt-of-court defense Monday night, writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge's order and that one of his arguments "borders on the ridiculous."

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

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:47pm

The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees on Monday urged 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.