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UK expands no-fly zone for drones around airports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:03pm

The no-fly zone for drones around British airports is being extended to 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) in an attempt to avert disruptions like the December groundings of flights at Gatwick Airport, officials said Wednesday.

Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:44pm

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent.

Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million for California high-speed rail and wants state to return $2.5 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:34pm

Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million for California high-speed rail and wants state to return $2.5 billion.

Grand Canyon looking into possible radiation exposure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:30pm

Grand Canyon National Park officials say they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic buckets in a park research building.

Keystone restarts pipeline after repairing Missouri leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:16pm

A segment of the Keystone pipeline that was shut down in early February when a leak was discovered in Missouri is now back in service.

APNewsBreak: Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:04pm

The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities, prompting concerns from civil libertarians that those mistakenly placed on the list could face a wide variety of hassles in their daily lives.

Texas senator defends bill empowering husband's office

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:45pm

The wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday that a bill she filed that would change state securities law "has literally nothing to do" with her husband facing criminal charges of defrauding investors, even as experts said the proposal appears to strike near the heart of his indictment.

Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:29pm

Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two."

Baltimore sues chemical company Monsanto over PCB pollution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:21pm

Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater.

Actress Julianne Moore helps unveil sex misconduct policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:08pm

Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has helped New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration unveil the governor's series of initiatives aimed at improving the lives of women in New York.

US automakers to Trump: Don't slap tariffs on imported cars

Tom Krisher and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:58pm

America's auto industry is bracing for a potential escalation in President Donald Trump's tariff war with the world, one that could weaken the global auto industry and economy, inflate car prices and trigger a backlash in Congress.

Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:49pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week's summit.

Seafood giant to spend up to $23 million to fix pollution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:13pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says one of the nation's biggest seafood companies has agreed to spend up to $23 million to fix serious air pollution issues with its vessels and land-based facilities.

NY Gov. Cuomo wants all back-seat passengers to buckle up

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:08pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to extend the state's seat belt law to require all passengers in the back seat to buckle up.

Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:29pm

Leaders in three major cities are in a last-minute scramble to win the 2020 Democratic National Convention, an event that could funnel millions of dollars into the local economy and put them at the center of the political world for one week next summer.

Cyprus issues 1st 15-year bond; pleased to find solid demand

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:00pm

Cyprus' finance minister says the country's first-ever 15-year public bond issue was eight times oversubscribed, calling it the "strongest affirmation" of international markets' trust in the Mediterranean island's economy.

Payless files for bankruptcy, closing North American stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:51am

Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America.

Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:32am

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure Tuesday gradually hiking the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, an early victory for the Democrat on the eve of his first annual budget proposal.

Talk is cheap? Greece, North Macedonia to slash roaming fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:32am

With their governments now on speaking terms, North Macedonia and Greece have promised to slash roaming charges for traveling cellphone users.

High court denies Maryland appeal of drug price-gouging law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:58am

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a Maryland appeal to uphold the state's law against pharmaceutical price gouging.