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US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:23am

The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation's trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show.

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Saudi women take the wheel as longstanding driving ban ends

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:13am

Saudi women drove to work and ran errands on Sunday, relishing the freedom to move about without relying on men after the kingdom lifted the world's last remaining ban on women driving.

Egypt's president approves law for ride-hailing apps

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:55am

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses.

Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:43am

Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up.

Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:29am

Long-haul airline Etihad Airways will loan pilots to competing Dubai-based carrier Emirates under a new program, officials acknowledged Sunday, marking a rare cooperation between the two state-owned carriers who operate only 115 kilometers (70 miles) apart.

Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:02am

In the wake of high-profile mass shootings, corporate America has been taking a stand against the firearms industry amid a lack of action by lawmakers on gun control. Payment processing firms are limiting transactions, Bank of America stopped providing financing to companies that make AR-style guns, and retailers like Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods imposed age restrictions on gun purchases.

Libya's UN-backed government says 3 abducted Turks released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:27am

Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli says three Turkish workers who were kidnapped last year in a southern Libyan town have been released.

UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:03am

Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be an economic disaster.

Egypt raises military pensions amid austerity measures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:11am

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has raised pensions for military personnel and salaries for civil servants by 15 percent amid a wave of price hikes linked to austerity measures.

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 11:11pm

Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying "we have to be very strong" as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic.

The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 6:24pm

The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local):

Netflix's top spokesman fired over use of racial term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 5:45pm

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word.

Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 4:53pm

Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted on Sunday.

Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 3:59pm

In a week marked by big debuts, it was designer Kim Jones' turn at Dior Men on Saturday.

BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 3:53pm

An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday.

The Latest: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 3:16pm

The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local):

Saudi women have hit the roads for the first time in their country as the kingdom lifts ban on females driving.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 3:02pm

Saudi women have hit the roads for the first time in their country as the kingdom lifts ban on females driving.

Oklahoma conservatives' views on medical marijuana evolving

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:14pm

Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue.

97-year-old Utahn recognized for contributions to salt science

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 1:38pm

Ogden resident Guy Wilkins, an authority on solar salt production, was recognized at the 2018 World Salt Symposium hosted in Park City. He made a name for himself developing formulas that helped salt-making plants operate more efficiently.

The Latest: Dead driver named in crash that hurt candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 12:44pm

Politicians and friends from across the country are sending thoughts and prayers to Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington after she was seriously injured in a car crash in South Carolina.