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The Latest: Catalan leader calls for new independence ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:12am

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China appeals to Washington for quick end to trade war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:12am

China's government has appealed to Washington to negotiate a quick end to their tariff war but gave no indication what additional steps Beijing might want to see before it carries out what President Donald Trump says is a promise to buy up to $50 billion of American farm goods.

80 injured in third night of Catalonia protests; 33 arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:17am

Spanish authorities say that 80 people, including 46 police officers were injured overnight during the most violent of three nights of rioting over the imprisonment of Catalan separatist leaders.

The Latest: EU nations still waiting for Brexit deal text

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:09am

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

Boris Johnson's Northern Irish government allies say they cannot support Brexit deal he is negotiating with EU partners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:03am

Boris Johnson's Northern Irish government allies say they cannot support Brexit deal he is negotiating with EU partners.

Apple economy latest casualty in strife-torn Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:46pm

Kashmir's apple orchards, a backbone of the economy that supports nearly half the people living there, are deserted, crops rotting on the trees at a time when they should be bustling with harvesters.

High anxiety in Brussels: Will Brexit deal be clinched?

Raf Casert and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:32pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his 27 counterparts from across the European Union were converging on Brussels on Thursday for a summit they hope will finally lay to rest the acrimony and frustration of a three-year divorce fight.

Global shares mixed on caution over Brexit, China-US trade

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:12pm

World shares were mixed Thursday as investors waited to see if Britain and the European Union will be able to reach an agreement on the UK's departure from the bloc.

Opioid industry presses for settlement as trial looms

Mark Gillispie and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:06pm

Major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation's persistent opioid crisis as their trial date draws closer.

Chinle airport closed indefinitely due to asphalt problems

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:03pm

The Navajo Division of Transportation has closed Chinle Airport runway until further notice due to existing asphalt deterioration.

Alaska city's insurance lawyer to handle rape claim case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:26pm

An official in a small Alaska town said Wednesday that an attorney hired by the city's insurance company is handling a claim by a former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man raped her in her home.

Argentina's presidential front-runner focuses on economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:06pm

The front-runner in Argentina's presidential race says his main concern is the country's economic woes, which he blames on his main opponent, conservative President Mauricio Macri.

The Latest: Chicago teachers to strike amid no contract deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:22pm

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Mexico's Slim supports president's objectives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:11pm

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says he supports President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's objectives and estimates that he will make investments of more than $5.2 billion through his companies during López Obrador's six-year term.

Senate confirms former ambassador as new Air Force leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:54pm

The Senate has confirmed a former ambassador and senior official at the Federal Aviation Administration as civilian leader of the Air Force.

Postal Service head to retire amid mounting financial woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:56pm

Postmaster General Megan Brennan, who became the first woman to hold the position, is retiring early next year after working to stabilize the organization's mounting financial woes.

Pence's mission to Turkey could be his most significant yet

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:07pm

Vice President Mike Pence departs for Turkey to undertake arguably his most significant mission yet, seeking to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds begun after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria.

Netflix heads into showdown with slowing subscriber growth

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:16pm

Netflix's subscriber growth is bogging down even before the leading video streaming service confronts high-powered threats from Apple and Walt Disney Co.

Shonda Rhimes, iHeartMedia strike 3-year podcast deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:53pm

Television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes is moving aggressively into the burgeoning podcast world.