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Report: Boeing considers cutting production of 737 Max

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:09pm

Boeing may cut production of the grounded 737 Max jet or temporarily stop making it after being told that its timetable for a return to the skies was not realistic, according to a published report Sunday.

Court sides with Colorado supermax prison in censorship case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 10:30am

A federal appeals court in Denver has ruled that officials at a supermax prison in Colorado sufficiently changed their policies and corrected their mistakes after refusing to distribute a magazine that provides legal information to inmates.

Retiring Farmers Union president: Family farms still viable

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:30am

As Roger Johnson prepares to step down after 11 years leading the National Farmers Union group, he’s well aware of the many challenges facing its members: a painful trade war, the effects of climate change and the march of farm consolidation. But Johnson, a North Dakota native, believes smaller operators can still find a way to carve out a living.

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interest

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:15am

In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Can baseball help Bernie Sanders hit a 2020 home run?

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:33am

Take Bernie out to the ball game?

China delays tariffs on US autos, other goods in trade deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:28am

China’s government says it will postpone planned punitive tariffs on U.S.-made automobiles and other goods following an interim trade deal with Washington.

Purdue Pharma’s foreign affiliate now selling overdose cure

Claire Galofaro and Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:34pm

the maker of the blockbuster opioid, OxyContin, widely blamed for unleashing the American overdose epidemic.

Supporters of embattled Thai opposition party hold big rally

Jerry Harmer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:13pm

Several thousand supporters of a popular opposition party in Thailand that is under threat of dissolution rallied Saturday in the nation's capital in one of the largest political demonstrations since a 2014 coup.

Nicaragua nationalizes fuel firm 2 days after US sanctions

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:25pm

Nicaragua nationalized the fuel distribution company DNP on Saturday, two days after U.S. authorities sanctioned the firm for allegedly being used by President Daniel Ortega’s family for personal enrichment through non-competitive contracts with government institutions.

California utility scrambles to renegotiate wildfire deal

Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:05pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's opposition to Pacific Gas & Electric's restructuring plan just a week after it struck a $13.5 billion settlement with fire victims is forcing the nation's largest utility to go back to the negotiating table and come up with a solution fairly quickly.

Mexico objects over US bill on ratifying trade pact

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 12:57pm

Just days after a landmark agreement on a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico objected Saturday to legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress as part of an eventual ratification of the deal.

Louisiana sues California over alligator ban

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:28am

Louisiana is suing the state of California over its decision to ban the import and sale of alligator products, saying the ban will hurt an important Louisiana industry and ultimately could hurt the state's wetlands.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment rage, Bloomberg on coal

Hope Yen, Christopher Rugaber and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:46am

As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown.

Kentucky's new Democratic governor hits the ground running

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:05am

Just days into his term as Kentucky's governor, Democrat Andy Beshear already has checked off some big priorities from his to-do list: a new state school board installed; the education commissioner gone; more than 140,000 nonviolent felons' voting rights restored.

Olympic champion skater Zagitova skips season to find drive

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:43am

The Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova is skipping the rest of this season to find her motivation again.

China welcomes preliminary deal in trade war it blames on US

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:27am

China expressed cautious optimism Saturday about a first-step trade agreement that dials down a trade war it blames the U.S. for starting.

Santa Monica hotel built without permits can remain open

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:02pm

A Santa Monica beachfront hotel built without proper permits and fined nearly $15.6 million will be allowed to remain open.

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:43pm

Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system.

Authorities recover body of girl swept away by creek

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:54pm

Authorities in rural Arizona on Friday recovered the body of a 6-year-old girl swept away two weeks ago when her family tried to cross surging creek waters.