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Federal agency would protect coalfields habitat for crayfish

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 3:14am

A federal agency has proposed designating habitat areas for two protected crayfish species in the coalfields of Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.

UK poised to decide on allowing Huawei to build new networks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 2:58am

Britain's National Security Council is poised to decide whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to build aspects of its new high speed mobile network, a pivotal decision with implications for the country's diplomatic relations with the United States and China.

Wuhan officials face questions, anger over virus response

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 2:53am

Last Wednesday evening, top officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan settled into their seats at an auditorium for a Lunar New Year gala — even as a new virus that originated in their city was spreading rapidly.

Airbus nears settlements with US, UK, French investigators

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:03am

Airbus said Tuesday it has reached potential settlement deals with authorities in the U.S., Britain and France investigating alleged fraud and bribery.

Global stocks mixed as China virus worries deepen

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 12:14am

European shares and U.S. futures were higher after another day of losses in Asia on Tuesday as worries deepened over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China.

Chipotle fined $1.3M over thousands of child labor abuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:45pm

Chipotle was hit with a $1.3 million fine over more than 13,000 child labor violations at its Massachusetts restaurants, the state's attorney general announced Monday.

Trial highlights: Bolton takes center stage from afar

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:52pm

Former national security adviser John Bolton took center stage at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even though he was nowhere near the Capitol.

Kentucky bill requires care for infants surviving abortion

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:03pm

A bill that would require doctors and other health workers to provide life-sustaining care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt was approved by the Kentucky Senate on Monday.

California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:43pm

California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping.

New assessment shows 450 structures damaged by Houston blast

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:25pm

An updated assessment released Monday of the impact of a massive explosion at a warehouse in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others shows that 450 structures, mostly homes, were damaged.

NY, feds sue 'Pharma Bro' for 'scheme' to keep drug price up

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:08pm

State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike made the so-called “Pharma Bro” infamous.

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

Elaine Kurtenbach and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:04pm

which all have operations in Macau — have declined 18.3%, 14.6% and 12.1% since Jan. 17, respectively. But analysts said it was too soon to tell how deeply their finances would be affected. Adding to the uncertainty was the possibility that Macau's government could shut down all casinos.

Life sentence for crash that killed linemen after hurricane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:45pm

A man who prosecutors say was high on drugs when his pickup truck fatally struck three utility workers in the Florida Panhandle as they were repairing power lines after Hurricane Michael was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

Photo cropping mistake leads to AP soul-searching on race

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:44pm

A “terrible mistake” in cropping an African climate activist out of a photo sent to customers of The Associated Press prompted soul-searching and some tense staff conversations over issues of racism and inclusion Monday at the news organization.

US attorney announces $145M settlement in opioid case

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:16pm

A San Francisco-based health information technology company will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it helped set up an electronic health records system that encouraged physicians to prescribe opioids to patients who might not need them, federal prosecutors in Vermont said Monday.

Medical board complaint filed against Ohio State president

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 2:24pm

Complaints against Ohio State University's president and one of its former student health directors were filed Monday with the State Medical Board of Ohio in relation to alleged sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, one of his lead accusers said.

News of Bolton book sends jolt through impeachment trial

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 1:47pm

A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30. Four weeks later, news of John Bolton’s book manuscript about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has exploded into public view, sending a jolt through the president’s impeachment trial.

Ex-Illinois lawmaker charged with red-light camera bribery

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 1:47pm

Federal prosecutors filed bribery and tax charges on Monday against a former Illinois state senator who led the powerful transportation committee, alleging he accepted payments in exchange for supporting costly red-light camera programs across the state.

The Latest: US advises travelers to avoid all of China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:26am

The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens (all times local):