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3 more miners die in Ghana accident, bringing toll to 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:27am

A hospital official in Ghana says three more miners have died after inhaling smoke from a blast they detonated, bringing the death toll to 16.

The Latest: EU rejects time limit on Irish backstop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:45am

The Latest on Britain's talks to leave the European Union (all times local):

Brexit and Venezuela set to feature heavily in Davos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:19am

The fallout from developments in Venezuela and uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union are set to be key points of discussions Thursday at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos.

The Latest: Japan prosecutors defend detention of Ghosn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:09am

The Latest on former Renault-Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn as he remains detained in Japan (all times local):

Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:09am

The chief executive of Airbus warned Thursday that the aviation giant could move its U.K. operations out of the country if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on trade relations.

French minister announces Ghosn resignation from Renault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 1:43am

France's finance minister says that Carlos Ghosn, who is fighting breach of trust and other charges in Japan, has resigned as head of Renault. 

French finance minister says that Carlos Ghosn has resigned as head of Renault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 1:27am

French finance minister says that Carlos Ghosn has resigned as head of Renault.

Japan whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:58pm

Japanese whalers discussed plans Thursday to resume their commercial hunting along the northeastern coast on July 1, for the first time in three decades.

Asian shares buoyed by US earnings, upbeat talk on China

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:53pm

Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as positive U.S. earnings reports reassured investors that the world's largest economy was on track. Comments by a top Chinese official buoyed trading too, but poor Japanese data for the second straight day weighed on the Nikkei 225 index.

Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:24pm

Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday for a next-generation smartphone that will use its own technology instead of U.S. components, maneuvering to gain a competitive edge and sidestep complaints it is a security risk.

Renault board meeting to replace boss Ghosn, jailed in Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:45pm

The board of French carmaker Renault is meeting to choose new leadership to replace industry veteran Carlos Ghosn, who resigned after weeks of detention in Japan, where he is fighting charges including breach of trust.

Votes on Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:33pm

The Senate is taking a new approach to ending the partial government shutdown by actually taking votes instead of just pointing fingers.

China says Australia writer held on national security charge

Christopher Bodeen and Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:23pm

China on Thursday said it has detained a Chinese-Australian writer on charges of involvement in "criminal activities endangering China's national security."

Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:07pm

At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas.

Hulu ups price for live-TV service, cuts basic package price

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 6:29pm

Hulu's live-TV streaming service will cost $5 more per month, while its traditional video-on-demand service will be $2 cheaper.

NY lawmakers pass state Dream Act

David Klepper and Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:58pm

New York lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend state financial aid to students brought into the country illegally as children, a key liberal priority that had been blocked by Republicans for years until Democrats won control of the state Senate last fall.

US panel hears arguments in nuclear waste storage case

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:21pm

Environmentalists and nuclear watchdog groups raised dozens of objections Wednesday to an application filed by a New Jersey-based company seeking to build a multibillion-dollar facility in southeastern New Mexico to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the United States.

Idaho seeks to increase assessment for private forest owners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:40pm

Lawmakers have introduced legislation that will for the first time in 16 years raise the assessment private forest owners pay the state to make sure logging is done in a sustainable way and in compliance with Idaho laws.

Jennie-O to donate $25,000 in reward money to Jayme Closs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:37pm

Turkey products company Jennie-O says it will donate the $25,000 it had offered in reward money for information leading to Jayme Closs directly to the 13-year-old girl.