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AP FACT CHECK: Trump hails an exoneration not offered

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:43pm

President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, claiming vindication from a summary of the Mueller report after attacking his work for months as biased, unreliable and illegal.

'Medicare for All' means big shifts on immigration, abortion

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:33pm

The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it even more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

Utah family suffers extreme stalking through service calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:31pm

A Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted service providers repeatedly being sent to their home, according to the homeowner and police.

Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:07pm

The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.

Survey: Business economists see slowdown in growth this year

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:07pm

The nation's business economists foresee a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth over the next two years, in sharp contrast to the Trump administration's predictions that growth will accelerate this year and next.

Asian shares sink, tracking Friday's retreat on Wall Street

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 9:29pm

Shares tumbled in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat, while Thailand's market saw a moderate loss following a general election that appeared likely to keep the incumbent, junta-backed prime minister in power.

California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 5:34pm

A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination.

FAA to look at Boeing's fixes for 737 Max jets next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 2:11pm

Boeing on Saturday confirmed the flight-control software fixes that it plans to make for its grounded 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months.

Inslee visits Portland training center on campaign stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 12:04pm

The governor of Washington toured a labor union training center in Oregon as part of his campaign for president.

American Airlines extends 737 Max-related cancellations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 12:00pm

American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model. Southwest Airlines is also continuing to make cancellations.

The Latest: Company says damaged gasoline tank stable

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 11:37am

The Latest on fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility that led to a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel (all times local):

Petrochemical cleanup continues; Houston Ship Channel closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 9:19am

An emergency dike has been repaired and a fire-damaged petrochemical tank stabilized during cleanup of leaking oil products that closed part of the Houston Ship Channel, the operator of the complex said Sunday.

New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:23am

Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.

The Latest: UK's May scrambles to win over Brexit critics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:17am

The Latest on Britain's debate over leaving the European Union (all times local):

German family to give $11M after hearing extent of Nazi past

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:21am

One of Germany's richest families, whose company owns a controlling interest in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread, Pret a Manger and other well-known businesses, plans to donate millions to charity after learning about their ancestors' enthusiastic support of Adolf Hitler and use of forced laborers under the Nazis, according to a report Sunday.

Florida may boost regulation of cosmetic surgery clinics

Ellis Rua, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:11am

Choeun Nuon traveled from her home in California to a Miami-area cosmetic surgery clinic to have a so-called Brazilian butt lift in February 2017. Instead of recovering after the procedure, the 32-year-old mother of two began slipping in and out of consciousness.

The Latest: All Viking Sky passengers, crew safe; ship docks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:07am

The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship that was stranded off the coast of Norway (all times local):

Chinese leader visits Monaco amid European 5G tech worries

Angela Charlton and Milos Krivokapic, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 5:39am

Chinese President Xi Jinping has found one country in Europe that isn't worried about China's growing global clout or its ambitions to dominate the future of technology: Monaco.

Sri Lanka begins work on $3.9B refinery near China-run port

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 2:38am

Work began Sunday on a $3.9 billion oil refinery to be funded by a Singapore-Oman joint venture next to a Chinese-run port in what will be Sri Lanka's largest foreign investment ever.

UK PM May faces heavy pressure to step down to save Brexit

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 1:25am

Embattled Prime Minister Theresa May was scrambling Sunday to win over adversaries to her Brexit withdrawal plan as key Cabinet ministers denied media reports that they were plotting to oust her.