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Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:29am

Call it the diplomacy of coercion.

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:24am

It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success.

Demolition levels UK power plant once named a top eyesore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:14am

A British power station once voted one of the country's ugliest sights has been mostly destroyed in a controlled demolition.

Gibraltar authorities are rejecting a renewed US request that the UK territory not release an Iranian oil tanker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:59am

Gibraltar authorities are rejecting a renewed US request that the UK territory not release an Iranian oil tanker.

Restrictions continue in Kashmir despite security ease

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:27am

Restrictions continued in much of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, despite India's government saying it was gradually restoring phone lines and easing a security lockdown that's been in place for nearly two weeks.

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Raphel Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:27am

Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to The Sunday Times.

Argentina's treasury minister resigns, senior official says

Hernan Alvarez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:08pm

Argentina's treasury minister, Nicolás Dujovne, resigned Saturday and will be replaced by the economy minister of the country's most populous state, a senior official in the presidential office said.

Illinois sues company after lead found in village's water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:27pm

Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village's drinking water.

Steel mill sorry for spill that killed fish, closed beaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:48am

A steel company apologized for a spill of cyanide and ammonia that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan.

Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:44am

Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits.

Rainstorm floods markets, underpasses in Istanbul; 1 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:59am

Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services. At least one person was found dead inside a flooded underpass, the private DHA news agency reported.

Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:35am

Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry.

Ivanka Trump adds Colombia to upcoming South America trip

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:18pm

Ivanka Trump is adding a stop in Colombia to a previously announced trip to South America in September to focus on the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.

35 business executives share how they balance family and work

Jeanne Sahadi, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:35pm

CNN Business surveyed executives to learn what it's like to manage their high-pressure jobs in addition to their children's needs. Thirty-five executives, most of whom were women, share their experiences here.

The Latest: Jury to decide PG&E role in wine country fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:22pm

The Latest on rulings issued by the judge presiding over PG&E's bankruptcy case (all times local):

Customs and Border Protection outage snarls major airports

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:15pm

Travelers flying into the United States on Friday ran into long lines at major airports nationwide because of a temporary computer outage that affected the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

County NAACP group seeks sheriff's apology for racist texts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:57pm

A Mississippi NAACP chapter has asked a sheriff to apologize for recently discovered racist remarks and the group wants an official reprimand from the county board that appropriates the sheriff's office's funds.

Jury to decide PG&E's role in California wine country fire

Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:51pm

A judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric's bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company's equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago.

The Latest: US unveils seizure warrant for Iranian tanker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:42pm

The latest on Iranian supertanker at center of Persian Gulf tensions (all times local):

Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

Josh Boak and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:35pm

President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment rate.