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4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 1:30pm

A small earthquake was reported in southern Kansas on Sunday.

Merkel: Participants at Libya summit agreed much-violated arms embargo should be respected and more strongly controlled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 11:34am

Merkel: Participants at Libya summit agreed much-violated arms embargo should be respected and more strongly controlled.

German leader Angela Merkel says summit in Berlin made 'important contribution' to efforts toward peace in Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 11:33am

German leader Angela Merkel says summit in Berlin made 'important contribution' to efforts toward peace in Libya.

Trump to promote China, Mexico-Canada trade deals to farmers

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:26am

President Donald Trump is expected to discuss new U.S. trade agreements with its North American neighbors and with China during an appearance Sunday at a convention of American farmers.

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:15am

Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for restrictions on access to firearms and escalating tensions over gun control efforts.

Paris menswear: UK designers, differing styles mark last day

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:47am

On the final day of menswear shows in the French capital, Lanvin put on an ode to contrasting styles, while British designers reigned supreme. London designer Craig Green decamped to Paris for his first major show outside of his homeland and British fashion icon Paul Smith showcased his latest designs.

AP Explains: CFO of China's Huawei facing extradition to US

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:02am

An extradition hearing begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom for Huawei top executive Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company's founder. Canada arrested Meng while she was changing planes at Vancouver's airport in late 2018. The U.S. wants her extradited to face fraud charges. Her arrest arrest infuriated Beijing, which sees her case as a political move designed to prevent China's rise.

Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:55am

President Donald Trump’s trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Canada and Mexico, approved Thursday by the Senate, could help restore some auto production in the United States.

Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:31am

The head of the World Economic Forum says it's “reassuring" that U.S. President Donald Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg will both return to its annual meeting in Davos this year, noting that concerns about the environment will be a key topic.

No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:59am

No cellphones. No talking. No escape.

Cyprus blasts 'pirate state' Turkey's new gas drilling bid

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:28am

Cyprus on Sunday denounced Turkey as a “pirate state" that flouts international law as Turkey's bid to drill for natural gas in waters where Cyprus has economic rights rekindled tensions over energy reserves in the eastern Mediterranean.

Libya players agree to respect arms embargo, push cease-fire

Frank Jordans and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:47am

World powers and other countries with interests in Libya's long-running civil war agreed Sunday to respect a much-violated arms embargo, hold off on military support to the warring parties and push them to reach a full cease-fire, German and U.N. leaders said.

Biden rips Sanders campaign for Social Security attacks

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:15pm

Joe Biden has called for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign to “disown” what he calls “doctored video” that some Sanders supporters say shows the former vice president endorsing Republican calls to cut Social Security and Medicare.

MS-13 inmates sent to restricted unit after prison stabbing

Michael Balsamo, Michael R. Sisak and Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 2:59pm

The federal Bureau of Prisons is moving some MS-13 gang members in its custody into more restricted housing at certain high-security facilities across the U.S. after a gang stabbing in a Virginia prison, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 2:53pm

Marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average, according to a state report.

Libya's eastern-based forces move to halt oil exports

Rami Musa and Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 1:58pm

A move by Libya's east-based forces to choke off oil exports from its territory threatens to throttle much of the country’s oil production, the national oil corporation said Saturday, escalating tensions ahead of an international peace summit to end the civil war.

Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National Tulip Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:11am

Winter blues 0, joyful color 1.

Rare coin of Britain's King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:02am

One of the world's rarest coins, a gold piece bearing the image of Britain's King Edward VIII before his abdication, has sold for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million), setting a new record for a British coin.

Riots in Lebanon's capital leave more than 150 injured

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:38am

Police fired volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets in Lebanon's capital Saturday to disperse thousands of protesters amid some of the worst rioting since demonstrations against the country's ruling elite erupted three months ago. More than 150 people were injured.