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Turkey detains, then deports Dutch journalist

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:53am

A Dutch newspaper says Turkish authorities have detained and later deported a journalist, the latest foreign reporter to be ousted from the country which is accused of stifling media freedoms.

May battles to keep Brexit on track after no-confidence win

Gregory Katz and Frank Griffiths, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:08am

British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to put Brexit back on track after surviving a no-confidence vote.

China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:00am

China's economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for talks aimed at ending a costly tariff war over U.S. complaints about Beijing's technology ambitions.

China announces its economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for trade talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:40am

China announces its economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for trade talks.

Stocks slip on worries over Chinese outlook, Huawei probe

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:54pm

World markets were mostly lower Thursday on renewed concern over the outlook for China's economy after some provinces lowered their growth targets for 2019. Traders also fear a reported U.S. investigation of China's Huawei could derail talks aimed at ending a trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Shah of Iran modernized his nation but vacillated in crisis

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:24pm

At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in from Paris to celebrate 2,500 years of Persian monarchy in the ruins of Persepolis.

LA teachers, district resume negotiations amid strike

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:04pm

Teachers and officials in the nation's second-largest school district return to the bargaining table on Thursday, hoping to end a strike that has been costly and divisive.

BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks

Kaori Hitomi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:34pm

Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said Thursday.

Who blinks first will matter in Trump, Democrats' wall fight

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:09pm

Of all the issues at stake as President Donald Trump and Democrats wrangle over his prized border wall, the latest snag is whether bargaining over the proposal should come before or after shuttered government agencies reopen.

New US strategy foresees sensors in space to track missiles

Deb Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:08pm

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China.

Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:47pm

Microsoft pledged $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region's widening affordability gap.

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn's lawyer appeals court bail rejection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:44pm

Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn's lawyers have appealed the rejection by a Tokyo court earlier this week of their request for his release on bail.

Pot deliveries OK'd into Calif. communities that ban sales

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:47pm

California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.

Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

Deb Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:04pm

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China.

In tough speech, new governor sees need to rebuild Kansas

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:36pm

New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told Kansas legislators Wednesday that the state faces an emergency in its child welfare system and is "completely unprepared" for the next national economic downturn.

SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:23pm

SpaceX said Wednesday that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days after the company announced massive layoffs.

Connecticut students hit by shutdown can seek tuition relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:18pm

The leader of Connecticut's state college and university system has directed schools to suspend tuition payments for students impacted by the federal shutdown.

Muhammad Ali's name to go on airport in Kentucky hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:41pm

Muhammad Ali's Kentucky hometown will honor the late boxer by renaming its airport for him.

3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:04pm

More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself.