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New restaurants show meat-free Mexican is not a carne sin

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 11:12pm

No longer just a few items on a mainstream restaurant's menu, vegan Mexican food has become a widening industry on its own with Latinos taking control of the kitchen.

Illegal vapes traced to California woman who was CBD pioneer

Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 11:02pm

Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun.

'Abominable' to skip Malaysia theaters over disputed sea map

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:33pm

The animated movie "Abominable" will skip Malaysian theaters after producers decided against cutting out a scene showing a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea.

American ambassador defends rules for Chinese diplomats

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:30pm

The U.S. ambassador to China defended plans to require Beijing's diplomats to report contacts with some Americans and said Monday that Washington is considering additional rules for employees of entities controlled by the ruling Communist Party.

1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution

Julie Carr Smyth and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:28pm

The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open Monday in Cleveland.

Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 9:38pm

Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China.

Japan exports fall for 10th straight month in September

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 9:35pm

Japan's exports fell for a 10th straight month in September amid weak demand in China, South Korea and other Asian markets, the government said Monday.

Australian papers redact front pages to expose govt secrecy

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 8:03pm

Australia's major newspapers published redacted front pages on Monday in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justified on national security grounds.

Authorities say Raleigh airport briefly closed after air traffic advised small plane approaching airport lost on radar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:36pm

Authorities say Raleigh airport briefly closed after air traffic advised small plane approaching airport lost on radar.

Classes canceled a 3rd day amid Chicago teacher strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:32pm

More than 300,000 public school students in Chicago are getting another day off as contract talks continue between the teachers' union and the nation's third-largest school district.

Boeing says it regrets concerns over internal messages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 3:59pm

Boeing says it regrets concerns raised about internal communications it recently handed over to Congress and federal regulators that are investigating two deadly crashes of the company's 737 Max airplanes.

Trial to begin in $1.4B Oregon forestry management lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 12:37pm

A trial in a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against the state of Oregon over forestry management is scheduled to begin Thursday.

Jennifer Lawrence marries art dealer Cooke Maroney

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:28am

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got married over the weekend in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with Hollywood stars.

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:28am

Democrats ruling California this year took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft, convinced some of the world's largest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law to change college sports.

Tension thaws over whale plan between lobstermen, feds

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 8:59am

A group representing Maine's lobstermen says it's now willing to work with the federal government on a plan to protect right whales after withdrawing its support for the plan this summer.

Chile violence continues despite gov't retreat on fare hike

Eva Vergara, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 8:37am

Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day and raged into Sunday night despite the president cancelling a subway fare hike that has prompted violent demonstrations.

Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nears

Gregory Katz and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 3:11am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a frenzied week of activity in Parliament, and possibly in the courts, as he tries to woo rebellious lawmakers in time to meet the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline.

German cabin crew union strikes at Lufthansa subsidiaries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 3:10am

A German union representing cabin crew has called members at several Lufthansa subsidiaries out on strike — a walkout that was extended by 13 hours at short notice.

The Latest: UK minister: No-deal Brexit preparations gear up

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 3:07am

The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local):