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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:28pm

China's ceremonial legislature appointed Premier Li Keqiang, the No. 2 leader of the ruling Communist Party, to a second five-year term Sunday and approved the appointment of a director for a new anti-corruption agency with sweeping powers.

Bridge collapse victim's uncle rages at 'incompetence'

Jennifer Kay and Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:46pm

As crews began removing bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span.

Inmate death shines light on cellmate pairings at US prisons

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:27pm

Glenn Cox went before the parole board with a plan and a bandage on his forehead.

Lawmakers say UK should consider postponing Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:12pm

Britain should consider postponing Brexit because there may not be enough time to strike a deal with the European Union before the U.K. leaves the bloc a year from now, a key committee of British lawmakers said Sunday.

Lawmakers quibble over details of $1.3T US spending bill

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 5:42pm

Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

Grand Canyon pipeline breaks prompt more steps to save water

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:35pm

Grand Canyon National Park is implementing more stringent water use restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the pipeline that supplies the South Rim.

Paralympics: Disabled people experience accessibility issues

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:26pm

As the world's top disabled athletes competed on ice and snow, Erica Mitchell steered through her own obstacle course on Pyeongchang's narrow and uneven streets.

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:21pm

A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the U.S. electorate, newspapers reported Saturday.

The Latest: Firm employed by Trump campaign tapped Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:36pm

The Latest on a data firm that worked with the Trump campaign, tapping Facebook profiles, (all times local):

5 doctors charged with taking kickbacks to tout painkiller

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:32pm

Five New York City doctors were arrested Friday on charges that they accepted bribes and kickbacks from an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company to prescribe large volumes of a highly addictive painkiller.

Navy's new attack submarine named Colorado joins the fleet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:26pm

The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, joined the fleet Saturday in a ceremony at Connecticut's Naval Submarine Base.

Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:38pm

Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition.

The Latest: Officials identify 4 victims in bridge collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:30pm

The Latest on the deadly pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami (all times local):

US job openings soar to record high of 6.3 million

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 12:26pm

U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years.

Facebook seeks to expand Northern California campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:50am

Facebook is seeking to add a new office building to its Northern California headquarters.

If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in store

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:03am

Good news for scallop fans. Already one of the most readily available higher-priced seafoods to consumers, the succulent shellfish could fall in price this year.

Steady fire delays search for missing chemical plant worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:58am

The search for a man missing since a North Texas chemical plant exploded and caught fire on Thursday has been postponed because of dangerous site conditions.

Merkel defends Germany's trade surplus as US trade war looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:32am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the country's trade surplus Saturday, saying the government is working to encourage domestic demand but that not all factors are under its control.

EPA wants mine company to help pay for Superfund study

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:13am

The U.S. Environmental Protection agency wants a mining company to pay for a potentially costly investigation of underground water flows at a southwestern Colorado Superfund site to help the agency devise a cleanup plan.

Retirees protest across Spain to demand a pension hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:09am

Tens of thousands of elderly Spaniards rallied across the country Saturday to demand an increase in public pension payouts.