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Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:55pm

Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.

Brazil's Bolsonaro talks up a friendlier approach to US

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:23pm

The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance.

High court again eyes reasons for removing black jurors

Jeff Amy and Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:23pm

Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn't get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.

Shopko to close remaining stores in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:05pm

Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores plans to close its remaining 120 department stores by mid-June.

Nunes sues Twitter, users for defamation and negligence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:13pm

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) of California is suing Twitter and several of its users for more than $250 million, accusing them of defamation and negligence.

SEC says Musk's contempt defense 'borders on the ridiculous'

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:03pm

U.S. securities regulators countered Tesla CEO Elon Musk's contempt-of-court defense Monday night, writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge's order and that one of his arguments "borders on the ridiculous."

The Latest: CEO says Boeing working to ensure 737s are safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:54pm

The Latest on the Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):

Palestinian agency urges donors: Match 2018 funds in 2019

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:47pm

The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees on Monday urged donors who filled a $446 million hole in its budget last year after the Trump administration drastically cut the U.S. contribution to be equally generous this year.

Report: National Enquirer paid $200K for private Bezos texts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:39pm

The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Enquirer's publisher paid $200,000 to obtain intimate texts between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his mistress Lauren Sanchez. American Media Inc., the supermarket tabloid's publisher, reportedly paid that sum to Michael Sanchez, Lauren's brother.

Minnesota House aims to hit drug companies for opioid crisis

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:00pm

The Minnesota House voted Monday night to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state's growing costs for dealing with the opioid crisis.

Haiti parliament ousts prime minister in no-confidence vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 6:06pm

Prime Minister Henry Ceant was thrown out of office by a no-confidence vote Monday prompted by government dysfunction and inability to quash inflation, blackouts and frequent opposition protests that have paralyzed Haiti.

Sire of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah dies at 13

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 4:38pm

WinStar Farm says that stallion Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, has died.

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

Alan Fram and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:49pm

The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that by knowing which local projects could be targeted, lawmakers would be likelier to override Trump's veto of a measure aimed at preventing the cuts.

UFC moves pay-per-views exclusively to ESPN-plus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:34pm

UFC is set to make ESPN-plus the exclusive distributor of its pay-per-view events.

The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:24pm

The Latest on the public drunkenness arrest of Peru's former president (all times local):

W.Va. man accused in baby's death can't recall events

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:23pm

A West Virginia man accused of sexually assaulting and killing his girlfriend's 10-month-old baby says he consumed several beers and could not recall what happened to the girl the night of her death.

Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness

Paul Elias and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:59pm

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before being released Monday, authorities said.

Marriott, MSG Networks rise; Overstock, Synaptics fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:35pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Remains of Ohio soldier killed in Korean War identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:26pm

The remains of an Ohio soldier killed during the Korean War have been identified.

Bill to legalize hemp passes Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 1:45pm

A bill that would legalize hemp by aligning Idaho state law with the federal Farm Bill has passed the House.