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Mo Willems named Kennedy Center artist-in-residence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:14am

Children's author and illustrator Mo Willems sees creativity as part of a grownup's job.

China's new policy against gender bias meets fans, sceptics

Yanan Wang and Shanshan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:47am

China has announced new measures against gender discrimination in Chinese workplaces that forbid employers from asking potential female hires questions such as if they are married or have children.

China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:39am

Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket.

As prices soar, Turkey's Erdogan woos voters with vegetables

Zeynep Bilginsoy and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:14am

In a middle class Istanbul neighborhood shoppers form a long line to an immense tent carrying a sign that reads "Total combat against inflation."

Chinese-Australian billionaire wins media defamation suit

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:13am

Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing was awarded 280,000 Australian dollars ($200,000) in damages on Friday by an Australian judge who ruled he was defamed by a media report that insinuated he bribed a former United Nations general assembly president.

At Kraft Heinz, a fed investigation and a $15.4B write-down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:08am

Kraft Heinz has disclosed an investigation by federal regulators and will slash the value of its Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands by $15.4 billion.

BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:17am

Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities.

German business confidence drops for 6th straight month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:39am

Business confidence in Germany has fallen for the sixth consecutive month and hit a four-year low as worries persist about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy at a time of global trade tensions, a closely watched survey showed Friday.

Police: 5 children die of food poisoning in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:03am

Pakistani police say five children have died of suspected food poisoning after their family had dinner at a restaurant in the country's south.

Closing nuclear facility on table as US-NKorea summit nears

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:34am

The future of a key North Korean nuclear facility is on the table as leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump prepare to meet in Vietnam next week.

China says coal handling delayed by environmental checks

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:38pm

China said Friday that reported delays in handling of coal shipments from Australia were due to stepped up inspections to protect the environment.

Oakland teachers head into 2nd day of strike

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:19pm

Teachers in Oakland, California, headed into another day of strikes Friday after parents and students applauded their demands by keeping city classrooms empty.

Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:14pm

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks

Yuri Kageyama and Matt Ott, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:09pm

Global shares were mixed Friday as nervous investors await developments in the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.

Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:04pm

After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help him rebuild the house.

Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fire

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:54pm

Bangladesh police said Friday that they were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of the capital and could charge them with negligence over the blaze that killed at least 67 people.

Gov proclaims Girl Scout Cookie weekend in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:02pm

It's Girl Scout Cookie Weekend in New Hampshire.

Target woos mom and dad shoppers by focusing on kids

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:34pm

Moms and dads are some of the best shoppers for retailers. Target has a plan to win them over: Focus on the kids.

Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:14pm

Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.