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The Latest: May to seek short Brexit delay from EU leaders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:03am

The Latest on Brexit talks (all times local):

UK's May prepares to ask EU for short Brexit delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:01am

British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to ask the European Union for a short delay to the country's divorce from the European Union.

EU's Juncker says a decision on a delay to Brexit unlikely at this week's summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:50am

EU's Juncker says a decision on a delay to Brexit unlikely at this week's summit.

World markets mostly lower as investors await Fed report

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:39am

Shares were mostly lower in Europe early Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement, after a lackluster day of trading in Asia.

Pocketbook issues eclipsed by military role in Thai election

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:49pm

Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday's election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the military junta that has ruled the country since a 2014 coup.

Long resistant metro-Atlanta county votes down transit plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:59pm

A contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that would have brought a significant expansion of mass transit has been voted down by a north-metro county.

Research, technical workers to strike on California campuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:41pm

A union representing research and technical workers said it will strike Wednesday at 10 University of California campuses and 5 hospitals in a one-day walkout after contract negotiations failed.

Disney closes $71B acquisition of Fox entertainment, putting 'Cinderella,' 'The Simpsons' and 'Star Wars' under one roof

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:13pm

Disney closes $71B acquisition of Fox entertainment, putting 'Cinderella,' 'The Simpsons' and 'Star Wars' under one roof.

APNewsBreak: Iowa trooper wrote just 8 tickets as candidate

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:08pm

An Iowa highway patrolman who was recently elected to the Legislature wrote almost no tickets to his future constituents during his successful campaign for a state House seat.

Fed is likely to stay 'patient' and project fewer rate hikes

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:07pm

The Federal Reserve is expected to end its latest policy meeting Wednesday by refining its new overarching message that it plans to be "patient" about any further interest rate hikes.

Mexican ambassador highlights US ties in Phoenix stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:59pm

Mexico's new ambassador to the U.S. emphasized close ties between the two countries during a stop in Phoenix Tuesday as she and Gov. Doug Ducey urged American lawmakers to approve the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

FedEx profit falls, CEO calls the results disappointing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:24pm

FedEx Corp. reported lower profit Tuesday as its ground-shipping unit struggled with higher costs, and the company cut its forecast of full-year earnings.

Updates to Idaho mining law heads to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:48pm

Legislation rewriting portions of Idaho's mining law is headed to Gov. Brad Little.

FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:40pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth.

San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:15pm

San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids, with an official on Tuesday proposed what's believed to be the first U.S. ban on their sale until the federal government regulates vaping products.

NYC official: Kushner firm flouted rules, endangered tenants

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:09pm

A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections.

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:41pm

Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.

Trump: Social media sites discriminate against conservatives

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:27pm

President Donald Trump directed his ire Tuesday at the nation's major social media companies, claiming they're biased against Republicans and attacking them with the same gusto he uses for much of the rest of the media world.

In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:03pm

The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres.