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'Black Panther' scores highest Monday ever with $40.2M

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:54pm

With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, "Black Panther" has set another box-office record: biggest Monday ever.

Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:53pm

Uber is pulling out of Morocco — a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company says is linked to the North African country's failure to reform its strict transport rules.

Google plans to expand data center in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:48pm

Google is planning to open another four-story data center in Oklahoma, bringing the company's total investment in the state to at least $2.5 billion.

Dallas police say mail truck hit guardrail after driver shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:45pm

Police believe a U.S. Postal Service worker was fatally shot while driving an 11-ton delivery rig found crashed into a guardrail along a Dallas highway.

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:39pm

Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo's destiny was linked to an isle of granite.

Taco Bell cashier out after using racial slur on receipt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:31pm

Taco Bell says an employee who used a racial slur to refer to an Asian-American customer no longer works for them.


Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:30pm

The Trump administration spelled out a plan on Tuesday to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums.

Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:26pm

Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon.

Venezuela's digital coin makes debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:10pm

Venezuela on Tuesday was set to become the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy.

India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:36am

India's federal investigating agency on Tuesday arrested another five executives as it swooped down on companies run by two main suspects in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case that continued for six years.

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:29am

"Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper.

New Wynn Resorts CEO denies knowing of claims against mogul

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:18am

The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.

Latvian ECB official won't resign, rejects bribes report

Carlo Piovano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:12am

Latvia's official on the European Central Bank's top policymaking council rejected calls to resign Tuesday amid suspicions of bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations of extortion and connections to money laundering.

Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals is halted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:08am

A judge halted jury selection Tuesday in the trial of Minnesota's $5 billion lawsuit against manufacturer 3M Co., and both sides planned an afternoon announcement signaling a possible settlement.

Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:03am

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.

New rebellion against wind energy stalls or stops projects

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:44am

Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. The slowly spinning blades are a sign of investment in a region that often has few growth opportunities to brag about.

The Latest: Trial halted in Minnesota case over 3M chemicals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:32am

The Latest on Minnesota's $5 billion lawsuit against 3M Co. over the manufacturer's disposal of chemicals that contaminated groundwater (all times local):

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:27am

Chicken is still as scarce as hen's teeth at KFC's British outlets.

Markets Right Now: Tech gains leads stocks mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:02am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):