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'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' lead newcomers at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:07am

"A Quiet Place" and "Rampage" are fighting it out again for the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend and easily beating newcomers like Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" and "Super Troopers 2."

GOP opponent says Arkansas governor not conservative enough

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:34am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson got an "A'' rating from the National Rifle Association when he ran for governor in 2014 and can tout a series of tax cuts he's championed since taking office. But that apparently isn't enough for Jan Morgan, the owner of a gun range she once declared "Muslim-free," who is mounting an uphill bid to unseat Hutchinson in the Republican primary as not conservative enough on gun rights, taxes and other issues.

Insider Q&A: The inherent limits of temporary tax cuts

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:01am

The tax overhaul that took effect Jan. 1 provides generous breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest relief for middle- and low-income households. In addition, the tax cuts for corporations are permanent; those for individuals and families are only temporary.

UAE accuses Qatar fighters of flying near passenger jet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:07am

The United Arab Emirates again has accused Qatari military fighter jets of coming dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner landing in Bahrain. Qatar did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

Sheila Norman-Culp and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:25am

French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and searched houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security services.

China's ZTE says it's seeking a solution to US tech ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:57am

ZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, said Sunday that it is taking steps to comply with a U.S. technology ban and that it is seeking a solution to the issue it says threatens its survival.

China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:53am

The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.

Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:53am

Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch.

The Latest: Pope calls for peace amid Nicaragua protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:15am

The Latest on unrest in Nicaragua (all times local):

UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:31am

Britain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children.

Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:39pm

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion.

Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to talk as deadly protests rage on

Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:29pm

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Saturday that his government is willing to enter into talks over social security reforms that have sparked four days of protests and clashes in which, rights monitors say, at least 25 people have died. A journalist covering the unrest was also killed.

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

Ryan Nakashima and Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 8:27pm

Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check.

Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 7:46pm

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living.

Local nonprofit mobilizes eye care to help kids see better

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:37pm

Merit Medical employees and their dependents were treated to free vision benefits Saturday as local organization Eye Care 4 Kids provided the service.

Mexico, EU reach deal to update trade agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:02pm

Mexico and the European Union reached a deal to update their nearly 20-year-old free trade agreement on Saturday, including the elimination of tariffs on a number of Mexican agricultural products.

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 3:44pm

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook.

The Latest: World Bank approves increase in lending capacity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 3:42pm

The Latest on the global finance meetings in Washington (all times local):

Pilot killed in crash of single-engine plane in Tennessee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 1:15pm

Authorities say one person has been killed in a single-engine plane crash in Tennessee.

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 12:32pm

Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - an image he snapped on the final day of his newspaper job before leaving to work at a brewery.