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G-7 leaders huddle over teetering world economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 1:18am

Leaders of major world economies are meeting to discuss the shaky world economy amid trade disputes and uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump's policies.

The Latest: Trump expresses confidence on Brexit talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 12:42am

The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit. (all times local):

Trump: G-7 summit going 'very well' despite trade tensions

Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 12:29am

President Donald Trump disputed reports Sunday that he faces a tense reception from world leaders at the Group of Seven summit in France, as they meet amid mounting anxiety of a global economic slowdown.

Chinese casino hub Macao's elite choose new leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 11:19pm

An elite pro-Beijing panel on Sunday chose a new leader for the Chinese casino gambling hub Macao.

Elizabeth Warren's rise started by looking at the bottom

Sharon Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:04pm

As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. She brought along a photocopier, gathering reams of statistics as she tried to answer one question: Why were these folks going bankrupt?

Yellowstone chief says park doesn't need reservation system

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 7:55pm

Yellowstone National Park's top administrator says visitors aren't harming the park's natural resources and he sees no need to require reservations to limit crowds.

Crowds fill Argentine streets to back conservative president

Leonardo By Valle and Natacha Pisarkeno, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 6:04pm

Tens of thousands of Argentines jammed streets in the capital and other cities Saturday to show support for conservative President Mauricio Macri, who is facing a tough fight heading into general elections in October in a country beset with economic struggles.

Britain's leader says trade deal with US won't be easy

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 4:47pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Saturday that getting a trade deal with the United State won't be "plain sailing" because of barriers to the United Kingdom's goods in American markets.

Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 12:42pm

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations.

New plan cuts more than $1B off New York rail tunnel cost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:47am

New York and New Jersey submitted a new plan for a rail tunnel project under the Hudson River that cuts nearly $1.5 billion off the previous cost estimate, as officials seek to break a funding impasse with the federal government that has stalled progress in recent years.

Police: Man fatally shot by officer in DUI processing area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:19am

Police in a Salt Lake City suburb say an officer fatally shot a man during an altercation in a DUI processing area.

New Mexico high school to build 'tiny houses'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:43am

A western New Mexico high school is making plans to become a tiny house factory to build affordable housing in a city near the Navajo Nation.

Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:32am

Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.

Montana is back among states without state-funded preschool

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:19am

Montana enters the upcoming school year back among the handful of states without publicly funded preschool, and the unions and education groups that are otherwise staunch allies of Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock are a big reason why his fledgling pre-kindergarten program fizzled.

Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:18am

University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory.

After underwhelming first year, can casino improve fortunes?

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:04am

Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a five-tier birthday cake: Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino is throwing itself an indulgent birthday bash Saturday.

4 European countries agree on trade deal with Mercosur

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:36am

The European Free Trade Association, a group of four countries outside the European Union, has largely concluded a free-trade agreement with Mercosur, a South American trade bloc that includes Brazil.

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

Lori Hinnant, David McHugh and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:20am

The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo.

Frustrated with event ticketing? New ventures try to help

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:09am

Event organizers hoping to eliminate ticket scams and huge markups in the secondary market are increasingly turning to companies that use technology to allow fans to buy and resell their tickets while putting caps on prices.

Lebanese president says Beirut will overcome economic crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 6:41am

Lebanon's president said Saturday his country will emerge from its difficult economic conditions by making decisions that boost production, and a top politician said politicians will be called for a meeting "to discuss the challenges."