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UK regulator casts doubt on Sainsbury's-Asda merger

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:10am

British regulators say the proposed supermarkets merger between Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda unit would push up prices and reduce quality for shoppers, casting doubt on a deal that would create the country's biggest grocery chain.

Budget carrier FlyDubai ends 2018 with $43.5M loss

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:47am

Dubai's government-owned budget carrier FlyDubai said Wednesday its revenues increased to $1.7 billion in 2018, though the airline ended the year with a loss of $43.5 million.

Artist probes Russia's toxic legacy through family history

Kate By Pury, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:14am

Pavel Otdelnov recalls how as a child he saw his mother boil his parents' bedding every day. His father worked in the factories of Dzerzhinsk, the center of Soviet chemical manufacturing, and the chlorine and phosgene that yellowed the sheets seeped through protective gear into his skin.

New Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE Smartphones Use Elliptic Labs’ Virtual Proximity Sensor for Cleaner Design

Elliptic Labs, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:02am

a line of high-end phones that launched the concept of full-screen displays. Now, this Chinese powerhouse is once again utilizing the same software technology that enabled the Mi MIX’s success in its new Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE models: Elliptic Labs’ INNER BEAUTY® Virtual Proximity Sensor™. INNER BEAUTY uses ultrasound, sensor fusion and machine learning to replace a phone's traditional hardware proximity sensor with pure software, enabling both larger screens and cleaner design.

Samsung poised to unveil new phones in bid to revive sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:01am

Samsung is expected to show off its latest smartphones Wednesday, the latest effort by a phone maker to come up with new features compelling enough to end a sales slump.

Swiss bank UBS may face massive fines in French trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:46am

Swiss bank UBS faces a potential multibillion-euro fine as a Paris court is set to deliver a verdict on charges it helped wealthy French clients evade tax authorities.

Air France and KLM end power struggle, agree to closer ties

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:44pm

Air France and KLM have reached a compromise on tightening ties between the airlines, ending a power struggle that had alarmed the Dutch government, staff and shareholders.

Judge to consider Weinstein appeal of sex trafficking ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:34pm

A judge who ruled that an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein will hear lawyers argue whether his decision can be appealed before trial.

World shares mostly higher on upbeat talk on China-US trade

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:28pm

Shares were mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested trade talks with China do not face a hard March 1 deadline for a deal.

Possible peace declaration looms large over Kim-Trump summit

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:14pm

With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the Korean War.

Grand Canyon looking into possible radiation exposure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:30pm

Grand Canyon National Park officials say they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic buckets in a park research building.

Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:14pm

Japan reports its exports tumbled 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, as slowing Chinese growth pushed its monthly trade deficit to the highest level in nearly five years.

Asian shares mostly higher, extending Wall St advance

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:04pm

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market's gains into a fourth week.

Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:48pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general.

Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator at Attorney General Bill Barr's law firm, nominated to be deputy attorney general

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:40pm

Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator at Attorney General Bill Barr's law firm, nominated to be deputy attorney general.

Former Sessions spokeswoman joins CNN

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:38pm

CNN has hired a former spokeswoman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions for work on its political desk as 2020 elections coverage heats up.

The Latest: California governor accuses Trump of retribution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:38pm

The Latest on the Trump administration calling for California to return federal money from its high-speed rail project (all times local):

'Fight Back!' consumer reporter David Horowitz dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:27pm

David Horowitz, whose "Fight Back!" syndicated program made him perhaps the best-known consumer reporter in the U.S., has died. He was 81.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer blocks immigrant detention plan

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:14pm

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blocked the sale of a former state prison that was proposed as the site of a privately operated federal immigration detention center, drawing praise from immigrant rights activists and criticism Tuesday from a Republican lawmaker whose district stood to gain jobs.