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APNewsBreak: NY touts economy boom with pic of South Africa

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:52pm

New York's economic development agency issued a report this month that illustrates the state's growth with an 8-year-old photo of construction cranes in South Africa.


Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:50pm

The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums.

The Latest: 3M to pay $850 million to settle chemicals suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:46pm

The Latest on Minnesota's $5 billion lawsuit against 3M Co. over the manufacturer's disposal of chemicals that contaminated groundwater (all times local):

Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:42pm

Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon.

Idaho Senate backs so-called 'abortion reversal' bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:33pm

Idaho's Senate has approved a bill requiring doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions that drug-induced abortions may be halted halfway through, despite physicians saying there's little evidence or science to back up that idea.

NTSB asks FAA to look at carry-on bags during emergencies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:11pm

A number of passengers aboard an American Airlines flight that caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in 2016 refused to leave behind their carry-on bags in one of four incidents in the past several years in which an evacuation was hampered by travelers grabbing carry-on luggage, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Markets Right Now: Stocks slide, ending 6-day win streak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:09pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Venezuela's digital coin makes debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:36pm

Venezuela on Tuesday was set to become the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy.

Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see 'Black Panther'

Russell Contreras and Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:34pm

For years, Zavier Thompson has followed Marvel superhero movies. But the 16-year-old student in Albuquerque has always wanted to see a popular film with a black superhero and black themes.

Taco Bell cashier out after putting racial slur on receipt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:25pm

Taco Bell says an employee who used a racial slur to refer to an Asian-American customer no longer works for the fast-food chain.

Planned Parenthood clinic that was attacked to remain closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:06pm

A Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey will remain closed for several weeks as it fixes damage caused by what authorities say was an intentional truck crash.

Investors are winners as companies lay out tax-saving plans

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:59pm

It's just what the GOP said we'd hear from a CEO after being handed a big tax break.

'Black Panther' scores highest Monday ever with $40.2M

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:54pm

With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, "Black Panther" has set another box-office record: biggest Monday ever.

Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:53pm

Uber is pulling out of Morocco — a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company says is linked to the North African country's failure to reform its strict transport rules.

Google plans to expand data center in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:48pm

Google is planning to open another four-story data center in Oklahoma, bringing the company's total investment in the state to at least $2.5 billion.

Dallas police say mail truck hit guardrail after driver shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:45pm

Police believe a U.S. Postal Service worker was fatally shot while driving an 11-ton delivery rig found crashed into a guardrail along a Dallas highway.

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:39pm

Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo's destiny was linked to an isle of granite.

India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:36am

India's federal investigating agency on Tuesday arrested another five executives as it swooped down on companies run by two main suspects in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case that continued for six years.

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:29am

"Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper.