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Brazil president fires key aide linked to corruption scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:36pm

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has officially dismissed his key aide in charge of dealings with congress, days after a newspaper linked him to a corruption scandal involving phony candidates and the misuse of campaign funds.

1 month after Mexico pipeline fire, toll stands at 130 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:33pm

Mexican officials say that one month after a fiery explosion at an illegally tapped gasoline pipeline, the death toll stands at 130.

Coal dust turns white snow black in Siberian town

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:08pm

A Siberian coal mining town has gotten a blanket of black snow, a regular occurrence in the region known for high industrial pollution levels.

Hot market for businesses looks to cool, survey finds

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:26pm

The years-long hot market for businesses may start to cool, perhaps as soon as this year. That's the finding of a survey of brokers and advisers who help owners and buyers complete sales of small and mid-size businesses.

Christopher Kane celebrates sensuality in London show

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:12pm

The final full day of London Fashion Week featured a stellar show by Christopher Kane, who embraced his favorite theme — sensuality. Pringle of Scotland returned to the London stage with its signature luxury knitwear, while Erdem showed dramatic, full-length dresses and shorter cape outfits. The fashion crowd recovered from a late-night party David and Victoria Beckham threw to celebrate her new collection. The soiree featured a Spice Girls tribute band in drag paying homage to the designer's pop star past.

Group at MIT wants a celebration for a new college canceled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:59am

Some students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking the university to cancel celebrations for a new computing center.

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:42am

The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River.

UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:58am

A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain's terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany.

Dutch company fined for exporting turbine parts to Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:49am

A Dutch company has been convicted of illegally exporting to Iran gas turbine parts that could be used in the manufacture of weapons.

Budget committee approves $2.2 billion for Idaho schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:37am

The Legislature's budget-setting committee has approved about a 6 percent increase to $2.2 billion for public schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:28am

Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper's doorsteps, says it wants to be greener.

411 jobs lost by abrupt closure of 90-year-old Kroger bakery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:23am

Hundreds of workers are trying to figure out their next steps after the abrupt closure of a Kroger bakery in Ohio eliminated 411 jobs.

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Evens Sanon and Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:20am

Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over skyrocketing prices that have more than doubled for basic goods amid allegations of government corruption.

Report: Honda to shut UK plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:42am

Honda will close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, British media and a local lawmaker said Monday, in another blow to a British economy made jittery by Brexit.

Shrimpers hope industry lost to warm seas won't be forgotten

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:38am

Glen Libby looks back fondly on his days as a Maine shrimp trawler, but he's concerned about what seafood lovers will think if the shuttered fishery ever reopens.

EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:28am

The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are hit with punitive tariffs.

Berlin to get single travel app for public, private services

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:18am

Travelers in Berlin will soon be able to use a single app to switch seamlessly between public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis without signing up for each service individually, officials said Monday.

German market watchdog bans short-selling of Wirecard shares

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:15am

Germany's financial market regulator issued a two-month ban Monday on short-selling shares of payment service provider Wirecard AG, whose stock has swung sharply in recent months.

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:50am

China's government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block the country's industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems.

UK's Hunt says Brexit talks in 'crucial final period'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:28am

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Brexit talks are entering a "crucial final period" but that an agreement can be sealed before Britain leaves the European Union on March 29.