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Malaysia hopes China will sympathize with its fiscal woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:49pm

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he hopes China will sympathize with his country's fiscal problems as he meets with Chinese leaders after suspending multibillion-dollar Beijing-backed projects in his country.

Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:14pm

Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.

Survey of economists: Some Trump policies could slow growth

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:07pm

A survey of U.S. business economists finds concern about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies. Many say they worry that his tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually slow the economy.

Survey of economists: Some Trump policies could slow growth

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:07pm

U.S. business economists are concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies, saying they fear his tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually slow the economy.

Poland's president visits Australian capital and Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:04pm

Poland's president met with Australian leaders Monday on a visit focused on security and trade.

Venezuelans nervously await dramatic economic reforms

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:03pm

Venezuelan shopkeepers and consumers nervously awaited the launch of dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a new currency and a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage.

Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talks

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:07pm

Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November.

Police: 2 women hurt at Atlanta commuter rail station

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:31pm

Georgia authorities say two women have been hurt and a suspect is in custody after one of the women was reportedly pushed in front of an Atlanta commuter train.

US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:37pm

Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:16pm

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning.

US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:24pm

Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:51pm

Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like "Mile 22."

Mexican poppy producing state pushes to decriminalize opium

Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:26pm

Political leaders from Mexico's main heroin-producing state are pushing the federal government to legalize opium production for pharmaceutical use in a move they hope will reduce violence and help local farmers.

Retired Navy captain indicted in massive bribery scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:20pm

A retired U.S. Navy captain in Hawaii has been indicted on federal charges of receiving at least $145,000 in bribes from a Malaysian defense contractor.

Venezuelans jittery ahead of sudden economic reforms

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:03pm

Residents across Venezuela's capital spent a nervous weekend bracing for dramatic measures that President Nicolas Maduro has announced to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage.

Police chief accused of having cocaine parcel sent resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:43am

A New Jersey police chief suspended after his arrest on charges of buying cocaine and having it shipped to his post office box has resigned.

Proposed Wyoming wind farm could power Colorado cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:19am

A proposed wind energy project in southern Wyoming could provide power to more than 70,000 homes in several communities in northern Colorado.

Local GOP picks disgraced Illinois lawmaker's replacement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:45am

Helene Miller Walsh, the wife of a conservative radio host and former Illinois congressman, will replace a former state lawmaker who resigned after being accused of sharing nude photos of an ex-girlfriend online.

Emails raise questions about ex-Texas congressman, new job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:24am

A former Texas congressman had tried steering a federal contract to the owner of a business who gave him a $160,000-a-year job after the congressman resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, according to a newspaper investigation published Sunday.

Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops, cattle

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:15am

Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, with water becoming increasingly scarce, experts say.