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French yellow vest protests staged amid enhanced security

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:43am

The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, in an effort to avoid a repeat of last week's riots in Paris.

UK prime minister may not seek vote on Brexit deal this week

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 1:11am

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told lawmakers she may not seek passage of her troubled Brexit withdrawal plan in Parliament next week.

In China, Apple's Cook says he's bullish on global economy

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:59am

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Saturday that he is "extremely bullish" about the global economy based on the amount of innovation underway, and urged China to continue to "open up" amid complaints from the U.S. and others that it is shutting foreign firms out of key high-tech industries.

Pakistan celebrates National Day with military parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:01pm

Pakistanis are celebrating their National Day with a military parade that's showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware.

Navajo Nation company ends bid to buy power plant, mine

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:47pm

One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West will close this year as planned after a Navajo Nation company ended its long-shot bid Friday to acquire it.

PG&E objects to judge's proposals to prevent wildfires

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:35pm

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pushed back Friday on a U.S. judge's revised proposals to prevent the utility's equipment from causing more wildfires, saying it could not "monitor every tree at every moment of every day" to ensure they don't pose a threat to its electric lines in violation of California laws.

IDB bank calls off annual meeting next week in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:03pm

The Inter-American Development Bank is calling off its general assembly next week in China amid a dispute over the participation of a Venezuelan representative opposed by Beijing.

Judge says New York's stun gun ban is unconstitutional

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:49pm

New York state's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states.

Fire reignites at Texas petrochemical plant as crews try to clean up after previous dayslong blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:15pm

Fire reignites at Texas petrochemical plant as crews try to clean up after previous dayslong blaze.

The Latest: Flight attendant 'just so happy' to be free

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:46pm

The Latest on a flight attendant detained by U.S. immigration authorities (all times local):

Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest files for IPO

Rachel Lerman and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:45pm

Pinterest is pinning its future on Wall Street, with the digital scrapbooking site on Friday filing for an initial public offering of stock.

Nike and Boeing fall while Hibbett and Tiffany post gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:35pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

Bill limiting crop damage payments to farmers passes House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:22pm

Legislation to limit how much the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has to pay ranchers and farmers for damage to crops caused by elk, deer and other big game is headed to Gov. Brad Little.

Mixed close for gold and silver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:12pm

The March gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,311.60 an ounce -- up $5.50.

Job growth expected to continue in Utah

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:44pm

Utah's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February fell one-tenth of a percentage point to register at 3 percent. Nationally, the jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to register at 3.8 percent.

Truck driver involved in hockey team bus crash gets 8 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:33pm

The driver whose transport truck crashed into a hockey team bus in Canada, killing 16 people, has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Flight attendant detained by immigration on return to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:13pm

A flight attendant who traveled to Mexico for work while enrolled in a program for immigrants brought to the United States as children was detained on her way back by U.S. immigration authorities but said Friday she was being released, her attorney said.

Trump slams European automakers, threatens US tariffs

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:12pm

President Donald Trump criticized European auto makers Friday, suggesting he could impose tariffs on imports from companies such as BMW and Mercedes unless they build more plants in the United States.

Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:59pm

The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel.

The Latest: US says Maduro using banks as slush funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:59pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with leaders from the Caribbean (all times local):